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4 Saints of impossible causes, and prayers to them

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When you don't know what else to do, try praying to these miraculous saints.

Often in life we encounter desperate situations where nothing is working and the world appears to be against us. In such cases, as with everything in life, it is most appropriate to seek out God and beg his divine intervention.

The saints are helpful in this regard, speedily bringing our petitions to our Heavenly Father. In particular, here are four heavenly helpers who are widely known for their intercession on behalf of impossible causes.

St. Rita of Cascia

A saint from the 15th century, Rita was known during her life for tending to plague victims. She did this without contracting the plague, a miraculous preservation that likely led to her association with impossible causes.

O Holy Patroness of those in need, St. Rita, whose pleadings before thy Divine Lord are almost irresistible, who for thy lavishness in granting favors hast been called the Advocate of the Hopeless and even of the Impossible; St. Rita, so humble, so pure, so mortified, so patient and of such compassionate love for thy Crucified Jesus that thou couldst obtain from Him whatsoever thou askest, on account of which all confidently have recourse to thee expecting, if not always relief, at least comfort; be propitious to our petition, showing thy power with God on behalf of thy suppliant; be lavish to us, as thou hast been in so many wonderful cases, for the greater glory of God, for the spreading of thine own devotion, and for the consolation of those who trust in thee.

We promise, if our petition is granted, to glorify thee by making known thy favor, to bless and sing thy praises forever. Relying then upon thy merits and power before the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we pray thee grant that [here mention your petition]. Pray for us, O holy St. Rita, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

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