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4 Saints for 4 desperate situations, and prayers to them


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Philip Kosloski - published on 04/21/18

These saints are powerful intercessors when you need God the most.

Often God will allow a severe trial to afflict us or someone we love. It isn’t always easy to bear and the reasons why God permits such suffering are not immediately known. However, one thing is for certain, God wants us to turn to him during these intense trials and rely on his providential care to help relieve our suffering.

One way to invoke God’s aid is to do so through the intercession of the saints. These holy men and women are there with God in heaven and can present our desperate case to God in a way that touches his heart. Many of these saints have been proven to be powerful intercessors, securing miraculous healings and interventions that can change a person’s life forever.

While we are not guaranteed a miracle every time we pray to the saints, they will secure an answer from God to our supplications and relay it to us. We may not always like the answer, but God will always use these saints as instruments of his love and mercy.

Here are four powerful saints who are well-known intercessors for four desperate situations: cancer, troubled marriages, unemployment and all other hopeless causes!


One saint who is known for his powerful intercession and healing of those suffering from cancer is St. Peregrine. An Italian saint from the 14th century, Peregrine suffered from a cancerous infection in his leg, which was miraculously healed during his lifetime. After his death Peregrine became known as the Patron of Cancer Patients and countless miracles have been attributed with his intercession.

O great St. Peregrine, you have been called “The Mighty,” “The Wonder-Worker,” because of the numerous miracles which you have obtained from God for those who have had recourse to you. For so many years you bore in your own flesh this cancerous disease that destroys the very fiber of our being, and who had recourse to the source of all grace when the power of man could do no more. You were favored with the vision of Jesus coming down from His Cross to heal your affliction. Ask of God and Our Lady, the cure of the sick whom we entrust to you.(Pause here and silently recall the names of those for whom you are praying)Aided in this way by your powerful intercession, we shall sing to God, now and for all eternity, a song of gratitude for His great goodness and mercy.Amen.

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