Patron Saint of Arthritis Sufferers
Glorious Saint Alphonsus, loving father of the poor and sick,
all your life you devoted yourself with a charity really heroic to
lightening their spiritual and bodily miseries. Full of confidence
in your tender pity for the sick, since you yourself have patiently
borne the cross of illness, I come to you for help in my
present need... (mention it)
Loving Father of the suffering, Saint Alphonsus,
whom I invoke as the arthritis Saint, since you have suffered
from this disease in your lifetime, look with compassion
upon me in my suffering. Beg God to give me good health.
If it is not God's will to cure me, then give me strength to bear
my cross patiently and to offer my suffering in union with
my Crucified Savior and His Mother of Sorrows, for the
glory of God and the salvation of souls, in reparation for my sins
and those of others, for the needs of this troubled world, and for
the souls in Purgatory.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.
Saint Alphonsus, patron of the sick, pray for me.