Introductory Prayer

O almighty and merciful God, who willed to grant to St Anthony the privilege that his devout clients should recover things which they have lost, I offer to you my unbounded thanks for the great favours which you have bestowed upon this glorious saint, and I beseech you through his intercession grant to my soul that heavenly light which will enable me to overcome my inordinate appetite, and to follow your divine inspirations; that I may not lose the precious jewel of your grace, and if perchance I should lose it I may regain it without delay. Amen.