What I Lost
I have lost so many things that I have prayed to St. Anthony for, but the instance that stands out most is losing family pictures that my mother entrusted to me. They were found in a storage box in my basement after prayers were raised to St. Anthony.
Why I Prayed to Saint Anthony, and What Happened
My mother has always been a devout Catholic and taught our entire family (I am the youngest of 15 kids) the prayer to St. Anthony. I remember hearing my mother recite the prayer in our St. Louis home several times when I was very young. I know several of my siblings still use the prayer today, and we occasionally will inform each other of times it has helped us. It is very comforting to know that we share this and that St. Anthony has come to help us so many times in our times of need.
- I spread the word of St. Anthony's intercession constantly. If you have an item that is lost, do not hesitate to pray to St. Anthony.
What Prayer Did You Pray to Saint Anthony?
Our lifelong prayer to St. Anthony has always been:
Good St. Anthony look around, something's lost and must be found. Please help me find [insert object being sought]. Others I have heard use, "Tony, Tony, look around, something's lost and must be found," but I find that to be somewhat disrespectful.