(Anthony of Padua was an early Franciscan known for his preaching and his miracles. He is acknowledged as the greatest thaumaturgist of the times. Author of this novena is unknown.)
O Glorious Saint Anthony, charitable protector of all who call upon you, with filial trust I cast myself on your mercy. Look upon the misery that oppresses me, and by your intercession, appease the anger of God, whom I have offended by my sins. Deliver me from the affliction that I may serve him with a mind of peace. At the same time should this suffering be expedient for my salvation, I desire to be resigned asking you to obtain for me constant patience and entire conformity to the will of him who, for love of us, gave satisfaction for the guilty. I beseech you not to forsake me in my misfortunes and by your merits, our dear lord may strengthen us in his service, console us in our afflictions and, finally, give us grace so to live to be worthy of life everlasting to praise, bless, and love him in your company forever and ever.