Prayers to St. Peregrine

Great Wondrous Worker/Patron Saint of Cancer Patients

Daily Opening Prayer
O God, in St. Ezekiel Moreno, You have given us a model of fidelity to the Gospel and of a pastor according to the Sacred Heart of Your Son, Grant us, through his intercession, that we might give ourselves fully to him by joyfully living our Christian witness and consecrating ourselves to the service of Your Church. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Daily Closing Prayer
St. Peregrine, inspired by your own example of repentance, patience, and humility, help us remain faithful to our resolution to walk with renewed strength and vigor in the ways of Our Lord. And, if God wills, please obtain a cure of the illness of (mention names) through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

First day
Daily Opening Prayer

Reflection: “Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” (Mt 3:2)
Prayer:  O great St. Peregrine, who were yourself converted from a violent and sinful life, grant that those who have strayed from the way of Christ may, like you, be given the grace to repent and amend their ways. Amen.

St. Peregrine, pray for us.

Daily Closing Prayer  

Second day
Daily Opening Prayer

Reflection: “Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” (Mt 5:5)
Prayer:  Good St. Peregrine, who bore the agonies of cancer patiently for so many years, grant us the courage and faith to stand up under our own sickness or weakness. Amen.

St. Peregrine, pray for our fortitude.

Daily Closing Prayer

Third day
Daily Opening Prayer

Reflection: “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you.” (Jn 14:27)
Prayer:  St. Peregrine, as His priest, you dwelt for many years in peace in the House of the Lord. Intercede for us with Him, then, that this troubled world, torn by hatred and violence, may at last know the blessedness of peace with justice. Amen.

St. Peregrine, help us bring lasting peace to the world.

Daily Closing Prayer  

Fourth day
Daily Opening Prayer

Reflection: “Come follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (Mt 4:19)
Prayer: St. Peregrine, you became a model priest and eloquent preacher. Grant us more vocations in these troubled times. Amen.

St. Peregrine, inspire more young men and women to follow in the footsteps of Christ just as you did.

Daily Closing Prayer

Fifth day
Daily Opening Prayer

Reflection: “Jerusalem, Jerusalem! You who kill the prophets and stone those who are sent to you! How often would I have gathered your children together, as a hen gathers her young under her wings, but you would not.” (Mt 23:37)
Prayer:  O St. Peregrine, just as you were cured from cancer of the body, intercede for us that the cancer of disregard for life may be removed from the world today. Amen.

St. Peregrine, pray that the people of the world may heed the teachings of Christ.

Daily Closing Prayer  

Sixth day
Daily Opening Prayer

Reflection: “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for of such is the kingdom of God.” (Mk 10:14)
Prayer: St. Peregrine, as a youth you led a life of sin. May our Divine Lord grant that your own conversion may inspire our wayward young people today to change their lives as you did and return to Christ. Amen.
St. Peregrine, pray for our young people.

Daily Closing Prayer  

Seventh day
Daily Opening Prayer

Reflection: “Cast me not off in my old  age; as my strength fails, forsake me not.” (Ps 70:9)
Prayer: St. Peregrine, God granted you the grace of a long and fruitful life. Ask Our Lord, Jesus Christ, to lighten the burden of so many of our aged today who are spending their twilight years in pain, sorrow, and loneliness. Amen.

St. Peregrine, bring comfort to our aged in their last days.

Daily Closing Prayer

Eighth day
Daily Opening Prayer

Reflection: “They shall neither hunger nor thirst anymore.” (Rev 7:16)
Prayer: O St. Peregrine, we ask you to heed the anguished cries of those dying from starvation throughout the world today, especially children and old people. Amen.

St. Peregrine, pray that relief may come to those who are suffering from hunger and thirst in body and soul.

Daily Closing Prayer  

Ninth day
Daily Opening Prayer
Reflection: “This day you shall be with Me in paradise.” (Lk 23:42)
Prayer: Finally, O good St. Peregrine, we ask that you intercede for those whom God sees fit to call home. May they die in happiness and peace, confident that they will be with You forever in the presence of Jesus and Mary. Amen.

St. Peregrine, pray that we may have strength and comfort in the hour of our death.

Daily Closing Prayer

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