My Mum, Joan Brown believed in the Power of Prayer, and her three favourite Prayers were
1. Prayer to the Blessed Virgin
2. Prayer to the Holy Spirit
3. Novena Prayer to Saint Anthony of Padua.
Prayer to the Blessed Virgin
O most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful in splendour in Heaven. Blessed Mother, Thy son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. O star of the Sea, help me and show me herein you are my Mother, O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succour me in this necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power, O show me, My Mother, O show me herein you are My Mother. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us, who have recourse to Thee ( 3 times). Sweet Mother I place my cause in your Hands, (3 times). Thank you for mercy towards me.
Say this prayer for 3 days and your request will be granted. Prayer to be published
Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Holy Spirit thou who makes me see everything and shows me the way to reach my ideal. You who gives me the divine gift to forgive and forget the wrong that is done to me and you who are in all instances of my life with me. I, in this short dialogue want to thank you for everything and confirm once more that I never want to be separated from you no matter how great the material desires may be. I want to be with you and my loved ones in your Perpetual glory. Amen.
Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days without stating your wish. After the 3rd day your wish will be granted no matter how difficult it may be. Promise to publish this prayer as soon as your favour is granted.
Novena Prayer to St. Anthony
O dear St. Anthony, gentle Saint, you have a special place in the heart of the Infant Jesus. I implore you to intercede for me in my distress and whisper my request to the Blessed Child….. You were able even in life to perform miracles, please answer my prayer and I will be eternally grateful.
St. Anthony beloved of the Infant Jesus pray for us (3 times)
St. Anthony wonder worker hear my prayer (3 times)