"O Glorious St Anthony, sure refuge of the afflicted and distressed, I a poor sinner, come to thee with hope, love and confidence. I pour forth my prayer to thee, I implore thy aid, thy protection and thy blessing. O dearly beloved Saint, I implore Thee grant the favour I now so earnestly ask; (name it) provided that it be in accordance with the will of God and the welfare of my soul. Should such, however, not be the case, obtain for me such other grace as may be conducive to my salvation. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen."
"Devotions to the Wonder-Worker, St. Anthony of Padua", p. 66, by Fr. R. Pennafort O.F.M., Imprimatur 1913