Your power was so great
When you were in this world,
That by the sign of the Cross,
Many were healed of their diseases.
Now that you are in heaven,
Your power is not less.
Offer, then, to God
Our sighs and tears
And obtain for us that health we seek
Through Christ our Lord.
San Roque, pray for us,
That we may be preserved
From all diseases of body and soul. (Three times.) Amen.
Saint Roch Prayer, Patron Saint of Invalids
O great St. Rocco, deliver us, we beseech thee, from the scourges of God;
through thy intercession, preserve our bodies from contagious diseases,
and our souls from the contagion of sin.
Obtain for us salubrious air; but, above all, purity of heart.
Assist us to make good use of health, to bear sufferings with patience;
and, after thy example, to live in the practice of penance and charity,
that we may one day enjoy the happiness which thou has merited
by thy virtues.
Saint Roch, pray for us. (3 times)