St. Martha of Bethany
Modern day Israel or West Bank
Tarascon, Gaul (modern day France)
Roman Catholic, Eastern Christianity,
Anglican Communion and Lutheran churches
July 29 (Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran)
June 4 (Orthodox)
Patron Saint of:
Dieticians, domestic servants, homemakers,
housemaids, housewives, hotel keepers,
inn keepers, laundry workers, maids, servers
Saint Martha Prayer
O, Admirable Holy Martha,
I have recourse to you
and I count on your aid in my trials.
In thanksgiving, I promise you
to propagate this prayer everywhere.
Comfort me in my worries and difficulties
I humbly beg you.
By the immense joy which filled your soul
when you received the Savior of the world
in your home in Bethany,
I ask you to intercede for me and my family,
so that we may keep God in our hearts
and thus we may deserve to get the help
to our needs especially in the situation
which oppresses me now.
I implore you in all our needs.
Help us to surmount the difficulties,
you who have victoriously fought the Devil.
Prayer to Saint Martha
O blessed St. Martha,
Your faith led Jesus to proclaim
“I am the resurrection and the life,”
And faith let you see beyond
His humanity when you cried out,
“Lord I believe that You are the Messiah,
the Son of God.”
With firm hope you said,
I know that God will give you
whatever you ask of Him,
And Jesus called your brother
Lazarus back from the dead.
With pure love for Jesus
You welcomed him into your home.
Friend and servant of our Savior,
I too am “troubled about many things.”
Pray for me that I may grow in faith,
Hope and love, and that Jesus,
Who sat at your table,
Will hear me and grant me a place
At the banquet of eternal life.