St. Anthony of Padua is the Doctor of the Church and patron of the poor. He was a member of religious order, Franciscan, established by none other than St. Francis of Assisi). He was popularly known as a great theological instructor and preacher.
Saint Anthony (1195 to 1231) was also popular as the “hammer of heretics” due to his devotion to his faith. In 1232, Pope Gregory IX canonized him as a saint and named him “The Ark of the Covenant.”
There are many prayers to St. Anthony that mention specific requests. He is known as a saint who helps with lost objects, including important documents, daily items, and even faith itself.
Here’s a prayer to St Anthony to ask help to find missing objects:
Saint Anthony, perfect imitator of Jesus, who received from God the special power of restoring lost things, grant that I may find (mention your petition) which has been lost. At least restore to me peace and tranquility of mind, the loss of which has afflicted me even more than my material loss.
To this favor I ask another of you: that I may always remain in possession of the true good that is God. Let me rather lose all things than lose God, my supreme good. Let me never suffer the loss of my greatest treasure, eternal life with God. Amen.
St Anthony is like your older brother, who stays by our side and willing to help us find the true path and right answer. Here is another good prayer to St Anthony:
Wondrous Saint Anthony, glorious for the fame of your miracles, you had the happiness of receiving in your arms our blessed Lord as a little child. Obtain for me from His mercy this favor that I desire from the bottom of my heart: (mention your request)
Since you were so gracious to poor sinners, do not regard the lack of merit on the part of him who calls upon you, but consider the glory of God, which will by exalted once more through you, by the salvation of my soul and the granting of the petition that I now earnestly present to you.
As a pledge of my gratitude, I beg you to accept my promise to live henceforth more faithfully according to the teaching of the Gospel and to be devoted to the service of the poor whom you ever loved and still love so much. Bless this my resolution and obtain for me the grace to be faithful to it till death. Amen.
Here are other short prayers to St Anthony:
Saint Anthony, attentive to those who invoke thee, grant us the aid of thy powerful intercession for the grace of holy purity, meekness, humility, obedience, the spirit of poverty, and perfect abandonment to the will of God.
Saint Anthony, be our patron, our protector, and our advocate in life and in death.
Saint Anthony, servant of Mary, obtain for us greater devotion to the Blessed Mother of God.
The fest day of St Anthony is the 13th of June. However, you can ask for his aid anytime.