Saint Barbara Prayer: “Saint Barbara, keep away all the wicked, miserable people who lurk in the shadows seeking to harm me. I look to you, Saint Barbara to confuse them and remove them from my life. You, the sublime and generous protector, who open your heart to all good people, intercede with all your hearts blood, to liberate me from those who would interrupt my path. Give me strength to resist temptation and to know my faults. Protect me and save me from all harm. Amen.”
Legend says that Saint Barbara was the beautiful daughter of a wealthy nobleman named Dioscorus, who had her shut up in a town to discourage the attention of her numerous suitors. Upon discovering that she had become a Christian, he attempted to have her killed, but she was miraculously transported out of his reach. Then he denounced her to the authorities who submitted her to torture. When she refused to renounce Jesus her father was ordered to kill her.