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Litanies and Novenas
for Your Salvation

By S. M. Flavius
 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS - PART 5

Novena to Our Lady of Sorrows
Novena to St. Raphael The Archangel
Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Novena to St. Peter
Novena to St. Dominic
Novena to St. Andrew
Novena to St. Benedict
Novena to St. Anne, Mother of The Virgin Mary
Novena to St. Francis of Assisi
Novena to St. Joan of Arc
Novena St. John - Cure of Ars
Novena St. Martin De Porres
Novena St. Maximilian Kolbe
Novena St. Monica
Novena St. Philomena
Novena St. Nicholas
Novena St. Patrick
Novena St. Rita
Novena St. Vincent De Paul
Novena St. Therese of The Child Jesus
Novena St. Jude
Novena St. Lucy
Novena St. Peregrine
Novena to The Canadian Martyrs
Novena to The Virgin of The Globe
Novena to The Holy Spirit by St. Benedicta of The Cross
Novena of The Infant of Prague
Novena for Purification
Novena Rose Prayer
The Annunciation Novena
Novena St. George
Novena of The Three Hail Mary’s
Corpus Christie Novena
Novena St. Blaise
Divine Mercy Novena

 

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Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

This is Part 5 of 5


 

Novena to Our Lady of Sorrows

 

Holy Mother of God,

hear the prayers of the Church for all mothers,

especially those wearied by life

and overcome by the suffering they bear for their children.

 

Recite the following prayer...

 

Hail Mary...

 

O Mother of the Word Incarnate,

intercede for them  from your place in heaven,

that the mercy of your divine Son

might lighten their burden and give them strength.

 

Recite the following prayers...

 

Hail Mary...

 

Glory to the Father...

  

(Recite the appropriate prayer of the day...) 

 

DAY ONE 

 

Our Lady of Sorrows,

Labor day usually brings to mind images of factory workers,

farmers or heavy equipment operators.

Yet we also use labor to describe the first work

which brought each one of us to birth:

those first hours of maternal sacrifice

which brought us into the world.

It's too easy to forget that

and all the other sacrifices

which the vocation of motherhood entails.

Pray for the mothers in labor today,

those who give birth,

those who work two jobs to support a child,

those who go without so their child's needs are met,

those whose patient endurance is a sign of God's love upon the cross. 

 

DAY TWO 

 

Our Lady of Sorrows,

Pray for Mothers who will Give Birth Today.

'At first I was scared,' Sarah told me.  'I was scared, 

excited and filled with the most incredible expectation.

It was like those words we hear at Mass:

we wait in joyful hope.

I thought of all those women who feel the first kick,

the stirrings of life deep within them.

I prayed for them,

that they would love their child,

cherish their little baby

and know that in being a mother

they are involved in something so much bigger than themselves.

They have been chosen by God

to be custodians of the mystery of life.

At first I was scared,

and then I just cried ... with joy.' 

 

DAY THREE

  

Our Lady of Sorrows,

'At first I was petrified", Jon told me,

"petrified that I would faint

or get in the way

or not know what to do to help Sarah.

But then I prayed to Mary.

I know, praying to Mary

is something you would think a mother would be doing.

But somehow,

I think Mary understood Saint Joseph

more than anyone else.

She probably saw the fear in his eyes

and sensed the restlessness of his heart.

She probably spent a lot of time praying for him as well.

And when I prayed to Mary for my child about to be born,

I knew she understood and heard me

and prayed for me to her Son.

At first I was petrified,

and then I put everything into God's hands." 

 

DAY FOUR 

 

Our Lady of Sorrows,

the eyes of a child are an infinite well

of life, hope and goodness.

If you doubt the value of life,

look into the eyes of a child.

If you are worn by life's worries,

look into the eyes of a child.

If you want to see tomorrow,

look into the eyes of a child.

And what you will see is the divine spark

which brought beauty out of chaos,

the infinite beauty,

which is the presence of the Creator in his creation.

 

DAY FIVE 

 

Our Lady of Sorrows,

I know of a family which prays each night.

Since the kids were little

they are gathered from their games

and their grumbling to the couch in the living room.

There they pray for those whom they love

and those they have a hard time loving.

They pray for the unborn and for little babies.

They pray for the sick and the dying.

They pray for the Church and for their priest.

Many a night it was the knowledge of those prayers

that gave me hope and peace and a good night's sleep. 

 

DAY SIX 

 

Our Lady of Sorrows,

I know of another family which used to pray

for unborn children every Friday night.

They chose Friday because that's when Christ,

innocent and without sin,

was sent to the cross.

There's no prayer more powerful

than that said over little folded hands

asking God to take care of all the babies who you've made.  

 

DAY SEVEN 

 

Our Lady of Sorrows,

Sunday is a time to take stock.

We look all around us at Church and see them:

all the people whose kids never seem to scream

and who look like they haven't a problem in the world!

But what if we really knew them?

We would see the 'secret sufferings' that mirror our own.

That's the meaning of Sunday, after all.

It is the gathering of those who have looked

at the their own brokenness through the lens of the cross, and live!

Sunday is the perfect day to pray

for all God's broken children

and especially those who are tempted to break the lives of others. 

 

DAY EIGHT 

 

Our Lady of Sorrows,

Each time I pray,

I am called to join my prayer

with Christ's perfect prayer upon the cross.

It is easy from the vantage of the cross

to see the world clearly,

tTo see how easy it is to join the suffering of the innocent

to the suffering of him who is without sin.

We should work for an end

to all the forms of violence which threaten life.

That is a wonderful good.

But it is even more important

to stand with the Virgin Mother

and to beg her Son to come to our aid. 

 

DAY NINE 

 

Our Lady of Sorrows,

we end as we began nine days ago:

with Mary, weeping silently beside the cross.

weeping for the innocent child so violently taken,

weeping for the nation which has let him die,

weeping for her Child and for our,

we place them both in her arms.

 

 

Novena to St. Raphael The Archangel

 

Glorious Archangel Saint Raphael,

great prince of the heavenly court,

you are illustrious

for your gifts of wisdom and grace.

You are a guide of those who journey

by land or sea or air,

consoler of the afflicted,

and refuge of sinners.

I beg you,

assist me in all my needs

and in all the sufferings of this life,

as once you helped

the young Tobias on his travels.

Because you are the medicine of God,

I humbly pray you to heal the many infirmities

of my soul and the ills that afflict my body.

I especially ask of you the favour

 

(Make your request here...)

 

and the great grace of purity

to prepare me to be the temple of the Holy Spirit.

 

Amen.

 

St. Raphael,

of the glorious seven

who stand before the throne of Him

who lives and reigns,

Angel of health,

the Lord has filled your hand

with balm from heaven

to soothe or cure our pains.

Heal or cure the victim of disease.

And guide our steps when doubtful of our ways.

 

 

Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help

 

See at Your feet,

O Mother of Perpetual Help,

a poor sinner who has recourse to You

and confides in You.

 

O Mother of Mercy,

have pity on me!

I hear You called the refuge

and the hope of sinners;

be my refuge and my hope.

 

Help me, for the love of Jesus Christ;

stretch forth Your hand to a poor fallen creature

who recommends himself (herself) to You,

and who devotes himself (herself) to Your service forever.

I bless and thank Almighty God,

who in His mercy had given me this confidence in You,

which I hold to be a pledge of my eternal salvation.

 

Mary, tender Mother, help me.

Mother of Perpetual Help,

never allow me to lose my God.

 

Amen.

 

Recite the following prayers 3 times each...

 

Our Father...

Hail Mary...

Glory Be...

 

 

Novena to St. Peter

 

O Holy Apostle,

because you are the Rock

upon which Almighty God has built His church;

obtain for me I pray you,

lively faith, firm hope and burning love;

complete detachment from myself,

contempt of the world,

patience in adversity,

humility in prosperity,

recollection in prayer,

purity of heart,

a right intention in all my works,

diligence in fulfilling the duties of my state of life,

constancy in my resolutions,

resignation to the will of God

and perseverance in the grace of God even unto death;

that so, by means of your intercession

and your glorious merits,

I may be worthy to appear

before the chief and eternal Shepherd of souls,

Jesus Christ,

Who with the Father

and the Holy Spirit

lives and reigns for ever.

 

Amen.

 

 

Novena to St. Dominic

 

O renowned champion of the faith of Christ,

most holy saint Dominic,

who didst renounce the honour and dignity

of an earthly principality to embrace the poor,

laborious, and mortified life

which should distinguish a disciple of Him Who has said:

"If any man will come after Me,

let him take up his cross and follow Me."

O burning torch,

who being thyself consumed with the fire of divine love,

didst incessantly labour

to enkindle that sacred flame

in the hearts of others,

look down upon me from that throne of glory

where thou enjoyest the reward of all thy labours,

and obtain that some sparks of that blessed fire

may be lighted in my soul,

to animate and encourage me under any crosses or trials

with which it shall please the divine goodness to visit me.

Thou, O great Saint,

regardest as nothing all the afflictions thou didst endure,

and all the toils thou didst undergo

for the promotion of God's holy cause;

obtain, I beseech Thee, that the same

ardent love which strengthened thee,

may make sweet to me labours, humiliations, disgraces,

or whatever other mortifications

I may have to suffer for the Name of Jesus.

May I ever bear in mind that nothing can happen to me

but by the particular dispensation of a God

Who is infinitely wise,

and therefore knows what is best for my welfare;

infinitely powerful,

and consequently able to effect it;

and above all,

infinitely merciful and loving,

Who has laid down His life for my redemption,

and continues daily to give new proofs of His love and bounty.

O tender Father of the poor who,

when all other resources were exhausted,

didst offer thyself for their relief,

obtain for me that true spirit of compassion

for the suffering members of Jesus Christ,

which shone forth so conspicuously in thy holy life.

May I, by charity to those whom Jesus so dearly loves,

lay up for myself treasures in heaven,

where thou now enjoyest that which the eye hath not seen,

nor the ear heard,

nor the heart of man conceived,

but which God has prepared for those who love Him,

and who prove themselves His Disciples

by the observance of His Divine precept

- love one another.

I praise and thank God for the high degree of sanctity

to which He had raised thee,

and the special privileges

by which He has distinguished thee.

I conjure thee,

by that gratitude with which thou shalt for all eternity

be penetrated for thy Divine Benefactor,

implore for me the grace to root out of my heart

whatever is not agreeable in His sight,

especially that evil habit

by which I most frequently offend Him.

Obtain likewise the favours I request in this Novena,

through thy powerful intercession.

 

(Here specify your intentions)

 

O glorious Mother of God,

Queen of the most sacred Rosary,

thou who didst love Dominic with the affection of a mother,

and were most tenderly loved and honoured by him,

look upon me, for his sake,

with an eye of pity,

deign to join with him in presenting these petitions

to thy most Blessed Jesus. 

I sincerely desire from this moment

to love Him with all my heart,

and serve Him with all my strength,

and now place myself under thy powerful protection,

as a sure means of obtaining all the graces necessary

to serve Him faithfully here,

that I may eternally rejoice with Him hereafter.

 

Amen.

 

 

Novena to St. Andrew

 

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold. In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God! to hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother. Amen.

 

(It is piously believed that whoever recites the above prayer fifteen times a day from the feast of St. Andrew, on November 30th, until Christmas will obtain what is asked.)

  

 

Novena to St. Benedict

 

Glorious Saint Benedict,

sublime model of virtue,

pure vessel of God's grace!

Behold me humbly kneeling at your feet.

I implore you in your loving kindness

to pray for me before the throne of God.

To you I have recourse in the dangers

that daily surround me.

Shield me against my selfishness

and my indifference to God and to my neighbor.

Inspire me to imitate you in all things.

May your blessing be with me always,

so that I may see

and serve Christ in others

and work for His kingdom.

 

Graciously obtain for me from God

those favors and graces

which I need so much in the trials,

miseries and afflictions of life.

Your heart was always full of love,

compassion and mercy toward those who were afflicted

or troubled in any way.

You never dismissed without consolation

and assistance anyone who had recourse to you.

I therefore invoke your powerful intercession,

confident in the hope that you will hear my prayers

and obtain for me the special grace and favor I earnestly implore.

 

(State your intention here...)

 

Help me, great Saint Benedict,

to live and die as a faithful child of God,

to run in the sweetness of His loving will,

and to attain the eternal happiness of heaven.

 

Amen.

 

 

Novena to St. Anne, Mother of The Virgin Mary

 

Glorious St. Anne,

filled with compassion for those who invoke you,

with love for those who suffer,

heavily laden with the weight of my troubles,

I knee at your feet and humbly beg you

to take my present need under your special protection... 

(State your intention here.)

 

Vouchsafe to recommend it to your daughter,

the Blessed Virgin Mary,

and lay it before the throne of Jesus.

Cease not to intercede for me until my request is granted.

Above all, obtain for me the grace to one day meet God face to face,

and with you and Mary and all the angels

and saints praising Him through all eternity.

Amen

Next, recite the prayer that relates to the day that you are at.

 

DAY ONE

 

Great Saint Anne,

engrave indelibly on my heart

and in my mind the words that have reclaimed

and sanctified so many sinners:

"What shall it profit a man to gain the whole world

if he lose his own soul?"

May this be the principle fruit of these prayers

by which I will strive to honor you during this novena.

At your feet renew my resolution to invoke you daily,

not only for the success of my temporal affairs

and to be preserved from sickness and suffering,

but above all, that I may be preserved from all sin,

that I may succeed in working out my eternal salvation

and that I will receive the special grace of...

 

(State your intention here.)

O most powerful Saint Anne,

do not let me lose my soul,

but obtain for me the grace of winning my way to heaven,

there with you, you blessed spouse,

and your glorious daughter,

to sing the praise of the most holy

and adorable Trinity forever and ever.

Amen.

Recite the...

Our Father...

Hail Mary...

Glory Be to the Father...

Pray for us, Saint Anne!

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

DAY TWO

 

Glorious Saint Anne,

how can you be otherwise than overflowing

with tenderness toward sinners like myself,

since you are the grandmother of Him who shed His blood for them,

and the mother of her whom the saints call advocate of sinners?

To you, therefore, I address my prayers with confidence.

Vouchsafe to commend me to Jesus and Mary so that,

at your request, I may be granted remission of my sins,

perseverance, the love of God, charity for all mankind,

and the special grace of...

 

(State your intention here.)

which I stand in need at the present time.

O most powerful protectress,

let me not lose my soul,

but obtain for me that through the merits of Jesus Christ

and the intercession of Mary,

I may have happiness of seeing them,

of loving and praising them with your through all eternity. Amen.

Recite the...

Our Father...

Hail Mary...

Glory Be to the Father...

Pray for us, Saint Anne!

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

DAY THREE

 

Beloved of Jesus, Mary and Joseph,

mother of the Queen of Heaven,

take us and all who are dear to us under your special care.

Obtain for us the virtues you instilled in the heart of her

who was destined to become Mother of God,

and the graces with which you were endowed.

Sublime model of Christian womanhood,

pray that we may imitate your example in our homes and families,

listen to our petitions,

 

(State your intention here.)

Guardian of the infancy

and childhood of the most Blessed Virgin Mary,

obtain the graces necessary for all who enter the marriage state,

that imitating your virtues they may sanctify their homes

and lead the souls entrusted to their care to eternal glory. Amen.

Recite the...

Our Father...

Hail Mary...

Glory Be to the Father...

Pray for us, Saint Anne!

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

DAY FOUR

 

Glorious Saint Anne,

I kneel in confidence at your feet,

for you also have tasted the bitterness and sorrow of life.

My necessities, the cause of my tears, are...

(State your intention here.)

Good Saint Anne,

you who did suffer much during the twenty years

that preceded your glorious maternity,

I beseech you, by all your sufferings and humiliations,

to grant my prayer.

I pray to you,

through you love for your glorious spouse Saint Joachim,

through your love for your immaculate child,

through the joy you did feel at the moment of her happy birth,

not to refuse me.

Bless me, bless my family and all who are dear to me,

so that some day we may all be with you in the glory of heaven,

for all eternity.

Amen.

Recite the...

Our Father...

Hail Mary...

Glory Be to the Father...

Pray for us, Saint Anne!

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

DAY FIVE

 

Great Saint Anne,

how far I am from resembling you.

I so easily give way to impatience and discouragement;

and so easily give up praying

when God does not at once answer my request.

Prayer is the key to all heavenly treasures and I cannot pray,

because my weak faith and lack of confidence

fail me at the slightest delay of divine mercy.

O my powerful protectress,

come to my aid,

listen to my petition...

 

(State your intention here.)

make my confidence and fervor,

supported by the promise of Jesus Christ,

redouble in proportion as the trial

to which God in His goodness subjects me is prolonged,

that I may obtain like you more than I can venture to ask for.

In the future I will remember

that I am made for heaven and not for earth;

for eternity and not for time;

that consequently I must ask, above all,

the salvation of my soul

which is assured to all who pray properly

and who persevere in Pray.

Amen.

Recite the...

Our Father...

Hail Mary...

Glory Be to the Father...

Pray for us, Saint Anne!

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

DAY SIX

 

Glorious Saint Anne,

mother of the Mother of God,

I beg you to obtain through your powerful intercession

the pardon of my sins and the assistance I need in my troubles...

 

(State your intention here.)

What can I not hope for

if you deign to take me under your protection?

The Most High has been please to grant the prayers of sinners,

whenever you have been charitable enough to be their advocate.

Kneeling at your feet,

I beg you to help me in all spiritual and temporal dangers;

to guide me in the true path of Christian perfection,

and finally to obtain for me

the grace of ending my life with the death of the just,

so that I may contemplate face to face your beloved Jesus

and daughter Mary in your loving companionship throughout eternity.

Amen.

Recite the...

Our Father...

Hail Mary...

Glory Be to the Father...

Pray for us, Saint Anne!

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

DAY SEVEN

 

O Good Saint Anne,

so justly called the mother of the infirm,

the cure for those who suffer from disease,

look kindly upon the sick for whom I pray;

alleviate their sufferings;

cause them to sanctify their sufferings by patience

and complete submission to the divine will;

finally deign to obtain health for them

and with it the firm resolution to honor Jesus, Mary, 

and yourself by the faithful performance of duties.

But, merciful Saint Anne,

I ask you above all for the salvation of my soul,

rather than bodily health,

for I am convinced that this fleeting life is given us

solely to assure us a better one.

Now, we cannot obtain that better life

without the help of God’s graces.

I earnestly beg them of you for the sick and for myself,

especially the petition for which I am making in this novena...

(State your intention here.)

through the merits of our Lord Jesus Christ,

through the intercession of His Immaculate Mother,

and through the efficacious and powerful mediation.

O glorious Saint Anne,

Amen.

Recite the...

Our Father...

Hail Mary...

Glory Be to the Father...

Pray for us, Saint Anne!

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

DAY EIGHT

 

Remember, O Saint Anne,

you whose name signifies grace and mercy,

that never was it known

that anyone who fled to your protection,

implored your help,

and sought your intercession was left unaided.

Inspired with this confidence,

I fly unto you, good, and kind mother;

I take refuge at your feet,

burdened with the weight of my sins.

O holy mother of the Immaculate Virgin Mary,

despise not my petition...

 

(State your intention here.)

but hear me and grant my prayer.

Amen.

Recite the...

Our Father...

Hail Mary...

Glory Be to the Father...

Pray for us, Saint Anne!

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

DAY NINE

 

Most holy mother of the Virgin Mary,

glorious Saint Anne, I, a miserable sinner,

confiding in your kindness,

choose you today as my special advocate.

I offer and consecrate my person

and all my interests to your care and maternal solicitude.

I hope To serve you and honor you all my life

for the love of your most holy daughter

and to do all in my power to spread devotion to you.

O my very good mother and advocate,

deign to accept me as your servant,

and to adopt me as you child.

O glorious Saint Anne, I beg you,

by the passion of my most loving Jesus,

the Son of Mary, your most holy daughter,

to assist me in all the necessities

both of my body and my soul.

Venerable Mother,

I beg you to obtain for me the favour I seek in this novena...

 

(State your intention here.)

 

and the grace of leading a life perfectly conformable

in all things to the divine will.

I place my soul in your hands

and in those of your kind daughter.

I confide it to you,

above all at the moment

when it will be to separate itself from my body in order that,

appearing under your patronage before the Supreme Judge,

He may find it worthy of enjoying His Divine Presence

in your holy companionship in Heaven.

Amen.

Recite the...

Our Father...

Hail Mary...

Glory Be to the Father...

Pray for us, Saint Anne!

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.  

 

 

Novena to St. Francis of Assisi

 

Glorious Saint Francis,

who voluntarily renounced

all the comforts and riches of your home

to follow more perfectly the life of poverty

and abnegation of Jesus Christ:

obtain for us,

we pray,

a generous contempt of all things in this world,

that we may secure the true

and eternal things of heaven.

 

Say the  Glory Be…

 

O glorious Saint Francis,

who during the whole course of your life

continually wept over the passion of the Redeemer,

and labour most zealously for the salvation of souls:

obtain for us,

we pray,

the grace of weeping continually

over those sins

by which we have crucified

afresh Our Lord Jesus Christ,

that we may attain to be of the number

of those who shall eternally bless His supreme mercy.

 

Say the Glory Be…

 

O glorious Saint Francis,

who, loving above all things suffering and the cross,

merited to bear in your body the miraculous stigmata,

by which you became a living image

of Jesus Christ crucified:

obtain for us,

we pray,

the grace to bear in our bodies

the mortifications of Christ,

that we may merit one day

to receive the consolations

which are infallibly promised

to all those who now weep.

 

"If we be dead with Christ Jesus,

we shall live also with Him," says the Apostle;

"if we suffer,

we shall also reign with Him." [2 Tim. 2:11-12]

 

Pray for us,

Saint Francis,

that we may obtain the graces and favours

we ask for in this novena;

pray for us, especially,

that we may obtain the grace of perseverance;

of a holy death and a happy eternity.

 

Say 5 times the Our Father….the Hail Mary and the Glory Be...

 

 

Novena St. Joan of Arc

 

Glorious St. Joan of Arc,

Filled with compassion,

For those who invoke you,

Filled with love

For those who suffer,

Heavily laden

With the weight of my troubles,

I kneel at your feet and humbly beg you,

To take my present need,

Under your special protection.

 

[State your intention(s) here...]

 

Grant to recommend it,

To the Blessed Virgin Mary,

And lay it before the throne of Jesus.

Cease not to intercede for me,

Until my request is granted.

Above all, obtain for me,

The grace to one day,

Meet God face to face,

And with you and Mary,

And all the angels and saints,

Praise Him through all eternity.

 

O most powerful Saint Joan,

Do not let me lose my soul,

But obtain for me the grace

Of winning my way to heaven,

Forever and ever.

 

Amen.

 

Our Father… Hail Mary…. Glory Be….

 

 

Novena St. John - Cure of Ars

 

The nine day Novena in honour of Saint John Marie Vianney is normally practiced from July 27th (first day) to August 4th (ninth day).

 

DAY ONE:                                               

FOR ARDENT FAITH 

 

Saint John Marie Baptist Vianney

you were born of a deeply religious mother;

from her you received the Holy Faith;

you learned to love God and to pray.

At a young age,

you were seen kneeling in the front of the statue of Mary.

Your soul was supernaturally carried towards the things on High.

Despite the high cost,

you answered your vocation!

Against many obstacles and contradictions,

you had to fight and suffer

to become the perfect priest which you were.

But your deep spirit of faith supported you

in all these battles.

O Great Saint you know the desire of my soul;

I would like to serve God better;

from Him I have received so many good things.

For this, obtain for me more courage and especially the depth of faith.

Many of my thoughts, words, and actions

are useless for my sanctification and for my salvation,

because this supernatural spirit does not stir up my life.

Help me to be better in the future.

Holy Priest of Ars,

I have confidence in your intercession.

Pray for me during this novena especially for...

 

State your request here...

 

Recite the following prayers...

 

Our Father...

Hail Mary...

Glory Be...

   

DAY TWO:

FOR COMPLETE TRUST IN GOD 

 

Saint John Marie Baptist Vianney,

what confidence the people had in your prayers!

You could not leave your old rectory

or your humble church without being surrounded by imploring souls,

who appealed to you as they would have appealed

to Jesus Himself during His earthly life.

And you, O good Saint,

gave them hope by your words,

which were full of love for God.

You, who had always counted entirely on the heart of God,

obtain for me a deep filial trust in His Providence.

As the hope of divine goods fills my heart,

give me courage and help me to always obey the Commandments of God.

Holy Priest of Ars,

I have confidence in your intercession.

Pray for me during this novena especially for... 

 

State your request here...

 

Recite the following prayers...

 

Our Father...

Hail Mary...

Glory Be...

  

DAY THREE:

FOR A TRUE LOVE OF NEIGHBOUR 

 

Saint John Marie Baptist Vianney

because of your love of God

you showed great charity towards your neighbour.

You could not preach on the Love of God

without burning tears of love.

During your last years,

it seemed as though you could not talk about any thing else

or live for anything else.

Thus you sacrificed yourself to your neighbor by consoling,

absolving and sanctifying them to the limits of your strength.

Your charity inspires me to greater love of God,

a love which is shown more by acts then by words.

Help me to love my neighbor generously as Christ loves them.

Holy Priest of Ars,

I have confidence in your intercession.

Pray for me during this novena especially for...

 

State your request here...

 

Recite the following prayers...

 

Our Father...

Hail Mary...

Glory Be... 

 

DAY FOUR:

FOR A HORROR OF SIN 

 

Saint John Mary Baptist Vianney,

you were so adamant against sin,

yet so sympathetic and so ready to welcome the sinner.

I come to you today as if you were still alive,

as if I were kneeling at your feet and you could hear me.

Bend towards me,

listen to the repentant confidence

for the weaknesses and miserable deeds of mine.

Priest of the Lord,

inexhaustible Confessor,

obtain for me the horror for sin.

You wanted us First to avoid the occasion of sin.

I want to take your advice

and make the resolution to break bad habits

and to avoid the dangerous occasions of sin.

Help me today to examine my conscience.

Holy Priest of Ars,

I have confidence in your intercession.

Pray for me during this novena especially for...

 

State your request here...

 

Recite the following prayers...

 

Our Father...

Hail Mary...

Glory Be... 

 

DAY FIVE:

CONFESSOR OF SOULS 

 

O Holy Priest of Ars,

you knew how important was a good confession

for the Christian life.

It was to procure the happy fruits of millions of souls

that you agreed to be in an uncomfortable confessional,

which was like a prison,

up to 15 to 16 hours on certain days.

I will try to develop the habit of frequent confession,

to prepare properly each time

and to have always regret for my sins,

so that the grace of final perseverance

but also the sanctification of my soul will be assured.

Ask this grace for me.

Holy Priest of Ars,

I have confidence in your intercession.

Pray for me during this novena especially for...

 

State your request here...

 

Recite the following prayers...

 

Our Father...

Hail Mary...

Glory Be... 

 

DAY SIX:

REAL PRESENCE 

 

O Holy Priest of Ars,

whose only comfort in this world

was the real presence of Jesus in the tabernacle,

was it not your great joy to distribute the Eucharist

to the pilgrims who visited you?

You refused Communion to the souls

who refused to reform

but to souls of goodwill

you opened wide the doors of the Eucharistic Feast.

You, who each day at Holy Mass received Holy Communion with great loves,

give me some of your fervor.

With freedom from mortal sin,

obtain for me a sincere desire

to profit from receiving Holy Communion.

Holy Priest of Ars,

I have confidence in your intercession.

Pray for me during this novena especially for...

 

State your request here...

 

Recite the following prayers...

 

Our Father...

Hail Mary...

Glory Be... 

 

DAY SEVEN:

DISPELLER OF SATAN 

 

O Holy Priest of Ars,

the infamous attacks of the devil

which you had to suffer

and the trials which disheartened you by fatigue

would not make you give up the sublime task of converting souls.

The devil came to you for many years

to disturb your short rest

but you won because of mortification and prayers.

Powerful protector,

you know the temptor's desire to harm my baptized

and believing soul.

He would have me sin,

by rejecting the Holy Sacraments

and the life of virtue.

But good Saint of Ars dispel from me the traces of the enemy.

Holy Priest of Ars,

I have confidence in your intercession.

Pray for me during this novena especially for...

 

State your request here...

 

Recite the following prayers...

 

Our Father...

Hail Mary...

Glory Be... 

 

DAY EIGHT:

FOR EXQUISITE PURITY 

 

O Holy Priest of Ars,

a witness of your life made this magnificent praise of you:

'We would have taken him for an angel in a mortal body."

You so edified others: 

the modesty and the exquisite purity radiated from your body.

With such charm and with such enthusiasm

you preached to others about these beautiful virtues

which you said resembled the perfume of a vineyard in bloom.

Please I beg you to join your entreaties

to those of Mary Immaculate and Saint Philomena

in order that I guard always,

as God asks me,

the purity of my heart.

You, who have directed so many souls towards the heights of virtue,

defend me in temptations

and obtain for me the strength to conquer them.

Holy Priest of Ars,

I have confidence in your intercession.

Pray for me during this novena especially for...

 

State your request here...

 

Recite the following prayers...

 

Our Father...

Hail Mary...

Glory Be...

   

DAY NINE:

FOR THE DESIRE OF HEAVEN 

 

O Holy Priest of Ars,

your precious remains are contained in a magnificent reliquary,

the donation from the priests of France.

But this earthly glory is only a very pale image

of the unspeakable glory which you are enjoying with God.

During the time you were on earth,

you used to repeat in your dejected hours,

'One will rest in the other life."

It is done,

you are in eternal peace,

and eternal happiness.

I desire to follow you one day.

Until then, I hear you saying to me:

"You should work and fight as long as you are in the world."

Teach me then to work for the salvation of my soul,

to spread the good news and good example

and to do good towards those around me

in order that I will receive the happiness of the Elect with you.

Holy Priest of Ars,

I have confidence in your intercession.

Pray for me during this novena especially for...

 

State your request here...

 

Recite the following prayers...

 

Our Father...

Hail Mary...

Glory Be... 

 

O St John Vianney,

Patron of Priests,

pray for us and for all priests!  

 

 

Novena St. Martin De Porres

 

Saint Martin de Porres,

your concern and charity embraced

not only your needy brethren,

but also the animals of the field.

You are a splendid example of charity;

we thank and praise you.

From above,

hear the requests of your needy brethern.

 

(Mention your request here...)

 

By modelling our lives after yours,

and imitating your virtues,

may we live content knowing that

God has looked favourably upon us.

Because this is so,

we can accept our burdens

with strength and courage

in order to follow

in the footsteps of our Lord

and the Blessed Mother.

 

May we reach the Kingdom of Heaven

through the intercession of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Amen.

 

 

Novena St. Maximilian Kolbe

 

O Lord Jesus Christ, who said,

"greater love than this no man has

that a man lay down his life for his friends,"

through the intercession of St. Maximilian Kolbe

whose life illustrated such love, we

beseech you to grant us our petitions...

 

(State your intention here.)

 

Through the Militia Immaculata movement,

which Maximilian founded,

he spread a fervent devotion to Our Lady

throughout the world.

He gave up his life for a total stranger

and loved his persecutors,

giving us an example of unselfish love for all men -

a love that was inspired by true devotion to Mary.

 

Grant, O Lord Jesus,

that we too may give ourselves entirely

without reserve to the love

and service of our Heavenly Queen

in order to better love

and serve our fellowman

in imitation of your humble servant, Maximilian.

 

Amen.

 

Recite the following prayers...

 

3 Hail Mary...

 

1 Glory Be...

 

 

Novena St. Monica

 

Exemplary Mother of the Great Augustine,

You perserveringly pursued your wayward son

Not with wild threats

But with prayerful cries to heaven.

 

Intercede for all mothers in our day

So that they may learn

To draw their children to God.

 

Teach them how to remain

Close to their children,

Even the prodigal sons and daughters

Who have sadly gone astray.

 

Dear St Monica, troubled wife and mother,

Many sorrows pierced your heart

During your lifetime.

Yet you never despaired or lost faith.

With confidence, persistence and profound faith,

You prayed daily for the conversion

Of your beloved husband, Patricius

And your beloved son, Augustine. 

 

Grant me that same fortitude,

Patience and trust in the Lord.

Intercede for me, dear St. Monica,

That God may favourably hear my plea

For

 

[State your petition here.)

 

And grant me the grace

To accept his will in all things,

Through Jesus Christ, our Lord,

In the unity of the Holy Spirit,

One God forever and ever.

 

Amen.

 

 

Novena St. Philomena

 

We beseech You, O Lord,

to grant us the pardon of our sins

by the intercession of Saint Philemona,

virgin and martyr,

who was always pleasing in Your sight

by her eminent chastity

and by the profession of every virtue.

 

Amen.

 

Illustrious virgin and martyr, Saint Philomena,

behold me prostrate before the throne whereupon

it has pleased the Most Holy Trinity to place you.

Full of confidence in your protection,

I entreat you to intercede for me with God,

from the heights of Heaven

deign to cast a glance upon our humble client!

Spouse of Christ,

sustain me in suffering,

fortify me in temptation,

protect me in the dangers surrounding me,

obtain for me the graces necessary to me,

and in particular

 

(State your intention here.)

 

Above all,

assist me at the hour of my death.

Saint Philomena,

powerful with God,

pray for us.

 

Amen. 

 

O God, Most Holy Trinity,

we thank You for the graces

You did bestow upon the Blessed Virgin Mary,

and upon Your handmaid Philomena,

through whose intercession we implore Your Mercy.

 

Amen.

 

 

Novena St. Nicholas

 

All-praised and all-honoured hierarch,

Great wonderworker,

Saint of Christ.

Father Nicholas,

Man of God and faithful servant,

Man of love,

Chosen vessel,

Strong pillar of the Church,

Most-brilliant lamp,

Star that illumines and enlightens the whole world;

Thou art a righteous man

That did flourish like a palm tree

Planted in the courts of the Lord;

Dwelling in Myra thou hast diffused

The fragrance of myrrh,

And thou pourest out the ever-flowing myrrh

Of the grace of God.

 

By thy presence most-holy Father,

The sea was sanctified

When your most-miraculous relics

Were carried to the city of Bari,

From the East to the West

To praise the name of the Lord.

 

O most-superb

And most-marvellous wonderworker,

Speedy helper,

Fervent intercessor,

Good shepherd that saveth

The rational flock from all dangers

We glorify and magnify thee

As the hope of all Christians,

A fountain of miracles,

A defender of the faithful,

A most wise teacher,

A feeder of the hungry,

The gladness of those that mourn,

Clothing of the naked,

Healer of the sick,

Pilot of those that sail the sea,

Liberator of prisoners,

Nourisher and protector of widows and orphans, 

Guardian of chastity,

Gentle tutor of children,

Support of the aged,

Guide of fasters,

Rest of those that labour,

Abundant riches of the poor and needy.

 

Hearken unto us

That pray unto thee

And flee to thy protection,

Show thy mediation on our behalf

With the Most High,

And obtain through thy God-pleasing intercessions

All that is useful

For the salvation of our souls and bodies;

Keep this holy habitation (or this temple),

Every city and town,

And every Christian country,

And the people that dwell therein,

From all oppression through thy help;

For we know

That the prayer of a righteous man

Availeth much for good;

And after the most-blessed Virgin Mary,

We have thee as a righteous mediator

With the All-Merciful God,

And to thy fervent intercession

And protection we humbly hasten.

 

Do thou, as a watchful and good shepherd,

Keep us from all enemies and pestilence,

Earthquake and hail,

Famine, flood and fire,

The sword and invasions,

And in all our misfortunes and affliction

Do thou give us a helping hand

And open the doors of God’s compassion;

For we are unworthy

To look upon the height of heaven

Because of the multitude of our sins;

We are bound by the bonds of sin

And have not done the will of our Creator

Nor kept His commandments.

 

Wherefore, we bow the knees

Of our broken and humble heart to our Maker,

And we ask thy fatherly intercession with Him;

Lest we perish with our sins,

Deliver us from all evil,

And from every adverse thing,

Direct our minds and strengthen our hearts

In the Orthodox Faith,

Which, through thy mediation and intercession,

Neither wounds, nor threats, nor plague,

Nor the wrath of our Creator shall lessen;

But vouchsafe that we may live a peaceful life here

And see the good things in the land of the living,

Glorifying the Father,

And the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

One God glorified and worshipped in Trinity,

Now and ever,

And unto the ages of ages.

 

Amen. 

 

 

Novena St. Patrick

 

Blessed saint Patrick,

glorious Apostle of Ireland,

who didst become a friend and father to me

for ages before my birth,

hear my prayer and accept, for God,

the sentiments of gratitude and veneration

with which my heart is filled.

Through thee I have inherited that faith

which is dearer than life.

I now make thee the representative of my thanks,

and the mediator of my homage to Almighty God.

Most holy Father and patron of my country,

despise not my weakness;

remember that the cries of little children

were the sounds that rose,

like a mysterious voice from heaven,

and invited thee to come amongst us.

Listen, then, to my humble supplication;

may my prayer ascend to the throne of God,

with the praises and blessings

which shall ever sanctify thy name and thy memory.

May my hope be animated

by the patronage and intercession of our forefathers,

who now enjoy eternal bliss and owe their salvation,

under God, to thy courage and charity.

Obtain for me grace to love God

with my whole heart,

to serve him with my whole strength,

and to persevere in good purposes to the end,

o faithful shepherd of the Irish flock,

who wouldst have laid down a thousand lives to save one soul,

take my soul,

and the souls of my countrymen,

under thy special care.

Be a father to the Church of Ireland

and her faithful people.

Grant that all hearts may share the blessed fruits of that Gospel

thou didst plant and water.

Grant that, as our ancestors of old had learned,

under thy guidance,

to unite science with virtue,

we too, may learn, under thy patronage,

to consecrate all Christian duty to the glory of God.

I commend to thee my native land,

which was so dear to thee while on earth.

Protect it still, and, above all,

direct its chief pastors,

particularly those who teach us.

Give them grace to walk in thy footsteps,

to nurture the flock with the word of life

and the bread of salvation,

and to lead the heirs of the Saints thou hast formed

to the possession of that glory which they, 

with Thee, enjoy in the kingdom of the Blessed:

through Christ Jesus, our Lord.

 

Amen.

 

V. Pray for us, O glorious saint Patrick.

R. And obtain for us the intention of this Novena. 

 

 

Novena St. Rita
 

O holy patroness of those in need, St. Rita,

whose pleadings before thy Divine Lord

are almost irresistible,

who for thy lavishness in granting favours

hast been called the Advocate of the hopeless

and even of the impossible;

St. Rita, so humble, so pure,

so mortified, so patient

and of such compassionate love

for thy Crucified Jesus

that thou couldst obtain from Him

whatsoever thou askest,

on account of which all confidently

have recourse to thee expecting,

if not always relief,

at least comfort;

be propitious to our petition,

showing thy power with God

on behalf of thy suppliant;

be lavish to us,

as thou hast been in so many wonderful cases,

for the greater glory of God,

for the spreading of thine own devotion,

and for the consolation of those

who trust in thee.

 

We promise, if our petition is granted,

to glorify thee by making known thy favour,

to bless and sing thy praises forever.

Relying then upon thy merits and power

before the Sacred Heart of Jesus,

we pray thee grant that...

 

(Make your request here...)

 

as soon as God deems fit.

 

Amen.  

 

This Novena must be published if your petition is granted.

 

 

Novena St. Vincent De Paul

 

O Glorious Saint Vincent de Paul, the mention of your name suggests a litany of your virtues: humility, zeal, mercy, self-sacrifice.

It also recalls your many foundations: Works of Mercy, Congregations, Societies. The Church gratefully remembers your promotion of the priesthood. Inspire all Charitable Workers, especially those who minister, to both the spiritually and the materially poor.

 

O Lord, give us the grace that You bestowed upon, your servant St. Vincent de Paul, to relinquish the temptation of material things, in our holy effort to minister to the poor.  Amen.

 

Our Father…Hail Mary… Glory be…. 

 

 

Novena St. Therese of The Child Jesus

 

O St. Therese of the Child Jesus,

who during your short life on earth

became a mirror of angelic purity,

of love strong as death,

and of wholehearted abandonment to God,

now that you rejoice in the reward of your virtues,

cast a glance of pit on me

as I leave all things in your hands.

Make my troubles your own,

speak a word for me to Our Lady Immaculate,

whose flower of special love you were

to that Queen of Heaven

"who smiled on you at the dawn of life."

Beg her powerful intercession

the grace I yearn for so ardently at this moment...

 

(State your intention here....)

 

and that she join with it a blessing

that may strengthen me during life,

defend me at the hour of death,

and lead me straight on to a happy eternity.

 

Amen.

 

O God, who did inflame with the Spirit of Love,

the soul of your servant Therese of the Child Jesus,

grant that we also may love you

and make you much loved.

 

Amen.

 

Next, recite the prayer of the appropriate day... 

 

DAY ONE 

 

O Therese of the Child Jesus,

well beloved and full of charity,

in union with you,

I reverently adore the majesty of God,

and since I rejoice with exceeding joy

in the singular gifts of grace

bestowed upon you during your life,

and your gifts of glory after death,

I give Him deepest thanks for them;

I beseech you with all my heart’s devotion

to be pleased to obtain for me

 

(State your intention here....)

 

But if what I ask of you so earnestly

does not tend to the glory of God

and the greater good of my soul,

do you, I pray, obtain for me

that which is more profitable to both these ends.

 

Amen.

 

St. Therese of the Child Jesus,

pray for us. 

 

DAY TWO 

 

Almighty God,

giver of all good gifts,

who did will that Blessed Therese,

being watered by the heavenly dew of your guiding grace,

should bloom in Carmel with the beauty of virginity

and patience in suffering,

grant that I your servant

may go forward in the order of her sweetness

and may be found worthy to become a devoted

and loyal follower of Christ.

 

Amen.

 

St. Therese of the Child Jesus,

pray for us.  

 

DAY THREE 

 

O Therese of the Child Jesus,

lily of purity,

ornament and glory of Carmel,

I greet you, great saint,

seraph of divine love.

I rejoice in the favors

our Lord so liberally bestowed on you.

In humility and confidence

I ask you to help me,

for I know God has given you love

and pity as well as power.

Tell Him, now, I beseech you,

of the favor I seek in this novena...

 

(State your intention here....)

 

Your request will crown my petition

with success and bring joy to my heart.

Remember your promise to do good here on earth.

"I shall spend my heaven doing good on the Earth.

After death I shall let fall a shower of roses."

 

St. Therese of the Child Jesus,

pray for us. 

 

DAY FOUR 

 

O Little Flower of Jesus,

who at an early age had your heart set on Carmel

and in your brief earthly life

did become the mirror of angelic purity,

of courageous love

and of whole hearted surrender to Almighty God,

turn your eyes of mercy upon me who trusts in you.

Obtain for me the favor I seek in this novena...

 

(State your intention here....)

 

and the grace to keep my heart and mind pure and clean.

O dear saint, grant me to feel in every need

the power of your intercession;

help to comfort me in all the bitterness of this life

and especially at its end,

that I may be worth

to share eternal happiness with you in heaven.

 

Amen.

 

St. Therese of the Child Jesus, 

pray for us. 

 

DAY FIVE 

 

O Little Flower of Carmel,

Almighty God endowed you,

consumed by love for him,

with wondrous spiritual strength

to follow the way of perfection

during the days of your short life.

Sickness touched you early

but you remained firm in faith

and prayer was your life.

O pray for me that I may benefit

by your intercession

and be granted the favor I ask in this novena...

 

(State your intention here....)

 

St. Therese of the Child Jesus,

pray for us. 

 

DAY SIX 

 

O Little Flower of Jesus,

you have shown yourself so powerful in your intercession,

so tender and compassionate toward those

who honor you and invoke you

in suffering and distress,

that I kneel at your feet

with perfect confidence

and beseech you most humbly

and earnestly to take me under your protection

in my present necessity

and obtain for me the favor I ask in this novena...

 

(State your intention here....)

 

Vouchsafe to recommend my request to Mary,

the merciful Queen of Heaven,

that she may plead my cause with you

before the throne of Jesus, her divine Son.

Cease not to intercede for me until my request is granted.

 

St. Therese of the Child Jesus,

pray for us. 

 

DAY SEVEN 

 

Therese of the Child Jesus, 

most loving Saint,

in union with you I adore the Divine Majesty.

My heart is filled with joy

at the remembrance of the marvelous favors

with which God blessed your life on earth

and of the great glory that came to you after death.

In union with you,

I praise God,

and offer Him my humble tribute of thanksgiving.

I implore you to obtain for me,

through your powerful intercession,

the greatest of all blessings

that of living and dying in the state of grace.

I also beg of you to secure for me

the special favor I seek in this novena...

 

(State your intention here....)

 

St. Therese of the Child Jesus,

pray for us. 

 

DAY EIGHT 

 

O glorious St. Therese, who,

burning with the desire of increasing the glory of God,

invariably attended to the sanctification of your soul

by the constant practice of prayer and charity so that,

becoming in the Church a model of holiness,

you are now in Heaven the protector of all those

who have recourse to you in faith,

look down upon me who invokes your powerful patronage

and join your petition to mine

that I be granted the favor I seek in this novena...

 

(State your intention here....)

 

St. Therese of the Child Jesus,

pray for us. 

 

DAY NINE 

 

O St. Therese,

seraphic virgin,

beloved spouse of our Crucified Lord,

you who on earth did burn with a love

so intense toward your God and my God,

and now glow with a bright

and purer flame in paradise,

obtain for me, I beseech you,

a spark of that same holy fire

which shall help me to put things of the world

in their proper place 

and live my life always conscious of the presence of God.

As I conclude my novena

I also beg of you to secure for me

the special favour I seek at this time...

 

(State your intention here....)

 

St. Therese of the Child Jesus,

pray for us.

 

 

Novena St. Jude

 

St. Jude, glorious apostle,

faithful servant and friend of Jesus,

the name of the traitor has caused you to be forgotten by many.

But the Church honours and invokes you universally

as the patron of hopeless cases,

and of things despaired of.

Pray for me who am so distressed.

Make use, I implore you,

of that particular privilege accorded you

to bring visible

and speedy help where help was almost despaired of.

Come to my assistance in this great need

that I may receive the consolation

and succour of Heaven in all my necessities,

tribulations and sufferings, particularly....

 

(Make your request here.)

 

and that I may bless God with you

and all the elect throughout eternity.

St. Jude, apostle, martyr,

and relative of our Lord Jesus Christ,

of Mary, and of Joseph,

intercede for us!

Amen.

 

Recite the appropriate prayer for each of the 9 days. 

 

DAY ONE

 

O blessed apostle St. Jude,

who labored zealously among the Gentiles in many lands,

and performed numerous miracles in needy

and despairing cases, 

we invoke you to take special interest in us and our needs.

We feel that you understand us in a particular way.

Hear our prayers and our petitions

and plead for us in all our necessities especially...

 

(Make your request here.)

 

May we be patient in learning God’s holy will

and courageous in carrying it out.

 

Amen.

 

St. Jude, pray for us!

My Jesus, mercy!

  

DAY TWO

 

O blessed apostle Jude,

who has been instrumental in gathering us here together this day,

grant that we may always serve Jesus Christ

as he deserves to be served,

giving of our best efforts in living

as he wishes us to live.

May we dispose our hearts and minds

that God will always be inclined

to listen to our prayers and petitions,

especially those petitions which we entrust to your care

and for which we as you to plead for us...

 

(Make your request here.)

 

Grant that we may be enlightened as to what is best for us,

in the present and future,

not forgetting the blessings we have received in the past.

 

Amen.

 

St. Jude, pray for us!

My Jesus, mercy! 

 

DAY THREE

 

O holy St. Jude,

apostle of Jesus Christ,

you who have so faithfully

and devotedly helped to spread his Gospel of Light,

we who are gathered together today in your honor,

ask and petition you to remember us and our needs.

Especially do we pray for...

 

(Make your request here.)

 

May it also please our Lord

to lend an ear to your supplications in our behalf.

Grant that we may ever pray with fervor and devotion,

resigning ourselves humbly to the divine will,

seeing God’s purpose in all our trials

and knowing that he will leave

no sincere prayer unanswered in some way.

 

Amen.

 

St. Jude, pray for us!

My Jesus, mercy! 

 

DAY FOUR

 

Saint blessed Jude,

you were called to be one of Christ’s chosen apostles

and labored to bring men to a knowledge and love of God;

listen with compassion to those gathered together to honor you and ask;

your intercession.

 

In this troubled world of ours we have many trials,

difficulties, and temptations.

Plead for us in the heavenly court,

asking that our petitions may be answered,

especially the particular one we have in mind at this moment...

 

(Make your request here.)

 

May it please God to answer our prayers

in the way that he knows best,

giving us grace to see his purpose in all things.

 

Amen.

 

St. Jude, pray for us!

My Jesus, mercy! 

 

DAY FIVE

 

O holy St. Jude,

apostle and companion of Christ Jesus,

you have shown us by example

how to lead a life of zeal and devotion.

We humbly entreat you today to hear our prayers and petitions.

Especially do we ask you to obtain for us the following favor...

 

(Make your request here.)

 

Grant that in praying for present and future favors

we may not forget the innumerable ones granted in the past

but often return to give thanks.

Humbly we resign ourselves to God’s holy will,

knowing that he alone knows what is best for us

especially in our present needs and necessities.

 

Amen.

 

St. Jude, pray for us!

My Jesus, mercy! 

 

DAY SIX

 

St. Jude,

apostle of Christ and helper in despairing cases,

hear the prayers and petitions

of those who are gathered together in your honor.

In all our needs and desires

may we only seek what is pleasing to God

and what is best for our salvation.

These, our petitions...

 

(Make your request here.)

 

we submit to you,

asking you to obtain them for us,

if they are for the good of out souls.

We are resigned to God’s holy will in all things,

knowing that he will leave no sincere prayer unanswered

in some way though it may be in a way unexpected by us.

 

Amen.

 

St. Jude, pray for us!

My Jesus, mercy! 

 

DAY SEVEN

 

O holy apostle Saint Jude,

in whose honor we are gathered today,

may we never forget that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

chose you to be one of twelve apostles.

Because of this and of the martyrdom you suffered for the Faith,

we know you are a close friend of Almighty God.

Therefore we do not hesitate to petition you

in our necessities, especially...

 

(Make your request here.)

 

We humbly submit ourselves to the will of God,

knowing full well that no sincere prayer is ever left unanswered.

May we see God’s good and gracious purpose working in all our trials.

 

Amen.

 

St. Jude, pray for us!

My Jesus, mercy! 

 

DAY EIGHT

 

O holy Saint Jude,

apostle of Christ,

pray that we may ever imitate the Divine Master

and live according to His will.

May we cooperate with the grace of God 

and ever remain pleasing in His sight.

Especially do we ask you to plead for us

and obtain whatsoever is necessary for our salvation.

Forget not our special petitions...

 

(Make your request here.)

 

May we always be thankful to God

for the blessings we have received in the past.

Whatsoever we ask for the present or future,

we submit to the divine will,

realizing that God knows best what is good for us.

We know He will respond to our prayers

and petitions in one way or another.

 

Amen.

 

St. Jude, pray for us!

My Jesus, mercy! 

 

DAY NINE

 

O holy Saint Jude,

apostle and martyr,

grant that we may so dispose our lives

that we may always be pleasing to God.

In working out our salvation in this life

we have many needs and necessities.

Today we turn to you,

asking you to intercede for us

and obtain for us the favours we ask of God.

Especially do we petition for...

 

(Make your request here.)

 

May we not so much seek temporal good

but rather what will avail our souls,

knowing that it will profit us nothing

if we gain the whole world yet suffer the loss of our soul.

 

Therefore, may we incline ourselves toward the divine will,

seeing God’s good and gracious purpose in all our trials.

 

Amen.

 

St. Jude, pray for us!

My Jesus, mercy! 

 

  

Novena St. Lucy

 

Relying on Your goodness, O God,

we humbly ask You,

through the intercession of Saint Lucy,

virgin and martyr,

to give perfect vision to our eyes,

that they may serve for Your greater honour and glory.

 

Saint Lucy,

hear our prayers

and obtain our petitions.

 

Amen

  

 

Novena St. Peregrine

 

Glorious wonder-worker,

St. Peregrine,

you answered the divine call with a ready spirit,

and forsook all the comforts of a life of ease

and all the empty honours of the world

to dedicate yourself to God

in the Order of His holy Mother. 

You laboured manfully for the salvation of souls. 

In union with Jesus crucified,

you endured painful sufferings with such patience

as to deserve to be healed miraculously

of an incurable cancer in your leg

by a touch of His divine hand. 

Obtain for me the grace to answer every call of God

and to fulfill His will in all the events of life.  

Enkindle in my heart a consuming zeal

for the salvation of all men. 

Deliver me from the infirmities

that afflict my body...

 

(State your need here...)

 

Obtain for me also a perfect resignation

to the sufferings it may please God to send me,

so that, imitating our crucified Savior

and His sorrowful Mother,

I may merit eternal glory in heaven.

 

St. Peregrine,

pray for me

and for all who invoke your aid.

  

 

Novena to The Canadian Martyrs

 

Prayer to the Canadian Martyrs

 

Holy Martyrs and patrons,

protect this land which you have blessed

by the shedding of your blood.

Renew in these days our Catholic faith

which you helped to establish in this new land.

Bring all our fellow citizens

to a knowledge and love of the truth.

Make us zealous in the profession of our faith

so that we may continue and perfect the work

which you have begun with so much labour and suffering.

Pray for our homes, our schools,

our missions, for vocations,

for the conversion of sinners,

the return of those who have wandered from the fold,

and the perseverance of all the faithful.

And foster a deeper and increasing unity among all Christians.

 

Amen.

 

PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH

* Patron of the Martyrs and of Canada

 

O God,

who in your special Providence

deigned to choose blessed Joseph

to be the spouse of your holy Mother,

grant, we beseech you,

that we may deserve to have him

as our intercessor in heaven

whom we venerate on earth as our protector;

You who live and reign world without end.

 

Amen.

 

PRAYER TO OUR LADY 

 

Glorious Queen of Martyrs,

to whom the early missionaries of this country

were so devoted and from whom they received so many favours,

graciously listen to my petition.

Ask your Divine Son to remember all they did for His glory.

Remind Him that they preached the Gospel

and made His Holy Name known to thousands

who had never heard of Him,

and then for Him had their apostolic labours

crowned by shedding their blood.

Exercise your motherly influence as you did at Cana,

and implore Him to grant me what I ask in this novena,

if it be according to His holy will.

 

Amen. 

 

NOVENA PRAYER

 

O God,

who by the preaching and the blood of your blessed Martyrs,

John and Isaac and their companions,

consecrated the first fruits of the faith

in the vast regions of North America,

graciously grant that by their intercession

the flourishing harvest of Christians

may be everywhere and always increased.

Through Christ our Lord.

 

Amen.

 

PRAYER OF PETITION

 

O God,

who inflamed the hearts of your blessed Martyrs

with an admirable zeal for the salvation of souls,

grant me, I beseech you,

my petitions and all the requests recommended here today,

so that the favours obtained through their intercession

may make manifest before men

the power and the glory of your name.

 

Amen.

 

St. John de Brébeuf,

pray for us.

 

St. Isaac Jogues,

pray for us.

 

St. Gabriel Lalemant,

pray for us.

 

St. Anthony Daniel,

pray for us

 

St. Charles Garnier,

pray for us.

 

St. Noël Chabanel,

pray for us.

 

St. René Goupil,

pray for us.

 

St. John de la Lande,

pray for us.

 

Holy Mary, Queen of Martyrs,

pray for us.

  

 

Novena to The Virgin of The Globe

 

O Mary, conceived without sin,

Co-Redemptrix, willing participant in Jesus' great work of salvation,

teach us to work with Him for the salvation of our neighbour.

Pray for us who have recourse to Thee!

 

O Mary, conceived without sin,

Mediatrix of all graces and mother of every soul,

let the graces we receive through your hands

be met with profound gratitude and sincere cooperation.

Pray for us who have recourse to Thee!

 

O Mary, conceived without sin,

Advocate for the people of God,

from the moment of the Annunciation until the end of time,

lift up our deeply wounded world to God's merciful love.

Pray for us who have recourse to Thee! 

 

 

Novena to The Holy Spirit, By St. Benedicta of The Cross

 

Who are You, sweet light, that fills me

And illumines the darkness of my heart?

You lead me like a mother's hand,

And should You let go of me,

I would not know how to take another step.

You are the space that embraces my being

and buries it in Yourself.

Away from You it sinks into the abyss of nothingness,

from which You raised it to the light.

You, nearer to me than I to myself

And more interior than my most interior

And still impalpable and intangible

And beyond any name:

Holy Spirit eternal love!

 

Are You not the sweet manna

That from the Son's heart

Overflows into my heart,

The food of angels and the blessed?

He who raised himself from death to life,

He has also awakened me to new life

From the sleep of death.

And He gives me new life from day to day,

And at some time His fullness

Is to stream through me,

Life of Your life indeed,

You Yourself:

Holy Spirit eternal life!

 

Are you the ray

That flashes down from the eternal Judge's throne

And breaks into the night of the soul

That had never known itself?

Mercifully relentlessly

It penetrates hidden folds.

Alarmed at seeing itself,

The self makes space for holy fear,

The beginning of that wisdom

That comes from on high

And anchors us firmly in the heights,

Your action, that creates us anew:

Holy Spirit ray that penetrates everything!

 

Are You the spirit's fullness and the power

By which the Lamb releases the seal

Of God's eternal decree?

Driven by You

The messengers of judgment ride through the world

And separate with a sharp sword

The kingdom of light from the kingdom of night.

Then heaven becomes new and new the earth,

And all finds its proper place

Through Your breath:

Holy Spirit victorious power!

 

Are You the master who builds the eternal cathedral,

Which towers from the earth through the heavens?

Animated by You,

the columns are raised high

And stand immovably firm.

Marked with the eternal name of God,

They stretch up to the light,

Bearing the dome,

Which crowns the holy cathedral,

Your work that encircles the world:

Holy Spirit God's moulding hand!

 

Are you the one who created the unclouded mirror

Next to the Almighty's throne,

Like a crystal sea,

In which Divinity lovingly looks at Itself?

You bend over the fairest work of Your creation,

And radiantly Your own gaze

Is illumined in return.

And of all creatures the pure beauty

Is joined in one in the dear form

Of the Virgin, your immaculate bride:

Holy Spirit Creator of all!

 

Are You the sweet song of love

And of holy awe

That eternally resounds around the Triune Throne,

That weds in itself the clear chimes of each and every being?

The harmony,

That joins together the members to the Head,

In which each one finds

the mysterious meaning of his being blessed

And joyously surges forth,

Freely dissolved in Your surging:

Holy Spirit eternal jubilation! 

 

 

Novena of The Infant of Prague

 

This Novena is to be said at the same time every hour for Nine consecutive hours in just one day).  

 

O Jesus, Who hast said,

ask and you shall receive,

seek and you shall find,

knock and it shall be opened to you,

through the intercession of Mary,

Thy Most Holy Mother,

I knock, I seek,

I ask that my prayer be granted.

 

(Make your request)

 

O Jesus, Who hast said,

all that you ask of the Father in My Name,

He will grant you through the intercession of Mary.

Thy Most Holy Mother.

I humbly and urgently ask Thy Father

in Thy Name that my prayer be granted.

 

(Make your request)

 

O Jesus, Who hast said,

"Heaven and earth shall pass away

but My word shall not pass",

through the intercession of Mary,

Thy Most Holy Mother,

I feel confident that my prayer will be granted.

 

(Make your request)

 

 

Novena for Purification

 

O Blessed Mother of God,

who went up to the Temple according to the law

with your offering of little white doves,

pray for me that I too may keep the law

and be pure in heart like you.

 

Sweet heart of Mary,

be my salvation. 

 

300 days. Plenary, under usual conditions, if said daily for a month. S. C. Indulgences., Sept. 30, 1852. 

 

 

Novena Rose Prayer

 

O Little Thérèse of the Child Jesus,

please pick for me a rose

from the heavenly gardens

and send it to me as a message of love.

 

O Little Flower of Jesus,

ask God today to grant the favours

I now place with confidence in your hands...

 

(Make your request here...)

 

St. Thérèse,

help me to always believe as you did,

in God’s great love for me,

so that I might imitate

your "Little Way" each day.

 

Amen 

 

 

The Annunciation Novena

 

I greet you,

Ever-blessed Virgin,

Mother of God,

Throne of Grace,

miracle of Almighty Power!

 

I greet you,

Sanctuary of the Most Holy Trinity

and Queen of the Universe,

Mother of Mercy

and refuge of sinners! 

 

Most loving Mother,

attracted by your beauty and sweetness,

and by your tender compassion,

I confidently turn to you,

miserable as I am,

and beg of you to obtain for me

from your dear Son

the favor I request in this novena:

 

(mention your request here).

 

Obtain for me also,

Queen of heaven,

the most lively contrition for my many sins

and the grace to imitate closely

those virtues which you practiced so faithfully,

especially humility,

purity and obedience.

 

Above all,

I beg you to be my Mother and Protectress,

to receive me into the number of your devoted children,

and to guide me from your high throne of glory.

 

Do not reject my petitions,

Mother of Mercy!

Have pity on me,

and do not abandon me during life

or at the moment of my death.

 

Amen.

 

 

Novena St. George

 

Almighty and eternal God!

With lively faith

and reverently worshiping Thy divine Majesty,

I prostrate myself before Thee

and invoke with filial trust

Thy supreme bounty and mercy.

Illumine the darkness of my intellect

with a ray of Thy heavenly light

and inflame my heart

with the fire of Thy divine love,

that I may contemplate

the great virtues and merits

of the saint in whose honour

I make this novena,

and following his example

imitate, like him,

the life of Thy divine Son.

 

Moreover, I beseech Thee

to grant graciously,

through the merits and intercession

of this powerful Helper,

the petition which through him

I humbly place before Thee,

devoutly saving,

"Thy will be done on earth

as it is in heaven."

Vouchsafe graciously to hear it,

if it redounds to Thy greater glory

and to the salvation of my soul.

 

Amen. 

 

PRAYER IN HONOUR OF SAINT GEORGE

 

O GOD,

who didst grant to Saint George

strength and constancy

in the various torments

which he sustained for our holy faith;

we beseech Thee to preserve,

through his intercession,

our faith from wavering and doubt,

so that we may serve Thee

with a sincere heart faithfully unto death.

Through Christ our Lord.

 

Amen. 

 

INVOCATION OF SAINT GEORGE

 

Faithful servant of God

and invincible martyr,

Saint George;

favoured by God

with the gift of faith,

and inflamed with an ardent love of Christ,

thou didst fight valiantly

against the dragon of pride,

falsehood, and deceit.

Neither pain nor torture,

sword nor death

could part thee from the love of Christ.

I fervently implore thee

for the sake of this love

to help me by thy intercession

to overcome the temptations

that surround me,

and to bear bravely the trials

that oppress me,

so that I may patiently

carry the cross which is placed upon me;

and let neither distress nor difficulties

separate me from the love of Our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Valiant champion of the Faith,

assist me in the combat against evil,

that I may win the crown promised to them

that persevere unto the end.  

 

Prayer

 

My LORD and my God!

I offer up to Thee

my petition in union

with the bitter passion and death

of Jesus Christ, Thy Son,

together with the merits

of His immaculate and blessed Mother,

Mary ever virgin,

and of all the saints,

particularly with those

of the holy Helper

in whose honour I make this novena.

 

Look down upon me,

merciful Lord!

Grant me Thy grace and Thy love,

and graciously hear my prayer.

 

Amen. 

 

 

Novena of The Three Hail Mary’s 

 

In Honour of the Power,

Wisdom and Loving Mercy

of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

 

I

 

Oh, Immaculate Mary,

Virgin most Powerful,

I beseech you,

through that immense Power

which you have received

from the eternal Father,

obtain for me Purity of heart,

Strength to overcome

all the enemies of my soul,

and the special favour  

I implore in my present necessity.

 

(State your intention here...)

 

Mother most Pure!

Forsake me not,

despise not my prayer,

graciously hear me for God's glory,

your honour, and the welfare of my soul.

To obtain this favour

I honour your Power

by reciting one Hail Mary.

 

Hail Mary… 

 

II

 

Oh Virgin Mary,

my Mother,

through that ineffable Wisdom

bestowed upon you by the Incarnate Word of God,

I humbly beseech you,

obtain for me Meekness and Humility of heart,

a perfect knowledge of the divine Will,

and strength to accomplish it always.

Oh Mary, Seat of Wisdom,

as a tender Mother lead me

in the path of Christian Virtue and perfection,

enlighten and enable me

to do what is most pleasing

to your beloved Son,

and obtain my petition.

To obtain this grace

I honour your Wisdom

by reciting one Hail Mary.

 

Hail Mary… 

 

III

 

Oh, Mother of Mercy,

Mother of penitent sinners,

I stand before you sinful and sorrowful,

beseeching you through the immense Love

given to you by the Holy Spirit

for us poor sinners,

obtain for me true and perfect contrition for my sins,

which I hate and detest with all my heart,

because I love God.

Mother most Merciful,

help me in my present necessity.

Turn then,

those eyes of Mercy toward us,

Oh Clement,

Oh Loving, 

Oh Sweet Virgin Mary!

To obtain this precious gift,

I honour your Loving Mercy

by reciting one Hail Mary.

 

Hail Mary… 

 

 

Corpus Christie Novena

 

I thank You, Jesus, my Divine Redeemer, for coming upon the earth for our sake, and for instituting the adorable Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist in order to remain with us until the end of the world. 

I thank You for hiding beneath the Eucharistic species Your infinite majesty and beauty, which Your Angels delight to behold, so that I might have courage to approach the throne of Your Mercy. 

I thank You, most loving Jesus, for having made Your- self my food, and for uniting me to Yourself with so much love in this wonderful Sacrament that I may live in You.  

I thank You, my Jesus, for giving Yourself to me in this Blessed Sacrament, and so enriching it with the treasures of Your love that You have no greater gift to give me. 

I thank You not only for becoming my food but also for offering Yourself as a continual sacrifice to Your Eternal Father for my salvation.  

I thank You, Divine Priest, for offering Yourself as a Sacrifice daily upon our altars in adoration and homage to the Most Blessed Trinity, and for making amends for our poor and miserable adorations.  

I thank You for renewing in this daily Sacrifice the actual Sacrifice of the Cross offered on Calvary, in which You satisfy Divine justice for us poor sinners.  

I thank You, dear Jesus, for having become the priceless Victim to merit for me the fullness of heavenly favours. Awaken in me such confidence in You that their fullness may descend ever more fruitfully upon my soul.

I thank You for offering Yourself in thanksgiving to God for all His benefits, spiritual and temporal, which He has bestowed upon me.

In union with Your offering of Yourself to Your Father in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, I ask for this special favour: (Mention your request).

 

If it be Your holy Will, grant my request. Through You I also hope to receive the grace of perseverance in Your love and faithful service, a holy death, and a happy

eternity with You in Heaven. Amen.

 

O Lord, You have given us this Sacred Banquet, in which Christ is received, the memory of His Passion is renewed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.

You have given them bread from Heaven. 

 

Having all sweetness within.

Let us pray. God our Father, for Your glory and our salvation You appointed Jesus Christ eternal High Priest.

 

May the people He gained for You by His Blood come to share in the power of His Cross and Resurrection by celebrating His Memorial in this Eucharist, for He lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever. Amen.  

 

O Jesus, since You have left us a remembrance of Your Passion beneath the veils of this Sacrament, grant us, we pray, so to venerate the sacred mysteries of Your Body and Blood that we may always enjoy the fruits of Your Redemption, for You live and reign forever. Amen. 

 

The day before his death on the Cross, Christ instituted the Eucharist in the Upper Room. He also offered bread and wine, which "in his sacred hands" (Roman Canon) became his Body and his Blood, offered in sacrifice. Thus he fulfilled the prophecy of the old covenant linked to Melchizedek's sacrificial offering. For this very reason—the Letter to the Hebrews recalls—"he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him, being designated by God a high priest after the order of Melchizedek" (5:7-10). 

 

 

Novena St. Blaise

 

PREPARATORY PRAYER

 

Almighty and Eternal God! With lively faith and reverently worshiping Thy Divine Majesty, I prostrate myself before Thee and invoke with filial trust Thy supreme bounty and mercy. Illumine the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Thy heavenly light and inflame my heart with the fire of Thy divine love, that I may contemplate the great virtues and merits of the saint in whose honor I make this novena, and following his example imitate, like him, the life of Thy divine Son.

Moreover, I beseech Thee to grant graciously, through the merits and intercession of this powerful Helper, the petition which through him I humbly place before Thee, devoutly saving, "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven." Vouchsafe graciously to hear it, if it redounds to Thy greater glory and to the salvation of my soul. Amen.

 

Prayer in honour of St. Blaise

 

O GOD, deliver us through the intercession of Thy holy bishop and martyr Blase, from all evil of soul and body, especially from all ills of the throat; and grant us the grace to make a good confession in the confident hope of obtaining Thy pardon, and ever to praise with worthy lips Thy most holy name. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Invocation of St. Blaise

 

St. BLASE, gracious benefactor of mankind and faithful servant of God, who for the love of our Saviour did suffer so many tortures with patience and resignation; I invoke thy powerful intercession. Preserve me from all evils of soul and body. Because of thy great merits God endowed thee with the special grace to help those that suffer from ills of the throat; relieve and preserve me from them, so that I may always be able to fulfil my duties, and with the aid of God's grace perform good works. I invoke thy help as special physician of souls, that I may confess my sins sincerely in the holy sacrament of Penance and obtain their forgiveness. I recommend to thy merciful intercession also those who unfortunately concealed a sin in confession. Obtain for them the grace to accuse themselves sincerely and contritely of the sin they concealed, of the sacrilegious confessions and communions they made, and of all the sins they committed since then, so that they may receive pardon, the grace of God, and the remission of the eternal punishment. Amen.

 

Prayer

My LORD and my God! I offer up to Thee my petition in union with the bitter passion and death of Jesus Christ, Thy Son, together with the merits of His immaculate and blessed Mother, Mary ever virgin, and of all the saints, particularly with those of the holy Helper in whose honour I make this novena.

Look down upon me, merciful Lord! Grant me Thy grace and Thy love, and graciously hear my prayer.

 

Amen.

 

 

Divine Mercy Novena

 

Divine Mercy Novena "Jesus asked that this Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Divine Mercy Novena which would begin on Good Friday. "On each day of the novena you will bring to My heart a different group of souls and you will immerse them in this ocean of My mercy.

... On each day you will beg My Father, on the strength of My passion, for the graces for these souls."       

The different souls prayed for on each day of the Divine Mercy Novena are:

 

First day
Second day
Third day
Fourth day
Fifth day
Sixth day
Seventh day
Eighth day
Ninth day
All mankind, especially sinners
The souls of priests and religious
All devout and faithful souls
Those who do not believe in Jesus and those who do not yet know Him
The souls of separated brethren
The meek and humble souls and the souls of children
The souls who especially venerate and glorify Jesus' mercy
The souls who are detained in purgatory
The souls who have become lukewarm

 

First Day

 

Today bring Me all mankind, especially all sinners.

 

Most Merciful Jesus, whose very nature it is to have compassion on us and to forgive us, do not look upon our sins, but upon our trust which we place in Your infinite goodness. Receive us all into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart, and never let us escape from It. We beg this of You by Your love which unites You to the Father and the Holy Spirit. Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon all mankind and especially upon poor sinners, all enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion show us Your mercy, that we may praise the omnipotence of Your mercy for ever and ever. Amen. 

 

Second Day

 

Today Bring Me the Souls of Priests and Religious.

 

Most Merciful Jesus, from whom comes all that is good, increase Your grace in us, that we may perform worthy works of mercy, and that all who see us may glorify the Father of Mercy who is in heaven. Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the company [of chosen souls] in Your vineyard - upon the souls of priests and religious; and endow them with the strength of Your blessing. For the love of the Heart of Your Son in which they are enfolded, impart to them Your power and light, that they may be able to guide others in the way of salvation, and with one voice sing praise to Your boundless mercy for ages without end. Amen.

 

Third Day

 

Today Bring Me All Devout and Faithful Souls.

 

Most Merciful Jesus, from the treasury of Your mercy, You impart Your graces in the great abundance to each and all. Receive us into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart and never let us escape from It. We beg this of You by that most wondrous love for the heavenly Father with which Your Heart burns so fiercely.

Eternal Father, turn Your Merciful gaze upon faithful souls, as upon the inheritance of Your Son. For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion, grant them Your blessing and surround them with Your  constant protection. Thus may they never fail in love or lost the treasure of the holy faith, but rather, with all the hosts of Angels and Saints, may they glorify Your boundless mercy for endless ages. Amen. 

 

Fourth Day

 

Today Bring Me The Pagans and Those Who Do Not Know Me 

Most Compassionate Jesus, You are the Light of the whole world.

Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of pagans who as yet do not know You. Let the rays of Your grace enlighten them that they, too, together with us, may extol Your wonderful mercy; and do not let them escape from the abode which is Your Most Compassionate Heart. Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gave upon the souls of pagans and of those who as yet do not know You, but who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Draw them to the light of the Gospel. These souls do not know what great happiness it is to love You. Grant that they, too, may extol the generosity of Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.

 

Fifth Day 

 

Today Bring to Me the Souls of Heretics and Schismatics

 

Most Merciful Jesus, Goodness Itself, You do not refuse light to those who seek it of You. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of heretics and schismatics. Draw them by Your light into the unity of the Church, and do not let them escape from the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart; but bring it about that they, too, come to glorify the generosity of Your mercy. Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of heretics, and schismatics, who have squandered Your blessings and misused Your graces obstinately persisting in their errors. Do not look upon their errors, but upon the love of Your Own Son and upon His bitter Passion, which He underwent for their sake, since they, too, are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus.

Bring it about that they also may glorify Your great mercy for endless ages. Amen. 

 

Sixth Day

 

Today Bring Me The Meek and Humble Souls and the Souls of Little Children

 

Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said, "Learn from Me for I am meek and humble of heart." Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart all meek and humble souls and the souls of little children. These souls send all heaven into ecstasy, and they are the heavenly Father's favourites. They are a sweet-smelling bouquet before the throne of God; God Himself takes delight in their fragrance. These souls have a permanent abode in Your Most Compassionate Heart, O Jesus, and they unceasingly sing out a hymn of love and mercy. Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon meek and humble souls, and upon the souls of little children, who are enfolded in the abode of the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls bear the closest resemblance to Your Son. Their fragrance rises from the earth and reaches Your very throne. Father of mercy and of all goodness, I beg You by the love You bear these souls and by the delight you take in them: bless the whole world, that all souls together may sing out the  praises of Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.

 

Seventh Day

 

Today Bring Me The Souls Who Especially Venerate and Glorify My Mercy

 

Most Merciful Jesus, whose Heart is Love Itself, receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who particularly extol and venerate the greatness of Your Mercy. These souls are mighty with the very power of God Himself. In the midst of all afflictions and adversities they go forward, confident in Your Mercy. These souls are united to Jesus and carry all mankind on their shoulders. These souls will not be judged severely, but Your mercy will embrace them as they depart from this life.

 

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls who glorify and venerate Your greatest attribute, that of Your fathomless mercy, and who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls are a living Gospel; their hands are full of deeds of mercy and their spirit, overflowing with joy, sings a canticle of mercy to You, O Most High! I beg You O God: Show them Your mercy according to the hope and trust they have placed in You. Let there be accomplished in them the promise of Jesus, who said to them, "I Myself will defend as My own glory, during their lifetime, and especially at the hour of their death, those souls who will venerate My fathomless mercy." 

 

Eighth Day 

 

Today Bring Me The Souls Who Are In the Prison Of Purgatory

 

Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said that You desire mercy; so I bring into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls in Purgatory, souls who are very dear to You, and yet who must make retribution to Your justice. May the streams of Blood and Water which gushed forth from Your Heart put out the flames of purifying fire, that in that place, too, the power of Your mercy may be praised. Eternal Father, turn Your most merciful gaze upon the souls suffering in Purgatory, who are enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. I beg You, by the sorrowful Passion of Jesus Your Son, and by all the bitterness with which His most sacred Soul was flooded, manifest Your mercy to the souls who are under Your just scrutiny. Look upon them in no other way than through the Wounds of Jesus, Your dearly beloved Son; for we firmly believe that there is no limit to Your goodness and compassion. Amen. 

 

Ninth Day

 

Today Bring Me The Souls Who Have Become Lukewarm

Most Compassionate Jesus, You are Compassion Itself. I bring lukewarm souls into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart. In this fire of Your pure love let these tepid souls, who, like corpses, filled You with such deep loathing, be once again set aflame. O Most Compassionate Jesus, exercise the omnipotence of Your mercy and draw them into the very ardor of Your love; and bestow upon them the gift of holy love, for nothing is beyond Your power.

 

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon lukewarm souls who are nonetheless enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Father of Mercy, I beg You by the bitter Passion of Your Son and by His three-hour agony on the Cross: let them, too, glorify the abyss of Your mercy. Amen        

 

 

 

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