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SIMPLE CHRISTMAS NOVENA PRAYER

SIMPLE CHRISTMAS NOVENA PRAYER – 16th TO 24th DECEMBER
THIS PRAYER IS RECITED DAILY FROM 16th DECEMBER TO 24th DECEMBER

Hail, and blessed be the hour and moment at which the Son of God was born of a most pure Virgin at a stable at midnight in Bethlehem in the piercing cold. At that hour vouchsafe, I beseech thee, to hear my prayers and grant my desires (mention your request here).
Through Jesus Christ and His most Blessed Mother. Amen

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MIRACLE NOVENA PRAYER TO ST THERESE THE LITTLE FLOWER

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 pity 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 as Queen of the Heart of Jesus to obtain for me by her powerful intercession the grace I yearn for so ardently at this moment…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 your 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.

FIRST DAY:
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 withe 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, by your effectual intercession, above all things, the grace of a holy life and a happy death. Moreover, I beg of you to obtain for me….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.

SECOND DAY:
Almighty God, giver of all good gifts, who did will that Blessed Theresa, 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 be found worthy to become a devoted and loyal follower of Christ. Amen.
St Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us.

THIRD DAY:
O St 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 favours our Lord so liberally bestowed on you. In humility and confidence I ask you to help me, for I know that God has given you love and pity as well as power. Tell him, now, I beseech you, of the favour I seek in this novena…. Your request will crown my petition with success and bring joy to my heart. Remember your promise to do good on earth: “I shall spend my heaven doing good on earth. After death I shall let fall a shower of roses.”
St Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us.

FOURTH DAY:
O Little Flower of Jesus, who at an early age had your heart set on Carmel and in your brief earthly life did become a mirror of angelic purity, of courageous love and of wholehearted surrender to Almighty God, turn your eyes of mercy upon me who trusts in you. Obtain for me the favour I seek in this novena…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 worthy to share eternal happiness with you in heaven. Amen.
St Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for me.

FIFTH DAY:
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 favour I ask in this novena…
St Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us.

SIXTH DAY:
O Little Flower of Jesus, you have shown yourself so powerful in your intercession, so tender and compassionate toward those who honour 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 to obtain for me the favour I ask in this novena…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.

SEVENTH DAY:
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 marvellous favours 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 favour I seek in this novena…
St Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us.

EIGHTH DAY:
O glorious St Therese, who, burning with the desire of increasing the glory of God, invariably attended to the sanctification of your own 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 favour I seek in this novena…
St Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us.

NINTH DAY:
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 the 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…
St Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us.

 

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UNFAILING NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART

O Jesus, You said, “In truth I tell you, ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it will open!” I am knocking, seeking and asking for the grace … and I will know You always more intimately.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I trust in You!

O Jesus, You said, “In truth I tell you, whatever you ask from My Father in My Name, He will grant you!” I ask this grace … from Your Father and in Your Name and that I may love You and make You loved always more ardently.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I trust in You!

O Jesus, You said, “In truth I tell you, the heavens and earth will pass away, but My words never!” Counting on the infallibility of Your holy words, I ask for the grace … and to imitate and serve You always more faithfully.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I trust in You!

O Jesus, for whom nothing is impossible except not to have compassion for the unhappy, have mercy on us poor sinners, and grant us the grace we ask, through the intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Your and our tender Mother. Amen.

 

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THE NOVENA TO BE SAID ON THE FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH

NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF FATIMA

OFFERING OF NOVENA

O Jesus, it is for love of you, for the conversion of sinners, for the Holy Father and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary that we offer this novena.

THE ANGEL’S PRAYER

My God I believe, I adore, I hope and I love you. I beg pardon for those who believe not, hope not and love you not. (Three times)

Most Blessed Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore you. I offer you the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages by which He Himself is offended.
Through the infinite merits of His Sacred Heart, and through the intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg for the conversion of sinners.

PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY OF FATIMA

Most Blessed Virgin who, on the Hill of Fatima, did deign to reveal to the three humble little shepherds the treasures of the graces flowing from the practice of reciting the Holy Rosary: impress deeply in my soul esteem for this devotion so dear to you. Grant that, meditating on the mysteries of our redemption therein recalled, we may gather its precious fruits. Grant us in particular to obtain the grace (pause to recall any special request), which we implore through this novena, if it be for the greater glory of God, for your honour and for the good of our souls.

The Rosary is now said:

1st, 4th, 7th days – Joyful mysteries
2nd, 5th, 8th days – Sorrowful mysteries
3rd, 6th, 9th days – Glorious mysteries.

After each “Gloria” of the Rosary this prayer is said:

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of your mercy.

Our Lady of Fatima, inflame our hearts with love of Reparation.

PRAYER FOR ONE’S COUNTRY AND FOR THE PEACE OF THE WORLD

O Queen of the Rosary, Sweet Virgin of Fatima, who has deigned to appear in the land of Portugal, and has brought peace both interior and exterior to that once so troubled country, we beg of you to watch over our dear homeland and assure its moral and spiritual revival.
Bring back peace to all the nations of the world so that all, our own nation in particular, may be happy to call you their Queen and the Queen of Peace. Amen.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for our country.
Our Lady of Fatima, obtain for all humanity a lasting peace.

ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY

O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of Heaven and of Earth and tender Mother of mankind, in accordance with your ardent wish made known at Fatima, I consecrate to you myself, my brethren, my country and the whole human race.
Reign over us and teach us how to make the Heart of Jesus reign and triumph in and around us as it has reigned and triumphed in you.
Reign over us, dearest Mother, that we may be thine in prosperity and in adversity, in joy and in sorrow, in health and in sickness, in life and in death.
O most compassionate Heart of Mary, Queen of Virgins, watch over our minds and hearts and preserve them from the deluge of impurity, which you did lament so sorrowfully at Fatima. We want to be pure, like you. We want to atone for the many crimes committed against Jesus and you. We want to call down upon our country and the whole human race the Peace of God in justice and charity. Amen.

PRAYER TO ST MICHAEL

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in our day of battle; be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou O Prince of the Heavenly Hosts, by the power of God, thrust down to hell Satan and all other evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.

(Now, as never before, the Church needs the intercession of St Michael. Please say this prayer to St Michael every day, also after you have completed the Novena.)

 
 

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“ASK, AND IT WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU, SEEK AND YOU WILL FIND” (Mt 7:7)

1. O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you”. Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of…
Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory be to the Father… Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

2. O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you”. Behold, in your name, I ask the Father for the grace of…
Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory be to the Father… Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

3. O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, Heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away”. Encouraged by your infallible words I now ask for the grace of…
Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory be to the Father… O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I put all my trust in you.

4. O sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of you, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary your tender Mother and ours.

Say the Hail, Holy Queen and add: St Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us.
– Padre Pio

 
 

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NOVENA PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF SORROWS (15th SEPTEMBER)

Most holy and afflicted Virgin, Mother of Sorrows and Queen of Martyrs! You stood motionless at the foot of the Cross beneath your dying Son. Through the sword of grief which pierced you then, through the unceasing suffering of your life of sorrow, and the bliss which now fully repays you for your past trials and afflictions, look upon me with a mother’s tenderness and have pity on me, as I pray before you to venerate your sorrows, and place my request with childlike confidence in the sanctuary of your wounded Heart.

I beg of you to present to Jesus Christ, in union with the infinite merits of His Passion and Death, your sufferings at the foot of the Cross, and through the power of both, to grant my request:

(Mention your request).

To whom shall I turn in my needs and miseries, if not to you, Mother of mercy? You drank so deeply of the chalice of your Son that you can sympathise with the sufferings of those who are still in this valley of tears. Offer to our Divine Saviour the sufferings He bore on the Cross that the memory of them may draw His mercy upon me, a sinner. Refuge of sinners and hope of all mankind, accept my petition and grant it, if it be according to the Will of God.

Lord Jesus Christ, I offer You the merits of Mary, Your Mother and ours, as she stood beneath the Cross, in order that by her loving intercession I may obtain the happy fruits of Your Passion and Death.

 
 

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