Novena to St. Jean-Marie Vianney, July 27th – August 4th 2020

Inside the golden reliquary is the actual heart of St. Jean-Marie Vianney, venerated at the St. John Paul II Shrine, Washington, D.C., in the autumn of 2019.

(From https://www.praymorenovenas.com/st-john-vianney-novena)

St. John Vianney Novena – July 27th, Day 1

Saint John Vianney, you were blessed with a loving and devout family who supported your desire to increase your faith and devote yourself fully towards imitating the life of our Lord Jesus Christ. In your quest to pursue your holy vocation, you were not deterred by the many obstacles that came your way. Your strong faith carried you through all of life’s trials to your place in God’s kingdom. Obtain for me the same courage and faith that allowed you to give all to God without counting the cost. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide me to the right decisions that will best serve God and my neighbor. Believing in the power of your kind intercession, I humbly ask you to pray for me and the special intention I am hoping God will grant me through this novena. (here mention your special intention) St. John Vianney, Priest of Ars, pray for our priests, and pray for us. Amen.

St. John Vianney Novena – July 28th, Day 2

Saint John Vianney, you dedicated your life towards saving souls for the greater glory of God. You were even blessed with an almost supernatural ability to obtain funds to help our less fortunate brothers and sisters in Christ. You freely gave of yourself in imitation of the life of our Lord Jesus Christ. Teach me also to see God in each person regardless of their station in life, and despite any wrongs they may have done to me. Help me to see service to my fellow men as a responsibility that I need to fulfill, to gain a chance to live with you, with our Lord, and all the saints for all eternity. Believing in the power of your kind intercession, I humbly ask you to pray for me and the special intention I am hoping God will grant me through this novena. (here mention your special intention) St. John Vianney, Priest of Ars, pray for our priests, and pray for us. Amen.

St. John Vianney Novena – July 29th, Day 3

Saint John Vianney, your successful journey to the priesthood is a testament to your determination to serve our Lord Jesus Christ. Your life as a priest is a shining example of what we should expect from the chosen leaders of God’s flock. Your perseverance in the face of many hardships has saved numerous souls. By contemplating on your life, may I be imbued with the same determination to be the best that I can be in the many roles I play in life. Let everything I think, say or do benefit my neighbor and lead me ever closer to our Heavenly Father. Believing in the power of your kind intercession, I humbly ask you to pray for me and the special intention I am hoping God will grant me through this novena. (here mention your special intention) St. John Vianney, Priest of Ars, pray for our priests, and pray for us. Amen.

St. John Vianney Novena – July 30th, Day 4

Saint John Vianney, when you saw social ills and sin in your parish, you sparked moral and spiritual renewal through your homilies and work in the confessional. Your unrelenting efforts to win back souls to God’s grace has caused many to repent. By your soft words you were able to convert many sinners like me. Pray for me that God may bless me with the same outrage for sin and for me to have the compassion for sinners as you did. Let me choose my words carefully, lest I cause injury to my brothers. Inspire me to regularly seek reconciliation with our Heavenly Father through the worthy reception of the sacraments, Believing in the power of your kind intercession, I humbly ask you to pray for me and the special intention I am hoping God will grant me through this novena. (here mention your special intention) St. John Vianney, Priest of Ars, pray for our priests, and pray for us. Amen.

St. John Vianney Novena – July 31st, Day 5

Saint John Vianney, God’s grace saw you through all the trying moments of your life. Inspired by the example of our Lord Jesus Christ, you sacrificed your entire life in order to serve him fully. Your complete trust and surrender to His will allowed you to enter priesthood in spite of the many trials you had to endure. Obtain for me the same complete trust in the will of God, that will allow me to see hardships and trials as sacrifices I need to joyfully accept in His name. Let my anxieties and uncertainties be replaced by great faith in our Heavenly Father who is the source of all that is good. Believing in the power of your kind intercession, I humbly ask you to pray for me and the special intention I am hoping God will grant me through this novena. (here mention your special intention) St. John Vianney, Priest of Ars, pray for our priests, and pray for us. Amen.

St. John Vianney Novena – August 1st, Day 6

Saint John Vianney, you rejoiced at every opportunity to spend time in prayers and contemplation. Your dedication was such that, had it not been for practical considerations, your bishop would have granted your wish to be a monk. Teach me the power of prayer, that I may slowly understand God’s will for me. Obtain for me the conviction that through fervent prayer, nothing is impossible. Believing in the power of your kind intercession, I humbly ask you to pray for me and the special intention I am hoping God will grant me through this novena. (here mention your special intention) St. John Vianney, Priest of Ars, pray for our priests, and pray for us. Amen.

St. John Vianney Novena – August 2nd, Day 7

Saint John Vianney, in life you have shown your veneration of the Blessed Sacrament. To this end you spent long hours in the confessional to help the faithful become worthy to receive the holy sacraments. Obtain for me the fervent desire to always remain worthy to receive the holy sacraments that I may also one day be rewarded with God’s favor and spend life in His kingdom with all the saints for all eternity. Believing in the power of your kind intercession, I humbly ask you to pray for me and the special intention I am hoping God will grant me through this novena. (here mention your special intention) St. John Vianney, Priest of Ars, pray for our priests, and pray for us. Amen.

St. John Vianney Novena – August 3rd, Day 8

St. John Vianney, you lived a simple and austere life, preferring to store riches in heaven. You never turned your back to any of the poor people needing your assistance. Pray that the Holy Spirit enlighten me and remain with me always so that I too may learn to forego material possessions to earn God’s grace. May I always value my spiritual health over all the wealth in the world. Believing in the power of your kind intercession, I humbly ask you to pray for me and the special intention I am hoping God will grant me through this novena. (here mention your special intention) St. John Vianney, Priest of Ars, pray for our priests, and pray for us. Amen.

St. John Vianney Novena – August 4th, Day 9

Feast of St. John-Marie Vianney

St. John Vianney, you never let an opportunity to enlighten people and save souls pass you by. Through your efforts, many people have experienced moral and spiritual renewal. Pray that God grant me the same zeal to make His love known to all my neighbors, so that all of us may learn to despise all forms of sin. Let all my actions reveal an awakened love of God by through my interactions with my fellow men. Believing in the power of your kind intercession, I humbly ask you to pray for me and the special intention I am hoping God will grant me through this novena. (here mention your special intention) St. John Vianney, Priest of Ars, pray for our priests, and pray for us. Amen.

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Litany of Prayers for Priests

Richard Cardinal Cushing

O Almighty Eternal God our Father, look upon the face of Your Son, and for love of Him Who is the Eternal High Priest, have pity on your priests. Remember O most compassionate God, that they are but weak and frail human beings. Stir up in them the grace of their vocation which is in them, so that they may never do anything in the slightest degree unworthy of their sublime vocation.

 O Jesus, Our Eternal High Priest, we pray:

— for Your faithful and fervent PRIESTS;

— for Your unfaithful and tepid PRIESTS;

— for Your PRIESTS laboring at home or abroad in distant mission fields;

— for Your tempted PRIESTS;

— for Your young PRIESTS;

— for Your dying PRIESTS;

— for the souls of Your PRIESTS in Purgatory.

But above all, we commend to You:

— the PRIESTS dearest to me;

— the PRIEST who baptized me;

— the PRIESTS who absolved me from my sins;

— the PRIESTS at whose MASSES I assist;

— the PRIESTS who taught and instructed me about You and Your Holy Scriptures;

— the PRIESTS who helped and encouraged me to accept You as my Lord and Savior;  

— and all the PRIESTS whom You sent to touch my life and those of my loved ones.

Let Us Pray For:

The Holy Father: ……………………………………………………fill him with Your grace, Lord;

 Cardinals, Archbishops and Bishops: ………………….. give them your gifts, Lord;

 Diocesan Priests: …………………………………………………………… never leave them, Lord;

 Priests in seminary work: ………………………………. give them Your wisdom, Lord;

 Priests in hospital work: ………………………………………….. give them constancy, Lord;

 Priests who are ill: ……………………………………………………………………… heal them, Lord;

 Priests in danger: ……………………………………………………………………deliver them, Lord;

 Priests who are weak: …………………………………………………….. strengthen them, Lord;

 Priests who are poor: ………………………………………………………… relieve them, Lord;

 Priests who are zealous: ……………………………………………………………. help them, Lord;

 Priests who want to love You: ………………………………. enkindle their hearts, Lord;

 Priests who are sad: ……………………………………………………………. console them, Lord;

 Priests who are worried: ………………………………………………… give them peace, Lord;

Priests who are old: ………………………………………………………………. sustain them, Lord;

 Priests who are young: ………………………………… impel them for your glory, Lord;

 Priests who are alone: …………………………………………………… accompany them, Lord;

 Missionary priests: ……………………………………………………………….. protect them, Lord;

 Priests who are preachers: ……………………………………………….. enlighten them, Lord;

 Priests who direct souls: …………………………………………………….. instruct them, Lord;

 Parish priests: ………………………………………………………………make them perfect, Lord;

 Priests and religious who have died: ………………….. bring them to Glory, Lord;

All the Church, militant and suffering: ……………………………….. Lord, have mercy.

For all Priests:

— Give them Your wisdom, Lord.

 — Give them virtues.

 — Give them patience and charity.

 — Give them obedience and kindness.

— Give them a burning zeal for souls.

 — Give them an intense love for the Eucharist.

— Give them loyalty to the Pope and their Bishops.

— Give them respect for their dignity.

— Give them a great love for Mary.

— Give them rectitude for justice.

— Give them the gift of counsel.

— Give them strength in their labors.

— Give them peace in their sufferings.

— Give them humility and generosity.

— Let them be the light of souls.

 — Let them be the salt of the earth.

— Let them practice sacrifice and self denial.

— Let them enkindle hearts with the love of Mary.

 — Let them be other Christs.

— Let them be holy in body and soul.

— May they be men of prayer.

— May faith shine forth in them.

 — May they be faithful to their priestly vocation.

— May their hands know only how to bless.

— May they burn with love for You and for Mary.

 — May all their steps be for the glory of God.

— May the Holy Spirit possess them, and give them His gifts and fruits in abundance.

Let us pray, O God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. You are the soul and the life of the Church. Hear the prayers we offer for priests. We ask this through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, their protector and guide. Amen.

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