Before beginning this Prayer, first read it over and absorb what you will be saying. Then gather your thoughts and choose the specific words that you will be using to ask for your special request or intention.
For a more enriching experience, go down on your knees to pray or take it one step further and prostrate yourself (lay face down) on the floor while praying.
If you have arthritis, here's your Novena. St. Alphonsus is the patron saint of arthritis. Use this Novena for healing. In this Novena you will be asked to pray the: 1) Our Father, 2) Hail Mary, 3) Glory Be To The Father. These 3 prayers are listed below. Keep scrolling down and then you'll see the 9 Day Novena to St. Alphonsus.
OUR FATHER - "LORD'S PRAYER"
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom, the Glory and the Power forever. Amen
Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with Thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen
NOVENA TO SAINT ALPHONSUS
(pray for 9 days or 9 hours straight)
Glorious Saint Alphonsus, Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church, devoted servant of our Lord and loving child of Mary, I invoke you as a saint in heaven. I give myself to you that you may always be my father, my protector, and my guide in the way of holiness and salvation. Aid me in observing the duties of my state of life. Obtain for me great purity of heart and a fervent love of the interior life after your own example.
Great lover of the Blessed Sacrament and the Passion of Jesus Christ, teach me to love Holy Mass and Holy Communion as the source of all grace and holiness, and to receive this Sacrament as often as I can. Give me a tender devotion to the Passion of my Crucified Redeemer.
Promoter of the truth of Christ in your preaching and writing, give me a greater knowledge and appreciation of the divine truths.
Gentle father of the poor and sinners help me to imitate your charity toward my fellowmen in word and deed.
Consoler of the suffering, help me to bear my daily cross patiently in imitation of your own patience in your long illness and to resign myself to the will of God Good Shepherd of the flock of Christ, obtain for me the grace of being a true child of Holy Mother Church.
Saint Alphonsus, I humbly implore your powerful intercession for obtaining from the Divine Heart of Jesus all the graces necessary for my spiritual and temporal welfare. I recommend to you in particular this favor . . . (state your specific request or intention here!)
I have great confidence in your prayers. I earnestly trust that if it is God's holy will, my petition will be granted through your intercession for me at the throne of God.
Saint Alphonsus, pray for me and for those I love, I beg of you, by your love for Jesus and Mary, do not abandon us in our needs. May we experience the peace and joy of your holy death. Amen.
In thanksgiving to God for the graces bestowed on Saint Alphonsus:
Say the "Our Father," the "Hail Mary," and the "Glory be" 3 times.
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