Yesterday I explained the background and context of when this novena is traditionally prayed, namely, during Septuagesima, in the nine days before Shrove Tuesday (or “Ash Wednesday Eve,” if you will). Now it’s time to pray. Please feel free to share your intentions so we can include them in our prayers.
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“All those who, attracted by my love, and venerating my countenance, shall receive, by virtue of my humanity, a brilliant and vivid impression of my divinity. This splendour
shall enlighten the depths of their souls, so that in eternal glory the celestial court shall marvel at the marked likeness of their features with my divine countenance.” (Our Lord Jesus Christ to St. Gertrude)
WE BECOME WHAT WE BEHOLD!
(Console Holy Face and recite Daily Preparatory Prayer)
DAILY PREPARATORY PRAYER
O Most Holy and Blessed Trinity, through the intercession of Holy Mary, whose soul was pierced through by a sword of sorrow at the sight of the passion of her Divine Son, we ask your help in making a perfect Novena of reparation with Jesus, united with all His sorrows, love and total abandonment. We now implore all the Angels and Saints to intercede for us as we pray this Holy Novena to the Most Holy Face of Jesus and for the glory of the most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.
My offences truly I know them;
My sin is always before me.
Against you, you alone, have I sinned;
What is evil in your sight I have done.
Most Holy Face of Jesus, we are truly sorry that we have hurt you so much by constantly doing what is wrong; and for all the good works we have failed to do. Immaculate Heart of Mary, Saint Joseph, intercede for us, help us to console the Most Holy Face of Jesus. Pray that we may share in the tremendous love Thou hast for one another, and for the most Holy and Blessed Trinity. Amen.
Through the merits of your precious blood and your Holy Face, O Jesus, grant us our petition………………, pardon and mercy.
1) c/o Cecilia C. Senarlo: “PLEASE MY FAMILY AND ALSO MY FATHER HE IS HIS BIRTHDAY ,HE NOW SUFFERING KNEES AND HE CANT WALK EASILY …I HOPE AND PRAY THAT HE CAN WALK EASILY AND GOOD HEALTH ,HIS NOW 79 YEAR OLD”
2) c/o Wilma T. Mendoza: “Please pray for my family and for my petition.. May my daughter Cherielyn, receive her permannet residence soon so she can get her children Kyle and Raihn soon… And that I may also be granted a visa to bring them to Canada..thank you very much”
Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Come, Holy Spirit, Sanctifier, all powerful God of love, Thou who didst fill the Virgin Mary with grace, Thou who didst wonderfully transform the hearts of the apostles. Thou who didst endow all Thy martyrs with a miraculous heroism, come and sanctify us, illumine our minds, strengthen our wills, purify our consciences, rectify our judgments, set our
hearts on fire and preserve us from the misfortune of resisting Thine inspirations. We consecrate to Thee our understanding, our heart and our will, our whole being for time and for eternity. May our understanding be always submissive to Thy heavenly inspirations and to the teachings of Thy Holy Catholic Church, of which Thou art the infallible guide; may our heart he ever inflamed with love of God and neighbour, may our will be ever conformed to the divine will, and may our whole life be a faithful imitation of the life and virtues of our Lord and Saviour. Jesus Christ, to whom with the Father and Thee be honour and glory forever. Amen.
one (1) Our Father
three (3) Hail Mary’s
one (1) Glory Be
three (3) “O Bleeding Face, O Face Divine, be every adoration Thine.”
THE “GOLDEN ARROW” PRAYER
MAY the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, most incomprehensible and unutterable Name of God be always praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified, in Heaven, on earth, and under the earth, by all the creatures of God, and by the Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Amen.