Prayers

and Devotions

~ Christmas Miracle Prayer ~

According to pious tradition, one who prays this “novena” will receive their request. 

For this reason as a Family of Parishes, by the mercy and grace of the moment of the birth of Jesus, we ask that by the grace of His Incarnation, God bring an end to the coronavirus; that people may see His love and turn to Him. We encourage all our parishioners to pray in solidarity this prayer. Please also consider fasting as well, as it greatly increases the power of our prayers, especially for such great spiritual battles.

This prayer is offered 15 times a day from the feast of St. Andrew (November 30th) until Christmas.

Advent Novena:

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 the piercing cold.
In that hour, vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God,
to hear my prayer and grant my desires,
for an immediate end to the COVID-19 virus,
especially within the borders of our Family of Parishes
through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ,
and of His Blessed Mother.

Amen.

Spiritual Communion Prayer

 

My Jesus,
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You Sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

Amen.

St. Michael Prayer

 

St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host
by the Power of God
cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
who prowl throughout the world
seeking the ruin of souls

Amen.

Prayer in Times of Epidemic

 

V: Deal not with us, Lord, according to our sins.
R: And take not vengeance on us because of our misdeeds.
V: Help us, O God, our Deliverer.
R: And for thy name’s sake, O Lord, free us.
V: Remember not, O Lord, our sins of old.
R: Hasten to us with thy compassion, for we are exceedingly poor.
V: St. Sebastian, pray for us.
R: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
V: O Lord, hear my prayer.
R: And let my cry come unto thee.
V: The Lord be with you.
R: And with thy spirit.

V: Let us pray.

Vouchsafe to hear us, O God, our only salvation!  And through the intercession of the glorious and blessed Mary, Mother of God and ever Virgin, of thy blessed martyr, Sebastian and of all the saints, deliver thy people from the terrors of thy wrath, and restore their confidence by the outpouring of thy compassion.

Be moved to pity, O Lord, at our earnest entreaties, and heal the illnesses of body and soul; so that experiencing thy forgiveness we may ever rejoice in thy blessing.

We beseech thee, O Lord, grant us a hearing as we devoutly raise our petitions to thee, and graciously turn away the epidemic of plague which afflicts us; so that mortal hearts may recognize that these scourges proceed from thine
indignation and cease only when thou art moved to mercy. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.

R: Amen.

V: And may the blessing of Almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, descend upon us and remain forever.

R: Amen.