ST GEORGE

Pray the following prayers for nine consecutive days:

PREPARATORY PRAYER

Almighty and eternal God! With lively faith and reverently worshipping Your divine Majesty, I prostrate myself before You and invoke with childlike trust in Your supreme bounty and mercy. Illumine the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Your heavenly light and inflame my heart with the fire of Your Divine love, that I may contemplate the great virtues and merits of the Saint in whose honor I make this novena, and following his example imitate, like him, the life of Your Divine Son.  Moreover, I beseech You to grant graciously, through the merits and intercession of this powerful Helper, the petition which through him I humbly place before You, devoutly saving, "Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." Vouchsafe graciously to hear it, if it redounds to Your greater glory and to the salvation of my soul.

Amen.


PRAYER IN HONOR OF SAINT GEORGE

O GOD, You granted Saint George strength and constancy in the various torments which he sustained for our holy faith; we beseech You to preserve, through his intercession, our faith from wavering and doubt, so that we may serve You with a sincere heart faithfully unto death. Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

INVOCATION OF SAINT GEORGE

Faithful servant of God and invincible martyr, Saint George; favored by God with the gift of faith, and inflamed with an ardent love of Christ, you fought valiantly against the dragon of pride, falsehood, and deceit. Neither pain nor torture, sword nor death could part you from the love of Christ. I fervently implore you for the sake of this love to help me by your intercession to overcome the temptations that surround me, and to bear bravely the trials that oppress me, so that I may patiently carry the cross which is placed upon me; and let neither distress nor difficulties separate me from the love of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Valiant champion of the Faith, assist me in the combat against evil, that I may win the crown promised to them that persevere unto the end. 

 

PRAYER 

My Lord and my God! I offer up to You my petition in union with the bitter passion and death of Jesus Christ, Your Son, together with the merits of His immaculate and blessed Mother, Mary ever virgin, and of all the saints, particularly with those of the holy Helper in whose honor I make this novena. Look down upon me, merciful Lord! Grant me Your grace and Your love, and graciously hear my prayer.

Amen.

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