Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Novena for Phillip Johnson, a Raleigh Seminarian

Bishop Burbidge has asked all of us in the Diocese of Raleigh the pray this novena for Seminarian Philip Johnson, beginning on the Monday after Thanksgiving. Please spread the word:


Father all-powerful and ever-living God,

you chose the Immaculate Virgin Mary,

the mother of your Son, to be the mother and help of all Christians.

As she endured her bitter agony

at the cross of her Son, she was consoled by you

with the hope of His resurrection.

Now, in heaven

she consoles with a mother’s love all who turn to her with faith,

until the day of the Lord dawns in glory.

~Pray the Memorare~

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought your intercession, was left unaided.

Inspired with this confidence, I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.

O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer me.

~We pray~

O Mother of the Word Incarnate,

we are filled with confidence that your prayers on our behalf

will be graciously heard before the throne of God.

Bring our seminarian, Phillip Johnson healing, peace, courage and strength

as he shares in the suffering your Son.

O Glorious Mother of God,

in memory of your joyous Immaculate Conception,

hear our prayers and obtain for us our petitions.

1 comments:

evanscove said...

Do you know anything about this seminarian (i.e., what he's going through right now)? But I'll certainly be glad to pray for him.

Evan