NOVENA TO ST. GREGORY THE GREAT – SECOND DAY

Papa Sancte Gregorius Magnus, ora pro nobis!

Papa Sancte Gregorius Magnus, ora pro nobis!

Novena Prayer to St. Gregory the Great

St. Gregory, you are known for your zeal for the Catholic faith, love of liturgy, and compassion and mercy toward those in need.  Please help and guide us so that we may share in these virtues and thereby bring Jesus into the hearts of our families and all we encounter.  We especially ask for blessings on our parish family, our priests and our deacons.

I also ask that you graciously intercede for me before God so that I might be granted the special assistance and graces that I seek…

    (state personal intentions here)

Help me to live as a faithful child of God and to attain the eternal happiness of heaven.

jesus Crucifixion

PRAYER OF ST. GREGORY THE GREAT    

Acclaim To The Suffering Christ

O Lord, You received affronts

without number from Your blasphemers,

yet each day You free captive souls

from the grip of the ancient enemy.

 

You did not avert Your face

from the spittle of treachery,

yet You wash souls in saving waters.

 

You accepted Your scourging without murmur,

yet through your meditation

You deliver us from endless chastisements.

 

You endured ill-treatment of all kinds,

yet You want to give us a share

in the choirs of angels in glory everlasting.

 

You did not refuse to be crowned with thorns,

yet You save us from the wounds of sin.

 

In your thirst You accepted the bitterness of gall,

yet You prepare Yourself to fill us with eternal delights.

 

You kept silence under the derisive homage

rendered You by Your executioners,

yet You petition the Father for us

although You are his equal in Divinity.

 

You came to taste death,

yet You were the Life

and had come to bring it to the dead. Amen.

 

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