CORONAVIRUS NOVENA PRAYER

WHAT IS A NOVENA?

A novena is a way of praying, often for a particular need or grace. It consists of prayers said over nine days, representing the nine days between Christ’s Ascension and the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, where “all the Apostles joined in continuous prayer”. (Acts 1:14)

HOW DO I PRAY A NOVENA?

Each day has a piece of Scripture, a thought, a prayer and your personal intention.

THE WORD

Read the Scripture. You may find it helpful to keep a short time of silence after reading the Scripture. Scripture is the Word of God; God speaks to us through it. But to hear what He wants to say to us, we need to be quiet and listen. We have much to say to God; He talks to us through the Scriptures.

THE THOUGHT

Then, think about the thought. This thought has been developed from the Scripture and gives us a chance to think about the Word of God in context of the situation we find ourselves in. Think about how the Word of God can help us get through the Coronavirus.

THE PRAYER

Now, take your time to pray to God and reflect on the Scripture we have heard and the thought you have been given.

YOUR INTENTION

Finish by taking time to say your personal prayer. Who or what do you want to pray for today?

(I want to pray for …)

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Bishop Patrick McKinney:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaf7upUMsn3Kl8GD79FotjQ

Saint Barnabas Cathedral:

http://www.stbarnabascathedral.org.uk/01_Community/livestream.html

Nottingham Diocesan Catholic Youth Service:

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Notices

 

 

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

DAY ONE

THE WORD:

“We have courage in God’s presence, because we are sure that He hears us if we ask Him for anything that is according to His will. He hears us whenever we ask Him; and since we know this is true, we know also that He gives us what we ask from Him.”

(1 John 5:14-15)

THE THOUGHT:

There is only one person that is above the Coronavirus.

THE PRAYER:

Father,

often I put off or delay what I need to do;

help me to have the same zeal as the disciples and not be mastered by my fears.

Our Father …

YOUR INTENTION:

I want to pray for …

 

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

DAY TWO

THE WORD:

“And I am not saying this because I feel neglected, for I have learned to be satisfied with what I have. I know what it is to be in need and what it is to have more than enough. I have learned this secret, so that anywhere, at any time, I am content, whether I am full or hungry, whether I have too much or too little. I have the strength to face all conditions by the power that Christ gives me.”

(Philippians 4:11-13)

THE THOUGHT:

I will thrive no matter what happens.

THE PRAYER:

Father,

help me not to be slow to follow the truth;

help me to live the life You promise.

Hail Mary …

YOUR INTENTION:

I want to pray for …

 

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

DAY THREE

THE WORD:

“And with all His abundant wealth through Christ Jesus, my God will supply all your needs.”

(Philippians 4:19)

THE THOUGHT:

My God is meeting all my emotional needs, financial needs, health needs, protection needs, relational needs, strength needs, wisdom needs, and every other need I have.

THE PRAYER:

Father,

help me to see Your work.

Glory Be …

YOUR INTENTION:

I want to pray for …

 

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

DAY FOUR

THE WORD:

“But if any of you lack wisdom, you should pray to God, who will give it to you; because God gives generously and graciously to all.”

(James 1:5)

THE THOUGHT:

I know what I am supposed to do and what I am not to do at this time.

THE PRAYER:

Father,

help me to meet You and to recognise You.

Our Father …

YOUR INTENTION:

I want to pray for …

 

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

DAY FIVE

THE WORD:

“For this reason God raised Him to the highest place above and gave Him the name that is greater than any other name.”

(Philippians 2:9)

THE THOUGHT:

The name of Jesus is greater than the name of Coronavirus.

THE PRAYER:

Father,

help me to see things as they truly are,

not in a way that suits me.

Hail Mary …

YOUR INTENTION:

I want to pray for …

 

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

DAY SIX

THE WORD:

“We know that in all things God works for good with those who love Him, those whom He has called according to His purpose.”

(Romans 8:28)

THE THOUGHT:

No matter what happens, I will be okay, because I have God.

THE PRAYER:

Father,

help me to know forgiveness;

help my disbelief.

Glory Be …

YOUR INTENTION:

I want to pray for …

 

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

DAY SEVEN

THE WORD:

“Every test that you have experience is the kind that normally comes to people. But God keeps His promise, and He will not allow you to be tested beyond your power to remain firm; at the time you are put to the test, He will give you the strength to endure it, and so provide you with a way out.”

(1 Corinthians 10:13)

THE THOUGHT:

In every situation I face, there is always a solution.

THE PRAYER:

Father,

help me not to lose heart;

come to find me when I lose my way.

Our Father …

YOUR INTENTION:

I want to pray for …

 

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

DAY EIGHT

THE WORD:

“Let us give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the merciful Father, the God from whom all help comes! He helps us in all our troubles, so that we are able to help others who have all kinds of troubles, using the same help that we ourselves have received from God.”

(2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

THE THOUGHT:

God is comforting, strengthening, healing and providing for those who have been negatively impacted by the Coronavirus.

THE PRAYER:

Father,

I sometimes refuse to believe.

Help me to be patient,

help me to hear the Good News

and to share that faith with others.

Hail Mary …

YOUR INTENTION:

I want to pray for …

 

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

DAY NINE

THE WORD:

“For God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not die but have eternal life.”

(John 3:16)

THE THOUGHT:

Because I am a follower of Jesus, I have the greatest gift of eternal life right now.

THE PRAYER:

Father,

help me to know myself loved and forgiven;

help me to love and forgive others,

as You have loved me.

Glory Be …

YOUR INTENTION:

I want to pray for …

 

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

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