Saturday, August 13, 2011

Novena Prayer for World Youth Day

Join me in praying for all those at World Youth Day, especially those you know, over the next nine days, by saying the below prayer every day. I set this picture as my background so that when I start up my computer for the first time each day, I say it. Pick a time to say it and stick to it!

Miraculous Medal statue at the National Shrine
of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C.
(Click for larger image)

The prayer (in case you just want the text):
Novena of the Miraculous Medal
O Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of Our Lord Jesus and our Mother, penetrated with the most lively confidence in your all-powerful and never-failing intercession, manifested so often through the Miraculous Medal, we your loving and trustful children implore you to obtain for us the graces and favors we ask during this novena, if they be beneficial to our immortal souls, and the souls for whom we pray.
*We pray for grace and blessings to be poured down upon World Youth Day, and all those attending, especially...
You know, O Mary, how often our souls have been the sanctuaries of your Son who hates iniquity. Obtain for us then a deep hatred of sin and that purity of heart which will attach us to God alone so that our every thought, word and deed may tend to His greater glory. Obtain for us also a spirit of prayer and self-denial that we may recover by penance what we have lost by sin and at length attain to that blessed abode where you are the Queen of angels and of men. Amen.

*This is the part I added especially for WYD.

I know World Youth Day 2008 was one amazing experience for me, especially to be so close to our Holy Father, Pope Benedict, and to see how universal the Universal Church truly is. But we must pray for those attending, for the enemy is not happy that these gatherings of youth occur and he will do everything he can to prevent conversion of hearts from occurring. But Christ, Our God and King, will reign! Our Mother, Our Queen, will help us. But we must pray, pray, pray!

Please, I beg you, join me. I've started today and will end August 21. You can start the day you read this and pray for nine days. You can say the prayer 20 times. I don't care. But please! Pray for the youth, the young adults, the youth ministers, the chaperones, the sisters, the religious, the priests, the bishops, and Our Holy Father!

In Christ through Mary.

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