Novena Prayer Challenge

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There are many intentions for which I have been asked to pray. While I do offer a moment of prayer for these requests, I think I can do better. So I am would like to pray the rosary for the next nine days (starting September 19) for all of these intentions.

The Rosary is the most excellent form of prayer and the most efficacious means of attaining eternal life. It is the remedy for all our evils, the root of all our blessings. There is no more excellent way of praying (Pope Leo XIII).

I found a beautiful recitation of the rosary sung in Latin, so this will be what I will be listening to as I pray:

Sign of the Cross:

In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen

Apostles’ Creed:

Credo in Deum Patrem omnipotentem, Creatorem caeli et terrae. Et in Iesum Christum, Filium eius unicum, Dominum nostrum, qui conceptus est de Spiritu Sancto, natus ex Maria Virgine, passus sub Pontio Pilato, crucifixus, mortuus, et sepultus, descendit ad infernos, tertia die resurrexit a mortuis, ascendit ad caelos, sedet ad dexteram Dei Patris omnipotentis, inde venturus est iudicare vivos et mortuos. Credo in Spiritum Sanctum, sanctam Ecclesiam catholicam, sanctorum communionem, remissionem peccatorum, carnis resurrectionem, vitam aeternam. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer:

PATER NOSTER, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.

The Hail Mary:

AVE MARIA, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

Glory Be:

GLORIA PATRI, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto. Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.

Oratio Fatimae (The Fatima Prayer)

Domine Iesu, dimitte nobis debita nostra, salva nos ab igne inferiori, perduc in caelum omnes animas, praesertim eas, quae misericordiae tuae maxime indigent.

Hail, Holy Queen:

SALVE REGINA, Mater misericordiae. Vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve. Ad te clamamus exsules filii Hevae. Ad te Suspiramus, gementes et flentes in hac lacrimarum valle. Eia ergo, Advocata nostra, illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte. Et Iesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui, nobis post hoc exsilium ostende. O clemens, o pia, o dulcis Virgo Maria.

V. Ora pro nobis, Sancta Dei Genitrix.
R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.

caelum omnes animas, praesertim eas, quae misericordiae tuae maxime indigent.

Hail, Holy Queen:

SALVE REGINA, Mater misericordiae. Vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve. Ad te clamamus exsules filii Hevae. Ad te Suspiramus, gementes et flentes in hac lacrimarum valle. Eia ergo, Advocata nostra, illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte. Et Iesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui, nobis post hoc exsilium ostende. O clemens, o pia, o dulcis Virgo Maria.

V. Ora pro nobis, Sancta Dei Genitrix.
R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.

(EWTN, Latin Prayers).

My Intentions:

1) The continued health of my daughter, my wife, and myself.
2) Full employment and financial stability for my family.
3) The health of my Aunt Laura.
4) The health of my grandmother, Clare.
5) The speedy recovery of my cousin’s husband, Mark.
6) For the recovery of my compadre, Armando.
7) For my sister and her family.
8) The requests of Michael Shenigo.
9) The requests of Helen Marple-Horavt.
10) For those who doubt God.
11) For the victims of recent violent attacks.
12) For defenseless children absused by their parents and adults.
13) For the unborn and the victims of abortion.
14) For the United States in the election of candidates who truly seek to bring justice and peace to the world.
15) For the souls of my mother, Matthew, Lupe, Tia Socorro, and Carol who recently passed.

If you would like to participate in this challenge, post your intentions in the comments below and I will include them in my intentions as I pray over the next nine days. You don’t have to be a Catholic or believer to pray or join in this challenge, in fact, it might make sense to pray even if you don’t believe.

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