Sunday, September 05, 2010

Exaltation of the Holy Cross Novena

As part of our "Little Lent" that spans the 40 days between the feast of the Transfiguration and the Triumph of the Holy Cross, we will say the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Novena for 9 days, beginning today.  Here is the prayer, to be said every day for 9 days.

Jesus, Who because of Your burning love for us willed to be crucified and to shed Your Most Precious Blood for the redemption and salvation of our souls, look down upon us and grant the petition we ask for ...( mention here)
We trust completely in Your Mercy. 
Cleanse us from sin by Your Grace, 
sanctify our work, 
give us and all those who are dear to us our daily bread, lighten the burden of our sufferings, 
bless our families, 
and grant to the nations, so sorely afflicted, 
Your Peace, which is the only true peace, so that by obeying Your Commandments we may come at last to the glory of Heaven. 


TACParent said...

Another awesome picture. Wonderful prayer too.

Dymphna said...

Thanks. I really liked that picture when I found it.

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