A SPECIAL DEVOTION TO OUR LADY OF ARABIA

A SPECIAL DEVOTION TO OUR LADY OF ARABIA

| Introduction | Encouragement of the Pope |
| Our Lady's Shrine and Devotions | About the Novena |
| THE PERPETUAL NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF ARABIA |
| "Because they are not asked for .." | To Perpetual Remembrance |


THE PERPETUAL NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF ARABIA

 


I          OPENING PRAYER

 

Priest

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In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

 

People

:

Amen

 

Priest

:

Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful, and kindle in them the fire of Thy love. Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created.

 

People

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And Thou shall renew the face of the earth.

 

Priest

:

LET US PRAY:


O God, Who didst instruct the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise and ever to rejoice in His Consolation, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

People

:

Amen.

 


II          INVOCATION

 

Priest 

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O Mary,

 

People

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Dear Mother, we call thee 'Our Lady of Arabia' to ask for thy blessing upon this country, and for thy loving protection on us. Keep ever thy child near Jesus in the happiness of sanctifying grace. Amen.

 


III          MEMORARE

 

All       

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Remember, O most compassionated Virgin Mary, That never was it known that any one who fled to thy Protection, implored thy assistance or sought thy intercession, was left unaided.  Inspired with this Confidence, we fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, our Mother; to thee we come; before thee we kneel, sinful and sorrowful.  O Mother of the Word Incarnate, Despise not our petitions, but in thy clemency hear and answer them.  Amen.

(Reading of favors asked for and favors granted)

 


IV        INTERCESSORY PRAYERS

 

 

1. For our relations and friends:

 

Priest

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O God,

 

People

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Who, by the grace of the Holy Spirit didst pour the Gifts of charity into the hearts of Thy faithful, grant Thy servants and handmaids, for whom we entreat Thy Mercy, health of mind and body that they may love Thee with all their strength and by perfect love may do what is pleasing to Thee.

 

Priest

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Cause of our joy

 

People

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Pray for us

           

 

2. For sick persons recommended to our prayers:

 

Priest

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Almighty, Everlasting God,

 

People

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The abiding health of those who believe, hear us on behalf of Thy servants that are sick, for whom we humbly crave the help of Thy Mercy, that being restored to health, they may render thanks to Thee in Thy Church.

 

Priest

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Health of the sick

 

People

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Pray for us

           

 

3.   For everyone in need:

 

Priest

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Almighty and Eternal God,

 

People

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the comfort of the afflicted and the strength of those in labor; let the prayers of those who call upon Thee in any trouble, be heard by Thee; that all may, with joy, find the effects of Thy mercy in their necessities.

 

Priest

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Comforter of the afflicted

 

People

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Pray for us

           

 

4. For the Pope and the Missions:

 

Priest

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Almighty, Eternal God

 

People

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By Whose judgment all things are ruled, mercifully regard our prayers, and by Thy goodness preserve our Pontiff Pope N., chosen by Thee, that Christian people, who are governed by Thy authority, may increase the merits of their faith and their number, under so great a Pontiff.

 

Priest

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Help of Christians,

 

People

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Pray for us

           

 

5. For the conversion of Russia and Peace in the World:

 

Priest

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Almighty, Everlasting God,

 

People

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In Whose Hands rest every power and the government of all nations, look in Thy mercy, upon that people once so devout, and lead them back to Thy law; overcome we beseech Thee all human wickedness and assure to Thy faithful the benefits of enduring peace.

 

Priest

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Queen of Peace

 

People

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Pray for us

           

 

6. For our deceased relatives and for souls in Purgatory:

 

Priest

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O God,

 

People

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Who grants forgiveness and desires the salvation of mankind:  we beseech Thee, in Thy Mercy, to grant that our brethren, kinsfolk and benefactors who have passed out of this life, by the intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, and all Thy Saints, may partake of everlasting bliss.

 

Priest

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Gate of heaven,

 

People

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Pray for us

           

 

7. For ourselves:

 

Priest

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O Immaculate Virgin Mary,

 

People

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Mother of our Lord Jesus and our Mother, penetrated with the most lively confidence in thy all powerful and never failing intercession, we thy loving and trustful children implore thee to obtain for us thy graces and favors we ask during this Novena, if they be beneficial to our immortal souls, thou knowest, O Mary, how often our souls have been sanctuaries of Thy 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 thou art the Queen of Angels and of men.  Amen.

 

Priest

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Mother most amiable,

 

People

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Pray for us

           

 


V      A PLEA FOR THE TRIUMPH OF OUR LADY

 

Priest             

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O Mary, Immaculate Mother of God,

 

People           

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Whom the Angels and Saints attend in heavenly bliss, we hail thee as Queen of Heaven and Earth;  we beseech thee to proclaim thy sovereignty over the souls of men.  By the divine Grace, of which thou art the kindly channel, obtain that every soul may in truth know God, that every heart may in humility surrender to Him.  O, do thou, our Mother, establish in each of us thy abode of love, that from thee all our joys may spring, in thee all our troubles may be calmed, through thee all our prayers may confidently rise.  Hasten, O powerful Queen, to conquer the world in the peace of thy love, for the splendor of thy crown in the glorious advent of universal reign of thy divine Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord!

 

Priest 

:

We shall end this Novena service by thanking God and our heavenly Mother for all the benefits we have ever received and also for the grace she will grant us after these our prayers.  Using her own words, let us together, standing, say :-

 


VI        THE MAGNIFICAT

 

Priest             

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My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.  Because He hath regarded the humility of His handmaid: for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.  For He that is mighty hath done great things to me, and Holy is His name.  And His mercy is from generation unto generations to them that fear Him.  He hath showed might in His arm:  he hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.  He hath put down the mighty from their seat; and hath exalted the humble.  He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich He hath sent empty away.  He hath received Israel His servant; being mindful of His mercy.  As he spoke to our fathers; to Abraham and to his seed for ever. 

 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be world without end.  Amen.

 


VII          CONCLUDING PRAYER

 

Priest             

:

We offer up to Thee, O Lord,

 

People

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This service of praise, rejoicing in the glory of the Mother of Thy Son, invoked as Our Lady of Arabia; for we trust in her protection to get rescue from all evils, whether of the present time or of that yet to come.  Amen.

 

 

| Introduction | Encouragement of the Pope |
| Our Lady's Shrine and Devotions | About the Novena |
| THE PERPETUAL NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF ARABIA |
| "Because they are not asked for .." | To Perpetual Remembrance |




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