Lunes, Enero 2, 2012

8th Day Novena of the Black Nazarene

Day 8
Jesus of Nazareth founded the Sacrament of the Eucharist

Contrition
Leader:
In the name of the Father
and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

People:
Lord Jesus Christ, true God and true man,
I am heartily sorry for having sinned You and my neighbor.
You are my Lord and my Brother whom I love above all things.
Come and help me, not to sin again,
and led me into a new life.
I trust in Your loving forgiveness

Opening Prayer
People:
Lord Jesus of Nazareth,
Your cross proclaims the wonder of Your love.
Teach us to reflect on Your suffering,
death and resurrection,
in order to have an unfailing faith in Your goodness that has no end.
You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit
forever and ever. Amen.
Reflection: [Mt. 27:57-61]

When it was evening,
there came a rich man from Arimathea named Joseph,
who was himself a disciple of Jesus.
He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus;
then Pilate ordered it to be handed over.
Taking the body, Joseph wrapped it in a clean linen
and laid it in his new tomb that he had hewn in the rock.
Then he rolled a huge stone across the entrance to the tomb
and departed. But Mary Magdalena and the other Mary
remained sitting there, facing the tomb.

May the tender love that Mary, John,
Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea showed the body of Jesus
bring us to a healthy respect for the dead,
whether they are our relatives,
friends or people we do not know.
They all need our prayers.

[Short Silence]

Intercession:
All creation will return to God through Jesus Christ,
because through His cross,
he opened the gate of heaven.

Response:
* (R) Jesus of Nazareth grant us Your pardon and love.

May greed and jealousy be removed from our hearts,
and may we put on the strength and gentleness of Your love. (R)

Lord, we believe that at the hour of death
we will be judged according to how we have put into practice Your teaching.
May we be constantly aware of our end and remain close to You. (R)

Remember those who hope in You while they live.
By your suffering and death,
grant them forgiveness of their sins. (R)
[Pause for Personal Intentions]


Almighty God, make our faith strong.
Grant that we may rise again,
together with Your Son Jesus,
who lives with You and the Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen.

LITANY
Response
(R) Have mercy and save us.

Blood of Christ, the only Son of the Father. (R)
Blood of Christ of the old and everlasting covenant. (R)
Blood of Christ that washes away my sins and the sins of the world. (R)
Blood of Christ that formed like sweat and fell to the ground at Gethsemane. (R)
Blood of Christ that flowed out while You were scourged at the pillar. (R)
Blood of Christ that covered Your face at the crowning of thorns. (R)
Blood of Christ, scorned by the people on the road of Jerusalem. (R)
Blood of Christ, emptying itself at the crucifixion. (R)
Blood of Christ, source of our salvation. (R)
Blood of Christ, river of mercy and forgiveness. (R)
Blood of Christ, that won over violence and injustice. (R)
Blood of Christ, refuge of the abused and the downtrodden. (R)
Blood of Christ, strength of those who suffer. (R)
Blood of Christ, consolation of lonely souls. (R)
Blood of Christ, hope of sinners. (R)
Blood of Christ, that makes strong the weak and the afflicted. (R)
Blood of Christ that leads the poor souls into heaven. (R)

Concluding Prayer:
People:
Lord God, our Father, You willed that Your Son, Jesus,
died on the cross for the sins of the world.
Grant us the grace to be one with His suffering
so that we may be worthy to hope for a new life.
Help us to walk the way of Your commandments
and to serve You in our neighbors.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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