A Novena to the Queen of Peace, Day 3

3rd day We pray for all Parishioners

1. Prayer to the Queen of Peace

O Mother mine, Mother of goodness, love and mercy.  I love you infinitely and I offer myself to you.  By means of your goodness, your love and your grace, pray for me.  I desire to be yours.  I love you infinitely, and desire you to protect me.

From the depth of my heart I pray you, Mother of goodness, give me your goodness.  Let me gain Heaven by means of it.  I pray you, by your infinite love, to give me the grace, so that I may love every man, as you have loved Jesus Christ.  I pray you to give me the grace to love your will.

I offer myself to you completely and desire that you follow my every step.  You are full of grace and I desire that I will never forget this.  And if, by change, I should lost grace I pray you to restore it to me once more.  Amen.

2. Veni Creator Spiritus (Come Creator Spirit)

Come Holy Spirit, Creator, come
best gift of God above,
the living spring, the living fire,
sweet unction and true love.

Thou Who are called the Paraclete,
from Thy bright heavenly throne,
come, take possession of our souls,
and make them all Thine own.

Thou who are sevenfold in Thy grace,
finger of God’s right hand,
His promise, teaching little ones
to speak and understand.

O guide our minds with Thy blest light,
with love our hearts inflame;
and with Thy strength, which never decays,
confirm our mortal frame.

Far from us drive our deadly foe,
true peace unto us bring,
and through all perils lead us safe
beneath Thy sacred wing.

Through Thee may we the Father know,
through Thee the eternal Son,
and Thee the Spirit of them both,
thrice-blessed Three in One.

All glory to the Father be,
with his co-equal Son:
the same to Thee, great Paraclete,
while endless ages run. Amen.

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful, and enkindle in them the fire of Your love.

– Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created.

– And You shall renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray: God, who taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that by the gift of the same Spirit we may be always truly wise and ever rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

immaculate-heart3. Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

1st Glorious Mystery – The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be, Oh My Jesus

2nd Glorious Mystery – The Ascension of Jesus to Heaven
Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be, Oh My Jesus

3rd Glorious Mystery – The Descent of the Holy Ghost
Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be, Oh My Jesus

4th Glorious Mystery – The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven
Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be, Oh My Jesus

5th Glorious Mystery – The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth
Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be, Oh My Jesus

Texts for Meditation

Jesus said to his disciples: “I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing. Anyone who does not remain in me will be thrown out like a branch and wither; people will gather them and throw them into a fire and they will be burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you want and it will be done for you. By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples. As the Father loves me, so also I love you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy might be in you and your joy might be complete.” (Jn 15,5-8)

“Dear children! Today I thank you for all the sacrifices you have offered me these days. Little children, I invite you to open yourselves to me and to decide for conversion. Your hearts, little children, are still not completely open to me and therefore, I invite you again to open to prayer so that in prayer the Holy Spirit will help you, that your hearts become of flesh and not of stone. Little children, thank you for having responded to my call and for having decided to walk with me toward holiness.” (Message, June 25, 1996)

Where does prayer come from? Whether prayer is expressed in words or gestures, it is the whole man who prays. But in naming the source of prayer, Scripture speaks sometimes of the soul or the spirit, but most often of the heart (more than a thousand times). According to Scripture, it is the heart that prays. If our heart is far from God, the words of prayer are in vain. (2562)

4. The Litany of the Blessed Virgin

Concluding prayer: Thank You, Lord, for Your love, thank You for the call to remain with the heart in Your love and to bear much fruit. Thank You for having chosen this parish in a special way, by giving it to Your Mother, the Queen of Peace, with the mission to call the world to peace and reconciliation, to conversion through the renewal of fasting and prayer… Thank You for the openness of each heart, which knew how to receive Her, and allowed Her to make each of them a visible sign for those who come here. Today we pray to You, o Lord: make this parish an even greater sign of the Kingdom of God, and help the parishioners to become joyful and holy fruits of the presence of Our Lady. Amen.

Medjugorje, Place for Prayer and Reconiliation, http://www.medjugorje.hr

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