Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Fifth Day of Thanksgiving Novena to St Anne

I've only a couple of words......I'M FINALLY HOME!!!
St. Anne Novena Prayer

Glorious St. Anne, filled with compassion for those who invoke you, with love for those who suffer, heavily laden with the weight of my troubles, I knee at your feet and humbly beg you to take my present need under your special protection. Request Vouchsafe to recommend it to your daughter, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and lay it before the throne of Jesus. Cease not to intercede for me until my request is granted. Above all, obtain for me the grace to one day meet God face to face, and with you and Mary and all the angels and saints praising Him through all eternity. Amen.

DAY FIVE

Great Saint Anne, how far I am from resembling you. I so easily give way to impatience and discouragement; and so easily give up praying when God does not at once answer my request. Prayer is the key to all Heavenly treasures and I cannot pray, because my weak faith and lack of confidence fail me at the slightest delay of divine mercy. O my powerful protectress, come to my aid, listen to my petition. Make my confidence and fervor, supported by the promise of Jesus Christ, redouble in proportion as the trial to which God in His goodness subjects me is prolonged, that I may obtain like you more than I can venture to ask for. In the future I will remember that I am made for Heaven and not for earth; for eternity and not for time; that consequently I must ask, above all, the salvation of my soul which is assured to all who pray properly and who persevere in prayer. Amen.

Pray 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary, and 1 Glory Be....
Pray for us, Saint Anne.That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Just a daily reminder for those who may not seen the St Anne Chaplet, I wish to give-away for St Anne's feast (26th of July.)

2 comments:

kath-ar-os said...

Not related to your current post, Anne - I'm writing to thank you for your extensive coverage last year during July on the Precious Blood of Jesus. I found your site this year during searches for my own meditations and devotions. And since then - I already have acquired a copy of the booklet 'The Precious Blood and Mother.' Thank you for the many beautiful excerpts you included from it last year. I'm long familiar with the Confraternity of the Precious Blood and their publications, but not that one. I'm more delighted than I can tell you. So, again, thank you so very much.

Anne (aussieannie) said...

I am very happy to hear that the Precious Blood postings have been an enjoyment a year since they were written, and as you probably already know, the booklet will be an enormous blessing.