Novena to the Holy Face
“All those who, attracted by My Love and venerating My Countenance, shall receive, by virtue of My Humanity, a brilliant and vivid impression of My Divinity. This splendour shall enlighten the depths of their souls, so that in eternal glory the celestial court shall marvel at the marked likeness of their features, with My Divine Countenance.” … Our Lord Jesus Christ to St Gertrude the Great (1256-1302)
DAILY PREPARATORY PRAYER
O Most Holy and Blessed Trinity,
through the intercession of Holy Mary,
whose soul was pierced through
by a sword of sorrow
at the sight of the Passion of her Divine Son,
we ask Thy help,
in making a perfect Novena of Reparation with Jesus,
united with all His sorrows, love and total abandonment.
We now implore all the Angels and Saints
to intercede for us as we pray this Holy Novena
to the Most Holy Face of Jesus
and for the glory of the most Holy Trinity,
Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
(Console the Holy Face
and recite the Daily Preparatory Prayer above.)
My offences truly I know them;
My sin is always before me
Against You, You alone, have I sinned,
What is evil in Your sight I have done.
Most Holy Face of Jesus,
we are truly sorryowful,
for we have hurt You so much.
By our sins, we have disobeyed You,
turned away from You
and omitted to please You, by our lives.
But now, we wish to do penance
and amend our lives.
Immaculate Heart of Mary,
intercede for us,
help us to console
the Most Holy Face of Jesus.
Pray for us, that we may share
in the tremendous love
you have for the most Holy
and Blessed Trinity.
Through the merits of Your Precious Blood
and Your Holy Face,
O Jesus, grant us our petition………………
Pardon and mercy.
Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Come, Holy Spirit, Sanctifier,
all powerful God of love,
Thou who didst fill the Virgin Mary with grace,
Thou who didst wonderfully transform
the hearts of the apostles.
Thou who didst endow all Thy martyrs
with a miraculous courage,
come and sanctify us,
illumine our minds, strengthen our wills,
purify our consciences, r
ectify our judgement,
set our hearts on fire and preserve us from the misfortune of resisting Thine inspirations.
We consecrate to Thee our understanding,
our heart and our will,
our whole being for time and for eternity.
May our understanding
be always submissive to
Thy heavenly inspirations
and to the teachings
of Thy Holy Catholic Church,
of which Thou art the Infallible Guide.
may our heart he ever inflamed,
with love of God and neighbour,
may our will be ever conformed,
to the divine will
and may our whole life
be a faithful imitation
of the life and virtues of our
Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ,
to Whom with the Father
and Thee, be honour and glory forever.