Novena in honor of St. Paul of the
This novena is in
honor of St. Paul of the Cross and is dedicated to vocations.
Look on the face of the Crucified
who invites you to follow him. He will be father,
motheróeverything to you
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of
the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Come to my aid, O God.
O Lord, make haste to help me.
Almighty God, Father of mercies and giver of all
good gifts, we come before you to honor you in your
saints and to ask their help in our many needs. You
promised those who ask, would receive; those who
seek, would find; those who knock, would have doors
opened to them. Hear the prayers of your church,
grant our requests, and pardon our sins. (Bring
your requests to God)
O good Saint Paul of the Cross, you proclaimed God's
wondersin the Passion of God's only Son. By word and
deed, you became a spiritual guide and preacher of
the gospel to a world grown cold to the love of
Jesus Christ. Help me to see God's love in the
merciful cross of Jesus, and teach me to trust in
the blessings God gives. May the Passion of Jesus be
in my heart, and bring life to all the world.
O Jesus Christ, I look to you as my
companion and support. Be with me as I carry my cross; be
father, motheróeverything to me.
O Jesus Christ, in all the choices I make
in life, help me to be wise and just, loving and generous.
O Jesus Christ, in the dark garden you depended on your Father
above to help you carry on. Listen, as I pray in sorrow and
O Jesus Christ, judged by Pilate unjustly,
scourged and spit upon, make me strong when I am wrongly judged
and harshly treated.
O Jesus Christ, you bore your cross, enduring insult and
injuries; yet you forgave your offenders. Give me a joyful
O Jesus Christ, abandoned in sorrow, be
with the discouraged and lonely. You know the power of comfort,
encourage those in need.
O Jesus Christ, nailed to the cross, fixed
and unable to move, help all of us who get nowhere, give us the
patience to try again.
O Jesus Christ, dying on the cross, in the
darkness and alone, be with us in our dying. Stay with us in the
O Jesus Christ, risen form the dead, in
you we too arise. Give us the joy of new life; help us to rise
Prayer to St. Paul of the Cross
O good St. Paul of the Cross, you
proclaimed Godís wonders in the Passion of Godís only Son.
By word and deed, you became a
spiritual guide and preacher of the gospel to a world grown cold
to the love of Jesus Christ.
Help me to see Godís love in the
merciful cross of Jesus, and teach me to trust in the blessings
May the Passion of Jesus be in my
heart, and bring life to all the world. Amen
St. Paul of the Cross, you were
inspired by Mary, the Sorrowful Mother, to recall the wonderful
gift of the Passion of her son Jesus as a generous act of love
on the part of our God. It was your vocation to preach Christ
and Him Crucified to a people who had forgotten how loving and
merciful our God is with us. Today we pray that you continue to
gather companions to assist you in this mission. May those who
are called to the vowed life, seek to become Passionists and may
those who are called to be lay Passionists, seek to follow that
inspiration also. Together may we preach Christ and Him
Crucified by the witness of our life and ministry. Amen.