St. John Vianney Novena

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Novena to St. John Vianney

St. John Vianney, you exemplified what a holy priest of Christ should be. Your patience and fortitude in the confessional demonstrated the mercy of God to the penitents who sought forgiveness for their sins.

Like Christ, you were gracious and merciful, yet also you called your flock to repentance and amendment of life. Help me through your powerful intercession along the path to sanctity that our Lord has prepared for me.

In particular, I ask that you obtain for me the graces of (mention your intention here). Amen.

Daily Novena Prayers

Day 1 - July 27: God, you raised up humble St. John Vianney to show what one priest can do. Pour out your graces upon my parish priest, and all priests, that they follow the saint’s example. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.

Day 2 - July 28: Jesus, St. John Vianney was a priest after your own priesthood. Give me the courage to proclaim and live the Gospel boldly, as he did. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.

Day 3 - July 29: Lord, St. John Vianney sat in the confessional for hours on end. Help me go to Confession frequently and make good confessions, so that I might overcome my faults and grow in holiness. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.

Day 4 - July 30: St. John Vianney, you were gentle with sinners who came to you, seeking the forgiveness of God. Pray that I may be merciful to those who sin against me, and forgive them, remembering how much our Lord has forgiven me of. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.

Day 5 - July 31: St. John Vianney, you spent hours in prayer, in quiet contemplation, and so were molded into the shape of Jesus Christ. Help me to learn to pray better and spend time in silence with God. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.

Day 6 - August 1: St. John Vianney, you prized purity of heart highly and led others to purity. Obtain for me the graces I need to conquer all sins against holy purity and resist temptations against this great virtue. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.

Day 7 - August 2: St. John Vianney, you lived for Heaven and the Beatific Vision with the Holy Trinity, encouraging your flock to do the same. Pray for me, that I won’t be choked by the cares and worries of this world, but will keep my eyes firmly set on Heaven’s unending joy. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.

Day 8 - August 3: St. John Vianney, you fervently received Jesus in the Eucharist at each Mass you celebrated. Pray that I am kept free from mortal sin and obtain for me a share in the devotion with which you received Jesus in the Sacrament. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.

Day 9 - August 4: Holy priest of Ars, your coming to that town was like a spiritual avalanche in a time of great persecution and darkness. Pray for us that in our dark time, the light of Christ shines forth from us and shows the way to Heaven for all to see. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.

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