PRAYER


NOVENA  PRAYER IN HONOUR OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST, PATRON OF OUR PARISH

(whose  feast  is  on  27th  December)

O Beloved Apostle of Our Lord Jesus Christ, our patron and our guide, St. John the Evangelist, you who were inspired,  to write the Gospel,  proclaim that the Word became flesh, for our salvation. It was, through your close and intimate contact with Jesus, that you teach us, that God is Love, and anyone who lives in love, lives in God, and God lives in him.  Your love for Jesus, led you to be with Him, to the very end, as He hung on the Cross at Calvary. And aware of your love, Jesus gave you His Beloved Mother, whom you took into your home.  We ask you now, to bless our parish, and inflame us, with the same ardent love, towards Jesus our Master, and Mary, our Heavenly Mother.

O glorious Apostle and Evangelist, as we honour you, we your parishioners, humbly ask you to intercede for us, as we make our petition to you (....please mention your petition ....in silence.............).

Mindful of the Lord’s love for us, help us, to always live as one united parish community, for the glory of God, Our Father, and His Son Jesus. Amen.

St. John the Evangelist, our beloved patron  -  Pray for us.

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