Novena in honor of St. George
Almighty and eternal God! With lively faith and reverently
worshiping Thy divine Majesty, I prostrate myself before Thee and
invoke with filial trust Thy supreme bounty and mercy. Illumine
the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Thy heavenly light and
inflame my heart with the fire of Thy divine love, that I may
contemplate the great virtues and merits of the saint in whose
honor I make this novena, and following his example imitate, like
him, the life of Thy divine Son.
Moreover, I beseech Thee to grant graciously, through the merits
and intercession of this powerful Helper, the petition which
through him I humbly place before Thee, devoutly saving, "Thy will
be done on earth as it is in heaven." Vouchsafe graciously to hear
it, if it redounds to Thy greater glory and to the salvation of my
PRAYER IN HONOR OF ST. GEORGE
O GOD, who didst grant to St. George strength and constancy in the
various torments which he sustained for our holy faith; we beseech
Thee to preserve, through his intercession, our faith from
wavering and doubt, so that we may serve Thee with a sincere heart
faithfully unto death. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
INVOCATION OF ST. GEORGE
FAITHFUL servant of God and invincible martyr, St. George; favored
by God with the gift of faith, and inflamed with an ardent love of
Christ, thou didst fight valiantly against the dragon of pride,
falsehood, and deceit. Neither pain nor torture, sword nor death
could part thee from the love of Christ. I fervently implore thee
for the sake of this love to help me by thy intercession to
overcome the temptations that surround me, and to bear bravely the
trials that oppress me, so that I may patiently carry the cross
which is placed upon me; and let neither distress nor difficulties
separate me from the love of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Valiant
champion of the Faith, assist me in the combat against evil, that
I may win the crown promised to them that persevere unto the end.
My LORD and my God! I offer up to Thee my petition in union with
the bitter passion and death of Jesus Christ, Thy Son, together
with the merits of His immaculate and blessed Mother, Mary ever
virgin, and of all the saints, particularly with those of the holy
Helper in whose honor I make this novena.
Look down upon me, merciful Lord! Grant me Thy grace and Thy love,
and graciously hear my prayer. Amen.