Novena to Honor the Feast of the Holy Face of Jesus Feast is on (Shrove Tuesday)


Jesus wanted a special Feast on the day before Ash Wednesday (Shrove Tuesday) in honor of His Holy Face, to be preceded by a Novena (9 days) of prayers. This year Ash Wednesday is February 18 and Shrove Tuesday precedes it on February 17. Our novena in honor of the Holy Face begins Sunday February 8, 2015.

Our Lord wanted the novena 9 days before Shrove Tuesday but the novena said any time there is a great need for reparation. Our Lord asked for the nine days before Lent begins but one could also pray the novena anytime during Lent. Maybe nine days before Good Friday. During the novena we will walk with our Lord and compassionate our Lord in his sufferings. “I looked for one to comfort me but I found none.” Psalm 69:20 Will You join me in daily prayer to atone for our sins and let us ask Our Lord to help us to make a good Lent. We do not know if this will be our last lent and the last opportunity for us to do penance.

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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 your 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 Spirit. Amen (Start novena)

FIRST DAY

Holy Face

 

Have mercy on me, O God in your goodness, in your great tenderness wipe away my faults: wash me clean of my guilt, purify me from my sin. O most Holy Face of Jesus, look with tenderness on us who are sinners.

You are a merciful God, full of love and compassion. Keep us pure of heart, so that we may see Thee always.

Mary, our Mother, intercede for us; Saint Joseph. pray for us. Through the merits of your precious blood and your Holy Face, O Jesus, grant us our petitions—Pardon and mercy.Psalm 51,3-4.

 

Prayer to Our Almighty Father

Trinty 4aAlmighty Father, come into our hearts, and so fill us with your love that forsaking all evil desires, we may embrace you, our only good. Show us, O Lord our God, what you are to us. Say to our souls, I am your salvation, speak so that we may hear. Our hearts are before you; open our ears; let us hasten after your voice. Hide not your Face from us, we beseech you, O Lord. Open our hearts so that you may enter in. Repair the ruined mansions, that you may dwell therein. Hear us, O Heavenly Father, for the sake of your only Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. (St. Augustine)

Mary, our Mother, intercede for us. Saint Joseph pray for us. Through the merits of your precious blood and your Holy Face, O Jesus, grant us our petition……………… Pardon and mercy.
Pray (1) Our Father, (3) Hail Mary’s, (1) Glory Be
O Bleeding Face, O Face Divine, be every adoration Thine. (Three times)

SECOND DAY

Console Holy Face and recite the Daily Preparatory Prayer above

You are just when you pass sentence on me, blameless when you give judgment. You know I was born guilty, a sinner from the moment of conception.

 

My offenses 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. Psalm 51,5-7.

Most Holy Face of Jesus, we are truly sorry that we have hurt you so much by constantly doing what is wrong; and for all the good works we have failed to do. Immaculate Heart of Mary, Saint Joseph, intercede for us, help us to console the Most Holy Face of Jesus. Pray that we may share in the tremendous love Thou hast for one another, and for
the most Holy and Blessed Trinity. Amen

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 heroism,
come and sanctify us, illumine our minds, strengthen our wills, purify our consciences, rectify our judgments, 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 neighbor, 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 Savior. Jesus Christ, to whom with the Father and Thee be honor and glory forever. Amen.

Mary, our Mother, intercede for us. Saint Joseph pray for us. Through the merits of your precious blood and your Holy Face, O Jesus, grant us our petition……………… Pardon and mercy.
Pray (1) Our Father, (3) Hail Mary’s, (1) Glory Be
O Bleeding Face, O Face Divine, be every adoration Thine. (Three times)

 
Also See: Seeking the Face of Christ During Lent
Holy Face Devotion
 

Third Day

Console Holy Face and recite the Daily Preparatory Prayer above

St Francis Holy Face           

Prayer of Saint Francis

 All highest, glorious God, cast your light into the darkness of our hearts, give us true faith, firm hope, perfect charity and profound humility, so that with wisdom, courage and perception, O Lord, we may do what is truly your holy will. Amen.

Prayer of Pope Pius IX

Pius IX

Pope Pius IX

O Jesus! Cast upon us a look of mercy: turn your Face towards each of us as you did to Veronica; not that we may see it with our bodily eyes, for this we do not deserve, but turn it towards our hearts, so that, remembering you, we may ever draw from this fountain of strength the vigor necessary to sustain the combats of life. Amen. Mary, our Mother, and Saint Joseph, pray for us. Through the merits of your precious blood and your Holy Face, O Jesus, grant us our petition……………… Pardon and mercy.

 

Prayer to the Angels and Saints

We salute you, through the Holy Face and Sacred Heart of Jesus, O all you Holy Angels and Saints of God. We rejoice in your glory, and we give thanks to our Lord for all the benefits which He has showered upon you; we praise Him, and glorify Him, and for an increase of your joy and honor, we offer Him the most Holy Face and gentle Heart of Jesus. Pray that we may become formed according to the heart of God. Amen.

My Jesus, by the sorrows you suffered in your agony in the garden, in your scourging and crowning with thorns, in the way to Calvary, in your crucifixion and death, have mercy on the souls in Purgatory, and especially on those that are most forsaken. Deliver them from the dire torments they endure. Call them and admit them to your most sweet embrace in Paradise. Amen.

Mary, our Mother, intercede for us. Saint Joseph pray for us. Through the merits of your precious blood and your Holy Face, O Jesus, grant us our petition……………… Pardon and mercy.
Pray (1) Our Father, (3) Hail Mary’s, (1) Glory Be
O Bleeding Face, O Face Divine, be every adoration Thine. (Three times)

Fourth Day

Console Holy Face and recite the Daily Preparatory Prayer above

Indeed you love truth in the heart; then in the secret of my heart teach me Wisdom. O purify me, then I shall be clean; O wash me. I shall be whiter than snow. Psalm 51,8-9.

Prayer in Honor of the Sorrowful Mother

 MAry Jesus Face3O Most Holy and afflicted Virgin, Queen of Martyrs! Who stood beneath the cross, witnessing the agony of your dying Son, look down with a mother’s tenderness and pity on us as we kneel before you to venerate your Dolours and place our requests, with filial confidence, in the sanctuary of your wounded heart. Present them on our behalf to Jesus, through the merits of His most sacred Passion and Death, together with your sufferings at the foot of the cross, and through the united efficacy of both, obtain the favor which we humbly ask. To whom shall we go in our wants and miseries if not to you. O Mother of Mercy, who having so deeply drunk of the chalice of your Son, graciously alleviate the sufferings of those who still sigh in this land of exile. Amen.

Sacred Heart Holy FAceO Lord Jesus, who has said, learn of me for I am meek and gentle of heart, and who did manifest upon Thy Holy Face the sentiments of Thy divine heart, grant that we may love to come frequently and meditate upon Thy divine features. We may read there Thy gentleness and Thy humility, and learn how to form our hearts in the practice of these two virtues which Thou desires to see shine in Thy servants. Mary our Mother and Saint Joseph help us. Through the merits of Thy precious blood and your Holy Face, O Jesus, grant us our petition….Pardon and mercy.

Mary, our Mother, intercede for us. Saint Joseph pray for us. Through the merits of your precious blood and your Holy Face, O Jesus, grant us our petition……………… Pardon and mercy.
Pray (1) Our Father, (3) Hail Mary’s, (1) Glory Be
O Bleeding Face, O Face Divine, be every adoration Thine. (Three times)

Fifth DAY

Console Holy Face and recite the Daily Preparatory Prayer above

Prayer to the Souls in Purgatory

My Jesus, by the sorrows you suffered in your agony in the garden, in your scourging and crowning with thorns, on the way to Calvary, your crucifixion and death, have mercy on the souls in Purgatory, and especially on those that are most forsaken. Deliver them from the dire torments they endure. Call them and admit them to your most sweet embrace in Paradise. Amen.

PurgatoryMake me hear rejoicing and gladness, that the bones you have crushed may revive. From my sins turn away your Face, and blot out all my guilt. Holy Face of Jesus, Sacred Countenance of God, how great is your patience with humankind, how infinite your forgiveness. We are sinners, yet you love us. This gives us courage. For the glory of your Holy Face and of the Blessed Trinity, hear and answer us. Mary our Mother, intercede for us, Saint Joseph, pray for us. Through the merits of your precious blood and your Holy Face, O Jesus, grant us our petition.

Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel

O Victorious Prince, most humble guardian of the Church of God and of faithful souls, who with such charity and zeal took part in so many conflicts and gained such great victories over the enemy, for the conservation and protection of the honor and glory we all owe to God, as well as for the promotion of our salvation; come, we pray Thee, to our assistance for we are continually besieged with such great perils by our enemies, the flesh, the world and the devil, and as Thou wast a leader for the people of God through the desert, so
also be our faithful leader, and companion through the desert of this world, until Thou conduct us safely into the happy land of the living, in that blessed fatherland from which we are all exiles. Amen. -St. Aloysius

Mary, our Mother, intercede for us. Saint Joseph pray for us. Through the merits of your precious blood and your Holy Face, O Jesus, grant us our petition……………… Pardon and mercy.
Pray (1) Our Father, (3) Hail Mary’s, (1) Glory Be
O Bleeding Face, O Face Divine, be every adoration Thine. (Three times)

Sixth Day

Console Holy Face and recite the Daily Preparatory Prayer above

Prayer to Saint Joseph

Copy of St Joseph Deathj,pgDear Saint Joseph adopt us as thy children, take charge of our salvation; watch over us day and night; preserve us from occasions of sin; obtain for us purity of body and soul,and the spirit of prayer, through thy intercession with Jesus, grant us a spirit of sacrifice, of humility and self-denial; obtain for us a burning love for Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and a sweet, tender love for Mary, our Mother. Saint Joseph, be with us in life, be with us in death and obtain for us a favorable judgment from Jesus, our merciful Savior. Amen.

 

A pure heart create for us O God,https://speramusposterous.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/sacredhss1.jpg
put a steadfast spirit within us.
Do not cast us away from your presence nor deprive us of your Holy Spirit. Psalm 51,12-13

May our hearts be cleansed, O Lord, by the in pouring of the Holy Spirit, and may He render them fruitful by watering them with His heavenly dew.

Mary, the most chaste spouse of the Holy Spirit, intercede for us, Saint Joseph pray for us. Through the merits of your precious blood and your Holy Face, O Jesus, grant us our petition….. Pardon and mercy.

Pray (1) Our Father, (3) Hail Mary’s, (1) Glory Be
O Bleeding Face, O Face Divine, be every adoration Thine.
(Three times)

Seventh Day

Console Holy Face and recite the Daily Preparatory Prayer above

Psalm 51,14-15.
Give me again the joy of your help,
with a spirit of fervor sustain me,
that I may teach transgressors your ways
and sinners may return to you.

Lord Jesus! After contemplating Thy features, disfigured by grief, after meditating upon Thy passion with compunction and love, how can our hearts fail to be inflamed with a holy hatred of sin, which even now outrages Thy Adorable Face! Lord, suffer us not to be content with mere compassion, but give us grace so closely to follow Thee in this Calvary, so that the opprobrium destined for Thee may fall on us, 0 Jesus, that thus we may have a share, small though it may be, in expiation of sin. Amen

                                Prayer in Honor of Mary

Hail Mary, Daughter of God the Father! Hail Mary, Mother of God the Son! Hail Mary, Spouse of the Holy Spirit! Hail Mary, Temple of the Most Holy Trinity! Hail Mary, our mistress, our wealth, our mystic rose. Queen of our hearts, our Mother, our life, our sweetness and our dearest hope! We are all Thine, and all we have is Thine. O Virgin blessed above all things, may Thy soul be in us to magnify the Lord; may Thy spirit be in us to rejoice in God. Place Thyself, 0 faithful Virgin, as a seal upon our hearts, that in Thee and through Thee we may be found faithful to God. Grant, most gracious Virgin, that we may be numbered among those whom Thou art pleased to love, to teach and to guide, to favor and to protect as Thy children. Grant that with the help of Thy love, we may despise all earthly consolation and cling to heavenly things, until through the Holy Spirit, Thy faithful spouse, and through Thee, His faithful spouse, Jesus Christ, Thy Son, be formed within us for the glory of the Father. Amen. -St. Grignon de Montfort

Mary, our Mother, intercede for us. Saint Joseph pray for us. Through the merits of your precious blood and your Holy Face, O Jesus, grant us our petition……………… Pardon and mercy.
Pray (1) Our Father, (3) Hail Mary’s, (1) Glory Be
O Bleeding Face, O Face Divine, be every adoration Thine. (Three times)

Eighth Day

Console Holy Face and recite the Daily Preparatory Prayer above

O rescue me, God my helper, and my tongue shall ring out your goodness. O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall declare your praise. Psalm 51,16-17

Most merciful Face of Jesus, who in this vale of tears was so moved by our misfortunes to call yourself the healer of the sick, and the good Shepherd of the souls gone astray, allow not Satan to draw us away from you, but keep us always under your loving protection, together with all souls who endeavor to console you. Mary, our Mother, intercede for us. Saint Joseph, pray for us. Through the merits of your precious blood and your Holy Face, O Jesus, grant us our petition……………… Pardon and mercy.

Mary, our Mother, intercede for us. Saint Joseph pray for us. Through the merits of your precious blood and your Holy Face, O Jesus, grant us our petition……………… Pardon and mercy.
Pray (1) Our Father, (3) Hail Mary’s, (1) Glory Be
O Bleeding Face, O Face Divine, be every adoration Thine. (Three times)

Ninth Day            

Prayer to Saint Peter

St. Peter’s Church Holy Year Door Panel-
Peter’s Denial Jesus’ Gaze

O glorious Saint Peter, who in return for thy lively and generous faith, thy profound and sincere humility and thy burning love, was honored by Jesus Christ with singular privileges, and in particular, with the leadership of the other apostles and the primacy of the whole church, of which thou was made the foundation stone, do thou obtain for us the grace of a lively faith, that shall not fear to profess itself openly in its entirety and in all of its manifestations, even to the shedding of blood, if occasion should demand it, and to the sacrifice of life itself in preference to surrender. Obtain for us likewise a sincere loyalty to our Holy Mother the Church. Grant that we may ever remain most closely and sincerely united to the Holy Father, who is the heir of thy faith and of thy authority, the one true visible head of the Catholic Church. Grant, moreover, that we may follow, in all humility and meekness, the Church’s teaching and counsels and may be obedient to all her precepts, in order to be able here on earth to enjoy a peace that is sure and undisturbed, and to attain one day in heaven to everlasting happiness. Amen.

Mary, our Mother, intercede for us. Saint Joseph pray for us. Through the merits of your precious blood and your Holy Face, O Jesus, grant us our petition……………… Pardon and mercy.
Pray (1) Our Father, (3) Hail Mary’s, (1) Glory Be
O Bleeding Face, O Face Divine, be every adoration Thine. (Three times)

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