Saturday, November 24, 2012
Advent Novena 2012
I will be praying the Saint Andrew novena again this Advent season. If you're not familiar with this practice, it involves saying the following prayer fifteen times a day, from Saint Andrew's feast day, November 30, until December 24:
Hail, and blessed be the hour and moment at which the Son of God was born of a most pure Virgin in a stable at midnight in Bethlehem in the piercing cold. At that hour, vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, to hear my prayers and grant my desires (mention your intentions here). Through Jesus Christ and His Most Blessed Mother.
I have some very pressing and difficult personal intentions that I will be praying for. I also have a tradition of praying for the intentions of others into whose friendship God has led me through the mysterious ties of the interwebs. If you would like me to add your intentions to my novena, please leave a note in the combox.
Also, please pray for our little Jude, who has to have surgery on Saint Andrew's feast day, November 30.