Published on June 17, 2007
Novena to Saint Edmund of Canterbury : Novena to Saint Edmund of Canterbury Prepared by Fr. Michael Jacques, S.S.E. from prayers written and inspired by Saint Edmund Slide2: O Lord Jesus Christ, You watched over us during the night, bringing us safe and unharmed to this moment. Lead us in your sight from our day’s beginning even to its close. Slide3: For these and all the blessings which you bestow on us, your unworthy servants, we thank you. St. Edmund of Canterbury, pray for us. Slide4: We ask St. Edmund to intercede for us as we place our needs in God’s hands. Slide5: Heavenly Father, in your kindness come to our aid in our present distress. St. Edmund intercede for us. Slide6: Father in heaven, show us your mercy and care for us in our difficulties. St. Edmund intercede for us. Slide7: Loving Father, kindly increase our awareness of your presence and take care of our pressing needs. St. Edmund intercede for us. Slide8: Father Almighty, guide us now, in our sorrow, and by your power aid us to know your will. St. Edmund intercede for us. Slide9: Father in heaven, who are ready to comfort the sorrowful, give eternal life to all our deceased family members and members of our community. St. Edmund intercede for us. Slide10: Gracious Father, with your help we will ever praise your kindness in our troubles. St. Edmund intercede for us. Slide11: Loving God, we ask you for a deep trust and a profound experience of your love for each one of us. Open our minds and hearts to your presence and guidance. St. Edmund intercede for us. Slide12: Loving God, may we be so united with you that we join your vision to our eyes; your words to our lips; your meekness to our gentleness; and your self-emptying to our humility. St. Edmund intercede for us. Slide13: Loving God, remove from us all self-seeking and root us in loving and joyous service for others. St. Edmund intercede for us. Slide14: Loving God, may our trials, tribulations and sufferings lead us to live with greater compassion. St. Edmund intercede for us. Slide15: Heavenly Father, we ask that you send men and women to your service as priests, brothers and sisters from our community. St. Edmund intercede for us. Slide16: Heavenly Father, hear us today for our special concerns, needs and personal petitions that we bring to you at this time. St. Edmund intercede for us. Slide17: God, who raised up St. Edmund to be father of the poor and patron of the afflicted, please grant that we may learn from Edmund’s example how to love all God’s children, however poor or afflicted; that we may become, like him, eyes for the blind, feet for the lame, and a friend to strangers in trouble; and that by his intercession we may be protected from all evil and distress. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Slide18: Let us contemplate the graces, Gifts to Edmund freely made, And with grateful veneration Seek his prayers and present aid. Holy Edmund, glorious patron, Pray for us before God’s throne, That, our earthly service ended, We might find the vict’ry won. Source of life and resurrection, Lord all-holy, mighty God, By thy lifelong favor keep us To the path that Edmund trod. Triune God, whose love doth join us Even now with those at peace, Grant that one day we may share with Edmund joy that will not cease.