>> Thursday, March 6, 2008
Yo. Please join us in praying for the intentions of Passion Play with this nine day novena. You can access it via this link, or by hitting the jump you can view the full text of the novena. The novena begins Today, Thursday, March 6th and will continue through Friday, March 14th.
Keep on praying.
Pax et bonum.
Passion Play Novena
Novena to Jesus Crucified for the Success of Passion Play 2008
Jesus Christ, Son of God made Man, crowned with thorns, bearing a scepter of a reed, wearing a royal cloak purpled with Your Precious Blood, I venerate You as the Man of Sorrows and acknowledge You as my Lord and King!
Jesus crucified, I firmly renounce the devil and detest all sin that has torn me from Your loving friendship. I pledge my loyalty to You, my Savior, and beg You to make me Your own in sincerest love. I promise to be faithful in serving You, and to strive to become more pleasing to You by avoiding every sin and its occasions, by carrying out my duties perfectly as a good Catholic, and by practicing virtue.
Jesus crucified, accept the homage I wish to render You during this novena, as a token of my sincerest appreciation for the sorrows and sufferings You have willingly borne to atone for my many sins and to prove how much You love me.
I adore You as my very God, Who willed to become Man in order to save me from eternal death. I thank You as my best Friend, Who laid down Your life as proof of the greatest love possible.
I ask pardon for having so little thought of You, Jesus crucified, and for having caused Your sorrows and sufferings by the many sins I have committed.
I pray to You, dearest Jesus, for all the graces I need to know You, to love You and serve You faithfully until death, and to save my soul. Give me a tender and fervent devotion to Your Sacred Passion by which I was redeemed, venerating You especially in Holy Mass. Teach me how to unite the sorrows and sufferings of my life with Your own.
Finally, through all Your sorrows and pains, through Your Sacred Heart glowing with love for me, broken because of my want of love for You, through the sorrows of Mary, Your Sorrowful Mother, I ask for these special favors: that the cast and crew of Passion Play 2008 may perform to the best of their abilities and grow in holiness as effective instruments of Your Gospel; that through this production many lives will be touched and brought closer to You; and that You may always protect us from the Enemy who tries to lead us away from You.
With childlike trust, I abandon myself to Your holy Will concerning my requests which I ask in Your most holy and precious Name. Amen.
Followed by an “Our Father”, a “Hail Mary”, and a “Glory be” or the Holy Rosary.