August 8, 2016

Saint John Vianney Novena 2016 | Day 5

St. John Vianney

August 8, 2016

Saint John Vianney was plagued by many trials and besieged by the devil, yet he remained firm in his faith and continued to live out a life of devotion to God. This was possible due to his dedication to the Blessed Sacrament, his time in spent in prayer, and the frequent mortifications he practiced. Vianney labored all hours of the day and night. He ate and sleep little, fasting regularly. He completely trusted the Lord and surrendered his life to Him.

Novena Prayer, Day Five:

Saint John Vianney, God’s grace saw you through all the trying moments of your life. Inspired by the example of our Lord Jesus Christ, you sacrificed your entire life in order to serve him fully. Your complete trust and surrender to His will allowed you to enter priesthood in spite of the many trials you had to endure.

Obtain for me the same complete trust in the will of God, that will allow me to see hardships and trials as sacrifices I need to joyfully accept in His name. Let my anxieties and uncertainties be replaced by great faith in our Heavenly Father who is the source of all that is good.

Believing in the power of your kind intercession, I humbly ask you to pray for me and the special intention I am hoping God will grant me through this novena. (here mention your special intention)

St. John Vianney, Priest of Ars, pray for our priests, and pray for us. Amen.

Prayer in Honor of St. John Vianney

Almighty and merciful God, who made the Priest Saint John Vianney wonderful in his pastoral zeal, grant, we pray, that through his intercession and example we may in charity win brothers and sisters for Christ and attain with them eternal glory. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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