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Novena of Prayer to Saint Benedict, Day 7

The order of prayer

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The holy monk Benedict could not have lived differently from what he taught. (antiphon)
Pray Psalm 34: 11-16
The prayer of petition to Saint Benedict may be found here, and then pray the following prayer.
Let us pray.
God of wisdom and of counsel, raise up in Your Church the Spirit which guided the man of God, Benedict, so that, filled with that same Holy Spirit, we may seek to love what he did, and to practice what he taught. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Novena of Prayer to Saint Benedict, Day 6

The order of prayer

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By the light of contemplation his spirit was lift heavenward. (antiphon)
Pray Luke 1:68-75
The prayer of petition to Saint Benedict may be found here, and then pray the following prayer.
Let us pray.
All-seeing and all-knowing God, grant us the gift of holy contemplation, so that we may see and understand life on this earth as You see it, and as Saint Benedict describes it in his Rule for all who seek God. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Novena of Prayer to Saint Benedict, Day 5

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The order of prayer
No one can work these signs, unless God be with him. (antiphon)
Pray Psalm 96:1-16
The prayer of petition to Saint Benedict may be found here, and then pray the following prayer.
Let us pray.
God of power and might, You have shown forth Your goodness by the many miracles which You wrought through Your holy servant Benedict. Grant us the final grace of eternal blessedness. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Novena of Prayer to Saint Benedict, Day 4

The order of prayer
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A wise man’s teaching is a fountain of life (antiphon)
Pray Psalm 19:8-12
The prayer of petition to Saint Benedict may be found here, and then pray the following prayer.
Let us pray.
God our Creator and supreme Legislator, You inspired Saint Benedict to compose a Christ-like rule of life, with the Gospel as his Rule, may we persevere to the end in keeping Your commandments. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Novena of Prayer to Saint Benedict, Day 3

The order of prayer

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I will make you a great nation, and will bless you; and you shall be blessed. (antiphon)
Pray Psalm 23
The prayer of petition to Saint Benedict may be found here, and then pray the following prayer.
Let us pray.
God, our Father, may Saint Benedict be our special patron in heaven so that what we cannot achieve by our own merit, we may obtain through his merits and prayers and Your loving grace. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.
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