Novena for Peace

Special Novenas
by EWTN Staff Writer | Source: EWTN.com
Most holy and afflicted Virgin, Queen of Martyrs, you stood beneath the cross, witnessing the agony of your dying Son.  Look with a mother’s tenderness and pity on us, as we kneel before you.   We venerate your sorrows, and place our request with dutiful confidence in the sanctuary of your wounded heart.

Present them, we beseech you, on our behalf to Jesus Christ, through the merits of His own most Sacred Passion and Death, together with your sufferings at the foot of the cross.   Through the united efficacy of both, obtain the granting of our petition.

To whom shall we have recourse in our wants and miseries if not to you, Mother of Mercy?   You have drunk so deeply of the chalice of your Son, you can with compassion receive our sorrows.

 Holy Mary, your soul was pierced by a sword of sorrow at the sight of the passion of your divine Son.   Intercede for us and obtain from Jesus these petitions if they be for His honor and glory and for our good and the good of our nation.

 That our nation’s leaders remove those U.S. Marshals who guard abortion chambers and station them on airplanes to protect innocent travelers,

Our Lady of Sorrows, hear us.

 That our president may call for a moratorium on abortion while the war against terrorism is waged,

Our Lady of Sorrows, hear us.

That all those injured in the terrorist attacks recover quickly,

Our Lady of Sorrows, hear us.

That the souls of the departed rest in the eternal peace of your Crucified Son, Jesus Christ,

Our Lady of Sorrows, hear us.

That the families of all those lost in the terrorist attack may know the comfort of Christ’s constant love,

Our Lady of Sorrows, hear us.

That the parents, grandparents and health care professionals who kill the innocent by abortion may receive the strength to seek Christ’s forgiveness,

Our Lady of Sorrows, hear us.

That the biologists, scientists, pharmaceutical company executives, medical school professors and others who are involved in the daily killing of the preborn may recognize the evil they perpetrate, and repent,

Our Lady of Sorrows, hears us.

That our soldiers, firefighters, policeman, and medical personnel will be protected by the grace of God,

Our Lady of Sorrows, hear us.

 Amen.



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