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LOM 70

LOM 70



St. Andrew Christmas Novena

St. Andrew Novena

St. Andrew Novena


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Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Five Graces: Gifts God Wants to Give Us by St. Alphonus Liguori (1696–1787)

Eternal Father, your Son has promised that you would grant

all the graces we ask of you in his name.

 Trusting in this promise,

and in the name of and through the merits of Jesus Christ, I ask

of you five special graces:

First, I ask pardon for all the offenses I have committed, for

which I am sorry with all my heart, because I have offended your

infinite goodness.

Second, I ask for your divine light, which will enable me to see

the vanity of all the things of this earth, and see also your infinite

greatness and goodness.

Third, I ask for a share in your love, so that I can detach

myself from all creatures, especially from myself, and love only

your holy will.

Fourth, grant me the grace to have confidence in the merits of

Jesus Christ and in the intercession of Mary.

Fifth, I ask for the grace of perseverance, knowing that whenever

I call on you for assistance, you will answer my call and

come to my aid;

I fear only that I will neglect to turn to you in time of need,

and thus bring myself to ruin.

Grant me the grace to pray always, O Eternal Father, in the

name of Jesus.