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St. Damien Prayer

Prayer to Saint Damien

 

Saint Damien,

 

You ministered to those in despair and isolation.

I call upon you to open my heart and mind,

to care for the poor, the sick, the weary, and those forgotten.

Bestow upon me the inner strength of faith,

and unconditional compassion to be a disciple of Christ.

 

As a Spartan,

I come before you a humble servant of God,

bless me with the spirit of your love

and instill in me the touch of healing and grace

that you yourself possessed.

 

Amen.

 

Saint Damien... Pray for Us.

 

 

NOVENA TO SAINT DAMIEN

 

FIRST DAY:

Dear St Damien, you were sent away to school in a region where you didn’t speak the language and people tried to bully you because of it. We pray for those who are bullied whether at school or at work or in whatever situation. May they emulate you in not accepting it. We pray especially for (mention your request).

 

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.

 

SECOND DAY:

Dear St Damien, you loved your parents but you loved God more. You knew God was calling you to the priesthood and you answered that call although you knew your parents had other hopes of you. May we put God first and never refuse his call because of any other attachment. We pray especially for (mention your request).

 

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.

 

THIRD DAY:

Dear St Damien, you gave up family, country and language to go and evangelize, knowing that you would never see your home or family again. Accord us something of your courage and clear-sightedness. We pray especially for (mention your request).

 

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.

 

FOURTH DAY:

Dear St Damien, in Hawaii you worked tirelessly, giving everything to make Christ known. We pray that we can value our faith as much as you did. We pray especially for (mention your request).

 

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.

 

FIFTH DAY:

Dear St Damien, when you went to Molokai you were prepared to give up your life to serve others. Help us to understand this Christian love and begin to desire it for ourselves. We pray especially for (mention your request).

 

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.

 

SIXTH DAY:

Dear St Damien, when you first arrived in the leper colony you were revolted by the patients, but you didn’t let them see this and continued to work for them. We pray to have this spirit so we can put others first, thinking of their needs and feelings rather than our own. We pray especially for (mention your request).

 

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.

 

SEVENTH DAY:

Dear St Damien, you didn’t deal well with bureaucracy and often offended people by your brusqueness. You had to learn to ask forgiveness. May we never think God cannot use us because of our character, and may we too have the humility to ask pardon of those we have offended. We pray especially for (mention your request).

 

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.

 

EIGHTH DAY:

Dear St Damien, you suffered greatly on Molokai because you were cut off from the sacraments, especially the sacrament of reconciliation. May we understand the importance of this sacrament and have recourse to it often. We pray especially for (mention your request).

 

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.

 

NINTH DAY:

Dear St Damien, you suffered terrible loneliness and turned to the Blessed Sacrament for comfort. We pray for all who are lonely. Help us to give time to anyone we know who is lonely, and to give time to Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. We pray especially for (mention your request).

 

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.