Monday, July 9, 2012
Novena to Saint Sergius and Saint Bacchus
Oh glorious Martyrs,
St. Sergius and St. Bacchus,
your courage and love
are an inspiration and joy to me.
I call upon you now
and beseech you
to intercede for me to our Lord,
God, Christ Almighty.
You are the two servants of our Lord,
whose trust in the One God,
and Holy Trinity,
was so great,
that neither public humiliation,
nor even the threat of death
could sway you from publicly
proclaiming your faith
in the Son of the Father, Jesus.
Our God showed how proud He was
of your love and courage,
when after the death of Bacchus,
being at his lowest and loneliest,
began to lose heart,
and so the Lord sent
the spirit of Bacchus to Sergius
to allow him to console Sergius
with the promise that the two of you
would again be together in Heaven.
I beseech you now
to implore the Lord our God
(State your intention here...)
and that I may at the end of this life’s journey
join you and all of the saints
and angels and the elect in Heaven
to behold the face of God
and to praise God throughout eternity.
In return for your help and intercession,
I promise to spread the word
of your love and courage and devotion
to God our Lord.
And one final thing,
I pray that you be at my side
along with my guardian angel
to guide and guard and encourage me
throughout all the days of my life,
but especially at those times
when life seems to be most difficult
and my sufferings seem to be greatest.
Pray for me and watch over me
St. Sergius and St. Bacchus.
Finish by saying:
3 Our Father...,
3 Hail Mary...,
3 Glory be..., and
1 Apostles' Creed....