St. George Novena Prayer Patron Saint of Boy Scouts, England, Germany, Portugal, Soldiers, Catalonia

St. George Novena All 9 Days.

NovenaSt. George Novena
Novena BeginsApril 14
Feast DayApril 23
Patron Saint ofBoy Scouts, England, Germany, Portugal, Soldiers, Catalonia

About St. George

The devotion to this holy martyr dates back to at least the fifth century. It can be proved that the oldest of the Churches dedicated to his honor in Constantinople were built by Constantine the Great, which would be a much earlier date.

Very little is known of St. George’s life. It is supposed that he suffered martyrdom in the persecution under Diocletian at Nicomedia in the beginning of the fourth century. Among the Greeks, he is still called “the Great Martyr” and his feast is kept as a holy day of obligation. The intercession of the Saint was implored especially in battles, as he is said to have been a soldier. Under the first Norman kings, he was chosen as Patron Saint of England and Edward III instituted an order of knighthood in his honor. There are some who suppose that it was St. George who tore down the imperial edicts of persecution when they were first published at Nicomedia.

He is generally represented as engaged in combat with a dragon, which has long been considered a symbol of evil (the devil is called a dragon in the book of the Apocalypse). This story is called the “Golden Legend” where a dragon who once lived in a lake in Lybia, defeated whole armies by its sheer fierceness and strength. The monster ate two sheep each day and when they were gone, young women were then substituted. Saint George heard the story on a day when a princess was to be eaten. So he crossed himself, rode into battle on his horse against the serpent, and killed it with a single blow of his spear. He then made a great Christian sermon about faith and converted all the local people. The reward he was given by the King was given to the poor and he rode away.

St. George Novena Day 1

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Faithful servant of God and invincible martyr, St. George, favored by God with the gift of faith, and inflamed with an ardent love of Christ, thou didst fight valiantly against the dragon of pride, falsehood, and deceit. Neither pain nor torture, sword nor death could part thee from the love of Christ.

I fervently implore thee for the sake of this love to help me by thy intercession to overcome the temptations that surround me, and to bear bravely the trials that oppress me, so that I may patiently carry the cross which is placed upon me; and let neither distress nor difficulties separate me from the love of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Valiant champion of the Faith, assist me in the combat against evil, that I may win the crown promised to them that persevere unto the end.

(Mention your request here…)

Saint George, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. George Novena Day 2

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Faithful servant of God and invincible martyr, St. George, favored by God with the gift of faith, and inflamed with an ardent love of Christ, thou didst fight valiantly against the dragon of pride, falsehood, and deceit. Neither pain nor torture, sword nor death could part thee from the love of Christ.

I fervently implore thee for the sake of this love to help me by thy intercession to overcome the temptations that surround me, and to bear bravely the trials that oppress me, so that I may patiently carry the cross which is placed upon me; and let neither distress nor difficulties separate me from the love of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Valiant champion of the Faith, assist me in the combat against evil, that I may win the crown promised to them that persevere unto the end.

(Mention your request here…)

Saint George, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. George Novena Day 3

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Faithful servant of God and invincible martyr, St. George, favored by God with the gift of faith, and inflamed with an ardent love of Christ, thou didst fight valiantly against the dragon of pride, falsehood, and deceit. Neither pain nor torture, sword nor death could part thee from the love of Christ.

I fervently implore thee for the sake of this love to help me by thy intercession to overcome the temptations that surround me, and to bear bravely the trials that oppress me, so that I may patiently carry the cross which is placed upon me; and let neither distress nor difficulties separate me from the love of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Valiant champion of the Faith, assist me in the combat against evil, that I may win the crown promised to them that persevere unto the end.

(Mention your request here…)

Saint George, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. George Novena Day 4

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Faithful servant of God and invincible martyr, St. George, favored by God with the gift of faith, and inflamed with an ardent love of Christ, thou didst fight valiantly against the dragon of pride, falsehood, and deceit. Neither pain nor torture, sword nor death could part thee from the love of Christ.

I fervently implore thee for the sake of this love to help me by thy intercession to overcome the temptations that surround me, and to bear bravely the trials that oppress me, so that I may patiently carry the cross which is placed upon me; and let neither distress nor difficulties separate me from the love of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Valiant champion of the Faith, assist me in the combat against evil, that I may win the crown promised to them that persevere unto the end.

(Mention your request here…)

Saint George, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. George Novena Day 5

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Faithful servant of God and invincible martyr, St. George, favored by God with the gift of faith, and inflamed with an ardent love of Christ, thou didst fight valiantly against the dragon of pride, falsehood, and deceit. Neither pain nor torture, sword nor death could part thee from the love of Christ.

I fervently implore thee for the sake of this love to help me by thy intercession to overcome the temptations that surround me, and to bear bravely the trials that oppress me, so that I may patiently carry the cross which is placed upon me; and let neither distress nor difficulties separate me from the love of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Valiant champion of the Faith, assist me in the combat against evil, that I may win the crown promised to them that persevere unto the end.

(Mention your request here…)

Saint George, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. George Novena Day 6

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Faithful servant of God and invincible martyr, St. George, favored by God with the gift of faith, and inflamed with an ardent love of Christ, thou didst fight valiantly against the dragon of pride, falsehood, and deceit. Neither pain nor torture, sword nor death could part thee from the love of Christ.

I fervently implore thee for the sake of this love to help me by thy intercession to overcome the temptations that surround me, and to bear bravely the trials that oppress me, so that I may patiently carry the cross which is placed upon me; and let neither distress nor difficulties separate me from the love of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Valiant champion of the Faith, assist me in the combat against evil, that I may win the crown promised to them that persevere unto the end.

(Mention your request here…)

Saint George, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. George Novena Day 7

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Faithful servant of God and invincible martyr, St. George, favored by God with the gift of faith, and inflamed with an ardent love of Christ, thou didst fight valiantly against the dragon of pride, falsehood, and deceit. Neither pain nor torture, sword nor death could part thee from the love of Christ.

I fervently implore thee for the sake of this love to help me by thy intercession to overcome the temptations that surround me, and to bear bravely the trials that oppress me, so that I may patiently carry the cross which is placed upon me; and let neither distress nor difficulties separate me from the love of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Valiant champion of the Faith, assist me in the combat against evil, that I may win the crown promised to them that persevere unto the end.

(Mention your request here…)

Saint George, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. George Novena Day 8

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Faithful servant of God and invincible martyr, St. George, favored by God with the gift of faith, and inflamed with an ardent love of Christ, thou didst fight valiantly against the dragon of pride, falsehood, and deceit. Neither pain nor torture, sword nor death could part thee from the love of Christ.

I fervently implore thee for the sake of this love to help me by thy intercession to overcome the temptations that surround me, and to bear bravely the trials that oppress me, so that I may patiently carry the cross which is placed upon me; and let neither distress nor difficulties separate me from the love of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Valiant champion of the Faith, assist me in the combat against evil, that I may win the crown promised to them that persevere unto the end.

(Mention your request here…)

Saint George, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. George Novena Day 9

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Faithful servant of God and invincible martyr, St. George, favored by God with the gift of faith, and inflamed with an ardent love of Christ, thou didst fight valiantly against the dragon of pride, falsehood, and deceit. Neither pain nor torture, sword nor death could part thee from the love of Christ.

I fervently implore thee for the sake of this love to help me by thy intercession to overcome the temptations that surround me, and to bear bravely the trials that oppress me, so that I may patiently carry the cross which is placed upon me; and let neither distress nor difficulties separate me from the love of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Valiant champion of the Faith, assist me in the combat against evil, that I may win the crown promised to them that persevere unto the end.

(Mention your request here…)

Saint George, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Prayer to St. George

A Prayer to St George, for Triumph in My Battles

Mighty God, Saint George was nicknamed the “Victory Bringer” because he relied on Your power to defeat evil wherever he went. Starting out as a soldier in his country’s army, he converted and became a soldier for Christ. Laying down the world’s armor by giving his wealth to the poor, he forever after carried the shield of faith and won many victories for those who sought Your help. I ask him to pray for the battles I’ve been enduring, and to bring Your triumph into my life. Help me to overcome the Enemy, Lord Jesus, and teach me how to protect myself with ever-increasing faith. Saint George, pray for me. Amen.

A Prayer to St George, for Help

St. George, soldier, you fought the good fight and won the victory of your salvation. Help us in our struggle against sin and in our fight for virtue. Under your protection, may we progress in Scouting and attain for ourselves a crown of glory in heaven. Amen.

A Prayer to St George, for Grace

Heroic Catholic soldier and defender of your Faith, you dared to criticize a tyrannical Emperor and were subjected to horrible torture. You could have occupied a high military position but you preferred to die for your Lord. Obtain for us the great grace of heroic Christian courage that should mark soldiers of Christ. Amen.

A Prayer to St George, for Intercession

O GOD, who didst grant to Saint George strength and constancy in the various torments which he sustained for our holy faith; we beseech Thee to preserve, through St. George’s intercession, our faith from wavering and doubt, so that we may serve Thee with a sincere heart faithfully unto death. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer to St George, for Intercession

Almighty and eternal God! With lively faith and reverently worshiping Thy divine Majesty, I prostrate myself before Thee and invoke with filial trust Thy supreme bounty and mercy. Illumine the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Thy heavenly light and inflame my heart with the fire of Thy divine love, that I may contemplate the great virtues and merits of Saint George and following his example imitate, like him, the life of Thy divine Son. Moreover, I beseech Thee to grant graciously, through the merits and intercession of this powerful Helper, the petition which through him I humbly place before Thee, devoutly saving, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Vouchsafe graciously to hear it, if it redounds to Thy greater glory and to the salvation of my soul. Amen.

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