St. Lawrence Novena Prayer Patron Saint of Rome, Chefs, Poor, Cooks, Deacons and Martyr

St. Lawrence Novena All 9 Days.

NovenaSt. Lawrence Novena
Novena BeginsAugust 1
Feast DayAugust 10
Patron Saint ofRome, Chefs, Poor, Cooks, Deacons and Martyr

About St. Lawrence

The esteem in which the Church holds Lawrence is seen in the fact that today’s celebration ranks as a feast. We know very little about his life. He is one of those whose martyrdom made a deep and lasting impression on the early Church. Celebration of his feast day spread rapidly.

He was a Roman deacon under Pope Saint Sixtus II. Four days after this pope was put to death, Lawrence and four clerics suffered martyrdom, probably during the persecution of the Emperor Valerian.

Legendary details of Lawrence’s death were known to Damasus, Prudentius, Ambrose, and Augustine. The church built over his tomb became one of the seven principal churches in Rome and a favorite place for Roman pilgrimages.

A well-known legend has persisted from earliest times. As deacon in Rome, Lawrence was charged with the responsibility for the material goods of the Church, and the distribution of alms to the poor. When Lawrence knew he would be arrested like the pope, he sought out the poor, widows, and orphans of Rome and gave them all the money he had on hand, selling even the sacred vessels of the altar to increase the sum. When the prefect of Rome heard of this, he imagined that the Christians must have considerable treasure. He sent for Lawrence and said, “You Christians say we are cruel to you, but that is not what I have in mind. I am told that your priests offer in gold, that the sacred blood is received in silver cups, that you have golden candlesticks at your evening services. Now, your doctrine says you must render to Caesar what is his. Bring these treasures—the emperor needs them to maintain his forces. God does not cause money to be counted: He brought none of it into the world with him—only words. Give me the money, therefore, and be rich in words.”

Lawrence replied that the Church was indeed rich. “I will show you a valuable part. But give me time to set everything in order and make an inventory.” After three days he gathered a great number of blind, lame, maimed, leprous, orphaned, and widowed persons and put them in rows. When the prefect arrived, Lawrence simply said, “These are the treasure of the Church.”

The prefect was so angry he told Lawrence that he would indeed have his wish to die—but it would be by inches. He had a great gridiron prepared with coals beneath it, and had Lawrence’s body placed on it. After the martyr had suffered the pain for a long time, the legend concludes, he made his famous cheerful remark, “It is well done. Turn me over!”

St. Lawrence Novena Day 1

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

Glorious St Lawrence, model of Christian fortitude, I implore you in your loving kindness to pray for me before the throne of God.To you I have recourse in the problems that daily surround me. Shield me against my selfishness and my indifference to God and my neighbor. Inspire me to imitate your Christian virtues. May your blessing be with me always, so that I may see and serve Christ in others and work for His Kingdom.Graciously obtain for me from God those favors and graces which I need so much in the trials, miseries and afflictions in life, particularly…

(Mention your request here…)

Help me, dear St Lawrence, to live and die as a faithful child of God, to run in the sweetness of His loving will and to attain the eternal happiness of heaven.

Amen

St. Lawrence, pray for us.

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

Day 2 – St. Lawrence Novena

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

Glorious St Lawrence, model of Christian fortitude, I implore you in your loving kindness to pray for me before the throne of God.To you I have recourse in the problems that daily surround me. Shield me against my selfishness and my indifference to God and my neighbor. Inspire me to imitate your Christian virtues. May your blessing be with me always, so that I may see and serve Christ in others and work for His Kingdom.Graciously obtain for me from God those favors and graces which I need so much in the trials, miseries and afflictions in life, particularly…

(Mention your request here…)

Help me, dear St Lawrence, to live and die as a faithful child of God, to run in the sweetness of His loving will and to attain the eternal happiness of heaven.

Amen

St. Lawrence, pray for us.

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

St. Lawrence Novena Day 3

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

Glorious St Lawrence, model of Christian fortitude, I implore you in your loving kindness to pray for me before the throne of God.To you I have recourse in the problems that daily surround me. Shield me against my selfishness and my indifference to God and my neighbor. Inspire me to imitate your Christian virtues. May your blessing be with me always, so that I may see and serve Christ in others and work for His Kingdom.Graciously obtain for me from God those favors and graces which I need so much in the trials, miseries and afflictions in life, particularly…

(Mention your request here…)

Help me, dear St Lawrence, to live and die as a faithful child of God, to run in the sweetness of His loving will and to attain the eternal happiness of heaven.

Amen

St. Lawrence, pray for us.

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

St. Lawrence Novena Day 4

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

Glorious St Lawrence, model of Christian fortitude, I implore you in your loving kindness to pray for me before the throne of God.To you I have recourse in the problems that daily surround me. Shield me against my selfishness and my indifference to God and my neighbor. Inspire me to imitate your Christian virtues. May your blessing be with me always, so that I may see and serve Christ in others and work for His Kingdom.Graciously obtain for me from God those favors and graces which I need so much in the trials, miseries and afflictions in life, particularly…

(Mention your request here…)

Help me, dear St Lawrence, to live and die as a faithful child of God, to run in the sweetness of His loving will and to attain the eternal happiness of heaven.

Amen

St. Lawrence, pray for us.

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

St. Lawrence Novena Day 5

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

Glorious St Lawrence, model of Christian fortitude, I implore you in your loving kindness to pray for me before the throne of God.To you I have recourse in the problems that daily surround me. Shield me against my selfishness and my indifference to God and my neighbor. Inspire me to imitate your Christian virtues. May your blessing be with me always, so that I may see and serve Christ in others and work for His Kingdom.Graciously obtain for me from God those favors and graces which I need so much in the trials, miseries and afflictions in life, particularly…

(Mention your request here…)

Help me, dear St Lawrence, to live and die as a faithful child of God, to run in the sweetness of His loving will and to attain the eternal happiness of heaven.

Amen

St. Lawrence, pray for us.

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

St. Lawrence Novena Day 6

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

Glorious St Lawrence, model of Christian fortitude, I implore you in your loving kindness to pray for me before the throne of God.To you I have recourse in the problems that daily surround me. Shield me against my selfishness and my indifference to God and my neighbor. Inspire me to imitate your Christian virtues. May your blessing be with me always, so that I may see and serve Christ in others and work for His Kingdom.Graciously obtain for me from God those favors and graces which I need so much in the trials, miseries and afflictions in life, particularly…

(Mention your request here…)

Help me, dear St Lawrence, to live and die as a faithful child of God, to run in the sweetness of His loving will and to attain the eternal happiness of heaven.

Amen

St. Lawrence, pray for us.

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

St. Lawrence Novena Day 7

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

Glorious St Lawrence, model of Christian fortitude, I implore you in your loving kindness to pray for me before the throne of God.To you I have recourse in the problems that daily surround me. Shield me against my selfishness and my indifference to God and my neighbor. Inspire me to imitate your Christian virtues. May your blessing be with me always, so that I may see and serve Christ in others and work for His Kingdom.Graciously obtain for me from God those favors and graces which I need so much in the trials, miseries and afflictions in life, particularly…

(Mention your request here…)

Help me, dear St Lawrence, to live and die as a faithful child of God, to run in the sweetness of His loving will and to attain the eternal happiness of heaven.

Amen

St. Lawrence, pray for us.

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

St. Lawrence Novena Day 8

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

Glorious St Lawrence, model of Christian fortitude, I implore you in your loving kindness to pray for me before the throne of God.To you I have recourse in the problems that daily surround me. Shield me against my selfishness and my indifference to God and my neighbor. Inspire me to imitate your Christian virtues. May your blessing be with me always, so that I may see and serve Christ in others and work for His Kingdom.Graciously obtain for me from God those favors and graces which I need so much in the trials, miseries and afflictions in life, particularly…

(Mention your request here…)

Help me, dear St Lawrence, to live and die as a faithful child of God, to run in the sweetness of His loving will and to attain the eternal happiness of heaven.

Amen

St. Lawrence, pray for us.

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

St. Lawrence Novena Day 9

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

Glorious St Lawrence, model of Christian fortitude, I implore you in your loving kindness to pray for me before the throne of God.To you I have recourse in the problems that daily surround me. Shield me against my selfishness and my indifference to God and my neighbor. Inspire me to imitate your Christian virtues. May your blessing be with me always, so that I may see and serve Christ in others and work for His Kingdom.Graciously obtain for me from God those favors and graces which I need so much in the trials, miseries and afflictions in life, particularly…

(Mention your request here…)

Help me, dear St Lawrence, to live and die as a faithful child of God, to run in the sweetness of His loving will and to attain the eternal happiness of heaven.

Amen

St. Lawrence, pray for us.

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

Prayer to St. Lawrence

O Generous patron of the Church’s poor, St. Lawrence, pray to the One God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit that all the poor of the Church in need in every corner of the world may feel the effect of the love of their brothers and sisters who seek to help them.

Deliver the Church from the greed and envy of the powerful and protect her rights and property so that she may serve the needy in freedom, giving them good things for soul and body.

May we come some day with all those whom we helped on earth to the bright mansions of heaven where we will enjoy the riches of God’s house and the company of the Savior who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen.

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