Traditional Novena Prayer
O most kind and loving saint,
in union with you I adore the Divine Majesty.
The memory of the favours with which God blessed you during life,
and of your glory after death,
fills me with joy;
And I unite with you in offering to God
my humble tribute of thanksgiving and of praise.
I implore of you to secure for me,
through your powerful intercession,
the all important blessing of living and dying
in the state of grace.
I also ask you to obtain the favour
I ask in this Novena
(here ask the favour you wish to obtain),
But if what I ask
is not for the glory of God
or the good of my soul,
obtain for me what is most conducive to both.
O God, who was pleased to gather to your Church
the peoples of the East
by the preaching and miracles of St. Francis Xavier,
mercifully grant that we,
who honour his glorious merits,
may also imitate the example of his virtues.
Through Christ our Lord.
Glory be to the Father...