INSPIRING NOVENA TO SAINT LAWRENCE, DEACON & MARTYR: DAY 2

Opening Prayer for Day 2

Heavenly Father, as we continue this novena in honor of Saint Lawrence, we humbly come before you seeking inspiration and guidance from his life of faith and martyrdom. Help us to grow in our love for you and our fellow human beings, especially those who are marginalized and in need. Through the intercession of Saint Lawrence, may we find the strength to face our trials and challenges with unwavering trust in your providence (Pause & add your intentions). We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Life, Examples & Legacies (Part 2)

Telling them apart: The Saint Lawrences | Salt + Light Media

Saint Lawrence’s life was marked by a deep love for Christ and a passionate devotion to serving others, particularly the poor and vulnerable. His dedication to the Christian faith led him to boldly proclaim the Gospel, even in the face of persecution and death. Lawrence’s commitment to Christ was evident not only in his words but also in his actions. He recognized the dignity and worth of every person, especially those who society often overlooked. Lawrence’s response to the Roman authorities demanding the treasures of the Church teaches us a profound lesson. Instead of clinging to material possessions or yielding to fear, he chose to give everything to the poor. His actions embodied the Gospel message of selflessness, sacrifice, and love for one’s neighbor. Lawrence’s life echoes the words of Jesus, who said, “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25:40). His martyrdom, too, stands as a testament to his unyielding faith and trust in God. Faced with the unimaginable pain and suffering of being grilled alive, Saint Lawrence did not waver. His steadfastness in the face of torture and death points to the eternal hope he found in Christ, whose love conquered even the greatest of trials.

FEAST OF SAINT LAWRENCE, DEACON AND MARTYR - 10th AUGUST - Prayers and PetitionsMeditation for Day 2

As we meditate on the life of Saint Lawrence, let us contemplate the virtues he exemplified: love, compassion, and steadfastness in the face of adversity. Let us examine our own lives and ask ourselves how we can better imitate his selfless love for others. May his example remind us to see Christ in the faces of those around us, especially the less fortunate, and to serve them with joy and generosity. Let us also pray for the strength to remain faithful to Christ, even in times of trial, knowing that our hope and ultimate victory lie in Him.

Scriptural Reflection

  • 1 Peter 4:12-13: “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.”

Litany of Saint Lawrence

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, pray for us.
Saint Lawrence, pray for us.
Beloved son of the Church, pray for us.
Courageous martyr of Christ, pray for us.
Zealous defender of the faith, pray for us.
Lover of the poor, pray for us.
Servant of the suffering, pray for us.
Patron of deacons, pray for us.
Example of virtue, pray for us.
Faithful follower of Christ, pray for us.
Hope of the hopeless, pray for us.
Man of unshakable faith, pray for us.
Witness to the Gospel, pray for us.
Lover of God’s creation, pray for us.
Holy Lawrence, pray for us.

Carissimi: Today's Mass; St Lawrence, Deacon & Martyr – The Brighton OratoryConcluding Prayer

God of all goodness, through the example and intercession of Saint Lawrence, may we grow in love and devotion to you. Help us to recognize the value of every human life and to serve others with the same selflessness that characterized the life of your faithful servant. Grant us the courage to face any persecution or trial that may come our way, knowing that you are always with us. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Blessing+

Through the intercession of St. Lawrence, deacon & martyr, may Almighty God bless us + in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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Shalom!
Fr. Chinaka Justin Mbaeri, OSJ
Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Loreto, São Paulo, Brazil
nozickcjoe@gmail.com / fadacjay@gmail.com

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PS: Have you prayed your Rosary today? 

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Emmanuel Ukah
Emmanuel Ukah
10 months ago

Lord, give the courage of St. Lawrence.
St. Lawrence, pray for us. Àmen.

Onwuakpa Okwuchukwu Veronica
Onwuakpa Okwuchukwu Veronica
10 months ago

Amen

Victoria Agbonyeme
Victoria Agbonyeme
10 months ago

Servant of the suffering, pray for us.

Henry
Henry
10 months ago

St Lawrence… Pray for my special intentions

Michael Umande
Michael Umande
10 months ago

For my nephew who bear the name Lawrence, may you continually intercede for him. Amen

Miriam Akaakase
Miriam Akaakase
10 months ago

Saint Lawrence pray for us

Lawrence Okonofua
Lawrence Okonofua
10 months ago

St. Lawrence may we grow to love and practice your heroic virtues.

Uche
Uche
10 months ago

Saint Lawrence , please ask God to look on me and grant my family requests . Amen

Titilayo Ogbor
Titilayo Ogbor
10 months ago

Amen

Nora Ekeh
Nora Ekeh
10 months ago

St Lawrence pray for us. Amen

Adaeze
Adaeze
10 months ago

St. Lawrence Zealous defender of the faith, pray for us. Amen

Ayaka Daniel Esekwe
Ayaka Daniel Esekwe
10 months ago

St Lawrence pray for us

Igbenije Patience
Igbenije Patience
10 months ago

Amen

Ifeoma Nsude
Ifeoma Nsude
10 months ago

Amen

Comfort Edewor
Comfort Edewor
10 months ago

St Lawrence, pray for us that we may gain the grace of seeing the face of our crucified Lord in the faces of the down trodden

ChiomaPat
ChiomaPat
10 months ago

St Lawrence. Pray for us.

Umenwanne Perpetua
Umenwanne Perpetua
10 months ago

Thank you Fr

Emilia
Emilia
10 months ago

Patrone of deacons, pray for us

uju chukwuma
uju chukwuma
10 months ago

May our prayers be answered..

Miriam Chigbu
Miriam Chigbu
10 months ago

Man of unshakable faith, pray for me, my husband and my children. Amen

Christiana Nwosu
Christiana Nwosu
10 months ago

St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr, help us to overcome our pains, trials and tribulations, amen!

Annie
Annie
10 months ago

Amen

Nnorodi Anita-mario
Nnorodi Anita-mario
10 months ago

Saint Lawrence Deacon and Martyr pray for us

Roselyn Demawa
Roselyn Demawa
10 months ago

St. Lawrence, pray for us and our country Nigeria.

Margaret
Margaret
10 months ago

Amen

Emmanuel Ukah
Emmanuel Ukah
10 months ago

St. Lawrence, pray for us. Amen

Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
10 months ago

Saint Lawrence lover of the poor, Pray for us Amen.
Saint Lawrence servant of the suffering, Pray for us Amen.

Udu Vivian
Udu Vivian
10 months ago

God please bless the work of our hands and grants us our hearts desire ijn amen

Leticia Otomewo
Leticia Otomewo
10 months ago

St Lawrence, please Pray for Me that GOD will answer all my Petitions, Amen!!

Linda John Ojeyokan
Linda John Ojeyokan
10 months ago

Holy Lawrence, Pray for us
Amen

Angela Uso
Angela Uso
10 months ago

Amen

Ije-Amaka
Ije-Amaka
10 months ago

O lord give me a heart of selflessness devoid of personal interest to serve you through the poor

St Lawrence pray for me

FAYOMI RAPHAEL GBENGA
FAYOMI RAPHAEL GBENGA
10 months ago

Patron of deacons pray for us

Chinwe Ibe
Chinwe Ibe
10 months ago

St Lawrence, pray for who recourse to you

Magdalene Omono
Magdalene Omono
10 months ago

St Lawrence, pray for the whole world

Bamigboye Margaret
Bamigboye Margaret
10 months ago

St Lawrence pray for us and grant my heart desires

Adebayo Olabode Micheal
Adebayo Olabode Micheal
10 months ago

Holy Lawrence, pray for us.

SCHOLASTICA
SCHOLASTICA
10 months ago

St Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr . Pray for us. AMEN!

Okpalike-Onyebueke Chiamaka
Okpalike-Onyebueke Chiamaka
10 months ago

Man of unshakable faith, pray for us.

Tsado Theodora
Tsado Theodora
10 months ago

St Lawrence pray for us in our adversity. Amen

Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
10 months ago

Hope of the hopeless, pray for us.

Nasa
Nasa
10 months ago

Dearest St Lawrence pray for us

Maureen Obiageli ldiegbe
Maureen Obiageli ldiegbe
10 months ago

Holy lawrence ! Pray for us Amen

Trina
Trina
10 months ago

Amen

Ijeoma Jennifer Korie
Ijeoma Jennifer Korie
10 months ago

St. Lawrence, pray for us. Amen

Priscilla
Priscilla
10 months ago

May we grow selfless in love to one another, St Lawrence example of virtue, pray for us, Amen

Juliet Chinenye
Juliet Chinenye
10 months ago

Amen

Bridget ighodalo
Bridget ighodalo
10 months ago

Thank you Lord. Amen

Angela Sewuese Abutu.
Angela Sewuese Abutu.
10 months ago

Amen

Ajayi Roseline
Ajayi Roseline
10 months ago

Amen

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