INSPIRING NOVENA TO SAINT LAWRENCE, DEACON & MARTYR: DAY 3

Opening Prayer for Day 3

Lord God, we gather before you on this third day of the novena to honor Saint Lawrence, your faithful servant and martyr. We thank you for the gift of his inspiring life and his unwavering witness to the Gospel. As we meditate on his story today, may we be strengthened in our own faith and commitment to follow Christ, even in the midst of challenges and difficulties. Through the intercession of Saint Lawrence, may we find the courage to face our trials with hope and trust in your divine providence (Pause & add your intentions). We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Life, Examples & Legacies (Part 3)

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

As a deacon, Saint Lawrence’s primary role was to serve the needs of the poor, widows, and orphans. He took this responsibility to heart, going above and beyond to ensure that the Church’s resources were used to care for those who were suffering. His dedication to serving others was a living reflection of the love and compassion of Jesus Christ. In the midst of persecution, Lawrence’s love for Christ and the Church remained steadfast. When asked to hand over the Church’s treasures, he did not hesitate to distribute them to the poor, recognizing that true treasure lay not in material wealth but in the hearts and souls of those whom he served. His actions mirrored the teachings of Jesus, who said, “Sell your possessions and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail” (Luke 12:33). Saint Lawrence’s martyrdom was a testament to his unwavering faith in Christ. Despite facing unimaginable pain and suffering, he did not renounce his beliefs. Instead, he entrusted himself to God’s care and found strength in the promise of eternal life. Lawrence’s courage in the face of death inspires us to persevere in our own faith journey, knowing that the trials of this world are temporary, but the rewards of heaven are eternal.

FEAST OF SAINT LAWRENCE, DEACON AND MARTYR - 10th AUGUST - Prayers and PetitionsMeditation for Day 3

Let us take a moment to examine our own lives and consider how we can emulate the selfless service of Saint Lawrence. Are we attentive to the needs of the poor and marginalized in our communities? Do we use our resources to alleviate the suffering of others? Let us also pray for the grace to remain steadfast in our faith, even when facing difficulties or persecution. May the example of Saint Lawrence remind us that our true treasure is found in our relationship with Christ and in serving others with love and compassion.

Scriptural Reflection

  • 2 Corinthians 4:8-9: “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.”

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

Loving Father, as we continue this novena in honor of Saint Lawrence, we thank you for the gift of his life and witness. May his example of selfless service and unwavering faith inspire us to follow Christ wholeheartedly, no matter the challenges that come our way. Through the intercession of Saint Lawrence, grant us the grace to embrace our call to be servants of others and to find strength in knowing that our ultimate reward is eternal life with you. 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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Sylvia Obiageli Okwuosa
Sylvia Obiageli Okwuosa
10 months ago

St Lawrence pray for us

Rita Shinku
Rita Shinku
10 months ago

St Lawrence deacon and Martyr,pray for us.
Amen

Asen Anita
Asen Anita
10 months ago

Amen

Henry
Henry
10 months ago

St Lawrence… Pray for us

Adaeze
Adaeze
10 months ago

2 Corinthians 4:8-9: “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.”… Amen

Victoria Agbonyeme
Victoria Agbonyeme
10 months ago

May his unweaving faith inspire us to follow Christ wholeheartedly to the of time. Amen.

Ndu-kanebi, Lauretta
Ndu-kanebi, Lauretta
10 months ago

Saint Lawrence, pray for us.

Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
10 months ago

Saint Lawrence Courageous Martyr of the faith, Pray for us Amen.

Emeka Alu
Emeka Alu
10 months ago

St Lawrence the martyr pray for us.

Titilayo Ogbor
Titilayo Ogbor
10 months ago

St Lawrence pray for us

Vivian Oyih
Vivian Oyih
10 months ago

St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr, Pray for us Amen

Michael Umande
Michael Umande
10 months ago

St Lawrence please pray for students preparing for resumption. Amen

Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
10 months ago

Man of unshakable faith, pray for us.

Miriam Akaakase
Miriam Akaakase
10 months ago

Saint Lawrence faithful follower of Christ pray for us

Ije-Amaka
Ije-Amaka
10 months ago

Pray for us St Lawrence

Lina Omagbitse
Lina Omagbitse
10 months ago

May I make good use of the gift and my calling for the good of others amen. St Lawrence pray for us.

Roses Utsaha
Roses Utsaha
10 months ago

Saint Lawrence, lover of the poor, pray for us.

Lawrence Okonofua
Lawrence Okonofua
10 months ago

St. Lawrence pray for the unwavering spirit in our Salfivic journey of life.

John juliet
John juliet
10 months ago

Amen

Angela Uso
Angela Uso
10 months ago

Amen

Miriam Chigbu
Miriam Chigbu
10 months ago

Zealous defender of the faith, pray for me, my husband and my children. Amen

EuniceOur verenyol
EuniceOur verenyol
10 months ago

St Lawrence lover of the poor pray for us.

Igbenije Patience
Igbenije Patience
10 months ago

St Lawrence
Pray for Us. Amen

SCHOLASTICA
SCHOLASTICA
10 months ago

St Lawrence, pray for us. Amen !

Hwange Thaddeus
Hwange Thaddeus
10 months ago

St. Lawrence pray us.

Christiana Nwosu
Christiana Nwosu
10 months ago

St. Lawrence, courageous martyr of Christ, pray for us!

Udu Vivian
Udu Vivian
10 months ago

St Lawrence
Pray for us for our special intentions

Roselyn Demawa
Roselyn Demawa
10 months ago

St Lawrence, pray for us and our country Nigeria.

Chinwe Ann
Chinwe Ann
10 months ago

We are troubled on everyside yest not distressed, we are perplexed but not in despair, persecuted but not forsaken oh Lord, cast down but not destroy, many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him from them all, though you fall you shall not be utterly cast down, for the Lord God upholds you with his hand.

Joy
Joy
10 months ago

St Lawrence ,Servant of the suffering, pray for us.

uju chukwuma
uju chukwuma
10 months ago

Thank you Jesus for prayer answered

Margaret
Margaret
10 months ago

Amen

Stephanie
Stephanie
10 months ago

Saint Lawrence, Pray for us, Amen.

Ebele Ojukwu
Ebele Ojukwu
10 months ago

St. Lawrence, pray for us Amen

Nnorodi Anita-mario
Nnorodi Anita-mario
10 months ago

Saint Lawrence Deacon and Martyr, pray for us

Felicity
Felicity
10 months ago

Amen

Ewa Lawrence
Ewa Lawrence
10 months ago

St Lawrence Patron of Deacons pray for us

Lilian Uzoamaka Anyanwu
Lilian Uzoamaka Anyanwu
10 months ago

Saint Lawrence pray for us

Juliana Oresanya
Juliana Oresanya
10 months ago

Through the intercession of Saint Lawrence, grant us the grace to embrace our call to be servants of others and to find strength in knowing that our ultimate reward is eternal life with you

chibugo Maureen
chibugo Maureen
10 months ago

St Lawrence pray for us Amen

Dinma Anekwe
Dinma Anekwe
10 months ago

St. Lawrence heal me from this cough and catherr and cold… Grant me all my petitions of this Novena

Maryjoy Ifeyinwa.
Maryjoy Ifeyinwa.
10 months ago

St. Lawrence patron of deacons, pray for us

Linda John Ojeyokan
Linda John Ojeyokan
10 months ago

Holy Lawrence, pray for us.
Amen!!!

Chinwe Ibe
Chinwe Ibe
10 months ago

St Lawrence, please continue to pray for us.

Idudu Maureen
Idudu Maureen
10 months ago

St. Lawrence, pray for us

Okpalike-Onyebueke Chiamaka
Okpalike-Onyebueke Chiamaka
10 months ago

Faithful follower of Christ, pray for us.

Priscilla
Priscilla
10 months ago

Lord have mercy on me and turn my situation around for good, Amen

Emeka Odugu
Emeka Odugu
10 months ago

St Lawrence, beloved son of the Church, pray for us.

Phyllis Joseph Nweke
Phyllis Joseph Nweke
10 months ago

Through the intercession of Saint Lawrence, may we find the courage to face our trials with hope and trust in your divine providence

Tsado Theodora
Tsado Theodora
10 months ago

St Lawrence patron of deacons, pray for us

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