INSPIRING NOVENA TO SAINT LAWRENCE, DEACON & MARTYR: DAY 5

Opening Prayer for Day 5

Gracious Father, as we gather on this fifth day of the novena to honor Saint Lawrence, we come before you with hearts full of gratitude for the example of his life. Grant us the grace to grow in faith and courage, following the path he walked as a faithful disciple of Christ. Through the intercession of Saint Lawrence, may we be strengthened to endure any trials that come our way, knowing that you are with us always (Pause & add your intentions). We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Life, Examples & Legacies (Part 5)

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

Saint Lawrence’s life was a shining example of courage and steadfastness in the face of persecution. His unwavering commitment to Christ and the Church was a source of inspiration to the early Christian community and continues to inspire us today. When confronted by the Roman authorities and ordered to hand over the treasures of the Church, Lawrence did not waver in his faith. Instead, he courageously embraced his duty to care for the poor and vulnerable. By presenting the poor as the true treasures of the Church, he demonstrated that genuine wealth lies in love, compassion, and service. Saint Lawrence’s bold response to the authorities came from a deep trust in God’s providence. He knew that no earthly power could separate him from the love of Christ. This unshakable faith allowed him to face martyrdom with serenity and hope, knowing that death would lead him to eternal life with his Lord. In our lives, we may face challenges that test our faith and commitment to Christ. Saint Lawrence’s example reminds us that true courage comes from a profound trust in God’s love and providence. By placing our faith in God and relying on His strength, we can navigate through life’s difficulties with confidence and hope.

FEAST OF SAINT LAWRENCE, DEACON AND MARTYR - 10th AUGUST - Prayers and PetitionsMeditation for Day 5

As we meditate on the life of Saint Lawrence, let us reflect on the areas in our lives where we need greater courage and trust in God. Are there challenges or fears that are hindering us from fully embracing our faith and serving others with love? Let us pray for the grace to imitate Saint Lawrence’s fearless devotion to Christ and his unshakable trust in God’s providence. May his example inspire us to face any persecution or trial with hope and courage, knowing that nothing can separate us from the love of God.

Scriptural Reflection

  • Romans 8:38-39: “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

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

Faithful God, on this fifth day of the novena, we thank you for the witness of Saint Lawrence, who showed us the true meaning of courage and faith. Grant us the strength to face life’s challenges with the same unwavering trust in your love and providence. Through the intercession of Saint Lawrence, may we grow in courage, hope, and love for you and our fellow human beings. 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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Anselm Aker Nege
Anselm Aker Nege
1 month ago

Thank God for His grace, blessings and mercies.

Miriam Akaakase
Miriam Akaakase
1 month ago

Faithful follower of Christ, pray for us

Emeka Alu
Emeka Alu
1 month ago

St Lawrence, zealous defender of the faith, pray for us.

Michael Umande
Michael Umande
1 month ago

Through the intercession of Saint Lawrence, may we grow in courage, hope, and love for you and our fellow human beings. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Ayaka Daniel Esekwe
Ayaka Daniel Esekwe
1 month ago

St Lawrence continue to pray for us

Onwuakpa Okwuchukwu Veronica
Onwuakpa Okwuchukwu Veronica
1 month ago

Amen

Ifeyinwa
Ifeyinwa
1 month ago

St. Lawrence, grant us thro your prayers courage and steadfastness in our faith. May nothing seperate us from the love of God. Amen

Somito
Somito
1 month ago

Thank You Jesus the wonderful Savior

Kevin Lorenzo Okeke
Kevin Lorenzo Okeke
1 month ago

Saint Lawrence, pray for us

Lawrence Okonofua
Lawrence Okonofua
1 month ago

May our courage not fail us in our daily lives and living. Pray for the grace of perseverance in prayer and that we may internalise the prayers we say.

Titilayo Ogbor
Titilayo Ogbor
1 month ago

St Lawrence martyr and deacon of the church pray for us Amen

Rita Akaju
Rita Akaju
1 month ago

St Lawrence, continue to intercede for us to God Amen.

Grace Orpin
Grace Orpin
1 month ago

St Laurence, pray for us

Udu Vivian
Udu Vivian
1 month ago

St Lawrence
Intercede for us to obtain Mercy from God

Nnenna Nebo
Nnenna Nebo
1 month ago

St Lawrence pray for us.
Give us the courage to trust and believe in God in our trials Amen

Theresa
Theresa
1 month ago

Man of unshakable faith, pray for us.

Innocent Benedict Ifeanyichukwu
Innocent Benedict Ifeanyichukwu
1 month ago

Thank you Padre for these novenas

Grace Wanan Ityosaa
Grace Wanan Ityosaa
1 month ago
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Ifeoma Nsude
Ifeoma Nsude
1 month ago

Amen

Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
1 month ago

Through the intercession of Saint Lawrence, may we be strengthened to endure any trials that come our way, knowing that you are with us always..Amen

Nkiru Osefo - Major
Nkiru Osefo - Major
1 month ago

Saint Lawrence zealous defender of the poor continue to pray for us

Adeyanju Adenike Regina
Adeyanju Adenike Regina
1 month ago

Saint Lawrence servant of the suffering…pray for us

Uzodinma oziomachi
Uzodinma oziomachi
1 month ago

St Lawrence, pray for us

Thelma
Thelma
1 month ago

Through the intercession of Saint Lawrence, may we be strengthened to overcome any trials that come our way, knowing that you are with us always, Amen

Mary Osagie
Mary Osagie
1 month ago

Dear God, grant us the Grace to always choose You when faced with a choice between Jesus and the world! Amen

Ngozi
Ngozi
1 month ago

St Lawrence, pray for us.

Roselyn Demawa
Roselyn Demawa
1 month ago

St. Lawrence lover of the poor, pray for me and my family so that God in His infinite mercy will grant me my hear desires to the glory of His Name.

Isioma
Isioma
1 month ago

May the Lord continue to hear our prayers and may He bless this community abundantly. Thank you Father CJ.

Angela Uso
Angela Uso
1 month ago

Amen

Tersoo Ugese
Tersoo Ugese
1 month ago

Thank you lord for your love on us . Even in death … St Lawrence pray for us.

Roses Utsaha
Roses Utsaha
1 month ago

Saint Lawrence, beloved son of the church, pray for us.

Miriam Chigbu
Miriam Chigbu
1 month ago

Patron of deacons, pray for me, my husband and my children. Amen

Ewa Lawrence
Ewa Lawrence
1 month ago

St Lawrence defender of the church pray for us

Stella Ogbakpah
Stella Ogbakpah
1 month ago

St Lawrence, Faithful follower of Christ, through your intercession May we grow in courage hope and love, for you and our fellow human being . We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Aikpokhio Anne
Aikpokhio Anne
1 month ago

St Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr, Inteceed for the vulnerables in our society and grant Financia/ Material Beakthrough/Aid to all Ophanage homes and Old Peoples homes . St Lawrence,pray for Us. Amen

Lina Omagbitse
Lina Omagbitse
1 month ago

Dear Lord we pray that like St Lawrence ,may nothing separate us from You. Grant us the grace and courage to remain faithful to You no matter what we face in this life, amen. St Lawrence pray for us

uju chukwuma
uju chukwuma
1 month ago

May my prayers be answered as I followed the footsteps of St Lawrence

Regina Ikpeni
Regina Ikpeni
1 month ago

May the Lord grant us courage to face the challenges of life like St Lawrence. Amen

Oboiseoye P. Chigbue
Oboiseoye P. Chigbue
1 month ago

St. Lawrence, pray for us and bring our intentions before God

Jesus-Pikin
Jesus-Pikin
1 month ago

We bless you Lord for the blessing of St. Lawrence

Emelda
Emelda
1 month ago

The prayers are soul lifting. Thank you Fr.

Regina Achie-Nege
Regina Achie-Nege
1 month ago

St. Lawrence, unfailing intercessor, pray for us.

Ndu-kanebi, Lauretta
Ndu-kanebi, Lauretta
1 month ago

I pray for the grace to imitate Saint Lawrence’s fearless devotion to Christ and his unshakable trust in God’s providence.
St. Lawrence, pray for us.

Joy
Joy
1 month ago

This unshakable faith allowed him to face martyrdom with serenity and hope, knowing that death would lead him to eternal life with his Lord. In our lives, we may face challenges that test our faith and commitment to Christ.

Innocent chibuike
Innocent chibuike
1 month ago

Oh lord I pray u give me/us d grace to persevere to d end and dat nothing at all we separate us from d love of God in Jesus name amen.

christiana
christiana
1 month ago

Through the intercession of St Lawrence may God hear our prayers and grant our heart desires in Jesus name Amen

Hwange Francisca
Hwange Francisca
1 month ago

St Lawrence, hope of the hopeless. Pray for us

Chinwe Ibe
Chinwe Ibe
1 month ago

Through the intercession of St Lawrence, may the Almighty God bless and keep us safe from all anxiety and punishment we deserve through Jesus Christ our Lord, amen

Ajayi Roseline
Ajayi Roseline
1 month ago

St. Lawrence. Pray for us

Ije-Amaka
Ije-Amaka
1 month ago

St Lawrence teach me more through your examples to live a life worthy of love and kindness

Dinma Anekwe
Dinma Anekwe
1 month ago

St. Lawrence hope of the hopeless – pray for us

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