INSPIRING NOVENA TO SAINT LAWRENCE, DEACON & MARTYR: DAY 8

Opening Prayer for Day 8

Heavenly Father, as we come together on this eighth day of the novena, we thank you for the opportunity to reflect on the life of Saint Lawrence, your faithful servant and martyr. His witness of love, courage, and devotion to Christ continues to inspire us. As we meditate on his life today, may we grow in our own faith and commitment to follow Jesus with wholehearted dedication. Through the intercession of Saint Lawrence, may we be strengthened to endure any trials that come our way, knowing that you are always with us (Pause & add your intentions). We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Life, Examples & Legacies (Part 8)

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

Saint Lawrence’s life was characterized by his deep love for Christ and his unwavering commitment to the Christian faith. As a deacon, he served the Church with dedication, particularly in caring for the poor and marginalized. He saw the face of Christ in those he served and recognized that serving the needy was an act of love and worship toward God. In the face of persecution, Lawrence demonstrated remarkable courage and trust in God’s providence. His refusal to surrender the treasures of the Church to the authorities and his subsequent martyrdom were acts of profound faith. He believed that the ultimate treasure lay in the eternal reward promised by Christ to those who remained faithful. Saint Lawrence’s life challenges us to consider our own relationship with Christ and the level of commitment we have to our faith. Are we willing to embrace our Christian calling with the same fervor and dedication as Saint Lawrence? Do we view every opportunity to serve others as an opportunity to encounter Christ Furthermore, Saint Lawrence’s witness encourages us to see our possessions and material wealth in a different light. Do we cling tightly to earthly treasures, or are we willing to use our resources to serve others and build up the kingdom of God? As we reflect on Saint Lawrence’s life, let us pray for the grace to grow in love for Christ and for our fellow human beings. May we be inspired to serve others with selflessness, courage, and a deep trust in God’s providence.

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FEAST OF SAINT LAWRENCE, DEACON AND MARTYR - 10th AUGUST - Prayers and PetitionsMeditation for Day 8

As we meditate on the life of Saint Lawrence, let us examine our own level of commitment to Christ and our willingness to serve others with love and selflessness. Are we ready to surrender our possessions and resources to help those in need? Do we embrace our faith with the same courage and trust in God’s providence that Saint Lawrence displayed? Let us pray for the grace to grow in our love for Christ and to be faithful witnesses to His Gospel in every aspect of our lives.

Scriptural Reflection

  • Revelation 2:10: “Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.”

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 God, on this eighth day of the novena, we thank you for the witness of Saint Lawrence, who showed us the true meaning of love and devotion to Christ. Through his intercession, may we grow in our love for you and for our fellow human beings. Grant us the grace to embrace our Christian calling with courage and dedication, serving others with love and selflessness. May we be faithful witnesses to the Gospel, following the example of Saint Lawrence, and striving to build up your kingdom on earth. 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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Priscilla
Priscilla
1 month ago

St Lawrence faithful follower of Christ, pray for us

Ifeyinwa
Ifeyinwa
1 month ago

St. Lawrence, pray for us. Amen

Emeka Alu
Emeka Alu
1 month ago

Zealous defender of the faith, pray for us. Amen

Henry
Henry
1 month ago

St Lawrence pray for us

Miriam Akaakase
Miriam Akaakase
1 month ago

Amen

Elizabeth Anthony Ogbekile
Elizabeth Anthony Ogbekile
1 month ago

Thank you Jesus for life and HOPE.
St Lawrence deacon and martyr, pray for us. Amen.

Elizabeth Anthony Ogbekile
Elizabeth Anthony Ogbekile
1 month ago

St Lawrence pray for me and all christians, that we have confidence in the protection of our saviour in offerings to the needy, through Christ our Lord.

Roses Utsaha
Roses Utsaha
1 month ago

St Lawrence, pray for us.

Mary Ziggar Oluremi Lanko
Mary Ziggar Oluremi Lanko
1 month ago

Amen and Amen

Ngozi
Ngozi
1 month ago

Amen

Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
1 month ago

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.

Angela Uso
Angela Uso
1 month ago

Amen

Lawrence Okonofua
Lawrence Okonofua
1 month ago

May we be inspired by your life of total self giving in service to our brethren.

christiana
christiana
1 month ago

Through the intercession of St Lawrence may God continue to bless us all in Jesus name Amen

Vivian Oyih
Vivian Oyih
1 month ago

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

Rita Akaju
Rita Akaju
1 month ago

St Lawrence, pray for us to God Amen.

Chinwe Ann
Chinwe Ann
1 month ago

St Lawrence pls help me not to cling tightly to earthly treasures, rather may I have the willingness to use my resources to serve others and build up the kingdom of God. Amen

Obainoke Jane
Obainoke Jane
1 month ago

St.Lawerence deacon and martyr… Please ray for for us.

Grace Orpin
Grace Orpin
1 month ago

St Laurence faithful follower of Christ, pray for us

Hwange Thaddeus
Hwange Thaddeus
1 month ago

St. Lawrence pray for us.

Lilian Uzoamaka Anyanwu
Lilian Uzoamaka Anyanwu
1 month ago

Saint Lawrence please intercede for us

Bamigboye Margaret
Bamigboye Margaret
1 month ago

Holy Lawrence pray for us

Roselyn Demawa
Roselyn Demawa
1 month ago

St Lawrence lover of the poor, pray for us and our country Nigeria.

Lina Omagbitse
Lina Omagbitse
1 month ago

May we strive serve God in what we do for others in this world amen. St Lawrence pray for us

Ifeoma Nsude
Ifeoma Nsude
1 month ago

Amen

Christiana Nwosu
Christiana Nwosu
1 month ago

St. Lawrence, faithful follower of Christ, pray for us.

Adaeze
Adaeze
1 month ago

Courageous martyr of Christ, pray for us. Amen

Comfort Edewor
Comfort Edewor
1 month ago

St Lawrence,pray for me that like you, l may gain unshakable faith

Hanmaikyur Agnes Ngunan
Hanmaikyur Agnes Ngunan
1 month ago

St Lawrence’s legendary dedication to the service of God and the church may appear impracticable in present times. However, the grace of God which surpasses all understanding is sufficient to lead us to Christ in the way Christ Himself has designed for us. May the intercession of St Lawrence steadily increase our faith in God. Amen.

Nora Ekeh
Nora Ekeh
1 month ago

St Lawrence Pray for us

Angela Oluchi
Angela Oluchi
1 month ago

St. Lawrence, Hope of the Hopeless…Pray for us.

Igbenije Patience
Igbenije Patience
1 month ago

Holy Lawrence
Pray for us

Margaret
Margaret
1 month ago

Amen

Magdalene Omono
Magdalene Omono
1 month ago

Man of unshakable faith, pray for us

uju chukwuma
uju chukwuma
1 month ago

Your mercy oh Lord

Mojisola
Mojisola
1 month ago

Amen

Regina Ikpeni
Regina Ikpeni
1 month ago

St Lawrence selfless servant of Christ pra6 for us to put the need of others before us. Amen

Dinma Anekwe
Dinma Anekwe
1 month ago

St. Lawrence, zealous defender of Faith pray for us

Linda John Ojeyokan
Linda John Ojeyokan
1 month ago

Amen

Chinwe Ibe
Chinwe Ibe
1 month ago

St Lawrence, pray for us.

Ije-Amaka
Ije-Amaka
1 month ago

St Lawrence keep interceding for Christians to keep emulating the virtues of Christ

Adebayo Olabode Micheal
Adebayo Olabode Micheal
1 month ago

Through the intercession of Saint Lawrence,may God grant our heart desires

Emilia
Emilia
1 month ago

Amen

Felicity
Felicity
1 month ago

Amen

Joy
Joy
1 month ago

St Lawrence pray for us

chibugo Maureen
chibugo Maureen
1 month ago

Amen

Sheila Wobi
Sheila Wobi
1 month ago

Man of unshakable faith, pray for us Amen

Asen Anita
Asen Anita
1 month ago

St Lawrence pray for us

Doris Okoh
Doris Okoh
1 month ago

St. Lawrence may we follow in your footsteps..

Malagu Cynthia ifeoma
Malagu Cynthia ifeoma
1 month ago

St Lawrence… Pray for us

Imelda Asuquo
Imelda Asuquo
1 month ago

Amen

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