Editor’s note: the following Novena is being prayed by certain Latin Mass communities for the intention of preserving the ancient Roman Rite at their parish. We invite readers to join in this Novena, starting this Friday, for the sake of all our brethren facing a struggle to preserve the rite of our fathers.
• 9 Day Novena to Christ the King prayer only (no Rosary)
• 9 Day Novena to Christ the King prayer after Rosary
First Day: Friday, October 22nd
Last Day: Saturday, October 30th
For: Feast of Christ the King on October 31st
Almighty and merciful God, you break the power of evil and make all things new in your Son Jesus Christ, the King of the universe. May all in heaven and earth acclaim your glory and never cease to praise you.
(State intention – see below)
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Recite One Our Father, One Hail Mary and One Glory Be per day followed by the Novena Prayer:
O Lord our God, You alone are the Most Holy King and Ruler of all nations.
We pray to You, Lord, in the great expectation of receiving from You, O Divine King, mercy, peace, justice and all good things.
Protect, O Lord our King, our families and the land of our birth.
Guard us we pray Most Faithful One.
Protect us from our enemies and from Your Just Judgment
Forgive us, O Sovereign King, our sins against you.
Jesus, You are a King of Mercy.
We have deserved Your Just Judgment
Have mercy on us, Lord, and forgive us.
We trust in Your Great Mercy.
O most awe-inspiring King, we bow before You and pray;
May Your Reign, Your Kingdom, be recognized on earth.
(say once on the first day)
O Holy Mother of God, we ask that you bring our humble petition to your Son and Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the following requests:
That each and everyone of The Most Reverend Bishop’s actions regarding the Tridentine Mass may be guided by the Holy Spirit and protected from the world’s will; that each be given the proper knowledge, grace, prudence and strength necessary to make right and just decisions regarding matters over the preservation of your Son’s Holy Mass within each respective diocese. We beseech that all involved might maintain a perfect resignation to God’s Will, and that Our Lord be King of hearts in every endeavor.
We ask this in the hope that Our Lord may protect and preserve all the faithful and fruitful Traditional Latin Mass parishes, orders and communities. In spite of past, present and future persecutions, we beseech that these bring an even greater flourishing and vast expansion of the Traditional Rite; that this Mass of the Ages might be unbound, made known and available to all; that it be allowed to shine brightly in the face of the Enemy, while melting the hardened hearts of its persecutors and illumining the hearts and minds of those who are simply unaware of its history, beauty, splendor and majesty.
We ask that the persecutors of the Mass of All Time be truly shown that its growth needn’t conflict with other liturgical rites that are valid, but rather that it may serve as an inspiration to them; that its prosperity needn’t be an impediment to true peace and unity within the Church. If hearts yet still remain hardened and in the hands of the Adversary, like Pharaoh of old, we lamentably beseech that they fall into the snares of their own design; that such snares will lead only to further exaltations of Christ’s Glory; not just in the Holy Sacrifice of the Roman Rite, but in all valid and reverent rites contained within the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.
Finally, we ask if any of this be in contrast with divine Providence, that we may be given the proper discernment necessary to conform to it. Whatever the outcome, let us all be guided by the Holy Spirit towards just and prudent actions, especially when faced with any and all decisions by governing authorities––ecclesiastical or temporal–– that are contrary to what is right and true.
O Immaculata, Queen of Heaven, purify our petitions in your hands, so that they may be acceptable to Our Lord of Glory, Christ the King. Amen.