Novena for the Epiphany

This novena can be said at any time, but especially beginning December 29 through January 6, the Feast of the Epiphany.

Day 1
O holy Magi, you were living in continual expectation of the rising of the Star of Jacob, which would announce the birth of the true Sun of justice, obtain for us an increase of faith and charity, and the grace to live in continual hope of beholding one day the light of heavenly glory and eternal joy. Recite the Glory Be …

Day 2
O holy Magi, who at the first appearance of the wondrous star left your native country ot go and seek the newborn king of the Jews, obtain for us the grace of corresponding with alacrity ot every divine inspiration. Recite the Glory Be …

Day 3
O holy Magi, who regarded neither the severity of the season, nor the inconveniences of the journey, that you might find the new-born Messiah; obtain for us the grace not to allow ourselves to be discouraged by any of the difficulties which may meet us in the way of salvation. Recite the Glory Be …

Day 4
O holy Magi, who when deserted by the star in the city of Jerusalem, sought humbly, and without human respect, from the rulers of the Church, the place where you might discover the object of your journey, obtain for us the grace to have recourse, in faith and humility, in all our doubts and perplexities to the counsel of our superiors, who hold the place of God on earth. Recite the Glory Be …

Day 5
O holy Magi, who were gladdened by the reappearance of the star which led you to Bethlehem, obtain for us from God the grace that, remaining always faithful to Him in afflictions, we may be consoled in time by His glory. Recite the Glory Be …

Day 6
O holy Magi, who, entering full of faith into the stable of Bethlehem, prostrated yourselves on the earth, to adore the new-born King of the Jews, though He was surrounded only by signs of poverty and weakness, obtain from the Lord for us a lively faith in the real presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, the true spirit of poverty, and a Christlike charity for the poor and suffering. Recite the Glory Be …

Day 7
O holy Magi, who offered to Jesus Christ gold, incense, and myrrh, thereby recognizing Him to be at once King, God, and Man, obtain from the Lord for us the grace never to present ourselves before Him with empty hands, but that we may continually offer to Him the gold of charity, the incense of prayer, and the myrrh of penance and mortification. Recite the Glory Be …

Day 8
O holy Magi, who when warned by an angel not to return to Herod, traveled back to your country by another road, obtain for us from the Lord the grace that, after having found Him by true repentance, we may avoid all danger of losing Him again. Recite the Glory Be …

Day 9
O holy Magi, who were the first among the Gentiles called to the knowledge of Jesus Christ, and who persevered in the faith until your deaths, obtain for us from the Lord the grace of living always in conformity to the baptismal promises and especially in accordance with our religious vows (or ‘the duties of our state of life’), leading ever a life of faith, that like you we may attain to beatific vision of that God Who now is the object of our faith. Recite the Glory Be …


Litany of the Sacred Heart

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

After each of the following invocations, respond “have mercy on us”:

God, the Father of heaven …
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world…
God, the Holy Spirit…
Holy Trinity, One God …Heart of Jesus, Son of the eternal Father…
Heart of Jesus, formed by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mother…
Heart of Jesus united substantially with the Word of God…
Heart of Jesus of infinite majesty…
Heart of Jesus, holy temple of God…
Heart of Jesus, tabernacle of the most high…
Heart of Jesus, house of God and gate of heaven…
Heart of Jesus, glowing furnace of charity…
Heart of Jesus, vessel of justice and love…
Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love…
Heart of Jesus, abyss of all virtues…
Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise…
Heart of Jesus, king and center of all hearts…
Heart of Jesus, in Whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge…
Heart of Jesus, in Whom dwells all the fulness of divinity…
Heart of Jesus, in Whom the Father is well pleased æ
Heart of Jesus, of Whose fulness we have all received…
Heart of Jesus, desire of the eternal hills…
Heart of Jesus, patient and rich in mercy…
Heart of Jesus, rich to all who invoke You…
Heart of Jesus, fount of life and holiness…
Heart of Jesus, propitiation for our sins…
Heart of Jesus, loaded down with opprobrium…
Heart of Jesus, bruised for our offenses…
Heart of Jesus, made obedient unto death…
Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance…
Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation…
Heart of Jesus, our peace and reconciliation…
Heart of Jesus, victim for our sins…
Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who hope in You…
Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in You…
Heart of Jesus, delight of all the saints…

v. Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world
r. Spare us O Lord.

v. Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world
r. Graciously hear us O Lord.

v. Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world
r. Have mercy on us.

v. Jesus, meek and humble of heart
r. Make our hearts like unto Yours.

Let us pray: Almighty and everlasting God, graciously regard the Heart of Your well beloved Son and the acts of praise and satisfaction which He renders You on behalf of us sinners; and through Your merit, grant pardon to us who implore Your mercy, in the Name of Your Son Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.


Litany of the Love of God

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

After each of the following invocations, respond “have mercy on us”:

God, the Father of heaven…
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world…
God, the Holy Spirit…
Holy Trinity, One God…
You Who are Infinite Love…
You Who first loved me…
You Who commanded me to love You…

After the following invocations, respond, “I love You, O my God”:

With all my heart…
With all my soul…
with all my mind…
With all my strength…
Above all possessions and honors…
Above all pleasures and enjoyments…
More than myself and everything belonging to me…
More than all my relatives and friends…
More than all men and angels…
Above all created things in heaven and on earth…
Only for Yourself…
Because You are the sovereign Good…
Because You are infinitely worthy of being loved…
Because You are infinitely perfect…
Even had You not promised me heaven…
Even had You not menaced me with hell…
Even should You try me by want and misfortune…
In wealth and in poverty…
In health and in sickness…
In life and in death…
In time and in eternity…
In union with that love wherewith all the saints and all the angels love You in heaven…
In union with that love wherewith the Blessed Virgin Mary loves You…
In union with that infinite love where with You love Yourself eternally…

Let us pray: My God, Who possesses in incomprehensible abundance all that is perfect and worthy of love, annihilate in me all guilty sensual, and undue love for creatures. Kindle in my heart the pure fire of Your love, so that I may love nothing but You or in You until, being entirely consumed by holy love of You, I may go to love You eternally with the elect in heaven, the country of pure love. Amen.
-composed by His Holiness Pope Pius VI


Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Jesus, hear us.
Jesus, graciously hear us.God the Father of heaven,
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
God the Holy Spirit,
Holy Trinity, one God,

After each of the following invocations, respond “have mercy on us”:

Jesus, Son of the living God…
Jesus, splendor of the Father…
Jesus, brightness of eternal light…
Jesus, king of glory…
Jesus, sun of justice…
Jesus, son of the Virgin Mary…
Jesus, most amiable…
Jesus, most admirable…
Jesus, mighty God…
Jesus, father of the world to come…
Jesus, angel of the great council…
Jesus, most powerful…
Jesus, most patient…
Jesus, most obedient…
Jesus, meek and humble of heart…
Jesus, lover of chastity…
Jesus, God of peace…
Jesus, author of life…
Jesus, model of virtues…
Jesus, zealous for souls…
Jesus, our God…
Jesus, our refuge…
Jesus, father of the poor…
Jesus, treasure of the faithful…
Jesus, good shepherd…
Jesus, true light…
Jesus, eternal wisdom…
Jesus, infinite goodness…
Jesus, our way and our life…
Jesus, joy of angels…
Jesus, king of patriarchs…
Jesus, master of apostles…
Jesus, teacher of evangelists…
Jesus, strength of martyrs…
Jesus, light of confessors…
Jesus, purity of virgins…
Jesus, crown of all saints…

v. Be merciful,
r. Spare us, O Jesus.

v. Be merciful,
r. Graciously hear us, O Jesus.

After the following invocations, respond, “Jesus, deliver us”:

From all evil…
From all sin…
From Your wrath…
From the snares of the devil…
From the spirit of fornication…
From everlasting death…
From the neglect of Your inspirations…
Through the mystery of Your Holy Incarnation…
Through Your nativity…
Through Your infancy…
Through Your most divine life…
Through Your labors…
Through your agony and Passion…
Through Your cross and dereliction…
Through Your faintness and weariness…
Through Your death and burial…
Through Your Resurrection…
Through Your Ascension…
through Your institution of the Most Holy Eucharist…
Through Your joys…
Through Your glory…

v. Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world
r. Spare us, O Jesus.

v. Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world
r. Hear us, O Jesus.

v. Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world
r. Have mercy on us, O Jesus.

v. Jesus, hear us
r. Jesus graciously hear us.

Let us pray: O Lord Jesus Christ, Who said: Ask and you shall receive; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you; grant, we beseech You, unto us who ask the gift of Your most divine love, that we may ever love You with all our hearts, and in all our words and actions, and never cease from showing forth Your praise.make us, O Lord, to have a perpetual fear and love of Your holy name; for You never fail to govern those whom You solidly establish in Your love. Amen.


Night Litany of a Big City

O God, our Father
hear us.

We plead before You, the Sacred Heart of Jesus , for all who tonight in this great city stand in the most need of Your merciful love and protection.On souls beset by temptation,
have mercy.

On those who have fallen into sin
have mercy.

On those who are given up to worldliness and forgetful of You,
have mercy.

On those who are at this moment in danger of losing You forever,
have mercy.

By Your Agony,
save them, Jesus.

Those who are tempting others,
convert to Your love.

On those who are carrying on wicked trades and profiting by sin,
have mercy.

On the victims of sin,
have mercy.

On those indulging in sinful amusements,
have mercy.

On all who are imperiling their souls by self-indulgence and luxury…
have mercy.

On all frequenting haunts of sin,
have mercy.

By Your Scourging,
save them, Jesus.

On all who are out tonight, the homeless, the weary, the starving, those tempted to suicide, the intemperate,
have mercy.

On those who are out for sin,
have mercy.

To those who are out to rescue others,
grant them help and protection.

For those who work at night, the police, railwaymen, firemen, those engaged on the stage, soldiers and sailors, sentries on duty, editors and journalists,
let Your Presence be with them, Jesus.

For the sick and suffering and all who are enduring any agony of mind and body,
comfort them, Jesus.

For all undergoing operations,
strengthen them, Jesus, and help them in body and soul.

For the sleepless and lonely
be near them.

For those in anxiety, nervous or mental distress,
calm them.

For the insane,
keep them in Your power.

For those who attend upon the insane,
make them tender hearted and compassionate.

For night nurses,
give faithfulness and sympathy.

For priests and doctors called out this night,
reward them.

By Your crown of thorns,
deliver them, Jesus.

For those who this night must suffer bereavement,
visit and sustain them.

For those for whom this will be their last night on earth,
deepen their contrition and receive their souls.

For those whom sudden death summons before Your Judgment,
have mercy.

For those dying alone without priest or sacraments,
have mercy.

For those dying rejecting the ministry of the Holy Church,
have mercy.

On those dying unconscious,
have mercy.

On those dying blind of their sin,
have mercy.

On the souls of unbelievers and heretics who are near death,
have mercy.

On those mothers upon whom abortions are performed,
have mercy.

On those who perform or counsel abortions,
have mercy.

On those whoa re trying to turn to You even in this their last hour,
have mercy.

For those who are afraid to die,
turn their heaviness into joy.

For dying priests, religious and all practicing Catholics,
have mercy on them and receive them to Yourself.

For the faithful departed,
grant them light and peace.

For ourselves in our last hour,
grant the pardon of our sins, our negligence and our ignorance.

By Your holy death,
deliver us all, O Jesus.

On behalf of those who have said no prayers today, let us say:
Our Father…
Hail Mary …
Glory Be …

On behalf of those who neglect to praise God and thank Him, let us say:

The Divine Praises
O God, be merciful to me a sinner.
O God, cleanse me of my sins and have mercy on me.
O Lord, forgive me for I have sinned without number.

On behalf of those who blaspheme and neglect the Blessed Sacrament, let us say:
Blessed, praised, hallowed, worshipped and adored be Jesus Christ on His throne of glory and in the most holy Sacrament of the Altar.


A Litany of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Lord have mercy on us.
Christ have mercy on us.
Lord have mercy on us.

Christ hear us.
Christ graciously hear us.

God our Heavenly Father, creator through whome we live,
have mercy on us.

God the Son, the One who owns what is near and beyond,
have mercy on us.

God the Holy Spirit,
have mercy on us.

…to the following, respond ‘pray for us’…

Holy Mary of Guadalupe,
Holy Mary, Mother of America,
Holy Mary, Star of the New Evangelization,
Holy Mary, Perfect and Ever Virgin,
Holy Mary, Mother of the True God,
Holy Mary, Mother worthy of honor and veneration,
Holy Mary, Mother most merciful,
Holy Mary, Mother of those who love you and have confidence in you,
Holy Mary, Mother of those who cry to you and search for you,
Holy Mary, Mother who cures all our pains, miseries and sorrows,
Holy Mary, Mother who remedies and alleviates our sufferings,
Holy Mary, Mother who keeps us within her compassionate and merciful gaze,
Holy Mary, Mother who shows us her help, love and compassion,
Holy Mary, Mother who chooses those who are humble and simple,
Holy Mary, Mother who graciously repays all who serve her,
Holy Mary, Mother who as us under her shadow and protection,
Holy Mary, Mother who carries us i nher embrace,
Holy Mary, Fountain of our joy,

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
spare us O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Rose of Heaven, make intercession for the Church of God. Protect the Sovereign Pontiff and have pity on all who call on you in grief and need. Mother of God and ever Virgin Mary, win from your Son the grace that we keep Faith and Hope amid life’s bitterness and sorrow. Make love burn brightly in our hearts all days, until you bring us safely to the vision of your Most Holy Son, our God and Savior. Amen.