Prayer for Every Day of the Novena
O Son of God, who became man in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we thank You for giving Your consent to be brought to the temple by Your Mother in order to be presented to God the Father in payment for our sins against divine justice. By the infinite merits of Your Presentation in the Temple of Jerusalem, and through the prayers of Your most Holy Mother, grant us, through Your act of redeeming us, the grace we need. O Jesus, light of the world, enlighten our minds and be our guide in our way in this valley of tears. Give us living faith, firm hope and burning love of God and neighbor, so that in the hour of death we can, like the prophet Simeon, say: “Now, O Lord, you can dismiss your servant in peace for my eyes have seen the salvation of your people Israel.”
O Mary, most shining example of obedience, when forty days after your child bearing were over, you went to the temple of God although you were not bound by this law, and there was no need for you to be purified as you were free from original sin, and you yourself had not sinned. Pure was the fruit of your womb, Jesus, and as a virgin you conceived Him and gave birth to Him who issued from your chaste womb like the ray of the sun that pierces glass neither breaking nor staining it. Because of the merits of your obedience, grant us the grace to be obedient to the law of God and the laws of the church that we too may attain someday that glorious and eternal reward in heaven, and grant us the grace we ask in this novena (mention favor). We ask this in the name of Jesus, our Saviour and Redeemer. Amen.
Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Our Lady of Candelaria, pray for our family.
Our Lady of Candelaria, pray for our parish.
Our Lady of Candelaria, pray for our country.