Novena To Blessed Emilie Gamelin (September 15 – September 24)

DAILY PRAYER (Say it at the end of each day)

Providence of God,
you who gave to Emilie a compassionate charity
for all those who are suffering,
remember her faith,
brighten with your light the road
of those imploring you by her intercession,
and glorify very soon your faithful servant
the Blessed Emilie Gamelin.

Amen.

DAY ONE:

Provident God,
You whom Emilie came to know early in her life,
open our eyes to the light of Your presence and,
following her example,
may the poor always have a place in our lives.
Allow us to obtain the favour
we are soliciting by her intercession…
if it is Your holy Will.

(Say the Daily Prayer from above.)

DAY TWO:

Provident God,
You whom Emilie learned to discover in daily events:
the joys, sufferings, grief and loneliness,
let us learn, following her example,
how to meet You
and understand Your love towards us, whatever happens.
Allow us to obtain the favour
we are soliciting by he intercession…
if it is Your holy Will.

(Say the Daily Prayer from above.)

DAY THREE:

Provident God,
You whom Emilie learned to serve in complete loyalty
in the duties of Christian and family life
and in an heroic acceptance of the trials
inherent in the human condition,
let us learn to accept in faith,
following her example,
whatever makes up our lives.
Allow us to obtain the favour
we are soliciting by he intercession…
if it is Your holy Will.

(Say the Daily Prayer from above.)

DAY FOUR:

Provident God,
You whom Emilie discovered in the poor and marginalized
and whom she wanted to serve in being providence to them,
following her example,
let us always be available to help others with their problems.
Allow us to obtain the favour
we are soliciting by he intercession…
if it is Your holy Will.

(Say the Daily Prayer from above.)

DAY FIVE:

Provident God,
You whom Emilie loved,
prayed to and praised as the author of all gifts,
following her example, help us to love,
to pray and to praise You.
May all our requests find in You
the accomplishment of Your greatest glory.
Allow us to obtain the favour
we are soliciting by he intercession…
if it is Your holy Will.

(Say the Daily Prayer from above.)

DAY SIX:

Provident God,
You whom Emilie wanted to serve and love
in the holy state of marriage and of religious life,
following her example,
allow us to live intensely our lives
as baptized persons wherever we find ourselves.
Allow us to obtain the favour
we are soliciting by he intercession…
if it is Your holy Will.

(Say the Daily Prayer from above.)

DAY SEVEN:

Provident God,
You whom Emilie recognized in the orphan,
in the young unemployed person,
in the couple experiencing problems,
in the loneliness of the sick,
in the poor without shelter,
in the elderly without friends,
let us comfort and give our time to serve You through them,
following her example.
Allow us to obtain the favour
we are soliciting by he intercession…
if it is Your holy Will.

(Say the Daily Prayer from above.)

DAY EIGHT:

Provident God,
You whom Emilie wanted to love more everyday,
and also wanted to love in words and in act,
in the person of all her brothers and sisters,
following her example,
let us learn how to forget all that causes pain
and to forgive in complete serenity.
Allow us to obtain the favour
we are soliciting by he intercession…
if it is Your holy Will.

(Say the Daily Prayer from above.)

DAY NINE:

Provident God,
You whom Emilie was happy to know,
to love and to serve on earth,
following her example, let us walk with You,
in this life to find and glorify You eternally.
Allow us to obtain the favour
we are soliciting by he intercession…
if it is Your holy Will.

(Say the Daily Prayer from above.)