Almighty and eternal God!
With lively faith and reverently worshipping Thy Divine Majesty,
I prostrate myself before Thee
and invoke with filial trust Thy supreme bounty and mercy.
Illumine the darkness of my intellect
with a ray of Thy heavenly light
and inflame my heart with the fire of Thy Divine love,
that I may contemplate the great virtues
and merits of Saint Catherine of Alexandria
in whose honor I make this novena,
and following her example imitate, like her,
the life of Thy Divine Son.
Moreover, I beseech Thee to grant graciously,
through the merits and intercession of this powerful Helper,
the petition which through Him I humbly place before Thee, devoutly saying,
“Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
(Mention your request here.)
Vouchsafe graciously to hear it,
if it redounds to Thy greater glory
and to the salvation of my soul.
Saint Catherine of Alexandria,
pray for us!