Novena To St. Cecilia # 2 (November 13 – November 22)

Repeat this prayer for nine days…

O Eternal God, Who gave us,
in the person of St. Cecilia,
a powerful protectress,
grant that after having faithfully passed our days,
like herself, in innocence and holiness,
we may one day attain the land of beatitude,
where in concert with her, we may praise You
and bless You forevermore in eternity.

Amen.

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

God the Father of heaven,
Have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy on us.

God the Holy Spirit,
Have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God,
Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us.

Saint Cecilia,
Pray for us.

Saint Cecilia,
wise virgin,
Pray for us.

Saint Cecilia,
whose heart burned with the fire of Divine love,
Pray for us.

Saint Cecilia,
apostle by your zeal and charity,
Pray for us.

Saint Cecilia,
who converted your spouse
and procured for him the crown of martyrdom,
Pray for us.

Saint Cecilia,
who by your pleadings moved the hearts of pagans,
and brought them into the true Church,
Pray for us.

Saint Cecilia,
who did unceasingly see your guardian angel by your side,
Pray for us.

Saint Cecilia,
who mingled your voice
with the celestial harmonies of the virgins,
Pray for us.

Saint Cecilia,
who by your melodious accents
celebrated the praises of Jesus,
Pray for us.

Saint Cecilia,
illustrious martyr of Jesus Christ,
Pray for us.

Saint Cecilia,
who during three days suffered most excruciating torments,
Pray for us.

Saint Cecilia,
consolation of the afflicted,
Pray for us.

Saint Cecilia,
protectress of all who invoke you,
Pray for us.

Saint Cecilia,
patroness of holy canticles,
Pray for us.

Saint Cecilia,
special patroness and advocate of all singers,
musicians, authors, and students,
Pray for us.

We salute you, O Virgin,
who gave your blood for the defense
and faith of Jesus Christ.
We seek your prayers
for liturgical music that is beautiful,
holy, and universal.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world
Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.

God glorified Saint Cecilia,
And he crowned her virtues.

Let us pray.

O Eternal God, who gave us,
in the person of Saint Cecilia,
a powerful protectress,
grant that after having faithfully
passed our days, like herself,
in innocence and holiness,
we may one day attain the land of beatitude,
where in concert with her,
we may praise you and bless you
forevermore in eternity.

Amen.