[The Novena is to be prayed on 9 consecutive days.]

Prayers

God we thank You for all Your gifts to us.
Especially for the precious gift of our Catholic faith.
Grant that our country may be united once again
in the unity of the Catholic Church.
May the prayers of St John Ogilvie
obtain for us the blessings
that we ask through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

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

Our Lady Queen of Peace,
Pray for us.

Saint Michael,
Pray for us.

All holy angels and archangels,
Pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist,
Pray for us.

Saint Joseph,
Pray for us.

Saint Peter and Saint Paul,
Pray for us.

Saint Andrew,
Pray for us.

Saint Jude,
Pray for us.

Saint Mary Magdalen,
Pray for us.

Saint Stephen,
Pray for us.

Saint Lawrence,
Pray for us.

Saint Augustine.
Pray for us.

Saint Jerome,
Pray for us.

Saint Martin,
Pray for us.

Saint Nicholas,
Pray for us.

Saint Benedict,
Pray for us.

Saint Francis and Saint Dominic,
Pray for us.

Saint Vincent De Paul,
Pray for us.

Saint Kentigern
Pray for us.

Saint Ninian
Pray for us.

Saint Columba
Pray for us.

St John Ogilvie
Pray for us.

Saint Margaret of Scotland
Pray for us.

St Theresa of Lisieux
Pray for us.

St Bernadette
Pray for us

Saint Catherine,
Pray for us.

All holy men and women,
Pray for us.

Lord be merciful,
Lord save your people.

From all evil,
Lord save your people.

From every sin,
Lord save your people.

From the snares of the devil,
Lord save your people.

From everlasting death,
Lord save your people.

By your coming as man,
Lord save your people.

By your death and burial,
Lord save your people.

By your rising to new life,
Lord save your people.

By your gift of the Holy Spirit,
Lord save your people.

By your coming again in glory,
Lord save your people.

Lord, show us your kindness,
Lord hear our prayer.

Raise our thoughts and desires to you,
Lord hear our prayer.

Save our friends, and all who have helped us,
Lord hear our prayer.

Grant eternal life to all who have died in the faith,
Lord hear our prayer.

Spare us from disease, hunger and war,
Lord hear our prayer.

Bring all people together in trust and peace,
Lord hear our prayer.

Guide and protect your holy Church,
Lord hear our prayer.

Keep the pope and all the clergy
in faithful service to your church,
Lord hear our prayer.

Bring all Christians together in unity,
Lord hear our prayer.

Lead all people to the light of the Gospel,
Lord hear our prayer.

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.

Novena Prayer:

God our Father, fountain of all blessing,
We thank you for the countless graces that come to us
in answer to the prayers of your saints.
With great confidence we ask you in the name of your Son
and through the prayers of St John Ogilvie
to help us in all our needs.

Lord Jesus, you chose your servant St John Ogilvie
to be your faithful witness to the spiritual authority
of the chief shepherd of your flock.
Keep your people always one in mind and heart,
In communion with (name) our Pope,
and all the bishops of your Church.

Holy Spirit, you gave St John Ogilvie light to know your truth,
wisdom to defend it,
and courage to die for it.
Through his prayers and example
bring our country into the unity and peace
of Christ’s kingdom.

Amen.

Let Scotland’s hills and straths and glens
acclaim their son whose praise we sing;
who died a martyr true as steel,
a faithful knight of Christ his King.

John Ogilvie, you prayed for light,
And travelled far your pilgrim way
To find in Scotland’s ancient faith
The dawn of everlasting day.

You came at last to Scotland’s shore,
A priest pursued by cruel law;
In chains you preached the Church’s faith
And died upholding Peter’s cause.

You loved God’s mother whose great name
Made holier still your dying breath.
You used her beads to win God’s grace,
Your parting gift in face of death.

In heaven’s glory pray that soon
our country may at last be one,
to preach one Gospel, break one bread,
and be One Body in God’s Son.

St John, to make all one in Christ,
His flag of freedom you unfurled.
With you we pray that all may be
One Lord, One Faith, One Hope, One World.