St. Andrew Novena – prayer to obtain favors (Nov 30th – Dec 25th)

It is piously believed that whoever recites the prayer below fifteen times a day  from the feast of St. Andrew (November 30th) until Christmas (December 25th) will obtain what is asked:

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, O My God! to hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. Amen

Imprimatur     +Michael Augustine, Archbishop of New York, New York, Feb 6, 1897

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Hi, Welcome to my blog Faith Comes First for My name is Michele, mom of three, two dogs and a husband. I teach 6th grade CCD. Through the years, I have been encouraged to write, along with writing books. Last week, a girlfriend mentioned I should write a book. I chuckled and stated "about what?". She replied "anything, you love to write about multiple topics". When God sent this opportunity my way, I decided to apply, and to my delight I was accepted. I hope and pray that you will find my blogs interesting and informational. My goal is to share the little tidbits of our Catholic religion from the past, and bring it back into the present. So much is still pertinent for this day and age, and yet has been missed, or not taught any longer. One of my goals is to bring that back, along with information about the Saints, and how our religion ties into today's political scene we are living in at the moment. Thank you for visiting my blog, and please feel free to leave feedback. I would love to hear from others with ideas, your thoughts and feelings. Again, thank you and God Bless, Michele

4 thoughts on “St. Andrew Novena – prayer to obtain favors (Nov 30th – Dec 25th)

  1. I am praying to St. Andrew for my husband – he is unemployed. A few months ago I was saying a prayer to St. Jude and I felt this presence overpowering St. Jude’s prayer with the name “Andrew”, so much so that I forgot who I was praying to and focused soley on Andrew. I am Catholic and I have never prayed to or really knew anything about St. Andrew. The next day I googled St. Andrew. One of things I found that applied to us was that he is a patron saint of people who have gout… my husband was just diagnosed with this! Also, his feast days are November 30 and January 28 – the latter being my husbands birthday. I am taking this as some sort of sign – I do not know yet but hoping it will bring some luck, peace, etc. to our family.

    • Dear Nancy,
      I love God “incidences” or God “winks”, as my girlfriends and I call them. That is a wonderful story! I love it! I am positive God is letting you know he has you enveloped in his arms and is guiding and watching over you, your husband and family. I recently came upon a pamphlet titled Employment Rosary from Our Sunday Visitor. I will blog it now for your husband and for all families who are in need of this rosary. I had never seen this type of rosary before, nor since. I should have known God had a reason for me finding it! Believe me, it is a sign………….be open to what God has in mind for you, it will be amazing the miracles you will see in your life, starting with the tiniest things! I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God Bless, Michele

  2. hi, i am praying for my older sister to come home for Christmas which she hasnt been home for years. i am also praying to find a new job, to get married and have children, and cure some things in my life.

    • Cheryl,
      Don’t give up praying. God will answer your prayers in his time, the hard part is accepting that is not necessarily our time. I posted an Employment Rosary, pray that for the Blessed Mother to intercede for the job you should be in. Pray to Our Lord, and ask the saints, especially the one’s who were married, to intercede in sending you the man that God has picked for you. There is St. Rita of Cascia, St. Gianna Molla and the HS of her husband Pablo, who died last year. Bl. Louie and Zellie Martin (St. Therese’s parents). Our Lady, St. Joseph, The Holy Family, St. Monica, St. Augustine, St. Zita, Bl. John Paull II, St. Jude, Bl. Mother Teresa……………….then, don’t forget the Holy Souls……..pray for the Holy Souls asking them to intercede for you and to marry the man that God wants you to marry. Stick with confession, weekly or bi-monthly, mass weekly and all Holy Days of Obligation, and if you are able to attend more during the week, please do so…offer up your communion for you to follow God’s will for your life. I find that our “free will” crosses are much heavier than following in Jesus’ path and carrying the cross that was chosen for us, that is much lighter. Especially in asking God for the strength, encouragement, and perseverance to carry it. May God Bless you, and I will keep you in my prayers. Michele

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