Christian Prayers

NOVENA OF GRACE TO SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER

O Saint Francis Xavier, well loved and full of charity, in union with you, I reverently adore the majesty of God. And I rejoice in the sin- gular gifts of grace given to you during your life, and your gifts of glory after death. I beg you with all my heart's devotion to be pleased to obtain for me, by your powerful intercession, above all things, the grace of a holy life and a happy death. Moreover, I beg of you to obtain for me (Here speak of the intention you wish to pray for.).... But if what I ask of you so earnestly does not tend to the glory of God and the greater good of my soul, I pray that you obtain for me what is more profitable to both these ends.

Amen.