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Saint Lazarus of Bethany Novena
Feast Day: December 17


Recite the following for 9 consecutive days

Dear Saint Lazarus, friend of Christ Incarnate and patron of the poor and the sick; I request your intercession, with the aid of the Holy Spirit; May the Lord, Who prefigured His resurrection through your own miraculous rising, always guide me in my earthly pilgrimage and protect me in sickness and in health.  Together with Saint Marth and Saint Mary, you welcomed the Savior into your home.  May I do the same by welcoming Jesus into my heart and serving Him faithfully in my brothers and sisters.  Help me to imitate Christ more perfectly.

Holy Saint Lazarus, give me the strength to overcome all temptation and difficulty.  May your witness inspire me to have faith and hope in Jesus, especially amid great trial.  Pray that I will display heroic virtue and persevere in love so as to merit to be received by God into the halls of heaven.  I ask this through our Lord, Jesus Chris, the Son of God, who lives and reigns with the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever.  Amen. 

Saint Lazarus, Pray for us!