54 Day Rosary Novena – Day 28

Day 28

During the past 27 days of our Rosary Novena, we have been petitioning Our Lady for our needs. Like any child, we know that when we go to our heavenly Mother with our needs her heart will be moved and she will supply. We may not have even seen the fruits of our prayers. What we desire most might even still weight heavy on our hearts. And, some of us may even question whether our prayers have been heard. Yet, today, we turn our prayer from petition to thanksgiving. Regardless of the outcome of our petitions we thank God and Our Lady for answering our prayers. Because, we know that not one prayer we utter goes unheard. “But truly God has listened; he has given heed to the voice of my prayer” (Ps 66:19). Every prayer we utter, every tear that falls from our face rises up to heaven “like incense” (Ps 141.2). Many ask and it never enters their mind to thank God for hearing our prayers. And so today, trusting in the mighty providence of God, we begin our 27 days of thanksgiving.

Quotes:

“Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” (Mt 6:26)

“Jesus said in reply, “Ten were cleansed, were they not? Where are the other nine? Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?” (Lk 17:17-18

In all created things discern the providence and wisdom of God, and in all things give Him thanks. – St. Teresa of Avila

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. – St. Ambrose

When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. – G.K. Chesterton

Jesus does not demand great action from us but simply surrender and gratitude. – St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Have you seen the gratitude of little children? Imitate them, saying to Jesus, when things are favourable and when they are adverse: ‘How good you are! How good!…’ These words, if you mean them, are the way of childhood, and will bring you peace, with due measure of tears and laughter, and without measure of Love. – St. Josemaria Escriva

The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary

Prayer before the recitation: Sign of the cross. Hail Mary.

In petition (first 27 days): Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my Mother Mary, hail! At thy feet I humbly kneel to offer thee a Crown of Roses, snow white buds to remind thee of thy joys, each bud recalling to thee a holy mystery, each 10 bound together with my petition for a particular grace. O Holy Queen, dispenser of God’s graces, and Mother of all who invoke thee, thou canst not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As thou receivest my gift, so wilt thou receive my petition; from thy bounty thou wilt give me the favor I so earnestly and trustingly seek. I despair of nothing that I ask of thee. Show thyself my Mother!

In thanksgiving (last 27 days): Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my Mother Mary, hail! At thy feet I gratefully kneel to offer thee a Crown of Roses snow white buds to remind thee of thy joys each bud recalling to thee a holy mystery; each ten bound together with my petition for a particular grace. O Holy Queen, Dispenser of God’s graces. and Mother of all who invoke thee! Thou canst not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As thou receivest my gift, so wilt thou receive my thanksgiving; from thy bounty thou hast given me the favor I so earnestly and trustingly sought. I despaired not of what I asked of thee, and thou hast truly shown thyself my Mother.

Say: The Apostles’ Creed, Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

The Annunciation – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of humility and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Visitation – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of charity and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Nativity – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of detachment from the world and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Presentation – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of purity and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

Finding the Child Jesus in the Temple – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of obedience to the will of God and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

Say: The Hail Holy Queen.

In petition (first 27 days): Sweet Mother Mary, I offer thee this spiritual communion to bind my bouquets in a wreath to place upon thy brow. O my Mother! Look with favor upon my gift, and in thy love obtain for me (specify request). Hail Mary …

In thanksgiving (last 27 days): Sweet Mother Mary, I offer thee this Spiritual Communion to bind my bouquets in a wreath to place upon thy brow in thanksgiving for (specify request) which thou in thy love hast obtained for me. Hail, Mary, etc.

Intentions:

For the spiritual and temporal needs of Holy Ghost Parish, and the personal intentions of all praying this novena. (Add your own personal intentions.)

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