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Old May 23, '12, 3:16 am
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Default Prayers to St. John the Apostle for strong Christ-centered friendships

Hi,

St. John the Apostle is my confirmation patron, and also the patron saint of friendships. Last time I went to confession, the priest, whom is a very holy man, told me to spend more time with friends. I wanted to ask you to pray to St. John for us to all have stronger, Christ-centered, prayer-focused friendships in Communion with the Saints, Angels, and Holy Trinity. May we all enjoy going to Mass and Adoration with out friends, praying the Rosary, Divine Mercy chaplet, and other devotions, learning about the Lord through Scripture and Church teaching together. Pray that we bring new people into the Church as friends.

St. John is also the patron saint of these:
•against burns
•against poisoning
•art dealers
•authors
•bookbinders
•booksellers
•burn victims
•compositors
•editors
•engravers
•friendships
•lithographers
•painters
•papermakers
•printers
•publishers
•tanners
•theologians
•typesetters
•writers
•—
•Boise, Idaho, diocese of
•Saint-Jean – Longueuil, Québec, diocese of
•Cleveland, Ohio, diocese of
•Eger, Hungary, archdiocese of
•Milwaukee, Wisconsin, archdiocese of
•—
•Asia Minor
•Borgo Santo Sepolcro, Italy
•Morra, Netherlands
•Sansepolcro, Italy
•Sundern, Germany
•Taos, New Mexico
•Umbria, Italy
•Wroclaw, Poland

http://saints.sqpn.com/saint-john-the-apostle/

Please pray for any of those under the patronage of St. John as well.


Prayer for the Enlightenment of Saint John
Merciful Lord, we beseech Thee to cast They bright beams of light upon Thy Church, that it being enlightened by the doctrine of Thy blessed Apostle and Evangelist Saint John may so walk in the light of Thy truth, that it may at length attain to the light of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer to Saint John the Evangelist
O Glorious Saint John, you were so loved by Jesus that you merited to rest your head upon his breast, and to be left in his place as a son to Mary. Obtain for us an ardent love for Jesus and Mary. Let me be united with them now on earth and forever after in heaven.

Novena Prayer to Saint John the Evangelist

O Glorious, Apostle and Evangelist St. John, you who were illumined by an abundance of supernatural light, to you was revealed the most sublime truths of heaven. To you was pre-announced the combat the church was to obtain over every type of enemy. Obtain for us we pray, St. John holy and pure, the grace to always live in the faith of the church, the universe mother of the true children of God and to live a life that serves to increase the glory of God, the love of Jesus and the good of all people. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be………… in honour of St. John the Evangelist


May God's Grace and peace be with you, and may you share it with all whom you meet.
Joshua
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Thank you for this post, Joshua!
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I am asking St. John with you.

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St. John, please intercede for us with God so that we may all be blessed with friendships and relationships that are centered in Your teaching. May we never stray from the path of goodness and always seeks people who will help us stay in the faith. AMEN.
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Lord, you are our best friend and love us like none other. May all our friends share in your goodness and love for us. Help us to have good friends who truly want what is best for our souls. Thank you, Lord, for hearing my prayer.
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