Novena to St Thomas More for all Politicians, world leaders, and statesmen

Hi,

I’ve decided to pray a novena to St. Thomas More, for the guidance and conversion of all politicians, world leaders, and statesmen, for whom he is the patron of. I found a novena here: stthomasmoresociety.org/STMNOVENAPRAYERs.pdf

I think has an imprimatur, as it is also here in a shorter form: v-forvictory.blogspot.com/2007/03/novena-to-st-thomas-more.html
where is says the Bishop of the Diocese of Boise has approved it.

If anyone wants to join their prayers to mine in this novena, feel free to do so. We could all use the intercession and moral integrity of this courageous martyr saint.

Joshua

[FONT=TTE127F6A8t00][size=5][LEFT][size=3]Joshua, I will join you, I will add my petition with yours it will be for our foster children they are in dire need of help from the legal team that is deciding their future. I have begged for help for them with no avail, they are just “another file” in the overstressed courts. Let’s pray that the states attorney, G.A.L.(Joseph R. their attorney), judge, birth parents, psychologists, and caseworkers etc. all work towards what is best for these children. [/size]
chris:)

First Day[/LEFT]
[/size][/FONT][LEFT]Dear St. Thomas More, in your earthly life, you were a model of
prudence. You never thrust yourself rashly into any serious undertaking;
instead, you tested the strength of your powers and waited on God’s
will in prayer and penance, then boldly carried it out without hesitation.
Through your prayers and intercession, obtain for me the virtues of
patience, prudence, wisdom and courage.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Glorious St. Thomas More, I beg you to take up my cause, confident
that you will advocate for me before God’s Throne with the same zeal
and diligence that marked your career on earth. If it be in accord with
God’s will, obtain for me the favor I seek, namely _______.
Pray for us, O Blessed St. Thomas More.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]That we may faithfully follow you on the hard road that leads to
the narrow gate of eternal life.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Now is said the Litany of St. Thomas More,[/LEFT]
[FONT=TTE127F6A8t00][FONT=TTE127F6A8t00][size=5][LEFT]Litany of St. Thomas More[/LEFT]
[/size][/FONT][LEFT]To be prayed each day after the Novena prayers on the pages that follow[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Lord, have mercy. Lord have mercy.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Christ, have mercy. Christ have mercy.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Lord, have mercy. Lord have mercy.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Christ hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]St. Thomas More, Patron of Statesmen, Politicians and Lawyers,[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Pray for us.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]St. Thomas More, Patron of Justices, Judges and Magistrates,[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Pray for us.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]St. Thomas More, Model of Integrity and Virtue in Public and Private
Life, Pray for us.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]St. Thomas More, Servant of the Word of God and the Body and Blood
of Christ, Pray for us.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]St. Thomas More, Model of Holiness in the Sacrament of Marriage,[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Pray for us.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]St. Thomas More, Teacher of his Children in the Catholic Faith,[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Pray for us.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]St. Thomas More, Defender of the Weak and the Poor,[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Pray for us.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]St. Thomas More, Promoter of Human Life and Dignity,[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Pray for us.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Spare us O Lord.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Graciously hear us O Lord.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Have mercy on us.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Let us pray: O Glorious St. Thomas More, Patron of Statesmen, Politicians,
Judges and Lawyers, your life of prayer and penance and your zeal
for justice, integrity and firm principle in public and family life led you
to the path of martyrdom and sainthood. Intercede for our Statesmen,
Politicians, Judges and Lawyers, that they may be courageous and effective
in their defense and promotion of the sanctity of human life — the
foundation of all other human rights. We ask this through Christ our[/LEFT]
Lord. Amen.
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For you to increase in the knowledge and friendship with this brilliant saint, here is a website of his works, which contains some of his prayers: luminarium.org/renlit/morebib.htm

[FONT=TTE127F6A8t00][size=5][LEFT]Second Day[/LEFT]
[/size][/FONT][LEFT]Dear St. Thomas More, in your earthly life, you were a model of
diligence. You shunned procrastination, applied yourself with fervor to
your studies, and spared no effort in achieving mastery in any skill.
Through your prayers and intercession, obtain for me the virtue of
diligence and persistence in my preparations for all undertakings.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Glorious St. Thomas More, I beg you to take up my cause, confident
that you will advocate for me before God’s Throne with the same zeal
and diligence that marked your career on earth. If it be in accord with
God’s will, obtain for me the favor I seek, namely _______.
Pray for us, O Blessed St. Thomas More.[/LEFT]
[LEFT]That we may faithfully follow you on the hard road that leads to[/LEFT]
the narrow gate of eternal life.

Recite Litany above;

I commend your effort. I will pray that more people will participate…

Our Father, Who art in heaven
Hallowed be Thy Name;
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

Amen.

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