Novena to the Black Nazarene

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Black Nazarene Novena Day 4

Jesus before Pontius Pilate



In the name of the Father
and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit.


Lord Jesus Christ, true God and true man,
I am heartily sorry for having sinned You and my neighbor.
You are my Lord and my Brother whom I love above all things.
Come and help me, not to sin again,
and led me into a new life.
I trust in Your loving forgiveness.

Opening Prayer


Lord Jesus of Nazareth,
Your cross proclaims the wonder of Your love.
Teach us to reflect on Your suffering,
death and resurrection,
in order to have an unfailing faith in Your goodness that has no end.
You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit
forever and ever. Amen.

Reflection: [Mk. 15, 8-15]

The crowd came forward and began to ask him
to do for them as he was accustomed.
Pilate answered, “Do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews?”
For he knew that it was out of envy that the chief priests had handed him over.
But the chief priests stirred up the crowd
to have him release Barrabas for them instead.
Pilate again said to them in reply,
“Then what (do you want) me to do with (the man you call) the king of the Jews?”
They shouted again, “Crucify him.”
Pilate said to them, “Why?” What evil has he done?”
They only shouted the louder, “Crucify him.”

So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd,
released Barabbas to them and,
after he had Jesus scourged,
handed him over to be crucified.

Jesus of Nazareth is king; He is God made man.
Let us put ourselves under His kingship.

[Short Silence]


Jesus of Nazareth You embraced all humans,
when you stretched Your hands on the cross to redeem us from our sins.


* (R) Lord Jesus of Nazareth, reign over our lives.

You created the universe.
May we see and experience Your care and love
in everything that happens in our lives. (R)

May we live holy lives, so that,
in our final moments in this world,
we may not fear the everlasting punishment. (R)

The new and never-ending covenant of God
and His people was sealed by Your blood.
Help us to be true to this covenant. (R)

O Lord, You bore the insults of humans,
notwithstanding Your kingship.
Give us courage to bear witness
to Your goodness and truth. (R)

[Pause for Personal Intentions]

Lord God almighty,
we offer this novena to You,
as Father of Jesus Christ, the Nazarene.
Bring us the peace that comes form Your reign,
and lead us to the life that has no end.
We ask this through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.



(R) Have mercy and save us.

Blood of Christ, the only Son of the Father. (R)
Blood of Christ of the old and everlasting covenant. (R)
Blood of Christ that washes away my sins and the sins of the world. (R)
Blood of Christ that formed like sweat and fell to the ground at Gethsemane. (R)
Blood of Christ that flowed out while You were scourged at the pillar. (R)
Blood of Christ that covered Your face at the crowning of thorns. (R)
Blood of Christ, scorned by the people on the road of Jerusalem. (R)
Blood of Christ, emptying itself at the crucifixion. (R)
Blood of Christ, source of our salvation. (R)
Blood of Christ, river of mercy and forgiveness. (R)
Blood of Christ, that won over violence and injustice. (R)
Blood of Christ, refuge of the abused and the downtrodden. (R)
Blood of Christ, strength of those who suffer. (R)
Blood of Christ, consolation of lonely souls. (R)
Blood of Christ, hope of sinners. (R)
Blood of Christ, that makes strong the weak and the afflicted. (R)
Blood of Christ that leads the poor souls into heaven. (R)

Concluding Prayer:


Lord God, our Father, You willed that Your Son, Jesus,
died on the cross for the sins of the world.
Grant us the grace to be one with His suffering
so that we may be worthy to hope for a new life.
Help us to walk the way of Your commandments
and to serve You in our neighbors.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.