Novena to the Black Nazarene

Day 1

Jesus of Nazareth founded the Sacrament of the Eucharist

Contrition

Leader:

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

People:

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

People:

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: [Mt. 26:26-28]

While they were eating,
Jesus took bread, said the blessing,
broke it, and giving it to his disciples said,
“Take and eat; this is my body.”
Then he took a cup, gave thanks,
and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you,
for this IS my blood of the covenant,
which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins.

At the Last Supper, Jesus founded the Eucharist
to share with us His life and to provide us with
the remembrance of His suffering and pain.


[Short Silence]

Intercession:

Let us adore our Lord and Savior,
who, at the Last Supper,
entrusted to His Church the memorial
of His death and rising again.

Response:

* (R) Lord Jesus of Nazareth, share with us Your life in the Eucharist.

Lord Jesus, on the cross You offered Yourself to the Father.
Teach us to offer ourselves,
together with Your offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. (R)

Lord Jesus, one with You,
we offer to the Father our works and sacrifices,
so that justice and peace may reign in our land and in the world. (R)

Lord Jesus, You are our special Guest in the Holy Mass,
knocking at the door of our hearts.
Help us to be generous and open our hearts to receive You. (R)

[Pause for Personal Intentions]

Lord Jesus, the Nazarene,
You gave to Your Church the Sacrament of the Eucharist
as a remembrance of Your suffering.
Make us worthy to receive Your sacred Body
and Blood that will make us holy.
You live and reign with the Father
and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

LITANY

Response

(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:

People:

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.