On this second day of the Novena, the petition is for us to spiritually progress and grow in holiness.
We cannot resist sin and temptation on our own efforts. We may have moderate success, but our own wills can carry us only so far. We need the grace of God and our own cooperation with that grace (our humble admission of our weakness and inability and subsequent surrender to God’s will) to resist sin and temptation.
We can leave the pathways of sin and grow in holiness by prayer, meditation and examining our consciences and our daily actions. We then take it to Confession and strive to “do better.”
We never give up. Despite repeated falls, we continually get up resolve to continue to trudge our road of happy destiny.
Now, to the Novena:
Begin the prayer with: O God, come to my assistance. O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father…, etc.
By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Cherubim may the Lord grant us the grace to leave the ways of sin and run in the paths of Christian perfection. Amen.
[Say one Our Father and three Hail Marys after your intentions concerning where you may be persistent in sin.]
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Chaplet of St. Michael
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