Novena to Christ the King

MEDITATION/INTRODUCTION

JESUS began his public life by announcing His Kingdom. “The Kingdom of God is at hand! Reform your lives and believe in the Gospel!” [Mk 1:14]. The Kingdom of God is primarily spiritual. Its final realization consists in the union of all the blessed in the possession of God in Heaven.

Entrance into this Kingdom comes through the acceptance of the Gospel message by FAITH and the receiving of Baptism [Mt 28:20]. Christ’s Kingdom is not a worldly kingdom. Membership in the Kingdom of God is the most precious thing that a person can possess. We must regard it as a pearl beyond price and gratefully sacrifice for this gift. The Church is Jesus Christ, living on and acting in the world through His duly authorized ministers, until the end of time. He gave to His Church a form, an organization which would enable it to carry on His work on earth – to teach (prophet), to rule (king), and to administer to the souls of men (priest).

Jesus Christ is our King – all things have been created in Him, through Him, and for Him and as the Son, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, He is the perfect image of God. It is through FAITH that Jesus Christ, as Man, has the fullest spiritual power, leading to salvation, establishing the Church and her Sacraments, and disposing of all graces in the supernatural order. In virtue of the union of His human nature with the Divine, Jesus Christ possesses still greater power, which is the foundation of His Kingship.

We, as individuals, must strive to be subject to Christ the King most perfectly, in mind, will, and heart, because we were purchased at the price of His Own Precious Blood. Christ must be King of the home and all human society.

Novena Prayer:

Let us Pray,

Jesus, I believe that you are truly a King because you have come into the world to institute among people the rule of God; every person who is of the truth, who believes in God and recognizes His authority in human affairs, owes you a loyal and undivided allegiance and “hears your voice.”

As a Catholic, I am a member of you Kingdom, and you are my King. To you I owe loyalty, obedience, and love. Help me to carry out these most sacred duties toward you. I wish to be “of the truth” that is “a child of God” and gladly to hear your voice and follow you in all things. I accept you as my King and submit to your authority.

Reign supremely in my heart and in my life. Your reign is heavenly peace; your law is love. Help me to pray and work that your Kingdom may come into every soul, every family, and every nation. Lord Jesus, since I honour you as my King, I come to you with great confidence, asking you to grant this special favour, (Mention the day’s request, and see below) …

Lord Jesus Christ, my King, I adore you as the Son of God, and through the prayers of your most loving Mother I beg of you, send us from out of the abundance of your loving Heart the grace of the Holy Spirit in order that He may enlighten our ignorance, purify and sanctify our sinful hearts, and confirm us in your holy love.

This I request through the love of the Father and the Holy Spirit, through your infinite mercy, and through the merits of all your Saints. Amen.

Our father…

Hail Mary…(X3)

Glory be…

Consecration:

CHRIST, Jesus, I acknowledge you as King of the universe. All that has been made has been created for you. Make full use of your rights over me.

I renew the promises I made in Baptism when I renounced Satan and all his promises and works. I promise to live a good Christian life. Especially, I undertake to help, to the extent of my means, to secure the triumph of the rights of God and of your Church. Divine Heart of Jesus, I offer you my poor efforts so that all hearts may acknowledge your sacred Royalty and the Kingdom of your peace may be established throughout the entire universe.

Amen.

Concluding Prayer:

Almighty God, by the outpouring of your Grace,

may we continuously be strengthened in our relationship with you,

and deepen our friendship with Your Son Jesus Christ.

Fill us with the Holy Spirit,

in order that we may grow stronger in faith, and increase our hope,

and live your Holy Gospel with love.

May our lives be a renewed commitment to You,

And may we become witnesses of the faith handed on to us by the Apostles

and taught by your one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.

May we be renewed in the mission

your Son Jesus handed on to us

to proclaim the Gospel Message

and so lead others to you.

We ask all this through Christ Our Lord. AMEN.

DAILY INTENSIONS:

DAY 1: Prayer for children.

DAY 2: Prayer for Youth

DAY 3: Prayer for the Elderly

DAY 4: Prayer for the Sick

DAY 5: Prayer for Families

DAY 6: Prayer for Vocations (response to the call of God)

DAY 7: Prayer for Religious Institutes (Brothers and Sisters)

DAY 8: Prayer for Bishops and Priests

DAY 9: Prayer for the Mission of the Church in the World

CONFESSIONS:

† The parishioners are encouraged to go for confessions during the time of the Novena. The Parish Priests may invite other priests according to the demand. It is important also to assist the parishioners with a proper examination of conscience.

† There will not be time allocated for confessions on the day of Sending.