St. John of God Novena

St. John of God Novena is prayed when you want to seek his intercession on his behalf for healing heart diseases and other ailments.

St. John of God was a soldier and later became a healthcare worker, with the help of his followers he established The Brothers Hospitallers of Saint John of God, a Catholic religious institute dedicated to serving the sick, poor, and people suffering from mental disorders.

He is the patron saint of Heart Disease, Hospitals, and the sick. The Catholic Church recognizes St. John of God as the patron saint of nurses in Catholicism.

St. John of God was born in Portugal on March 8, 1495, and later grew up in Spain and worked as a caretaker and trainer of animals for a particular household, and later received an education.

As a child, St. John of God was very pious and had immense faith in Jesus Christ and Mother of God. During the war between Spain and France, St. John was appointed as a soldier to fight for his nation, he had a strong faith and love for Mother Mary and always prayed to keep him safe.

After serving the war, St. John of God served as a shepherd where he received visions from Christ, where Child Jesus appeared to him and pronounced that the place of Granada will turn into his cross (a place of suffering), St. John of God acted upon his vision and went to Granada and met John of Avila who had warned the people of the evils of wealth and encouraged the people to move towards repentance and faith.

When St. John of God tried to preach and convert the people towards faith, he was put into an asylum and severely punished for his acts.

St. John of Avila met with St. John in the asylum and requested him to serve God in a useful way to clearly understand his purpose.  St. John took responsibility and started helping the patients present in the asylum, by doing such works he was able to save money to build a hospital of his own in Granada where he served the sick and also preached to the people about the life of Jesus.

Upon caring for the sick and people with contagious disease St. John of God fell ill in 1550 and died upon the hospital’s altar praying in Granada.

During his service, St. John of God drew close to himself a group of followers who joined his service and established the Order of Hospitallers later named the Brothers Hospitallers of Saint John of God, whose mission was to take care and serve the sick.

Facts about St. John of God Novena

St. John of God’s feast day is celebrated on March 8 and he was canonized in 1690 and became the patron saint of booksellers, firefighters, and hospitals, and the sick.

Significance of St. John of God Novena

Novena Starts: February 28th
Feast Day: March 8th
Birth: March 8th, 1495

Read more: Novena for Couples Trying To Conceive

St. John of God Novena

St. John of God Novena
St. John of God Novena

St. John of God Novena – Day 1

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Saint John of God,
heavenly Patron of the Sick,
I come to you in prayer to seek your help in my present sickness.
Through the love which Jesus had for you
in choosing you for the sublime vocation of serving the sick,
and through the tender affection
with which the Blessed Virgin Mary placed upon your head
a crown of thorns as a symbol of the sufferings
you would undergo in the service of the sick
to attain to your crown of glory,
I beg you to intercede for me to Jesus and Mary
that They may grant me a cure,
if this should be according to the Will of God.

How patiently you bore the sufferings of your own disease!
Teach me to carry with cheerful resignation
the cross that God has given me.
Let me never complain or lose courage.
Help me to understand that suffering
is a very important means of sanctifying my soul,
of atoning for my many sins,
and of reaping a plentiful harvest of merit for Heaven.
I trust in your great love for the sick
and in the power of your intercession to help them.
Help me, good St. John,
and beg the God whose name you bear to touch me
as He touched the sick while on earth,
that through His almighty power
health may return to my body.
And as you derived strength
in your own sufferings from the crucifix,
so may I be able to say what you did to Jesus Crucified:
“Lord, Thy thorns are my roses and Thy sufferings my paradise.”

Good Saint John,
lover of those who suffer
and special Patron of the Sick,
I confidently place before you my earnest petition.

<<insert your special request>>

I beg you to recommend my request to Mary,
the Mother of Sorrows and Health of the Sick,
that both Mary and you may present it to Jesus,
the Divine Physician.
Saint John of God,
patron of the Sick and beloved of Jesus and Mary,
pray to Them for me
and obtain my request. (Three times)


Saint John of God, Patron of the Sick, pray for us.

Prayer

Dear St. John, you are the patron of all who suffer heart disease. We pray for them that they may find help for their illness. We also pray for all who are sick of heart whether through sin or unrequited longing. May they find and follow God’s will. 

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. John of God Novena – Day 2

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Saint John of God,
heavenly Patron of the Sick,
I come to you in prayer to seek your help in my present sickness.
Through the love which Jesus had for you
in choosing you for the sublime vocation of serving the sick,
and through the tender affection
with which the Blessed Virgin Mary placed upon your head
a crown of thorns as a symbol of the sufferings
you would undergo in the service of the sick
to attain to your crown of glory,
I beg you to intercede for me to Jesus and Mary
that They may grant me a cure,
if this should be according to the Will of God.

How patiently you bore the sufferings of your own disease!
Teach me to carry with cheerful resignation
the cross that God has given me.
Let me never complain or lose courage.
Help me to understand that suffering
is a very important means of sanctifying my soul,
of atoning for my many sins,
and of reaping a plentiful harvest of merit for Heaven.
I trust in your great love for the sick
and in the power of your intercession to help them.
Help me, good St. John,
and beg the God whose name you bear to touch me
as He touched the sick while on earth,
that through His almighty power
health may return to my body.
And as you derived strength
in your own sufferings from the crucifix,
so may I be able to say what you did to Jesus Crucified:
“Lord, Thy thorns are my roses and Thy sufferings my paradise.”

Good Saint John,
lover of those who suffer
and special Patron of the Sick,
I confidently place before you my earnest petition.

<<insert your special request>>

I beg you to recommend my request to Mary,
the Mother of Sorrows and Health of the Sick,
that both Mary and you may present it to Jesus,
the Divine Physician.
Saint John of God,
patron of the Sick and beloved of Jesus and Mary,
pray to Them for me
and obtain my request. (Three times)


Saint John of God, Patron of the Sick, pray for us.

Prayer

Dear St. John, you ran away from home when you were young. We ask you to intercede for all runaways, that they may meet those who might help them, not those who might harm them. May we too not try to run away from the realities of life. 

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

Read more: Prayer for Cancer

St. John of God Novena – Day 3

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Saint John of God,
heavenly Patron of the Sick,
I come to you in prayer to seek your help in my present sickness.
Through the love which Jesus had for you
in choosing you for the sublime vocation of serving the sick,
and through the tender affection
with which the Blessed Virgin Mary placed upon your head
a crown of thorns as a symbol of the sufferings
you would undergo in the service of the sick
to attain to your crown of glory,
I beg you to intercede for me to Jesus and Mary
that They may grant me a cure,
if this should be according to the Will of God.

How patiently you bore the sufferings of your own disease!
Teach me to carry with cheerful resignation
the cross that God has given me.
Let me never complain or lose courage.
Help me to understand that suffering
is a very important means of sanctifying my soul,
of atoning for my many sins,
and of reaping a plentiful harvest of merit for Heaven.
I trust in your great love for the sick
and in the power of your intercession to help them.
Help me, good St. John,
and beg the God whose name you bear to touch me
as He touched the sick while on earth,
that through His almighty power
health may return to my body.
And as you derived strength
in your own sufferings from the crucifix,
so may I be able to say what you did to Jesus Crucified:
“Lord, Thy thorns are my roses and Thy sufferings my paradise.”

Good Saint John,
lover of those who suffer
and special Patron of the Sick,
I confidently place before you my earnest petition.

<<insert your special request>>

I beg you to recommend my request to Mary,
the Mother of Sorrows and Health of the Sick,
that both Mary and you may present it to Jesus,
the Divine Physician.
Saint John of God,
patron of the Sick and beloved of Jesus and Mary,
pray to Them for me
and obtain my request. (Three times)


Saint John of God, Patron of the Sick, pray for us.

Prayer

Dear St. John, you were a penitent sinner. We pray to know our sins and to repent of them and to know God’s love and forgiveness. Awake in us a true love for the sacrament of penance and the courage to begin again.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. John of God Novena – Day 4

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Saint John of God,
heavenly Patron of the Sick,
I come to you in prayer to seek your help in my present sickness.
Through the love which Jesus had for you
in choosing you for the sublime vocation of serving the sick,
and through the tender affection
with which the Blessed Virgin Mary placed upon your head
a crown of thorns as a symbol of the sufferings
you would undergo in the service of the sick
to attain to your crown of glory,
I beg you to intercede for me to Jesus and Mary
that They may grant me a cure,
if this should be according to the Will of God.

How patiently you bore the sufferings of your own disease!
Teach me to carry with cheerful resignation
the cross that God has given me.
Let me never complain or lose courage.
Help me to understand that suffering
is a very important means of sanctifying my soul,
of atoning for my many sins,
and of reaping a plentiful harvest of merit for Heaven.
I trust in your great love for the sick
and in the power of your intercession to help them.
Help me, good St. John,
and beg the God whose name you bear to touch me
as He touched the sick while on earth,
that through His almighty power
health may return to my body.
And as you derived strength
in your own sufferings from the crucifix,
so may I be able to say what you did to Jesus Crucified:
“Lord, Thy thorns are my roses and Thy sufferings my paradise.”

Good Saint John,
lover of those who suffer
and special Patron of the Sick,
I confidently place before you my earnest petition.

<<insert your special request>>

I beg you to recommend my request to Mary,
the Mother of Sorrows and Health of the Sick,
that both Mary and you may present it to Jesus,
the Divine Physician.
Saint John of God,
patron of the Sick and beloved of Jesus and Mary,
pray to Them for me
and obtain my request. (Three times)


Saint John of God, Patron of the Sick, pray for us.

Prayer

Dear St. John, you listened to Blessed John of Avila when he told you to stop punishing yourself. May we also hear the voice of holy men and women in our lives and especially the voice of the Church, believing that is how God speaks to us. Grant us the humility to be able to obey.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. John of God Novena – Day 5

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Saint John of God,
heavenly Patron of the Sick,
I come to you in prayer to seek your help in my present sickness.
Through the love which Jesus had for you
in choosing you for the sublime vocation of serving the sick,
and through the tender affection
with which the Blessed Virgin Mary placed upon your head
a crown of thorns as a symbol of the sufferings
you would undergo in the service of the sick
to attain to your crown of glory,
I beg you to intercede for me to Jesus and Mary
that They may grant me a cure,
if this should be according to the Will of God.

How patiently you bore the sufferings of your own disease!
Teach me to carry with cheerful resignation
the cross that God has given me.
Let me never complain or lose courage.
Help me to understand that suffering
is a very important means of sanctifying my soul,
of atoning for my many sins,
and of reaping a plentiful harvest of merit for Heaven.
I trust in your great love for the sick
and in the power of your intercession to help them.
Help me, good St. John,
and beg the God whose name you bear to touch me
as He touched the sick while on earth,
that through His almighty power
health may return to my body.
And as you derived strength
in your own sufferings from the crucifix,
so may I be able to say what you did to Jesus Crucified:
“Lord, Thy thorns are my roses and Thy sufferings my paradise.”

Good Saint John,
lover of those who suffer
and special Patron of the Sick,
I confidently place before you my earnest petition.

<<insert your special request>>

I beg you to recommend my request to Mary,
the Mother of Sorrows and Health of the Sick,
that both Mary and you may present it to Jesus,
the Divine Physician.
Saint John of God,
patron of the Sick and beloved of Jesus and Mary,
pray to Them for me
and obtain my request. (Three times)


Saint John of God, Patron of the Sick, pray for us.

Prayer

Dear St. John, you worked tirelessly for the sick, spending your life in the service of others. We ask that you intercede for us that we may be healed of our spiritual sicknesses.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

Read more: Novena for healing

St. John of God Novena – Day 6

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Saint John of God,
heavenly Patron of the Sick,
I come to you in prayer to seek your help in my present sickness.
Through the love which Jesus had for you
in choosing you for the sublime vocation of serving the sick,
and through the tender affection
with which the Blessed Virgin Mary placed upon your head
a crown of thorns as a symbol of the sufferings
you would undergo in the service of the sick
to attain to your crown of glory,
I beg you to intercede for me to Jesus and Mary
that They may grant me a cure,
if this should be according to the Will of God.

How patiently you bore the sufferings of your own disease!
Teach me to carry with cheerful resignation
the cross that God has given me.
Let me never complain or lose courage.
Help me to understand that suffering
is a very important means of sanctifying my soul,
of atoning for my many sins,
and of reaping a plentiful harvest of merit for Heaven.
I trust in your great love for the sick
and in the power of your intercession to help them.
Help me, good St. John,
and beg the God whose name you bear to touch me
as He touched the sick while on earth,
that through His almighty power
health may return to my body.
And as you derived strength
in your own sufferings from the crucifix,
so may I be able to say what you did to Jesus Crucified:
“Lord, Thy thorns are my roses and Thy sufferings my paradise.”

Good Saint John,
lover of those who suffer
and special Patron of the Sick,
I confidently place before you my earnest petition.

<<insert your special request>>

I beg you to recommend my request to Mary,
the Mother of Sorrows and Health of the Sick,
that both Mary and you may present it to Jesus,
the Divine Physician.
Saint John of God,
patron of the Sick and beloved of Jesus and Mary,
pray to Them for me
and obtain my request. (Three times)


Saint John of God, Patron of the Sick, pray for us.

Prayer

Dear St. John, you founded hospitals and worked to support them. We pray for all who work in hospitals, especially in areas where there is no funding. May they always trust in God and see him in their patients. 

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. John of God Novena – Day 7

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Saint John of God,
heavenly Patron of the Sick,
I come to you in prayer to seek your help in my present sickness.
Through the love which Jesus had for you
in choosing you for the sublime vocation of serving the sick,
and through the tender affection
with which the Blessed Virgin Mary placed upon your head
a crown of thorns as a symbol of the sufferings
you would undergo in the service of the sick
to attain to your crown of glory,
I beg you to intercede for me to Jesus and Mary
that They may grant me a cure,
if this should be according to the Will of God.

How patiently you bore the sufferings of your own disease!
Teach me to carry with cheerful resignation
the cross that God has given me.
Let me never complain or lose courage.
Help me to understand that suffering
is a very important means of sanctifying my soul,
of atoning for my many sins,
and of reaping a plentiful harvest of merit for Heaven.
I trust in your great love for the sick
and in the power of your intercession to help them.
Help me, good St. John,
and beg the God whose name you bear to touch me
as He touched the sick while on earth,
that through His almighty power
health may return to my body.
And as you derived strength
in your own sufferings from the crucifix,
so may I be able to say what you did to Jesus Crucified:
“Lord, Thy thorns are my roses and Thy sufferings my paradise.”

Good Saint John,
lover of those who suffer
and special Patron of the Sick,
I confidently place before you my earnest petition.

<<insert your special request>>

I beg you to recommend my request to Mary,
the Mother of Sorrows and Health of the Sick,
that both Mary and you may present it to Jesus,
the Divine Physician.
Saint John of God,
patron of the Sick and beloved of Jesus and Mary,
pray to Them for me
and obtain my request. (Three times)


Saint John of God, Patron of the Sick, pray for us.

Prayer

Dear St. John, you said, “Labour without ceasing to do all the good works you can while you still have time”. Grant us the grace to convert today.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. John of God Novena – Day 8

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Saint John of God,
heavenly Patron of the Sick,
I come to you in prayer to seek your help in my present sickness.
Through the love which Jesus had for you
in choosing you for the sublime vocation of serving the sick,
and through the tender affection
with which the Blessed Virgin Mary placed upon your head
a crown of thorns as a symbol of the sufferings
you would undergo in the service of the sick
to attain to your crown of glory,
I beg you to intercede for me to Jesus and Mary
that They may grant me a cure,
if this should be according to the Will of God.

How patiently you bore the sufferings of your own disease!
Teach me to carry with cheerful resignation
the cross that God has given me.
Let me never complain or lose courage.
Help me to understand that suffering
is a very important means of sanctifying my soul,
of atoning for my many sins,
and of reaping a plentiful harvest of merit for Heaven.
I trust in your great love for the sick
and in the power of your intercession to help them.
Help me, good St. John,
and beg the God whose name you bear to touch me
as He touched the sick while on earth,
that through His almighty power
health may return to my body.
And as you derived strength
in your own sufferings from the crucifix,
so may I be able to say what you did to Jesus Crucified:
“Lord, Thy thorns are my roses and Thy sufferings my paradise.”

Good Saint John,
lover of those who suffer
and special Patron of the Sick,
I confidently place before you my earnest petition.

<<insert your special request>>

I beg you to recommend my request to Mary,
the Mother of Sorrows and Health of the Sick,
that both Mary and you may present it to Jesus,
the Divine Physician.
Saint John of God,
patron of the Sick and beloved of Jesus and Mary,
pray to Them for me
and obtain my request. (Three times)


Saint John of God, Patron of the Sick, pray for us.

Prayer

Dear St. John, before you worked for the sick, you sold religious books. We ask your blessing on all who make the Word known through the written word or other media.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. John of God Novena – Day 9

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Saint John of God,
heavenly Patron of the Sick,
I come to you in prayer to seek your help in my present sickness.
Through the love which Jesus had for you
in choosing you for the sublime vocation of serving the sick,
and through the tender affection
with which the Blessed Virgin Mary placed upon your head
a crown of thorns as a symbol of the sufferings
you would undergo in the service of the sick
to attain to your crown of glory,
I beg you to intercede for me to Jesus and Mary
that They may grant me a cure,
if this should be according to the Will of God.

How patiently you bore the sufferings of your own disease!
Teach me to carry with cheerful resignation
the cross that God has given me.
Let me never complain or lose courage.
Help me to understand that suffering
is a very important means of sanctifying my soul,
of atoning for my many sins,
and of reaping a plentiful harvest of merit for Heaven.
I trust in your great love for the sick
and in the power of your intercession to help them.
Help me, good St. John,
and beg the God whose name you bear to touch me
as He touched the sick while on earth,
that through His almighty power
health may return to my body.
And as you derived strength
in your own sufferings from the crucifix,
so may I be able to say what you did to Jesus Crucified:
“Lord, Thy thorns are my roses and Thy sufferings my paradise.”

Good Saint John,
lover of those who suffer
and special Patron of the Sick,
I confidently place before you my earnest petition.

<<insert your special request>>

I beg you to recommend my request to Mary,
the Mother of Sorrows and Health of the Sick,
that both Mary and you may present it to Jesus,
the Divine Physician.
Saint John of God,
patron of the Sick and beloved of Jesus and Mary,
pray to Them for me
and obtain my request. (Three times)


Saint John of God, Patron of the Sick, pray for us.

Prayer

Dear St. John, we pray for the dying, especially those who are dying alone. We ask you, their patron, to intercede for them before God.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

Read more: St. Philomena Novena For Children & Mothers in Need

Recommended For You

About the Author: Naomi Hills

God has given me the gift to read the signs, interpret the dreams, decode the angel numbers since birth. Through rigorous practice and application, my gifts have been fine-tuned. Now, I use my gifts solely to help those distressed souls who have lost all hopes, those who have been left alone to fend for themselves, those whom the system doesn’t care anymore, those whom the mainstream science has ignored.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *