St. Peter Novena

St. Peter Novena is prayed to seek courage, strength, and forgiveness.

About St. Peter the Apostle

St. Peter also known as Simon Peter, Simeon, Simon, Cephas, or Peter the Apostle was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ and one of the first leaders of the early Church.

He is counted as the first bishop or pope of Rome and also as the patriarch of Antioch by the Eastern Churches. St. Peter is a major saint and is remembered as the founder of the Church of Antioch and the Diocese of Rome. St. Peter plays an important role in the New Testament and appears in all the four holy gospels.

St. Peter’s original name was “Simon” or “Simeon”. He is the brother of Saint Andrew, son of Jonah or John. He was later given the name Kepha or Cephas, in Latin Petrus and in English Peter.

His name Cephas meaning “stone, ball, clump, clew” petra denotes “grown rock, rocky range, cliff, grotto”; and Petros meaning “small stone, firestone, sling stone, moving boulder”. Thus, portraying his character as a tough and bold person.

By occupation, St. Peter was a fisherman and he was married. St. Peter has been with Jesus throughout his preaching and miracles.

Some of the important events of St. Peter with Jesus Christ are: During the healing of St. Peter’s mother-in-law in Capernaum. The Calling of Jesus Christ to St. Peter and Andrew as “fishers of men” after the resurrection of Christ. The miracle of the “First Disciples” where St. Peter along with James and John lower their nets and catch a huge number of fish.

The miracle of Jesus walking on water and St. Peter accompanying Jesus in faith. St. Peter accompanying as one of the thirteen disciples at the Last Supper. St. Peter being the swordsman and Malchus being the victim of losing his ear to St. Peter and Jesus Christ miraculously healing him.

The denial of St. Peter three times before the events of Crucifixion. His presence in the Transfiguration of Jesus, at the miracle of the raising of Jairus’ daughter, and at the agony in the Garden of Gethsemane.

St. Peter is often depicted in the gospels as the spokesman of all the Apostles and as a central figure within the early Christian community.

Facts about St. Peter Novena

Novena Starts: June 20th
Feast Day: June 29th
Birth: 5 A.D.
Death: 67 A.D.

Significance of St. Peter Novena

St. Peter’s feast is celebrated on 29 June, also celebrated as the feast of St. Paul and St. Peter according to the Eastern Orthodox Church. The feast of the Chair of Saint Peter is celebrated on 22 February along with the anniversary of the two Papal Basilicas of Saint Peter’s and Saint Paul’s on 18 November.

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St. Peter Novena

St. Peter Novena
St. Peter Novena

St. Peter Novena – Day 1

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

O Holy Apostle, you are the Rock upon which Almighty God has built His Church. Obtain for me I pray you: lively faith, firm hope, and burning love, complete detachment from myself, contempt of the world, patience in adversity, humility in prosperity, recollection in prayer, purity of heart, a right intention in all my works, diligence in fulfilling the duties of my state of life, constancy in my resolutions, resignation to the will of God and perseverance in the grace of God even unto death; that so, by means of your intercession and your glorious merits… 

<<mention your special request>>


I may be made worthy to appear before the Chief and Eternal Shepherd of Souls, Jesus Christ, Who with the Father and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns forever.

Amen.

St. Peter, pray for us. 

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Peter Novena – Day 2

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

O Holy Apostle, you are the Rock upon which Almighty God has built His Church. Obtain for me I pray you: lively faith, firm hope, and burning love, complete detachment from myself, contempt of the world, patience in adversity, humility in prosperity, recollection in prayer, purity of heart, a right intention in all my works, diligence in fulfilling the duties of my state of life, constancy in my resolutions, resignation to the will of God and perseverance in the grace of God even unto death; that so, by means of your intercession and your glorious merits… 

<<mention your special request>>


I may be made worthy to appear before the Chief and Eternal Shepherd of Souls, Jesus Christ, Who with the Father and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns forever.

Amen.

St. Peter, pray for us. 

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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St. Peter Novena – Day 3

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

O Holy Apostle, you are the Rock upon which Almighty God has built His Church. Obtain for me I pray you: lively faith, firm hope, and burning love, complete detachment from myself, contempt of the world, patience in adversity, humility in prosperity, recollection in prayer, purity of heart, a right intention in all my works, diligence in fulfilling the duties of my state of life, constancy in my resolutions, resignation to the will of God and perseverance in the grace of God even unto death; that so, by means of your intercession and your glorious merits… 

<<mention your special request>>


I may be made worthy to appear before the Chief and Eternal Shepherd of Souls, Jesus Christ, Who with the Father and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns forever.

Amen.

St. Peter, pray for us. 

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Peter Novena – Day 4

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

O Holy Apostle, you are the Rock upon which Almighty God has built His Church. Obtain for me I pray you: lively faith, firm hope, and burning love, complete detachment from myself, contempt of the world, patience in adversity, humility in prosperity, recollection in prayer, purity of heart, a right intention in all my works, diligence in fulfilling the duties of my state of life, constancy in my resolutions, resignation to the will of God and perseverance in the grace of God even unto death; that so, by means of your intercession and your glorious merits… 

<<mention your special request>>


I may be made worthy to appear before the Chief and Eternal Shepherd of Souls, Jesus Christ, Who with the Father and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns forever.

Amen.

St. Peter, pray for us. 

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Peter Novena – Day 5

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

O Holy Apostle, you are the Rock upon which Almighty God has built His Church. Obtain for me I pray you: lively faith, firm hope, and burning love, complete detachment from myself, contempt of the world, patience in adversity, humility in prosperity, recollection in prayer, purity of heart, a right intention in all my works, diligence in fulfilling the duties of my state of life, constancy in my resolutions, resignation to the will of God and perseverance in the grace of God even unto death; that so, by means of your intercession and your glorious merits… 

<<mention your special request>>


I may be made worthy to appear before the Chief and Eternal Shepherd of Souls, Jesus Christ, Who with the Father and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns forever.

Amen.

St. Peter, pray for us. 

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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St. Peter Novena – Day 6

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

O Holy Apostle, you are the Rock upon which Almighty God has built His Church. Obtain for me I pray you: lively faith, firm hope, and burning love, complete detachment from myself, contempt of the world, patience in adversity, humility in prosperity, recollection in prayer, purity of heart, a right intention in all my works, diligence in fulfilling the duties of my state of life, constancy in my resolutions, resignation to the will of God and perseverance in the grace of God even unto death; that so, by means of your intercession and your glorious merits… 

<<mention your special request>>


I may be made worthy to appear before the Chief and Eternal Shepherd of Souls, Jesus Christ, Who with the Father and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns forever.

Amen.

St. Peter, pray for us. 

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Peter Novena – Day 7

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

O Holy Apostle, you are the Rock upon which Almighty God has built His Church. Obtain for me I pray you: lively faith, firm hope, and burning love, complete detachment from myself, contempt of the world, patience in adversity, humility in prosperity, recollection in prayer, purity of heart, a right intention in all my works, diligence in fulfilling the duties of my state of life, constancy in my resolutions, resignation to the will of God and perseverance in the grace of God even unto death; that so, by means of your intercession and your glorious merits… 

<<mention your special request>>


I may be made worthy to appear before the Chief and Eternal Shepherd of Souls, Jesus Christ, Who with the Father and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns forever.

Amen.

St. Peter, pray for us. 

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Peter Novena – Day 8

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

O Holy Apostle, you are the Rock upon which Almighty God has built His Church. Obtain for me I pray you: lively faith, firm hope, and burning love, complete detachment from myself, contempt of the world, patience in adversity, humility in prosperity, recollection in prayer, purity of heart, a right intention in all my works, diligence in fulfilling the duties of my state of life, constancy in my resolutions, resignation to the will of God and perseverance in the grace of God even unto death; that so, by means of your intercession and your glorious merits… 

<<mention your special request>>


I may be made worthy to appear before the Chief and Eternal Shepherd of Souls, Jesus Christ, Who with the Father and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns forever.

Amen.

St. Peter, pray for us. 

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Peter Novena – Day 9

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

O Holy Apostle, you are the Rock upon which Almighty God has built His Church. Obtain for me I pray you: lively faith, firm hope, and burning love, complete detachment from myself, contempt of the world, patience in adversity, humility in prosperity, recollection in prayer, purity of heart, a right intention in all my works, diligence in fulfilling the duties of my state of life, constancy in my resolutions, resignation to the will of God and perseverance in the grace of God even unto death; that so, by means of your intercession and your glorious merits… 

<<mention your special request>>


I may be made worthy to appear before the Chief and Eternal Shepherd of Souls, Jesus Christ, Who with the Father and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns forever.

Amen.

St. Peter, pray for us. 

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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St. Peter Prayer

O glorious Saint Peter, who, in return for thy strong and generous faith,
thy profound and sincere humility,
and thy burning love,
wast rewarded by Jesus Christ with singular privileges,
and, in particular,
with the leadership of the other Apostles and the primacy of the whole Church,
of which thou wast made the foundation stone,
do thou obtain for us the grace of a lively faith,
that shall not fear to profess itself openly,
in its entirety and in all of its manifestations,
even to the shedding of blood,
if occasion should demand it,
and to sacrifice of life itself rather than surrender.


Obtain for us likewise,
a sincere loyalty to our holy mother, the Church;
grant that we may ever remain most closely and sincerely united to the Roman Pontiff,
who is the heir of thy faith and of thy authority,
the one, true, visible Head of the Catholic Church,
that mystic ark outside of which there is no salvation.
Grant, moreover, that we may follow,
in all humility and meekness,
her teaching and her advice,
and may be obedient to all her precepts,
in order to be able here on earth to enjoy a peace that is sure and undisturbed,
and to attain one day in heaven to everlasting happiness.

Amen.


V. Pray for us, Saint Peter the Apostle,

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray

O God, who hast given unto Thy blessed Apostle Peter the keys to thy kingdom of heaven,
and the power to bind and loose:
grant that we may be delivered,
through the help of his intercession,
from the slavery to all our sins:
Who livest and reignest world without end.

Amen.

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