Partner with us in prayer

Although we provide the opportunity for you to submit petitions that we place under the Relic of the Holy Nail during events, we would like to invite you to pray with us for those intentions, the Apostolate and its activities, as well as for your own intentions.  We have prepared a prayer that can be done on an individual basis as needs dictate or as a novena prayer.

 

 

 
Nine Day Novena to the Holy Trinity 

 

Initial Prayer
 
Sign of the Cross +
 
Petition: Most Holy Trinity, we commit ourselves as your disciples to promote the Passion of Christ as a message of salvation for all your children. We humbly offer the prayers of this novena asking for your inspirations and support the continued activities for the Apostolate of Holy Relics in accordance with Your Holy Will. We also pray for each of the intentions that are commended to your care on the list under the Holy Nail and for our personal intentions (name them here …). Please take all these petitions and commend them to the Father through the merits of your suffering in the Passion.
 
With the beads of the Rosary use each decade as a tool for meditating on one of the five wounds that Jesus received in the Crucifixion.
 
Meditation for the First Decade:
Jesus, your executioners seized your left arm and dragged it to the hole prepared for the nail. As your hand was held flat, the first thick nail was pressed into your hand. The guard swung the first blow and the pain of the nail passing through your flesh that very first time was indescribable, causing your jaw to clench shut in pain.
 
Repeated prayers for each decade:
 
On the large bead, say:
Glory be to Thee, O most sweet, most noble, resplendent, peaceful, loving Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.
On each bead within the decade repeat ten times, while thinking on the wound of Jesus,
Glory, honor and praise be to the great Eternal God. Amen.
 
After each decade say:
 
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
 
Meditation for the Second Decade:
Jesus, your executioners yanked your right hand to position it to be fastened to the cross. They tugged at your arm several times to assure it would be extended to the full width of the cross. While you were still reeling from the pain inflicted in your left hand, they slammed the nail into your right hand. Your chest heaved in response to the indescribable pain you experienced as the nail passed between the bones of your right hand.
 
Repeat prayers for each decade: (as defined in Meditation #1 above)
 
Meditation for the Third Decade:
Jesus, you could feel the vibration as the block to hold your feet was nailed into place. Your feet were placed one on top of the other and held in position by one of the guards. Another guard set the nail in place and immediately the hammer came down. The pain of the nail passing through your left foot was so intense as to make your whole body writhe. While you tried to shift your limbs against the pain, your feet were held in place, assuring that you would experience the full intensity of the wound being inflicted.
 
Repeat prayers for each decade: (as defined in Meditation #1 above)
 
Meditation for the Fourth Decade:
Jesus, the nail met your right foot on the second swing of the hammer. The impact of the final blows caused you to gasp for breath as the nail passed through to your right foot. You could feel splinters entering in the heel of your foot as it was set fast to the raw hewn wood.
 
Repeat prayers for each decade: (as defined in Meditation #1 above)
 
Meditation for the Fifth Decade:
Taking his lance in both hands, Longinus thrust it completely into your right side Jesus, “And immediately blood and water flowed forth.” Please forgive us for the sins we have committed that caused you to be condemned and hang on a cross between two thieves, dishonored and crucified for our salvation. Have pity on us and meet us with the saving blood and water of forgiveness and continually fill us with the gift of your love and mercy.
 
Repeat prayers for each decade: (as defined in Meditation #1 above)
 
At the end of the five decades, conclude with:
Three times: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
 
Prayer of Faith for our Victory In Christ
Heavenly Father we praise and thank You for the glorious victory Christ has gained through His death, burial and resurrection - breaking the power of Satan and sin in the lives of all who trust in His name. Father, we acknowledge that the victory is Christ's alone, but by Your great grace You have given us that same wonderful victory, through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Father although this glorious triumph was completed 2000 thousand years ago, nonetheless it is as powerful in the lives of believers today as it was when the angels declared, "He is not here - He is risen." Keep us ever looking to Jesus, knowing that this glorious victory is not lost, but is the single means of overcoming the world, the flesh and evil.
We pray that we will run the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, that we may be provided the means to finish the course that You have given to us in this ministry. We yield in thought, word and deed to the working of the Holy Spirit. Amen.