Novena To Saint Hilary of Poitiers - All Powerful Prayers

Novena To Saint Hilary of Poitiers

Repeat the following Novena prayers every day for 9 consecutive days.

Father, keep us from vain strife of words.
Grant to us constant profession of the Truth!
Preserve us in a true and undefiled faith
so that we may hold fast to that
which we professed when we were baptized
in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
that we may have Thee for our Father,
that we may abide in Thy Son
and in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.
Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord.




The following prayer is an excerpt from a sermon On the Trinity by Saint Hilary of Poitiers, a bishop and early Church Father of the fourth century who struggled valiantly against the Arian heresy, defending the divinity of Christ and the doctrine of the Trinity.

I am well aware, almighty God and Father,
that in my life I owe you a most particular duty.
It is to make my every thought and word speak of you.

In fact, you have conferred on me this gift of speech,
and it can yield no greater return than to be at your service.
It is for making you known as Father,
the Father of the only-begotten God,
and preaching this to the world that knows you not
and to the heretics who refuse to believe in you.

In this matter the declaration of my intention
is only of limited value.
For the rest, I need to pray
for the gift of your help and your mercy.
As we spread our sails of trusting faith
and public avowal before you,
fill them with the breath of your Spirit,
to drive us on as we begin this course
of proclaiming your truth.
We have been promised,
and he who made the promise is trustworthy:
Ask, and it will be given to you;
seek, and you will find;
knock, and it will be opened to you.

Yes, in our poverty we will pray for our needs.
We will study the sayings of your prophets
and apostles with unflagging attention,
and knock for admittance wherever
the gift of understanding is safely kept.
But yours it is, Lord, to grant our petitions,
to be present when we seek you and to open when we knock.

There is an inertia in our nature that makes us dull;
and in our attempt to penetrate your truth
we are held within the bounds of ignorance
by the weakness of our minds.
Yet we do comprehend divine ideas
by earnest attention to your teaching
and by obedience to the faith
which carries us beyond mere human apprehension.

So we trust in you to inspire
the beginnings of this ambitious venture,
to strengthen its progress,
and to call us into a partnership in the spirit
with the prophets and the apostles.
To that end, may we grasp precisely what they meant to say,
taking each word in its real and authentic sense.
For we are about to say what they already have declared
as part of the mystery of revelation:
that you are the eternal God,
the Father of the eternal, only-begotten God;
that you are one and not born from another;
and that the Lord Jesus is also one,
born of you from all eternity.
We must not proclaim a change in truth
regarding the number of gods.
We must not deny that he is begotten of you
who are the one God;
nor must we assert that he is other than the true God,
born of you who are truly God the Father.

Impart to us, then, the meaning of the words of Scripture
and the light to understand it,
with reverence for the doctrine
and confidence in its truth.
Grant that we may express what we believe.
Through the prophets and apostles we know about you,
the one God the Father,
and the one Lord Jesus Christ.
May we have the grace,
in the face of heretics who deny you,
to honor you as God, who is not alone,
and to proclaim this as truth.

Say 1 Our Father...

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Saint Hilary of Poitiers,
Pray for us.

Saint Hilary of Poitiers,
Pray for us.

Saint Hilary of Poitiers,
Pray for us.



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