|Family Novena - By Rev Fr. Kinyua|
Radio Waumini 88.3 fm
Family Novena 2017
Dear congregation, here comes your priest and servant Fr CK. In 2015, we started this journey together for family novenas. This novena 2017 is the third in a row and I thank God because I have heard testimonies of those who have experienced breakthroughs as a result of this prayer journey. I will request you not to get tired of praying for our families because if we don’t pray, the devil will steal that which is precious; our families. In preparation to this Family Novena 2017, I have put together prayers for every month and every day that we shall be praying together. You can have your own prayers that suits your intention as a family or an individual. The structure is as follows;
STRUCTURE OF FAMILY NOVENA 2017
1. FEBRUARY-Married Couples
2. MARCH-Singles/Single Parents
3. APRIL- Women
6. JULY -Religious Men and Women and their Families
7. AUGUST-Peace during and after Election
WEEKLY PRAYER INTENTIONS
· MONDAY- Children
· TUESDAY- Families (general)
· WEDNESDAY- Couples
· THURSDAY- Singles
· FRIDAY- Sick and those with Special needs
· SATURDAY- Peaceful campaigns and credible election
· SUNDAY- Religious Leaders.
We shall be congregating (on air) every first Friday of the month for five hours from 3.00 am to 8.00 am on 88.3 fm Radio Waumini. The following events will be part of the novena;
1. 14th February 2017 Couples Valentine Dinner.
2. 11th March 2017 Family Novena 2017 Opening Retreat.
3. 8th April 2017 Seminar for Women.
4. 27th May 2017 Seminar for Men
5. 8th July 2017 Seminar for Couples
6. 2nd September Closure Novena Retreat.
7. 14th October 2017 Family Novena Closure Mass
8. 18th November 2017 Parenting Seminar
All Seminars will be held at the Resurrection Garden. Closure mass will be held at the Catholic Youth Centre(Mji wa Furaha). All the dates have been agreed upon by the Pastoral office of the Archdiocese of Nairobi through Fr. Wallace to avoid Clash of events.
1. Facilitators of this Novena and all Seminars and retreats are;
Ø Fr. CK
Ø Fr. Gerald
Ø Victor Salamba.
FAMILY NOVENA PRAYER 2017.
O God of goodness and mercy , thank You for each day of my life. This is the day which You have made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. to Thy fatherly guidance we commend our family, our household and all our belongings. We commit all to Thy love and keeping. Thank You God that no matter what we are going through as a family, we can still have hope!
God of Mercy and God of Justice, as the election approaches, we seek to better understand the issues and concerns that confront our country Kenya. Look upon our land at this period of civic decision making. This great and peaceful nation which you created waits to elect Her leaders by August this year. All authorities come from you and unless you build a city in vain do the builders labor. We are sure that in all things we must seek your assistance believing that all things work together for the good of those who revere and love you.
O Lord, Our Beloved King,
Deliver us from corrupt leaders.
Deliver us from anti life leaders.
Deliver us from anti-family.
PRAYER FOR OUR CHILDREN.
We praise you for your love and faithfulness. We thank you for your protection and care over our families. Thank you that you give us the power to love well; the wisdom to lead and teach our children. We know you’re for us; that you fight for our families today. You are Redeemer, Restorer, and Friend, we believe you have good in store. We confess, some days, parenting is tough. Many days we can feel anxious or overwhelmed. We ask that you would make us more like you, more aware of your constant Presence in our lives. Help us to release our children to You, so that You are free to fully accomplish all that You desire, in them, through them. Please fill our families with your truth and cover us with your favor.
Lord, we pray for these blessings over our children, today, and every day, we pray for courage, contentment, encouragement, endurance, faithfulness, favor, forgiveness, fruitfulness generosity, Godly Relationships, obedience, health, honesty, humility, integrity, and kindness.
Please let your blessings and Word shine on our children and family, as we seek to honor you.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
FOR A HUSBAND AND WIFE.
You are Lord over all creation.
Every day we are surrounded by the miracle of life.
Thank you for the beauty of marriage.
May we stand strong in our friendship like a tall oak tree.
May we ride out the storms and rest in the fair weather.
May we learn the truth of real beauty as we change and age together.
Thank you that through your strength and grace we are able to love, care and provide for our loved ones and the wider world. Grant this through Christ our Lord.
PRAYER FOR MEN.
We praise and thank You that we have boldness to enter into the throne-room of God, to plead and pray to our heavenly Father. Raise up, we pray an army of faithful men to become prayer-warriors – intercessors for their families and for the whole body of Christ in these dark days that we are currently facing. May they be men that pray always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit and may they stand as watchmen with all perseverance and supplication for all Your children.
PRAYER FOR WOMEN.
PRAYER FOR SINGLE A PARENT.
Eternal God and Father, I come before You today broken, yet humbled. Thank You my Lord for another opportunity to serve You; and although my circumstances may be far from ideal right now, they could not be in more perfect hands than Yours. Jesus, You call for all of us who are weary and heavy laden to come before You and that You will give us rest. God, my body and my soul both need rest right now. There are days I feel like nothing is going right; other days I am irritated and stressed beyond what it seems like I can handle; and there are times I wonder how I am ever going to make it on the path You have laid out before me. But then I reflect upon Your promises for my life. You have promised to never leave me nor forsake me; and that every good gift is from above. I believe Jesus has been tried and tempted in every way I have and that I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. And for that today, Lord, I am grateful.
Father, please help me to have a softened heart towards my children’s (father/mother). Lord please forgive me for when I have acted out towards him/her when I shouldn’t have. God help me to remember that I am just as broken as they are and that Jesus died for him/her the same as He died for me. God I pray you would bless my children’s (father/mother); that you would draw his/her heart towards Yours; and that You would keep him/her safe and healthy. Lord, help me to have an attitude of forgiveness and to show grace even when it is not being reciprocated back to me. Help me to take the high road and to hold fast to that standard to which I have attained.
PRAYER FOR THE SICK.
Father of goodness and love, you who restores our health, hear our prayers for the sick members of our community and for all who are in need. Amid mental and physical suffering may they find consolation in your healing presence. Show your mercy as you close wounds, cure illness, make broken bodies whole and free downcast spirits. May these special people find lasting health and deliverance, and so join us in thanking you for all your gifts. We ask this through the Lord Jesus who healed those who believed. Amen.
PRAYER FOR OUR FAMILY.
Heavenly Father, I bring my family before You, praying for peace in the family. Jehovah Nissi, Lord my God, my family is struggling and battling with the enemy right now. I pray that You give them strength, Oh Father, allow peace in their lives.
Bless them spiritually so that they will hunger and thirst after You and Your righteousness and they shall be filled. Bless them financially, guard them under Your wings. Protect them against all evil, cover them with Your precious blood, wash them white as snow.
Conflict, prejudice, hate, jealousy and pride against one another will vanish at the sound of Your great name. The enemy will flee when he senses Your presence, he will not prevail! Remove pain, suffering, anxiety, worry and fear, in Jesus’ mighty name!
Break every chain that binds them. Release the shackles of their lives so they can live freely to worship and praise Your Holy name.
Tear down the strongholds that restrict them from knowing You. Help them to realize they can find love, joy, peace, happiness and rest within You and You alone. Set their hearts and minds to focus diligently on You and to seek You persistently.
Remind them that You are always near and they can cast their every burden upon You to find rest. Allow us to execute love and happiness towards one another as we embrace Your gentle spirit.
In Jesus’ Holy name I pray, Amen!
Heavenly Father we bring before You all the teachers throughout this land of ours, and pray that You would guard and guide them in the vital responsibility of educating a new generation of children and young people.
A CANDIDATES PRAYER.
Dear God, I ask that You would be with me as I prepare for my exams and thank You Lord, for the wonderful educational opportunity that You have granted me – enabling me to undertake this course of study.
A PRAYER FOR RELIGIOUS PRIESTS BROTHERS AND SISTERS
Heavenly Father, in your wisdom you have called certain women and men to a life of special consecration so that in prayerful observance of a lifestyle of poverty, chaste celibacy and obedience, they might be witnesses to us that as St. Paul says, "our true citizenship is in heaven." Give them, Lord, the grace of joy and perseverance in their holy vocation. We ask this through Christ, our Lord.
Let us purpose to stand in the gap for our families.
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