Dec 11, 2011


St. Andrew with a book
St. Andrew with a book

O glorious St. Andrew, you were the first to recognize and follow the Lamb of God. With your friend, St. John, you remained with Jesus for that first day, for your entire life, and now throughout eternity. As you led your brother, St. Peter, to Christ and many others after him, draw us also to Him. Teach us to lead others to Christ solely out of love for Him and dedication in His service. Help us to learn the lesson of the Cross and to carry our daily crosses without complaint so that they may carry us to Jesus. Amen.

St Andrews Prayer

Brother of Simon Peter, you heard John the Baptist say: "Behold the Lamb of God," and you chose to follow Jesus. Leaving your nets, you became a successful fisher of souls. Lover of the Crucified Christ, you too were crucified like him. Teach us to live and suffer for Him and to win many souls for Christ. Amen.

Prayer to saint andrew

First-Called Apostle of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ, thou high follower of the Church, most praiseworthy Andrew!

We laud and glorify thine apostolic labours, we lovingly commemorate thy blessed coming to us, we revere thine honorable sufferings which thou didst bear for Christ;

we venerate thy sacred relics, we honour thy holy memory, and firmly believe that the Lord liveth and that thy soul liveth as well, and thou remainest with him for all ages in heaven, where thou hast the same love for us as when thou, in the Holy Spirit, didst foresee our conversion to Christ;

and thou dost not only love us, but prayest also for us unto God, seeing all our needs in His light. Thus we believe and this our faith we confess, O Saint Andrew [in the church splendidly erected in thy name, and where thy relics repose, and believing, we ask and pray our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ that by thy prayers, always heard and accepted by Him, He may grant us sinners all those things needful unto our salvation:

that as thou, according to the Lord's voice, didst promptly leave thy nets and follow him unwaveringly, each of us might seek not that which is his own, but think rather of the profit of his neighbor and his higher calling

And, having thee as a representative and intercessor, we have hope in thy prayers, which avail much before our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, to Whom belongeth all glory, honor and worship, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, unto ages of ages.  Amen

Saint Andrew Christmas Novena

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold. In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God! to hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother. Amen.

(It is piously believed that whoever recites the above prayer fifteen times a day from the feast of St. Andrew, on November 30th, until Christmas will obtain what is asked.)


Saint Andrew Prayer

We humbly beseech Thy Majesty, O Lord, 
that as the blessed Apostle Andrew,
was once a teacher and ruler of Thy Church,
so he may ever be our advocate with Thee.
Through our Lord, Jesus Christ.

St Andrew Prayer

O Christ, our Lord,
Who didst beautify the most blessed Andrew
with the grace of apostleship,
and the crown of martyrdom,
by granting to him this special gift,
that by preaching the mystery of the cross,
he should merit death on the cross;
grant us to become most true lovers of Thy holy cross,
and denying ourselves,
to take up our cross
and follow Thee;
that by sharing Thy sufferings in this life,
we may deserve the happiness
of obtaining life everlasting.

Prayer for the Feast of Saint Andrew
We humbly entreat Thy majesty, O Lord, that as the blessed Apostle Andrew was once a teacher and ruler of Thy Church: so he may be a constant advocate for us before Thee. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen. 

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