Prayer for Canonization

Let us pray.  Oh God our Father, Your granted to Your servant Blessed John Henry Newman wonderful gifts of nature and of grace, that he should be a spiritual guide in the darkness of this world, an eloquent herald of the Gospel, and a devoted servant of the one Church of Christ.  For his insight into the mysteries of the Kingdom, his zealous defence of the teachings of the Chruch, and his priestly love for all Your children, we pray that he may soon be numbered among the canonized saints. Through our Lord Jesus Christ Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.   Amen.

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Eternal Father, You led John Henry Newman to follow the kindly light of Truth, and he obediently responded to your heavenly calls at any cost.  As writer, preacher, counselor and educator, as pastor, Oratorian, and servant of the poor he labored to build up your Kingdom.  Grant that through your Vicar on Earth we may hear the words,  ‘Well done, thou good and faithful servant, enter into the company of the canonized saints.  May you manifest your Servant’s power of intercession by even extraordinary answers to the prayers of the faithful throughout the world.  We pray particularly for our intentions in his name  and in the name of Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.   Amen.

Prayer used for Beatification

God our Father, your servant John Henry Newman upheld the faith by his teaching and example.  May his loyalty to Christ and the Church, his love of the Immaculate Mother of God, and his compassion for the perplexed give guidance to the Christian people today.  We beg you to grant the favors we ask through his intercession so that his holiness may be recognized by all and the Church may proclaim him a saint.  We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen

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