A Novena for the Election

Hello to all; just a short post, proposing a form for a Novena in these nine days before the election in the USA.  We are now in the Octave of Christ the King, on the traditional calendar of the Church, so a novena focused on Christ’s royal dignity as head of all states (including ours) seems appropriate.

I assume Trump is the better of the two fates set before us.  But, I don’t presume to tell God His business.  Rather than pray for the victory of whatever side seems best to us, I think it is better simply to entreat God’s forgiveness upon our nation, so that, with His indignation turned away, He may find some capacity on our part to receive whatever gifts or favor He is ready to bestow, for the peaceful and propitious transfer of power in the best interests of our commonweal, and of the whole world.

Below is a proposed form, in Latin and English.  The Psalm can be prayed with your arms out in the form of the cross, or with prostrations between every verse.  I will give music for the antiphons Parce Domine and Sub Tuum Praesidium.   Parce Domine is in tone 1, if you want to chant the psalm in that tone along with it.


+In Nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti.  Amen.

Parce Domine, parce populo Tuo; et ne in aeternum irascaris nobis.

Salvum me fac, Domine, quoniam defecit sanctus, quoniam diminutae sunt veritates a filiis hominum. Vana locuti sunt unusquisque ad proximum suum; labia dolosa, in corde et corde locuti sunt. Disperdat Dominus universa labia dolosa, et linguam magniloquam. Qui dixerunt: Linguam nostram magnificabimus; labia nostra a nobis sunt. Quis noster dominus est?  Propter miseriam inopum, et gemitum pauperum, nunc exsurgam, dicit Dominus. Ponam in salutari; fiducialiter agam in eo.  Eloquia Domini, eloquia casta; argentum igne examinatum, probatum terrae, purgatum septuplum. Tu, Domine, servabis nos, et custodies nos a generatione hac in aeternum. In circuitu impii ambulant: secundum altitudinem tuam multiplicasti filios hominum. +Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto; sicut erat in principio et nunc et semper, et in saecula saeculorum amen.

Parce Domine, parce populo Tuo; et ne in aeternum irascaris nobis.

Domine Jesu Christe, Te confiteor Regem universalem. Omnia, quae facta sunt, pro Te sunt creata. Omnia iura Tua exerce in me. Renovo vota Baptismi, abrenuntians satanae et omnibus pompis et operibus eius, et vitam vere Christianam ammodo me promitto victurum.  Ac potissimum me obligo operari, quantum in me est, ut triumphent iura Dei, Tuaeque Ecclesiae. Divinum Cor Jesu, offero Tibi actiones meas tenues ad obtinendum ut omnia corda agnoscant Tuam sacram Regalitatem.  Tuae pacis regnum ita stabiliatur in toto orbe terrarum. Amen. Pater Noster… Ave Maria… Gloria Patri…

Domine, miserere nostri gubernaculi, gentisque nostrae; non est confusio confidentibus in Te; fac nobiscum secundum multitudinem misericordiarum Tuarum.

O Iesu, Rex et Centrum omnium cordium, per adventum Regni Tui, dona nobis pacem.

Sub tuum praesidium confugimus, Sancta Dei Genitrix; nostras deprecationes ne despicias in necessitatibus.  Sed a periculis cunctis libera nos semper, Virgo gloriosa et benedicta.

+In Nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.


+In the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Spare, O Lord, spare Thy people; and be not wroth with us forever.

Save me, O Lord, for there is now no saint: truths are decayed from among the children of men. They have spoken vain things every one to his neighbour: with deceitful lips, and with a double heart have they spoken. May the Lord destroy all deceitful lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things. Who have said: We will magnify our tongue; our lips are our own; who is Lord over us?  By reason of the misery of the needy, and the groans of the poor, now will I arise, saith the Lord. I will set him in safety; I will deal confidently in his regard. The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried by the fire, purged from the earth, refined seven times. Thou, O Lord, wilt preserve us: and keep us from this generation for ever. The wicked walk round about: according to thy highness, thou hast multiplied the children of men. + Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, unto ages of ages, amen.

Spare, O Lord, spare Thy people; and be not wroth with us forever.

O Lord Jesus Christ, I acknowledge Thee King of the Universe. All that has been made is created for Thee. Exercise upon me all Thy rights. I hereby renew the promises of my baptism, renouncing Satan and all his works and pomps, and I engage myself henceforth to live a truly Christian life. And in an especial manner do I undertake to bring about the triumph of the rights of God and Thy Church, so far as in me lies. Divine Heart of Jesus, I offer Thee my poor actions in order to obtain the acknowledgement by every heart of Thy sacred, kingly power. In such wise may the kindgdom of Thy peace be established throughout all the earth. Amen.  Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory Be…

Lord, take pity upon our government and upon our people; they that trust in Thee shall not be put to rout; deal with us according to the multitude of Thy mercies.

O Jesu, King and Center of all hearts; by the coming of Thy Kingdom, grant us peace.

Beneath thy guardianship do we fly, Holy Mother of God; despise not the petitions of our extreme need, but rather, deliver us ever from perils all, thou glorious and blessed Virgin.

+In the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.

The music for Parce Domine and Sub Tuum Praesidium. 


3 Comments Add yours

  1. May the Donald drain the swamp ! I am also sharing with you our prayers for this week below. God bless.


    O Lord, our God, You are the Holiest King and Ruler of all nations. You are also the King of Poland. You, Jesus Christ, our Nation already unconsciously proclaimed King of Poland in 1656 by the act of the Vows of Lwów, when through the lips of King John Casimir, our fathers have chosen the Mother of God as Queen of Poland.

    I ……….., present here today, kneeling before this image (figure), recognize You as King of the Universe and King of Poland. For whatever exists has been created for You. Carry out over me and over Poland all Your laws. I commit to use all my strength, My King and King of Poland, so that may triumph on this earth all Your Divine laws and the laws of Your Church.

    Our King, who deserves the deepest reverence, I bow before You and ask for Your Kingdom to be recognized over the entire globe and in our Homeland, and so in that way may be perpetuated the reign of Your peace. Amen. So help me God.

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  2. Lee says:

    Great Article Brother Aurelius.
    This is a great video below comparing Trump with King Cyrus.

    Thanks be to God

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