As we enter fall and head toward an uncertain winter, the perils of life and the uncertainty of what “the winter of life” will bring mandates that we purify ourselves, and protect ourselves through prayer and fasting in order to be in peace. Our annual nine-day fasting novena, offered for ourselves, our families and our nation, follows below. It is your firewood for this winter to keep your soul in the warmth of God. The fast is for getting your spiritual house in order which will offer you security in the heart this winter. We cannot express to you enough how important your participation in this fast is for your own and our nation’s well being, all of which will affect, ultimately, the whole world, as you will understand more fully upon reading the book, They Fired the First Shot 2012.
For the nine-day bread and water fasting novena you will be assigned a single day of 2013 in which your fast will be offered to bind satan from his activity for our nation and the world, on that specific day of 2013. You can call Caritas of Birmingham to receive the day your fast will sponsor. Your day is assigned in the order you call us. You may call 205-672-2000 to be given your day of 2013 that your nine-day fasting novena, beginning on Monday, October 22, 2012, and finishing Tuesday, October 30, 2012, will cover. It is important you receive a day so that we can be sure all 365 days of 2013 will be covered by an individual with a nine-day fast. Again the nine-day fasting novena is October 22-30, 2012, and your assigned day for 2013 is not a fast day, rather the day that you are assigned in 2013 to be covered in prayer to block actions of satan across our nation, as a result of your October 22-30, 2012, nine-day fast.
Along with your personal intentions, one of Caritas’ special intentions will be for the success and conclusion of raising the funds for the Retooling. Again, you may call Caritas at 205-672-2000 to be given your day of 2013 that your nine-day bread and water fasting novena, beginning on Monday, October 22, 2012, and finishing Tuesday, October 30, 2012, will cover.
RECITE EACH DAY OF THE NINE-DAY BREAD AND WATER FAST
OCTOBER 22–30, 2012
PRAYER FOR THE FASTING NOVENA
O Queen of Heaven, we unite ourselves with others across the land in a holy fast, reminiscent of the so many times ancient Israel cried out in repentance to their God. By their history, we know God the Most High will hear our cry. We humble ourselves because of our sins. Seek, Mary our Queen, on our behalf, that the Lord not look upon our sins, but the love we show Him through this fast. Persuade Him to not only forgive but also forget and blot out our sins, that through Your hands we will grow close to Him and know Him intimately as a Father, as our Protector.
O Mary, these days of fasting we wish to empty our hearts of everything useless. Cleanse us. Let this fast purify us and atone for everything that has defiled us. O Mary, Queen of Peace, let our hearts be refilled through Your hands with whatever graces are necessary to reconcile us, our families, and our nation back to God. We wish also to atone for any wrongs in advance for each day of the coming year 2013, so that all be consecrated to Your Immaculate Heart, to purify the body of believers in order for the rebirth and the ushering in of a new springtime for Christianity in our beloved nation.
We seek the healing of our hearts of all spiritual disease and illness and for You to fill our hearts especially during December 8th–12th. Please, please, dear Mother, please grant us these requests, and grant the three special intentions of the Community of Caritas as well as my own personal intentions of (name your personal intentions) along with the quick, successful conclusion of Retooling The Tabernacle of Our Lady’s Messages………I especially offer _________ ____, 2013 (Day assigned by Caritas), that on that day the plans of satan against ourselves, our family, and nation will be thwarted and grace will abound for conversion across our land.
We consecrate our hearts to You, Mary, and to Jesus. We want to give You and Jesus “title” of not only our souls, but also our bodies, as well as all we possess. We know Your words of January 1, 2001, when You revealed that satan was completely unchained, were followed with what our response should be. It was to give ourselves to You and Jesus completely, as a possession into Your and His hands, through the formal daily act of consecration, thereby, owned by You and Your Son, we are afforded protection through being Your possession.
January 1, 2001
We, therefore, present to You the intention to empty our hearts that You may refill them, as well as Caritas’ intentions and our personal intentions through this nine-day fast, prayers and consecrations, in order that You will present this novena with your Son before the throne of God. We ask for an unleashing of grace to be poured out upon ourselves, our families, our nation, and upon the countless numbers who are in need of conversion throughout our land, and Your intentions for all of the above intentions. Please intercede for us as our Mother and as our Queen. Amen.