FIRST DAY: Dear St John, you are the patron of all who suffer heart disease. You can pray the St. John of God Novena for any intention! St. John of God's efforts even drew in others to aid his service, which continues today in the religious order the Brothers Hospitallers of St. John of God. After he heard a sermon by St. John of Avila, he was so moved that he begged God for mercy and beat himself in public. Help me to give even when it stretches me. Say this novena nine times in a … Help me to follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit without hesitation. St John of God please pray for (State your intentions here). His deep humility and devout prayer life led him to not question who he served, no one was unworthy or undeserving of his help. While at war, he tried to retrieve food for his comrades but instead found himself on enemy lines. He went on to Gibraltar, where he sold religious books promoting the Faith. We also pray for all who are sick of heart whether through sin or unrequited longing. Amen. More About St. John the Baptist. St. John of God, your humility saved your ministry. While searching for answers to his life, he returned to Granada and found out both of his parents had passed away. St. John of God's efforts even drew in others to aid his service, which continues today in the religious order the Brothers Hospitallers of St. John of God. Pray that I too may have a zeal for the things of God and be quick to serve others. Help me to serve those closest to me in my daily interactions. He was able to make his way back but found himself in peril again when he didn't follow through with orders and was to be hanged. St. John the Baptist was the prophet chosen by God to be the immediate forerunner to Jesus Christ. Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Patron Saint of Heart Problem, Alcoholics, Hospitals, and of the dying. Amen. He quickly took up a new lifestyle and founded a hospital for the sick, poor and destitute. Saint John of God's life was riddled with tragedy and strife. LEADER O glorious St. John of the Cross, through a pure desire of being like Jesus crucified, you longed for nothing so eagerly as to suffer, to be despised, and to be Saint John of God devoted himself to a life of prayer and caring for the physical and spiritual needs of others. Saint John of God, Patron of the Sick, pray for us. You gave freely, even to the point of having no clothes. (Three times.) In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. St. John of God you possessed a holy zeal that led you to follow God with a heart brimming with love. His life was spared and he began to question his worldly life. If you would like to experience a further conversion of faith in your life, then look to this humble saint example and join us in praying this novena. Advertising Disclosure: Some pages on this site or in our emails may contain advertisements or affiliate links for which we are compensated. I trust in your great love for the sick and in the power of your intercession to help them. Please help me to amend my ways as St. John of God did, so that others might say that I am God's first and foremost. Saint John of God, heavenly Patron of the Sick, I come to you in prayer to seek your help in my present sickness. During this time he prayed to Mary, saying, "Mother of God, come to my help. Amen. Please help me to comfort those around me who are suffering. You followed the spiritual direction of wise counsel for your life, St John. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be. Through the love which Jesus had for you in choosing you for the sublime vocation of serving the sick, and through the tender affection You lived a life begging and caring for the outcasts of society, St. John of God. Pray for me that I may abandon the things in my life that are keeping me from God. Saint John of God exemplified bravery when he ran into a burning building to save those inside. You were considered by many in your community to have experienced mental illness and to have served those with mental illness. Amen. Please pray for those trapped in a life of sin that they may be freed from the bondage of sin. Every aspect of his life was used for the good of others, even his impulsiveness. Please help me to seek to build a community that cares for the outcasts and vulnerable people around me. Despite this tragedy, he found his call to holiness, his vocation, and path to God. You begged on behalf of those you served, St. John. St. John of God, when you heard the message of the gospel, you gave up a life of sin and converted to a life in Christ. Help me to turn to prayer in times of doubt and hardships. Saint John of God, heavenly Patron of the Sick, I come to you in prayer to seek your help in my present sickness.