Christ the King Novena

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Christ the King Novena[Click here to join in prayer!] The Feast of Christ the King is a moveable feast that occurs on the last Sunday of the Liturgical year. It is an important feast for all of us! Let’s join in preparing for this feast with a Novena for Christ the King!

Background on this Feast

This feast day was instituted by Pope Pius XI on December 11th in 1925 within the encyclical letter Quas Primas. The Holy Father was responding to the fact that the world was becoming increasingly nationalistic and secular. Governments were claiming more and more allegiance from their citizens and attempting to replace God.

“While nations insult the beloved name of our Redeemer by suppressing all mention of it in their conferences and parliaments, we must all the more loudly proclaim his kingly dignity and power, all the more universally affirm his rights.” – Quas Primas, 25

Pope Pius XI, therefore, created this feast to help the faithful to remember that allegiance to Christ is above any allegiance to government of a nation.

“The faithful, moreover, by meditating upon these truths, will gain much strength and courage, enabling them to form their lives after the true Christian ideal. If to Christ our Lord is given all power in heaven and on earth; if all men, purchased by his precious blood, are by a new right subjected to his dominion; if this power embraces all men, it must be clear that not one of our faculties is exempt from his empire. He must reign in our minds, which should assent with perfect submission and firm belief to revealed truths and to the doctrines of Christ. He must reign in our wills, which should obey the laws and precepts of God. He must reign in our hearts, which should spurn natural desires and love God above all things, and cleave to him alone. He must reign in our bodies and in our members, which should serve as instruments for the interior sanctification of our souls, or to use the words of the Apostle Paul, as instruments of justice unto God.” – Quas Primas, 33

It is particularly important to recognize the words of the encyclical in today’s climate of government intrusion on the Church.

“When we pay honor to the princely dignity of Christ, men will doubtless be reminded that the Church, founded by Christ as a perfect society, has a natural and inalienable right to perfect freedom and immunity from the power of the state; and that in fulfilling the task committed to her by God of teaching, ruling, and guiding to eternal bliss those who belong to the kingdom of Christ, she cannot be subject to any external power.” – Quas Primas, 31

Christ the King Novena Prayers

Christ, our Savior and our King, renew in me allegiance to Your Kingship.

Day 1 – I pray for the grace to place You above the powers of this world in all things.

Day 2 – I pray for the grace to obey You before any civic authority.

Day 3 – I pray for the grace to fervently bring about Your Kingdom in my family and community.

Day 4 – I pray that You will reign in my mind.

Day 5 – I pray that You will reign in my heart.

Day 6 – I pray that You will reign in my will.

Day 7 – I pray that You will reign in my body.

Day 8 – I pray that You will reign throughout all the world.

Day 9 – I pray that You will reign in every area of my life.

O Prince of Peace, may Your reign be complete in my life and in the life of the world. Christ, my King, please answer these petitions if they be in accordance with Your Holy Will…

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As I reflect on Your second, glorious coming and the judgment of all mankind, I beg You to show me mercy and give me the grace to become a great saint. I pray that not only will I spend eternity with You but that You may use me – a sinner – to bring others into Your Kingdom for Your glory.

Christ the King, Your Kingdom come!

Amen.

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  1. Dear Heavenly Father, I pray for my only daughter to return to her faith, to see the truth, and to be released from the evil grip of the immoral left wing ideology. Please replace all bad influences in her life with good influences, and please guide her in all of her choices. Please heal our relationship.
    Thank you for all of your blessings.

    Amen

  2. In thanksgiving for all the blessings I have received…for the ability to pay off all of my financial debts within the next year. To not have to go to a particular meeting at work in order to avoid potential issues. For help getting a new job. Thank you!

  3. Praying that 2018, l will devote my life to Christ both in prayer and seeking him more Amen. Also praying for a resolve on my financial aid for spring 2018.

  4. Father I ask for your intervention concerning a mexican lady whose name is Pitita Castro who is chasing my fiance and writes romantic messages on the religious images he posts which is outrageous not to see it’s an image of Holy Mass. I ask you Lord to make my fiance block that old woman who is been chasing him for over 6 years. So she does not create conflic in our relationship. It is my petition in this new novena, I also implore you help me Lord with the job I want with American Airlines. Thank you Lord, you are my God and I adore you and thank you for so many blessings.
    In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

  5. Father l ask for your intervention upon my school with the issue of my financial aid, l ask that it’ll be resolved before the start of school for spring semester Amen!

  6. Thank you Jesus for helping
    me to get my pension and for Chad
    and Todd to get work. I praise You, I bless You and I worship You.

  7. Dear Lord Jesus Christ, you wanted all who are weary to come to you for support. Lord, I am worn out by my inability to find wage earning work. Day after day, my worry and fear grow as the rejections of my applications mount. I am able and willing to work but I cannot find a worthwhile job. Please help me to obtain one soon so that I can support myself and my family in a decent way.
    However if it is you will that I wait longer, enable me to worry less and to be able to take advantage of the time available to get closer to you. Let me realize that there are other ways to bring about your kingdom on earth beside salaried work. Help me to make use of them for the time being so that I may continue to grow as a person for your greater glory.

    • Prayers for your situation. I just read about Charles Schultz, author/illustrator of Charlie Brown and his countless rejections. It was on Facebook, very good, if I knew how to share link I would. Harry Potters author JK Rowling had the same experience. Don’t give up and Trust God. He has a plan for you. ????????????????????????

  8. God answered my simple request. I prayed during this novena that during the thanksgiving holiday we’d have safe travels , sunshine and good weather for Chicago and peace among the family members. All this was answered and then some. Thank you Christ the king.

  9. May the peace of the almighty GOD give us the strength, motivating mind, zeal to complete this novena, so that at the end it shall bring victory, financial breakthrough, divine intervention and more blessings of GOD

  10. Christ our king and savior
    Please pray for the reconciliation of my
    marriage. And bring my husband (DH) and me (LH) back together.
    Give us chance to reunite with love and respect towards each other . May you be the center in our marriage .
    Hear my prayers
    Amen ????

  11. I just heard my son received his DVM CA licensing. That had been my petition during the Christ the King Novena and it was answered. Thank you Christ the King! I love and praise you. God bless you John-Paul and Annie for these Novena’s.
    Love in Christ!

  12. Dear Prayer Team:

    Peace and blessings to all those who are in prayers to call upon the attention of God that He may extend His almighty Hand to pull out all those who are under going difficult and challenging situations of life.

    I have a precious wife, and two children (son and daughter). However, its been more than a year that my wife along with the children is living with her parents’ home, and I am living in a hostel. This is mainly due to financial crunch.

    I KNOW that with God All things are possible, and this knowing is the driving force for me to keep on going and never lose hope. Also, Lord has much better and more bigger plans that we can even think of.

    May I request you to please pray for my Job so a family whom God Has joined, and blessed with children could reunite and start living in peace, and love.

    We will offer our thanks giving and praise His precious name. Because I KNOW that through this email, Lord is directing me towards my destination. That is the job that I am looking for.

    Thanks Lord upon whom our hopes rests upon.

    With prayers and Blessings,

    Gul Zaman and Family
    Lahore, Pakistan
    +92-304-427-6672

  13. Dear GOD i come to you,Ipray that you may forgive me my sins.
    I pray that you will bless me with a husband with know you,a good husband that will love,respect me and will be a great father to our childrean.
    I also pray that you will bless me with a new job that has good pay,no salary delays and in a big company.
    Lord gracious hear my PRAYER.AMEN

  14. I pray that you will continue to protect me,my children and my family. I also pray that you remove any negative thoughts that I am having and also help me to have faith that God is with me and will never abandon me.

  15. Thank you Lord! Logan’s surgery went well and he’s resting. Please continue to pray that it was successful and that he regains feeling in his legs and can walk again.

  16. Please pray for us my husband and I a struggling to land a good full time job and we don’t have enough funds to cover all our bills including rent for which we may be homeless for Christmas. I also would like to give my 3 children at least one gift for Christmas. My husband and I have good jobs will pay for all that. I have been to several interviews but keep coming up short as 2nd chosen or 3 chosen but do not actually land the job
    Thank all for your prayers.

  17. Please help me pray been suspended from work for no reason, that heavenly Father might fight for me and justice prevail upon my work and career

    Thanks

  18. I truly have been blessed. It was the last day of the novena and I was saying the prayer in my typical fashion, very distracted. I had a lot on my mind but wanted to finish the novena before I forgot. Within a very short amount of time I realized that my prayer was answered. I checked and rechecked to make sure it really happened and it did! I find myself still checking, although I know I don’t need to. Christ is the King and will conquer all!!! I am so grateful for all of you and this website. Thank you Thank you!!!!!

  19. One of my intentions has come through. I asked for more charter yacht sales and Sat night I booked one and am sending contracts today. I also prayed to meet a holy Catholic man and am chatting with one online who seems nice. Hopeful. My final prayer for my dad to get well a small success was he went to physical therapy yesterday. We need a solution for his leaking heart valve. Amen. Praise the Lord. Allelulia.

  20. Please pray for my special family who are in serious trouble. Bring them back to Our Savior and change the parents especially and then the children who don’t know any different.

  21. Please help me pray for my sweet pup Logan as he undergoes his mri today. That he survives it and that his prognosis is manageable. I hope we get to take him home today alive and feeling better.

  22. Heavenly Father,
    Thank you Lord for the answered prayers. Even if I’m a great sinner you’re always there when we needed you. For my family, my siblings, my relatives and friends. When I woke up at early dawn when I open my phone this verses came out. Isaiah 25:1
    .
    Thank you so much to you John-Paul and Anne for your great heart to spread the novenas through out the world. Amen ????

  23. Heavenly Father,
    Thank you Lord for the answered prayers. Even if I’m a great sinner you’re always there when we needed you. For my family, my siblings, my relatives and friends. When I woke up at early dawn when I open my phone this verses came out. Isaiah 25:1

    Isaiah 25:1
    Praise to the Lord
    Lord, you are my God;
    I will exalt you and praise your name,
    for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.

    Thank you so much to you John-Paul and Anne for your great heart to spread the novenas through out the world. Amen ????

  24. I pray for my grandchildren God you know the situation and we pray that you heal them. I also pray for all the Catholic members for guiding us through the journey of life and help us to grow in Christ amen

  25. Pls do pray for a court case dragging for 33 yrs. Next court day in the mnth of Feb. to get a fair judgement & release his land

  26. I pray for my only child to be successful in life to have a job and find somebody reasonable to marry her above all to know and love God

  27. Thank you for accepting me in your family. I prayed this novena with my daughter and she was saved and freed from the attack of the evil spirit. Thank you Christ our King. There is no other king that we know beside you. My family let us keep up our faith stand firm and keep praising Him as long as we are still alive.

  28. Please pray for Connor’s direction in life. He needs relief from fear, anxiety and alcohol. He needs to be renewed in Christ so he can build self-esteem, confidence, courage, self worth. He needs to discover the journey God has in store for him and be open to follow the path.

  29. Please pray that my husband feels a lot better and his awful attitude changes since he had bad stroke,bleeding in brain,also I feel lot better and we can win some money to fix up house and sell it soon,to get far away from this terrible area and state,gone to foreigners.Also my husband can get his Va disability at 100 percent,that he so deserves and get his retirement from job that was good till they hired 2 jerks as bosses and jealous hubby knew more then them rejects,he did not want their low paying jobs and staying at toothface,backstabbing facility in Orlando,and get us good money for house that we should of never bought from reject realtor in lousy foreign area with reject neighbors and terrible Doctors andHospitals,please help us this place killed my 43 yr old son in June2015,and has ruined my health,sanity and almost killed my husband,people rot here,want to go home to NewEngland where it’s cold,snows and better class of people even thought foreigners are ruining this country,please pray for us and the USA,that government letting foreigners ruin this country,bring back american jobs and clothes,soon get rid of Trumpy Dumpy.

  30. Praying for emotional & mental healing so as to be able to forgive, forget, let go & move on. God my Father & Christ my King pls save & liberate me!

  31. Lord I need you to strengthen me you have blessed me with a job that I seem not to fit into the culture I suffer severe depression from it I believe there is a reason I am there please reveal it to me please help me with daily grace. You know what I need you know my plans but if your will desires so be it

  32. i pray that christ the king of kings to heal my dad from diabetes and heal my mum from pressure, i also pray that christ the king of kings to provided for me job and my sister celestine and also help and protect my family members from every evil.

    AMEN

  33. My husband is suffering much pain in his leg from a hip problem. I pray he is able to bear with this and to offer the pain up to the Lord. Please guide him Lord in the plans regarding hip replacement surgery….which doctor and where to have this done. Thanks for all your blessings.

  34. Please pray for the healing, renewal, restoration and reconciliation of our sacramental marriage with my sweet husband Scott Andrew Donley and the rekindle of our spousal love. For my husband to come back to our home.

  35. I pray for my son Sean, who is in an abusive relationship, but stays to protect his beautiful daughter, my granddaughter Luz Maya, please Lord watch over them & protect them. Thankyou

  36. I pray that Christ the King of Kings, heal my brother Chike from cancer and any other depletating sickness.
    I also pray for the fruit of the womb for my wife and I.

  37. Dear Christ the King I surrender completely to your will. Please humble me and help me to love my neighbor. Guide me where I need to go. Amen

  38. Dear Christ the King, please listen to my prayers that my life will get better that I can understand the things I don’t. That my mom will get better. That the person I love will finally love me too. In your name I pray Amen

  39. Christ the King I surrender Johnny radomilovic completely to you change his life give him a new heart a new spirit to be born again be converted heal his soul. Enlighten his path take away all darkness from his life. Let him enter into your light. I pray in Jesus name!! Amen

  40. Pray for family health and peace. As we await our first grandchild we pray for a healthy baby and safe delivery (January) Thank You

  41. Please heal my grand daughter, son, daughter and husband. God you know what problems they are having,. Please give us peace in our home. Thank you God. I put my trust in you.

  42. Praying for my children, that they feel Christ’s peace within them as they enter the final weeks of the semester as they approach finals; for my students, that they prepare well, take all of their courses seriously (including the ones I teach), and that they do well in their finals as well; for my adopted girls, that they feel the love of Christ, open their hearts to our family again, and return for a Christmas visit; for my friends, that the struggles they’re enduring will be lightened through their faith. Amen.

  43. Dear Jesus, please keep our son safe and healthy as he completes his Fall semester in China.

    Please Bless him Spiritually, physically, emotionally and mentally.

    Thank you.

  44. Praying for widespread acceptance of the Catholic religion and it’s teachings and beliefs.
    Praying for entrance to heaven for my husband, our children and their families and me.
    Amen.

  45. Christ the King, l pray that my stubborn tenant pack away from my house by the end of this month, Lord help me to have peace in my home.

  46. I pray for my family,brothers,sister and their family. Please give us your light shine on us , give us strengths to overcome all the difficulties that we are dealing with now and protect us from any and all problems we may encounter in the futures. Please protect us from the wickedness snares of the devil and help us to get rid of the evils. Please give us good health,good employment,wisdoms,guide,guard,lovingly,kindly,protect,teach,strengthen,hope,lead and bless,peace with justice ,joy deeper faith in your goodness and mercy.
    Please provide my son,medical license and provides he can have employment and work s in this country. Please help him ,guide him to find the right people to be his good friends and get rid of the bad friends,and his allegations in court. Please him wisdoms to give excellent care to his patients .
    Please help my soninlawto find employment. Please heal my brother’s stroke. Thank you God.

  47. Lord Jesus, King of Kings.
    THANK YOU for everything though, i don’t thank you enough for all of the blessings you give us every day.
    Help us Lord too love thee more and to walk in your ways.
    Lord, this World is broken .
    HELP US TO LOVE YOU MORE !!
    FORGIVE US !!
    Bring our children back to the church.
    Strengthen the parents heart and they may see the greatness in you ,Amen
    We pray for the. …
    Poor
    Sick
    The dying
    Purgatory
    Hungry
    End of abortions, Amen

  48. I am thankful for all that you do and you have been doing in my life entirely. I thank you for the gift of a beautiful daughter with bright mind and humble soul.
    Dear Christ, I do ask for forgiveness, I am ashamed of my deeds and I am pleading for your mercy and guidance.
    I am grateful for the next job opportunity that you are about to offer me, I believe it comes from you and only you to be honest. I am ready to take the opportunity and work fully,being of a help to all those in need of my services.
    I love you Christ, I really want to love you dearly, help me grow into you..knowing you better and avoid all chances that separates me from your love
    I am kindly asking for your protection to my family members, we all love you and we depend on you daily.
    Amen

  49. Tra y Monet Swanner and the Swanner family and all The Thompson family and all the Courtney family and all the Foy family please guide and protect us Amen Thank you Mary, Jesus, Joseph and all the Angels and Saints for all you do for us. Amen

  50. Tra y Monet Swanner and the Swanner family and all The Thompson family and all the Courtney family and all the Foy family please guide and protect us Amen

  51. Thank you for posting this Novena. I pray with deep confidence and Trust in Jesus Christ Our King and in our Blessed Mother. I am praying that all my children would come home to the Catholic church. I am praying that my grandchildren will be baptized and that my children will be married in a sacramental marriage in the Catholic Church. I pray with hope even though I cannot see it now I trust in Christ the King to bring it forth. Thank you for praying with me. God bless!

  52. Dear Christ the King, I pray for family peace, faith, health and unity. I pray for my son’s health and recovery. May he overcome his depression and anxiety. I pray that he stay away from marijuana and tattoos and realizes how bad they are for him. I pray that he forgets his ex girlfriend and realize what a bad relationship it was. I pray that he be ready for work both mentally and physically and be happy, alert, and safe. I pray for my sons and husband to be successful and safe and people around them to be safe and that they be highly respected. I pray for my husband’s and mother’s health. I pray for my sons to meet good Catholic Christian wives so that they may have their own Christian families. I pray for my friends sons and brother’s health. I pray that my husband and sons return to the church. I pray for Sabrina to get pregnant. I pray for my nephew and husband to find a job. I pray for all the people saying this novena. Please help us all. I love You!
    Amen

  53. lord i thank for everything u hv being doing in my i pray that may u continue to show me the way Lord guide me in everything i do and in the whole world

  54. PLEASE PRAY FOR MY BROTHER ‘S JOB VISA EXTENSION TO JANUARY, AS HE IS FACING DIFFICULTY IN HIS WORK PLACE.
    CHRIDT THE KING YOUR KINGDOM COME.

  55. THANK YOU JESUS , PRAISE YOU JESUS.
    PLEASE PRAY FOR MY BROTHER LYNS SUNNY TO FIND HIS SOULMATE.
    HALLELUIAH, AVE MARIA
    CHRIST THE KING YOUR KINGDOM COME

  56. Happy Feast Day,Christ the King,I place my family’s health & financial intentions under your care….Pray for my friends intentions…..Pray for peace in the world……….Thank you

  57. Christ the king,redeemer of the world.i love you Lord, I adore you Lord, come and reign supreme in my life.Continue to guard and guide me every day of my life.Grant me my utmost Heart Desire of a rightful life Partner.Amen

  58. Thank you Jesus ,Mary the mother of god ,st Jude and all tho angels and saints.thank you for getting my family and I through the past days.itis such a stressful time and it breaks my heart that I’m putting them through this when none of this is their doing.thank you for my kind and thoughtful daughters.please help us all to get through this and that things may turn out well.please pray for all those going through the same as we are and pray for those who have no one to turn to and no one to help them.thank you for all our blessings and please grant us all and everyone. praying this novena pease of mind.please pray for all the homeless people that they get the help they need and may God protect them on the streets.i ask you this in Jesus name amen.thank you Jesus.

  59. Christ the King: Please help me the gain the virtues of love, forgiveness, and faith and trust. You know all of my need, and I put my hands unto yours, please guide my ways and meet my needs according to your perfect will.

    In Jesus’ Name Amen

  60. Christ the King,
    I pray that You will reign in every area of my life. Be with us through this day and help us in our daily trials. Jesus Christ let Thy perfect will be done. You know our situation and our desires. Let us all gain health and happiness and show Your love and kindness to all people around us. Let there be peace in this World.

  61. Christ the King please help my husband Joseph to find job go back to abroad,Christ the King please help me to approve my immigrant visa,Christ the King please healed Jorge Jimmy Cyrus cita Lyn arcangel ceasar and gloria

  62. Thank you Christ the King for all the blessing that you have bestowed on my family and me. I pray that you will always be with us. And I pray that my children, grandchildren and husband always know that you are here for us in times of trouble. Pray for all those that are sick and await your healing hand to get them through their illness. Thank you for family and friends.