17th October Saint Ignatius of Antioch

PRAYER OF ST. IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH for Martyrdom

I am the wheat of God, and am ground by the teeth of the wild beasts, that I may be found the pure bread of God. I long after the Lord, the Son of the true God and Father, Jesus Christ. Him I seek, who died for us and rose again. I am eager to die for the sake of Christ. My love has been crucified, and there is no fire in me that loves anything. But there is living water springing up in me, and it says to me inwardly: “Come to the Father.”
Amen.

COLLECT

Almighty ever-living God, who adorn the sacred body of your Church with the confessions of holy Martyrs, grant, we pray, that, just as the glorious passion of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, which we celebrate today, brought him eternal splendor, so it may be for us unending protection. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever.

Prayer for the Dead By Saint Ignatius of Antioch

Receive in tranquillity and peace, O Lord, the souls of your servants who have departed this present life to come to you. Grant them rest and place them in the habitations of light, the abodes of blessed spirits. Give them the life that will not age, good things that will not pass away, delights that have no end, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

St. Ignatius of Antioch Novena

Blessed holy servant of God, St. Ignatius of Antioch, we pray today for protection of the faithful throughout the world.

Intercede for us! Your faith in God was so great that you were a witness of Christ’s love even though you were persecuted. You protected christians and were publicly martyred defending your faith in Christ. Protect persecuted christians throughout the world. Give them the courage to defend their faith in Christ and be witnesses of His love. Please pray for the protection of….

(Mention your intentions)

These intentions bring us to you, seeking your intercession for courage and protection.

We are humbled by your faith in Christ and your desire to be unified with Him. Pray for us that we may grow in faith and love of Jesus Christ our Savior. And so, we ask that you pray for us…

Pray for us, that we will not let persecution bring us hopelessness

Most holy Saint Ignatius of Antioch, we know that you are a powerful intercessor because you sacrificed your life for your faith in God. We pray, that just as your glorious passion brought you eternal splendor, so it may also be for us unending protection.

Help us to live our lives by your example of courage and faith. Pray for our physical and spiritual protection, but pray even more-so that we may become as close to God as you are.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.

Amen.