A Prayer of Petition to St. Nicholas

Pope Gregory XVI, Pope of the Roman Catholic Church from 1831 to 1846, Indulgence of 50 days

St Nicholas engraving
Vintage Belgian Holy Card
St. Nicholas Center Collection

Glorious Nicholas, my own protector!
    from that bright throne where thou dost enjoy the vision of thy God,
    in pity turn thine eyes upon me;
    ask for me from God those graces and helps most seasonable in my present necessities,
   whether spiritual or temporal,
    and especially the grace of . . . . . .
  if such be expedient for my eternal welfare.
Forget not, glorious and holy bishop,
    our Sovereign Pontiff, the holy Church, and this pious city.
Bring back to the right way of salvation those who live steeped in sin,
    or buried in the darkness of ignorance, error, and heresy.
Comfort the sorrowing, provide for the needy,
    strengthen the weak-hearted, defend the oppressed,
    help the sick;
let all know the effects of thy powerful patronage
      with Him Who is the supreme giver of all good. Amen

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father.

V. Pray for us, blessed Nicholas.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

God, Who has honored, and ceasest not daily to honor,
Thy high-priest and glorious confessor, blessed Nicholas,
with innumerable miracles:
grant, we beseech Thee,
that, by his merits and prayers,
we may be delivered from the fires of hell and from all other dangers.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Saint Nicholas, glorious Confessor of Christ,
assist us in thy loving kindness.

(Indulgence 100 days)

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