This isn’t how we hoped this novena would conclude. Jon entered his eternal rest yesterday. The need for prayers for the victims continues. Four human beings perished as a result of this accident. Two others face a long road back to health, and countless others have been shattered by the experience. We know that God is always with us and that one day this side of eternity will all pass away.
We conclude our novena grateful for Jon’s ultimate healing, while at the same time bewildered and filled with inexpressible sorrow.
We gather in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
O glorious Mother of God, to you we raise our hearts and hands to implore your powerful intercession
in obtaining from the benign Heart of Jesus all the graces necessary for our spiritual and temporal welfare, particularly for the grace of a happy death. O Mother of our Divine Lord, as we conclude this novena for the special favor we seek at this time.
We pray that just as Jesus gave to Jon the ultimate healing yesterday, that you would intercede for Jon’s family and friends, that they be given the grace to bear this staggering loss. We pray especially for Jon’s parents and immediate family, and ask your maternal intercession on their behalf.
We feel animated with confidence that your prayers in our behalf will be graciously heard. O Mother of My Lord, through the love you bear to Jesus Christ and for the glory of His Name, hear our prayers and obtain our petitions.
O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.
Our Lady of Lourdes , pray for us.
Saint Bernadette, pray for us.