St. Genesius Prayer

Saint Genesius

What is Prayer and How do you Pray?
What is Prayer?


Prayer is a powerful way in which to communication with God. Some of the ways prayer is done is through worshipping, asking for help or guidance, confessing of sins, or a way in which to express a person's thoughts or emotions. Prayer is something most religions practice, and is done publicly, privately, or as a group.

Prayer does not have to be formal, nor does it have to be complicated. God doesn't care how you speak to Him--just that you talk to Him! God will always listen to your prayers, and it is in His timing that your prayers are answered. Pray with worship and reverence-no matter how far you stray from Him, He will ALWAYS listen to your prayers and your connection with Him will NEVER be lost.

How do you Pray?

Praying is not hard, it is like having a conversation with someone who loves you and knowing he loves you unconditionally! Praying isn't just for when times are hard, but for when times are good so that you can praise God for the many blessings He has given to you.
There isn't any one style of prayer that should be used. You can kneel, stand, sit, whatever is most comfortable for you, and how you feel most reveres and humbles yourself to our Lord. When you start out, first confess your sins, so that you may be cleansed when talking to God. If you come to Him in prayer for specific needs, then make that request to Him. Don't forget to thank God for the many blessings He has given to you. Any trial you have endured is preparing you for something, whether it is to help someone else who may experience a similar circumstance, or just for you to learn to lean on and trust in the Lord during your trials-He will always be there for you.



St. Genesius Prayer for Actors

Dear Genesius, according to a very ancient story, when you were still a pagan, you once ridiculed Christ while acting on the stage. But, like Saul on the road to Damascus, you were floored by Christ's powerful grace. You rose bearing witness to Jesus and died a great martyr's death. Intercede for your fellow actors before God that they may faithfully and honestly perform their roles and so help others to understand their role in life and thus enabling them to attain their end in heaven. Amen.


Prayers to St. Genesius for Secretaries

Dear Bishop and Historian, faithful to sound doctrine and fearless defender of the Faith, you were a careful historian and preserver of documents. Imbue secretaries with a sense of your exactitude and genuine concern for detail. In carrying out their appointed tasks, may they also attend to their spiritual duties and give glory to God in all things. Amen.


Prayer of St Genesius

There is no King but Him whom I have seen. I adore and worship Him, and for His sake, eventhough I be slain a thousand times, I will always be His. Torments are not able to take Christ from my mouth, nor from my heart. Bitterly do I regret that I detested His Holy Name in holy men, and came so late, like a haughty soldier, to adoring the true King. Amen.



Novena Prayer to St Genesius
9 Day Prayer

Holy St Genesius,
martyr for Christ,
by the grace of the Holy Spirit
through your acting
you came to discover
the truth of the Christian faith.
In your first profession of that faith
you were baptized through the shedding
of your blood,
offering your life for the praise and glory
of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Pray for those who dedicate their lives
to the theatrical and cinematic arts.
Like you may they find the presence
of the Lord in their work
and generously open their hearts
to his teaching,
living it in the midst of the challenges
and demands of their calling.

In this novena, I remember most especially…., commending him/her to your care. Let us pray:
Eternal Father, in your love you call all men and women to come to know you and to share in your divine life. Through the intercession of your martyr, Genesius, who responded so generously to the grace of conversion, grant that the same grace may be given to those who as yet do not know you, and may be renewed in those who do. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.



Prayer to Saint Genesius for intercession in Healing

Lord Jesus,
you took pity on the blind Bartimaeus
and healed him;
you raised Lazarus from the dead
and freed Mary Magdalen from seven
devils to count her among your disciples.

You made the blind see, the deaf hear,
the dumb speak, the lame walk,
you cleansed lepers and cast out demons.
You preached the Good News to the poor
and bless those who are faithful to you.

Through the intercession of your
faithful martyr, Genesius,
grant your healing and consolation to the sick.
Give them the strength to carry their Cross
in union with you.
(We remember in particular _________.)

Help us to remain faithful to you in health
and in suffering, conformed to your Cross;
open our hearts to your will
so your grace may transform our lives.
Retrieved from http://www.stgenesius.com/novena.html. (this section of prayers)


Prayer to St Genesius
Actor and Martyr

Holy St Genesius,
martyr for Christ,
by the grace of the Holy Spirit
through your acting
you came to discover
the truth of the Christian faith.
In your first profession of that faith
you were baptized through the shedding
of your blood,
offering your life for the praise and glory
of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Pray for those who dedicate their lives
to the theatrical and cinematic arts.
Like you may they find the presence
of the Lord in their work
and generously open their hearts
to his teaching,
living it in the midst of the challenges
and demands of their calling.

In this novena, I remember most especially…., commending him/her to your care.

Let us pray:

Eternal Father, in your love you call all men and women to come to know you and to share in your divine life. Through the intercession of your martyr, Genesius, who responded so generously to the grace of conversion, grant that the same grace may be given to those who as yet do not know you, and may be renewed in those who do. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Retrieved from http://www.stgenesius.com/dailyprayers.html. (the above prayer)

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