Novena of Benedict - March 17

God, our Sustainer,
we come before you asking that you strengthen us.
On this day we celebrate Patrick
as we continue to prepare for the solemnity of Benedict.
Through the intercession of Benedict, and Patrick
may we be impelled to participate in healing ministries
which bring peace and justice to all.
We pray in praise of your holy name
now and forever.
Amen.