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Saint-Valentin, je vous adresse cette prière en toute confiance pour que vous vous joigniez à moi dans ma demande...
Ô grand Saint, dont les mérites éclatants furent si justement récompensés, ne refusez pas mon humble demande, mais considérez mon bonheur terrestre. Je vous en supplie, intercédez en ma faveur, au Nom de Jésus-Christ notre Seigneur. Amen.
Prière à Saint-Valentin 1
protecteur de ceux qui s'aiment,
au risque de ta vie,
le message de Paix de l'Évangile,
toi qui, par le combat d'Amour du martyre,
de l'indifférence, de la haine et de la mort,
écoute notre prière :
donne-nous de toujours nous aimer
sans aucun égoïsme
pour être, au milieu de tous,
d'un amour et d'une confiance capables
de nous faire surmonter
les obstacles de l'existence.
intercède pour nous auprès de Dieu
qui est la source même
de tout Amour et de toute Beauté
et qui vis et règnes
pour les siècles des siècles.
Saint-Valentin, prie pour nous !
Prière à Saint-Valentin 2
dont la Bonté et la Miséricorde sont infinies,
voyez la prière de Vos serviteurs et de Vos servantes,
et faites que tous ceux qui invoquent
le Saint Évêque et Confesseur Valentin soient exaucés
en considération de ses mérites.
Nous Vous remercions, Dieu Tout-Puissant,
d'être né et d'avoir été éduqué dans la même Foi
que Saint-Valentin a prêchée dans nos pays,
il y a plus de 1300 ans.
Nous Vous prions, faites que,
par l'intercession de Votre Apôtre ardent,
non seulement nous confessions notre vraie Foi
par la parole, mais aussi par les bonnes oeuvres,
afin que Vous soyez, Père Éternel, loué sur cette terre
comme Votre Fils Jésus-Christ nous l'a enseigné.
Nous qui sommes, par le Saint Baptême, devenus Vos enfants,
faites que nous puissions un jour
Vous contempler face à Face
et que nous nous réjouissions éternellement
Nous Vous le demandons, par Jésus,
le Christ, notre Seigneur,
qui vit et règne avec Vous,
dans l'Unité du Saint-Esprit,
maintenant et pour les siècles et les siècles.
(Prière extraite du livre "Prier avec les Saints, recueil de 212 litanies", de A. Mius, aux éditions Résiac).
Prayer to St. Valentine
Patron of Sweethearts, Young People,
Love & Happy Marriages
Dear Saint and glorious Martyr, who are so popular with lovers, be kind to those whom we love and to us. Teach us to love unselfishly and to find great joy in giving. Enable all true lovers to bring out the best in each other. Let them love each other in God and God in each other. Amen.
Prayer to St Valentine
O glorious advocate and protector,
look with pity upon our wants,
hear our requests,
attend to our prayers,
relieve by your intercession the miseries
under which we labour,
and obtain for us the divine blessing,
that we may be found worthy to join you
in praising the Almighty for all
eternity : through the merits of
Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Dear Lord, who art high in the Heavens,
Giver of Love and Passion,
And He who strings the heart's cords,
Lead the Lovers this day, February ten plus four.
The day during the month of two,
When the date is the perfect number of God
Greater two souls and two hearts.
Some Loves are fleeting ,
But that which is built on you will never fail.
So guide the Lovers to know what is to be.
Your truths the Lovers' mouths should speak,
For Your truth is that which is honest to the heart.
Only this, then, should pass over the red lips of the Lovers.
Your art, the Lovers simply a medium.
It is only with True Hearts that You can create a Masterpiece,
So let the Lovers remember that their Soul's Desire
Is the one for which You light their Fire.
And let it be You who creates the Art of the Lovers ;
The art of two into one.
Here is a true martyr who shed his blood for Christ.
His judges could not shake him by their menaces,
and so he won through to the Kingdom of Heaven.
All powerful, ever living God,
You gave St Valentine the courage to witness to the
Gospel of Christ,
even to the point of giving his life for it.
By his prayers help us to endure all suffering for love of you
and to seek you with all our hearts,
for you alone are the source of life.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son...
A reading from the letter of St James. (James 1 : 2-4, 12)
"You will always have your trials, but when they come, try to treat them as a happy privilege; you understand that your faith is only put to the test to make you patient but patience too is to have its practical results so that you will become more fully developed, complete, with nothing missing.
Happy the man who stands firm when trials come. He has proved himself and will win the prize of life, the crown that the Lord has promised to those who love him".
This is the word of the Lord.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John. (John 12 : 24-26)
so I have loved you.
Remain in my love.
If you keep my commandments
you will remain in my love,
just as I have kept my Father's commandments
and remain in his love.
I have told you this so that my own
joy may be in you
and your joy be complete.
This is my commandment:
love one another as I have loved you.
A man can have no greater love
than to lay down his life for his friends.
You are my friends, if you do what I command you.
I shall not call you servants anymore,
because a servant does not know his master's business ;
I call you friends,
because I have made known to you
everything I have learned from my Father.
You did not choose me, no,
I chose you ;
and I commissioned you to go out
and to bear fruit,
fruit that will last ;
and then the Father will give you
anything you ask him in my name.
What I command you, is to love one another".
Prayers of the Faithful
Lord, as we come to praise and worship you as Lord of our lives on this, the feast of St Valentine, help us to imitate his love for you and for each other. We ask you to listen and to grant our prayers :
We pray for all who have entered the Sacrament of Marriage : that they may be strengthened through prayer and the sacraments ; that they may be a witness to the world of the joy of their lives together. Lord, ...
For those who have recently become engaged : we thank God for them and pray for them that the Lord will help them in practical ways as they prepare for their lives together and that they will be blessed with good health and material blessings. Lord, ...
We hear of many for whom marriage has broken down or where sickness or sadness seems to be their lot : Lord, you have promised we are never on our own, be with those who suffer and grant them your healing in their painful situation. Lord, ...
We pray that the ideals of Christian Marriage may always be preserved : those ideals which value friendship, life, mutual help and love. May our homes be as that of the Holy Family - open to God and neighbour. Lord, ...
Finally, let us pray that, like the seed that falls to the ground and dies, we may die daily to our own selfishness so that the true wheat of love may grow in our lives for others to see and take heart. Lord, ...
Let us pray,
Lord, home is where love is meant to be and where you tell us you are present. Help us to make that presence real in our homes and communities by banishing evil and installing instead your grace. We make this prayer through Christ, our Lord.
bless these rings.
Grant that those who wear them
may always be faithful to each other.
May they do your will
and live in peace with you in mutual love.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.
Prayer over the gifts
God of love,
pour out your blessing on our gifts
and make us strong in faith,
the faith which St Valentine professed by the shedding of his blood.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.
The Preface of Martyrs may be used
Prayer after Communion
Lord, we are renewed by the mystery of the Eucharist.
By imitating the fidelity of St Valentine,
and by our patience,
may we come to share the eternal life you have promised.
We ask this in the name of Jesus, the Lord.