Novena Ritual

A Novena is a petition used in both Eastern and Western traditions connecting with Source. Novena means ‘nine’, nine days of focused intention. Hold a specific goal in mind for each of the nine days. As nine is the number of completion, we empower a situation or concept by speaking a novena through its full cycle of nine days.
(Adapted from Carol Parrish-Harra, Book of Rituals)

DAY I

I greet this day with love in my heart.
This is the great secret to happiness.
The unseen power of love can open the hearts of humanity and bless all life.
I will make love my most effective tool, to bring the energies of life to myself & others.
Love will melt the barriers within and around me, opening me to the joy of life.
I liken love to the rays of the sun which can soften the cold of the harshest day.
I greet this day with love in my heart.

 

DAY 2

I greet this day with love in my heart.
Henceforth, I look on all life with love.
I realize the rebirth within myself.
I love the sun, for it warms me deep in.
I love the rain for it cleanses my spirit.
I love the light for it shows me the way.
I love the darkness for it shows me the stars.
I welcome joy for it expands my heart.
I endure sadness for it teaches me compassion.
I experience the challenges of my life as they aid in my growth.
I greet this day with love in my heart.

 

DAY 3

I greet this day with love in my heart.
I will love those I confuse as enemies & find ways to know them as friends.
I encourage my friends as they become my brothers and sisters.
I will find ways to applaud them.
I release harmful words and thoughts.
When I am tempted to criticize, I will find compassion to share.
When I am moved to praise, I will speak out clearly.
I will join the birds, wind and sea, as nature reflects divinity in all.
I will become as music with the children of Source-Essence-God.
As I remember my resolve, I will uplift my life.
I greet this day with love in my heart.

 

DAY 4

I greet this day with love in my heart.
I embrace all of humanity, seeking qualities to admire.
Though at times I have not been able to see clearly,
With love I tear down walls of separation which have been built.
In their place I will build connecting bridges of truth.
I love the ambitious, for they inspire me to great action.
I love those who fail, because they teach me endurance.
I love the young, for the faith they hold, the elders for the wisdom they offer.
I embrace that which is ugly, beautiful, rich and poor, the meek and the bold.
I greet this day with love in my heart.

 

DAY 5

I greet this day with love in my heart.
I respond to the actions of others with love.
Adversity and discouragement will beat against my shield of love and become as soft as rain.
My shield of love sustains me when I am
I am alone –
Uplifts me in moments of despair
And calms me in times of confusion
I awaken to the new day with vitality and joy of living.
As my courage increases, my enthusiasm rises,
My desire to greet the world overcomes every fear.
I accept happiness from the sources made available to me.
As I become stronger, I cast aside the shield
And walk unencumbered among the family of humanity, giving & receiving.
The radiation of uncondition love reawakens the joy of living in everyone I meet.
I greet this day with love in my heart.

 

DAY 6

I greet this day with love in my heart.
I address each one whom I confront with tenderness and strength, knowing love within my heart.
Though shared from my heart, the offering shines in my eyes, unwrinkles my brow, smiles upon my lips, a cheer to my voice.
For each pleasant & constructive experience, I am grateful.
From each unpleasant experience, I learn.
For the experience of awakened life, I am I am uplifted.
I greet this day with love in my heart.

 

DAY 7

I greet this day with love in my heart.
This day I will love myself.
As a result, I inspect all that enters my body, my mind and my heart.
I resist overindulgence and cherish my body with cleanliness and moderation.
I uplift my mind through knowledge and the wisdom of the ages.
I refuse to become complacent.
I fill myself with gratitude for the opportunities that come.
I feed my spirit through meditation and contemplate the great mystery of life.
My love blessed the Earth.
I greet this day with love in my heart.

 

DAY 8

I greet this day with love in my heart.
Henceforth, I shall love all life and all kingdoms in every expression.
At this moment I take steps toward a greater level of expression for myself and for all of humanity.
I grow in my understanding of the power of love and its holy purpose.
I can succeed with love alone in my life, as a great power that leads my experience.
Love alone is capable of uniting all life in such a way as to complete & fulfill.
Love takes each one of us & joins us by the deepest in each.
This appreciation hastens the day when all life is consciously linked together.
I greet this day with love in my heart.

 

DAY 9

I greet this day with love in my heart.
This is the great secret of joy.
Only the unseen power of love can open my heart to all others and their hearts to me.
I will make love my most effective tool,
Bringing happiness to others and to myself.
I give and I receive the abundance of love that is needed in my life,
That I might bless and be blessed
I now know the great secret of joy, and life
Is transformed.
I greet this day with love in my heart.