This novena prayer may be said at any time, but especially in the nine days leading up to Shrove Tuesday, which is the Feast of the Holy Face.
O Lord Jesus Christ, in presenting ourselves before Thy Holy Face, to ask of Thee the graces of which we stand in most need, we beseech Thee above all to grant us the interior disposition of never refusing at any time what Thou requires of us by Thy holy commandments and Divine inspirations. †Amen
O Good Jesus, Who has said, "Ask and ye shall receive, seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you." Grant us, Dear Lord, that faith which obtains all or supply in us that which is deficient; grant us, by the pure effect of Thy charity and for Thy eternal glory, the graces which we need and for which we look to Thy infinite mercy. †Amen
Be merciful to us, O Dear God, and reject not our prayers, when amid our afflictions we call upon Thy Holy Name and seek with love and confidence Thy Adorable Face. †Amen
*For those who are persecuted for Christ's sake, we offer this novena that Our Lord will be their strength, comfort and defense.
*For the conversion of all enemies of Christ & His holy Church
*For those intentions nearest and dearest to the heart of each Crusader.