Novena to St. Francis de Sales

I am praying for a specific situation right now regarding my life as a professional Catholic writer. Today I am bringing my petition to St. Francis de Sales–the Patron Saint of Writers. I love novenas and way it surrounds me in a gentle bathing of our Lord’s presence under the guidance and love of our precious saints.  St. Francis de Sales–pray for me and for all of my writer friends. 
O Blessed Francis de Sales, who in your mortal life did excel in all virtues, especially in love of God and of neighbor, I earnestly entreat you to take me under your immediate protection, to obtain from God my perfect conversion, and that of all sinners, especially of (the names of persons for whom you wish to pray should be mentioned here). Teach me, O Father, to fix my eyes on heaven, that I may generously trample under foot every obstacle that presents itself in my way, and attain that degree of glory which you in your mercy hold out to me. Obtain also that particular favor for which I now pray. (mention intention)
Assist us, O Lord, we beseech you, through the merits of St. Francis de Sales. That what our endeavors cannot obtain may be given us by his intercession. Let us pray: O God, who for the salvation of souls, did will that St. Francis de Sales, your confessor and bishop, should become all things to all men and women, mercifully grant that we, infused with the gentleness of his charity, guided by his teachings, and sharing in his merits, may obtain eternal happiness. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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  1. Thank you for posting this prayer. Novenas for Catholic authors (in this case by Catholic authors) are hard to come by. I am a fiction writer (“professionally”) and have hungered for such prayers for a long time. Once I came across a now lost novena to St. John Cardinal Henry Newman, who was under that prayer listed as the Patron of Novelists and Fiction writers. Do you know if such a title has any weight behind it? Thanks again…and prayers for you,


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