In the Nine Days leading up to the 179th anniversary of the birth of Adventist prophetess Ellen White, we will say a novena – a prayer continued for nine days – for those who follow her teachings today.
The novena (from the Latin novenus = ninth) is based on several biblical types, most notable the 9 days between the Ascension of Christ into heaven and Pentecost, during which time the Apostles, the Virgin Mary, and many of Jesus’ disciples prayed.
Further significant nines: Jesus was in Mary’s womb for nine months; Jesus died at the ninth hour.
On the following nine days, we will pray about various aspects of Adventism, in the context of the life and teachings of Ellen White, and ask her, the saints, the angels, and the Virgin Mary to pray with us Christians here on earth as we ask God to bring healing to the theology of the Adventist church, to bring release from bondage to the members of the Adventist church, and to let the light and love and truth of the Catholic Church of Christ spread throughout the world.
We will pray about the following:
Day 1 – Saturday 18th November – Anti-Catholic teachings
Day 2 – Sunday 19th November – The Investigative Judgement
Day 3 – Monday 20th November – Persecution
Day 4 – Tuesday 21st November – False Prophecies
Day 5 – Wednesday 22nd November – The Dietary Laws of Moses
Day 6 – Thursday 23rd November – Soul Sleep
Day 7 – Friday 24th November – The Sabbath
Day 8 – Saturday 25th November – The Mass
Day 9 – Sunday 26th November – The Saints of the Church
Note: As the prayers will be posted in the evenings, they will depict the events of the following day, where appropriate.