In the Nine Days leading up to the 100th anniversary of the death of Adventist prophetess Ellen White, (26 Nov 1827 – 16 July 1915), 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 – Wednesday 8 July – Anti-Catholic teachings
Day 2 – Thursday 9 July – The Investigative Judgement
Day 3 – Friday 10 July – Persecution
Day 4 – Saturday 11 July – The Sabbath
Day 5 – Sunday 12 July – False Prophecies
Day 6 – Monday 13 July – The Dietary Laws of Moses
Day 7 – Tuesday 14 July – Soul Sleep
Day 8 – Wednesday 15 July – The Mass
Day 9 – Thursday 16 July – 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.