Novena to Saint Bartholomew + Special Prayer for the Church - for Physical Healing

St. Bartholomew was an Apostle and was also known by the name of Nathaniel. He is the patron of Nerves, Bookbinders and Cobblers, His Feast day is August 24. 
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
God and loving father, you have given us the glorious Apostle Bartholomew as our beloved Patron Saint and powerful advocate in heaven. We offer you our prayers, animated by a spirit of confidence that through the efficacious intercession of Saint Bartholomew, we shall merit your unfailing help and protection and shall ever remain loyal and devoted to Divine will all the days of our life.
Teach us to cherish, proclaim, and practice the Gospel message of Christ, which Saint Bartholomew so eloquently preached and finally sealed with his heroic martyrdom.
As we prepare devoutly for his solemn feast by this novena of prayers, we trustingly raise our minds and hearts to you. Refuse not, o Lord God, our humble petition but unite it with that of Apostle Bartholomew and of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of the Apostles, so that we may obtain the grace of true repentance for our Sins, of divine assistance in our spiritual and temporal wants, and of constant fidelity to all our Christian duties. This we ask through Jesus Christ, Our Lord, Amen.
Leader : O glorious St. Bartholomew the Apostle, our shining model of preserving faith
Response : Pray for us.(Say one Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be)
Leader : O glorious St. Bartholomew the Apostle, our perfect example of enduring hope
Response : Pray for us.(Say one Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be)
Leader : O glorious St. Bartholomew the Apostle, our perfect prototype of consuming charity
Response : Pray for us.(Say one Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be)
Say the Novena Prayers for 9 Days

A Prayer to St. Bartholomew, for the Church 

O holy apostle, the Church prays for grace to love what thou didst believe and to preach what thou didst teach. Not that the bride of the Son of God could ever fail either in faith or in love; but she knows only too well that, though her Head is ever in the light, and her heart ever united to the Spouse in the holy Sprit who sanctifies her, nevertheless her several members, the particular churches of which she is composed, may Detach themselves from their center of life and wander away in darkness. O thou who didst choose our west as the place of thy rest; thou whose precious relics Rome glories in posses ding, bring back to Peter the nations thou didst evangelize; fulfill the now reviving hopes of universal union; second the efforts made by the vicar of the Man-God to gather again under the shepherd’s crook those scattered flocks whose pastures have become parched by schism. May thine own Armenia be the first to complete a return which she began long ago; may she trust the mother=Church and no more follow the sowers of discord. All being reunited, may we together enjoy the treasures of our concordant traditions, and go to God, even at the cost of being despoiled of all things, by course so grand and yet so simple taught us by thy example and by thy sublime theology.