A novena is a devotion consisting of prayer said (most typically) on nine successive days, asking to obtain special graces. These may consist of prayer booklets, recitation of the Rosary, or small prayers through the day. There are four recognized categories of Novenae, those of mourning, preparation, prayer, and those which are indulgenced, however, a given novena can belong to more than one of these categories.
|Novena to the Immaculate Heart of Mary|
O Most Blessed Mother,
Heart of Love, Heart of Mercy,
ever listening, caring, consoling,
hear our prayer. As your children,
we implore your intercession with Jesus, your Son.
Receive with understanding and compassion the petitions we place before you today, especially …(special intention).
We are comforted in knowing your heart is ever open to those who ask for your prayer. We trust to your gentle care and intercession,
those whom we love and who are sick or lonely or hurting.
Help all of us, Holy Mother,
to bear our burdens in this life until we may share eternal life and peace with God forever.
Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
O, Most Holy Heart of Jesus, Fountain of Every Blessing,
O Lord Jesus Christ, to Your Most Sacred Heart I confide this intention (Here mention your request).
Lord Jesus, You will not fail me. Sacred Heart of Jesus, I trust in You. Sacred Heart of Jesus, I believe in Your Love for me. Sacred Heart of Jesus, Your Kingdom Come. O Sacred Heart of Jesus I have asked for many favours, but I earnestly implore this one. Take it, place it in Your Sacred Heart. When the Eternal Father sees it covered with Your Precious Blood, He will not refuse it. It will be no longer my prayer but Yours. O Jesus, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in You. Let me never be confounded.
Novena of the Miraculous Medal
O Immaculate Virgin Mary,
You know, O Mary, how often our souls have been the sanctuaries of your Son who hates iniquity.
Novena To Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Jesus, Son of God, help me to know Your Will during this Novena
Father, All Powerful and Ever-Living God, during the Holy Season of Lent You call us to a closer union with Yourself. Help me to prepare to celebrate the Paschal Mystery with mind and heart renewed. Give me a Spirit of Loving reverence for You, Our Father, and of willing service to my neighbor. As I recall the great events that gave us new life in Christ, bring the image of Your Son to perfection within my soul.
This great season of grace is Your gift to Your family to renew us in spirit. Give me strength to purify my heart, to control my desire, and so to serve You in freedom.
I ask for the grace to master my sinfulness and conquer my pride. I want to show to those in need Your Goodness to me in being kind to all.
Through my observance of Lent, help me to correct my faults and raise my mind to You, and thus grow in holiness that I may deserve the reward of everlasting life.
In Your Mercy grant me this special favor.
(Mention Your Request)
The days of the life-giving Death and glorious Resurrection
of Jesus Christ, Your Son, are approaching. This is the hour when He triumphed over Satan’s pride, the time when we celebrate the great event of our redemption. The suffering and death of Your Son brought life to the whole world, moving our hearts to praise Your Glory.
The power of the Cross reveals Your judgment on this world and the Kingship of Christ Crucified. Father, through His love for us and through His Sufferings, Death and Resurrection, may I gain eternal life with You in heaven.