Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Novena Prayer to St. Monica - Patron of Mothers


(Say this for 9 Days)

Exemplary Mother of the Great Augustine,
You perserveringly pursued your wayward son
Not with wild threats 
But with prayerful cries to heaven. 

Intercede for all mothers in our day 
So that they may learn 
To draw their children to God. 

Teach them how to remain
Close to their children, 
Even the prodigal sons and daughters 
Who have sadly gone astray. 

Dear St Monica, troubled wife and mother, 
Many sorrows pierced your heart
During your lifetime. 
Yet you never despaired or lost faith. 
With confidence, persistence and profound faith, 
You prayed daily for the conversion
Of your beloved husband, Patricius 
And your beloved son, Augustine. 

Grant me that same fortitude, 
Patience and trust in the Lord. 
Intercede for me, dear St. Monica, 
That God may favorably hear my plea 

[State your petition here.) 

And grant me the grace 
To accept his will in all things, 
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, 
In the unity of the Holy Spirit, 
One God forever and ever.

Pray Hail Mary 3 times 
Pray Glory Be 3 times 
St. Monica, pray for us


Jane said...

Dear St Monica, please pray for my son as he will lose his wife, and his life, if he doesn't stop smoking and drinking. They are his demons and without them, he is the kindest, most caring young man I know. PLEASE pray for him to realize what he is doing. Amen!

Susan Ndungu said...


J.M. said...

Dear St. Monica pray for my sons D,D,P,M,C to stop their abuse of alcohol, which is having a bad effect on their lives, otherwise without alcohol they are good young men. In Jesus name amen

Unknown said...

Please sta. Monica please pray for son that he will finish his studies and have a good life, find a job and good income. Thank you dear sta. Monica. Amen.