Immaculate Conception Novena

Immaculate Conception Novena

*This novena begins 9 days before the feast of the Immaculate Conception*

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is an important day for us to reflect on Mary’s life.

It is important for us to strive to imitate Mary as the ideal example of the Christian life lived for God.

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Novena Prayers for the Immaculate Conception

O most pure Virgin Mary conceived without sin, from the very first instant, you were entirely immaculate. O glorious Mary full of grace, you are the mother of my God – the Queen of Angels and of men. I humbly venerate you as the chosen mother of my Savior, Jesus Christ.

The Prince of Peace and the Lord of Lords chose you for the singular grace and honor of being His beloved mother. By the power of His Cross, He preserved you from all sin. Therefore, by His power and love, I have hope and bold confidence in your prayers for my holiness and salvation.

I pray first of all that you would make me worthy to call you my mother and your Son, Jesus, my Lord.

I pray that your prayers will bring me to imitate your holiness and submission to Jesus and the Divine Will.

Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.

Now, Queen of Heaven, I beg you to beg my Savior to grant me these requests…

(Mention your intentions)

My holy Mother, I know that you were obedient to the will of God. In making this petition, I know that God’s will is more perfect than mine. So, grant that I may receive God’s grace with humility like you.

As my final request, I ask that you pray for me to increase in faith in our risen Lord; I ask that you pray for me to increase in hope in our risen Lord; I ask that you pray for me to increase in love for the risen Jesus!

Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

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  1. I am praying for a new job that I be surrounded by strong Christians that will help me grow in Christ and give me new strength and growth in my faith daily.

  2. Looking forward to praying novenas with everyone. Strength in numbers. Praying my ex wife will change her ways and come home to her family and be the wife and mother God wants her to be. I truly believe in novenas and praying this works. God bless and I’m praying with and for everyone.

  3. I don’t know if it was through this novena or which one but I’m thankful to say my uncle is completely healed of this deadly bacteria that was infecting his colon. He said it was a miracle that it’s completely gone and he’s all better.
    For this I am so very thankful for.
    Thank you

  4. This novena has been a blessing to me.
    I would like to thank my Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus for granting my prayers.
    Thanks to our Lady of Immaculate Conception, our Lady of Gaudaloupe and St Joseph for their intercessory prayer without them I do not know what I would have done.
    Thanks for the faith given to me.
    I do appreciate all that has been done for me.

  5. Thank you for the opportunity to pray these novenas in association with their special feast days and in association with so many other people in need. During the novena previous to the most recent one (and novenas previous to that one), I prayed that my daughter would conceive and become pregnant. She reported the news of her pregnancy within days of the completion of that novena. Thanks be to God!
    During the most recent novena, my sister became ill with a perforated stomach ulcer in a difficult place to perform surgery. The doctors were afraid that either further perforation would occur or that an abscess would form and emergency surgery would be required. However, with antibiotics and prayers including this novena the doctors were happy to report that her ulcer healed amazingly well and quickly requiring no surgery.
    Prayer is powerful especially prayed from the heart and also in conjunction with others. Thank you for presenting the ability to pray these beautiful novenas and may God Bless You Always!

  6. December 10, 2013
    Thanks be to Our Lady’s intercession for my niece who contracted pneumonia while living overseas during this Novena to the Immaculate Conception. She was asked to sign a document by the hospital saying she understood they’d done everything they could, and that her condition was extremely serious. Her mom and brother flew there and are now trying to get her home. Many hurdles still exist, but her recovery is a miracle! Our deepest gratitude to Almighty God for her restored health and safety.

  7. Many thanks to you Paul and Annie. Praise be to God the father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit now and forever. Thanks also to the Immaculate Conception as the prayers for our daughter were answered and her tests and results were all good.Please keep praying for the healing of my brother’s pancreatic tumour, and for my brother-in-laws amputation, and of course for our daughter, that she may keep well.Also for a miracle healing of a glaucoma of someone very dear to me,as it is the cause of complications for medicines that are sometimes needed.Thank you, and from my heart, May God bless you and keep you both in the Palm of His mighty hand.

  8. I have been praying these novenas along with you for a little while now. They have been a great blessing to me. The last two were particularly poignant for me as my husband has been out of work for 2 months now.
    During the Immaculate Conception novena we found out that he got a new job! We were and continue to be very thankful. The only downside has been that he won’t be starting until December 16th and then he will be paid substantially less than the norm for the first 5 week training program.
    We have 5 kids and I primarily stay home with my them although I’ve picked up a morning job that I sometimes do 2 days a week. With Christmas approaching I explained to the kids that this year’s Christmas present to ourselves was that daddy got to be home with us for 2 months so we wouldn’t be doing other presents this year because we couldn’t afford them. They took it as well as they could. =)
    Right after finding out the job wouldn’t start right away, and the pay would be less, my job asked me to work extra days during my husband’s last week home-actually a whole week! And then, last night we entertained friends and family and celebrated the Immaculate Conception. As our friends were leaving they told me to look on my bed in a Christmas bag.
    As I looked in the bag I found a box, and when I opened the box I found an amazingly loving and encouraging letter which explained: “Dearest Friends, God gave us the precious gift of Mary today, though her perfection was always in His mind. So, too, God has blessed us with the gift of your friendship, as He knows us and our needs better than we do. Some of our needs are of the heart and mind, and some are more tangible. We have been graced with temporal treasures which could easily hinder our ability to attain Heaven, and we have many friends who feel the same and want to thank God for His earthly blessings by helping someone else have a most joyous Christmas! As such, please accept this gift from many brothers and sisters in Christ who may never have the pleasure of meeting you on this earth, but for whom you can pray to meet in Heaven.” Inside the box there were gift cards as well as money.
    The goodness of Our Heavenly Mother and my entire “Catholic Family” moves me to tears again as I share this–just as it did last night.
    Thank you for the blessing of sharing these novenas in this way. My family and I are blessed beyond measure and I wanted to share my joy. Merry Christmas to all of my “Catholic Family” and I will indeed be praying to meet you all in Heaven someday!

  9. Dec.9,2013
    I was in prayer for my grand daugher, who got pregnant I have been praying that Our Lord Bless her with a healthy pregnacy, delivery and a healthy baby.
    I prayed this thru the intercession of Our Mother Mary.
    Our prayers are answered, we have a healthy baby Girl, and all is bless by power of prayer and intercession.
    Thank you for your prayers.

  10. My husband’s visa petition was granted. We are one step closer to getting him here with me soon! Praise God! Thank you Mama Mary for always interceding in all my prayers.

  11. Thank you for the answered prayer…I know it will be. I was granted the interview for a job. With Mama Mary’s intercession, my miracle at Cana will be granted

  12. Our daughter has not had an ‘official’ job since she graduated from college with a degree in Graphic Design several years ago. I prayed this novena for her artistic talent to be discovered and her faith to be strengthened along the way. Last week, she acquired a Graphic Design position at a nearby CATHOLIC University! DOUBLE BLESSING…PRAISE THE LORD!!!

  13. I had been suffering with a big toe (nail) problem for months. I wanted to resolve it by the holidays and prayed the IC Novena. I was told I had to call my primary doctor’s office to check the toe, then they would refer me to a Podiatrist, which would mean having to wait a month or more to check it again, then schedule the procedure, then follow ups, all taking up to three months total time of frustration and aggravation (I am Blessed with good insurance). Well the Nurse Practitioner fit me in the next day, she looked at it and asked me if I had any plans for the week, I said no, she removed the nail and dug around the toe, fixing the problem in one visit, and I’m recovering at home, well before the holidays! I only have one follow up visit to go! No wasting my time having them check it, waiting for the Podiatrist, the procedure, the follow up visits. It’s done, taken care of! Thank you Jesus and Mary and Merry Christmas to all!

  14. Dear Mother Mary, please beg your Son to grant me complete and instant healing with an ailment that has been tormenting me for the past seven months. Please help me my Lord and Saviour Jesus so I may give a testimony and worship you well

  15. In the two novenas i am confessing to have grown very near to God.I have also found a lot of peace for myself and my son.

    LUCY

  16. 9th December, 2013,

    I have praying and longing to revamp my bedroom Lord has grant me that the opportunity to do so financially, thank you for the novena group. So I am earnestly praying that my daughter should pass her examinations with flying colours and have peace of mind and get someone who really loves and cares for her and that someone should be a catholic.

    someone has promised to build me a house let god do the rest, should also provide me with means financially to be in a presentable home and to know that nothing is impossible with prayer and faith to god. Our son should change for better, and my spouse be willing to share and get advice from me about money.

    Thank you for all the graces even for those I did not ask I highly appreciate.

  17. Hi

    I thank Mother Mary for all my answered prayers. Things that was revealed to me was amazing and an eye opener.

    Thanks to all that prayed with me and for me.

  18. We were blessed the evening of December 6, to receive emergency furnace service. We returned from First Friday Mass to a very cold house during a single digit forcast. An unusually cheerful, knowledgeable worker by the name of Nick appeared in an hour and quickly analyzed the problem and completed the repairs. It wasn’t until after he left that I remembered it was The Feast of St Nicholas. My prayer to Our Lady had been for the grace to make a sincere confession. All fear was vanquished in receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation and peace restored within my spirit. I think God allowed our cold house needing restoration warmth to act as a metaphor reminder to encourage me to never again delay seeking forgiveness for cold sins that threaten spiritual numbness. Our Beloved Lady leads all to the warmth of her compassionate son, Jesus! Thank you Blesed Mother for your gentle reminder that the five wounds your son bore is the price paid for sin.

  19. I have been praying each novena for my family, especially my son, to return to church.
    During this novena, I received a phone call asking me to be RCIA sponsor – my son-in-law! Wow, and he is bringing my daughter back to the church!

  20. My prime intentions during this novena have been answered. My son who has been out of work for six months has received an excellent job offer and the court date for the final adoption of his twins is December 20th. I give thanks to the Virgin Mary for interceding on behalf of my family and give praise the Father, Son and Holy Spirit for their unending love.

  21. My Brother got his GNIB card, and our dream of spending time with friends in Portugal this Christmas may turn to reality.

    And that I had a great week at work.

  22. i want to thank the BLESSED MOTHER AND HER SON for helping me with my pain and a recent monetary help i received. i continue to pray for my 2 sons who both need help, serious situations. i ask to increase my love, faith, and hope as the novena asks.

  23. My younger brother and his wife were angry with our family and stopped talking to us for quiet some time now. I prayed to intercede to reconcile our relationship. This weekend we had the courage to go to his house and they welcomed us. Mother Mary, please pray to continue our relationship like before or even more.

  24. Dear Blessed Mary Every Virgin Mother of God:
    I feel so blessed to have been part of this Novena.
    On this day, we are asked to pray for ourselves. That
    we may be holy like saints. I was startled to see this,
    but I know now this is exactly what I need to do. Last
    week I had lunch with a friend. I felt so peaceful, even
    though life has not been easy lately, especially with
    my son’s struggles with addiciton. But my friend
    told me later that I looked so happy! I have known
    her for for 30 years and she has never said that!

    I feel the love of Jesus in my heart. I will continue
    in prayer for holiness, for my son, Andrew, for the
    safety of my daughter, Taylor, for our upcoming move,
    for my father to be kinder to my mother, and for all
    of your intentions.

    God bless you all!

    Zita :)

  25. I prayed my terminally ill uncle would be prepared to meet Jesus. Today, the ninth day of this Novena, he died in the company of family, the Little Sisters of the Poor, hospital staff, and a priest. After a Rosary and many hymns. Requiescat in pace. Thank you encouraging me in this Novena and for doing God’s work.

  26. After the novena to Saint Jude, my prayers were answered, and my son found work. I pray every day that he finds peace and happiness and that God will keep him safe. He lost his father 12years ago; I believe he must forgive himself. He feels he caused his Dad’s sudden heart attack by misbehaving and fighting with his older siblings. He has so much sadness and anger inside, but I know that with our Blessed Mother’s help, he will find peace. The novenas are a great comfort to me.

  27. Thank you Mama Mary for your intercession. SSC-R Staglets has won the championship yesterday over SBC and you allowed my nephew to shine in this ball game. Thank you for all the blessings our family have received thru your help. I love you, Mama Mary.

  28. Thank You,Mama Mary, for my brother’s healing of his heart problem ,i am pleading to You to please continue to bless my family, here and abroad.
    Thank You of Your unconditional love to us especially my children and my brother and his family.
    Marami pong salamat sa Inyo, Mama Mary and please pray for us. Amen and amen.

  29. This is so small but it is a sign God hears our wants (even if we don’t need them).
    This morning I had to wake up earlier the usual to go to mass, I was really tired and cold so I was cranky. Then after I got dressed it was 7:10 and mass was at 8:00 so I thought I couldn’t eat anything because of the hour fast. I was soo mad when I found out that I couldn’t eat, I was so hungry! I was so mad at God that my morning had gone that way, and I just kept ranting to God in my head. Then my mom told me “well communion is at 8:20, so you technically can eat.” I was so happy and overjoyed and while I was speedily stuffing down a bowl of granola I thought to God “wow you really do hear all of that, Im sorry, you and Mary must be having a great big laugh at me right now”. God answers our complaints and prayers, even if they are silly!

  30. By the grace if my Lord Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary mother of my Lord my prayers have been answered in their entirety. I am feeling closer to God and i have no more doubt in His will and Love. Praise be to the Most High.

  31. I thank the immaculate Virgin Mary for the gift of her son the saviour of the world. I must also thank John Paul and his lovely wife Annie for taking care of so many people who are desperately in need of prayers all over the world. May God bless you.

    I cannot thank you enough for the prayers which have kept my family and myself so very safe while in Barbados for the past few months.

    We will be returning home on the 18th of this month and ask the Blessed Virgin Mary to continue to intercede for us.

    My prayers goes out for all the sick and suffering people and especially for the children wherever they may be in the world.

    Peace and love to all!

    Marie

  32. My dear friend Janet had been suffering with cancer since last April. There had been highs and lows but on November 26th I learned that there was no hope and she was returning home from the hospital with Hospice. Though she had been suffering for awhile, she was a comparatively young and strong woman so I was advised that it could be awhile before she would succumb to this dreadful disease. I immediately began praying to Mary that her suffering would be mitigated and that The Lord would bring her home swiftly. She lasted only 3 days and passed away on the first day of the Novena to the Immaculate Conception. I have been adding a prayer of thanksgiving for the speedy end to Janet’s suffering throughout the remaining days of the Novena. We both have a deep devotion to our Blessed Mother so I am most grateful to Mary for her loving response on Day One of the Novena

  33. Glory to God in the Highest, and Honour to Dearest Mother Mary, our intercessor and ever present help to our Lord Jesus.

    At the beginning of this Novena, we offered our Blessing of our baby(ies)’ conception to God Almighty, to have Mercy and deliver them from Sickle cell gene and disease being both of the AS genotype. The results came out yesterday and our baby is free to the Glory of God most High.

    Not to count the boundless Favour we have recently been enjoying and receiving from far and near, before we are even in need. Our Joy is filling up and will be full and made permanent above every condition/circumstance in Jesus name, Amen

    John Paul & Annie, May God distinguish, Bless and Favour you and yours, in most uncommon and testimonial ways, for all thy good efforts at getting us to be Blessed by Good & Life changing Novenas. We are truly Blessed.

  34. I have been jobless for 18 months after completing my masters in Agricultural Economics. Two days into the novena, I had the invitation for a paid internship program. Glory to Jesus Christ.

  35. I prayed the novena for my son to be successful on an entrance exam for a school he desperately wants to go to. He did very well on the test and was selected as a semi-finalist and was given an interview. I continue to pray the novenas that he has a successful interview in January and is given admission to the school. Thank you Mary, my Mother! Thank you Lord Jesus, my Savior!

  36. When we started this novena I had heaviness and bitterness in my heart ,but through this novena this it was lifted and the battle is the Lord’s not mine.

  37. My husband who has not talked to me for over 2yrs asked for reconciliation. Thank you Mother Mary for interceeding for me.

  38. I have been praying for my mom who has been in a lot of pain since a surgery in May. We have been seeking many treatments and looking for the source of the pain. Just today she called and said her pain seems to be gone for now, seems the many prayers and the latest treatment has helped.

  39. Hello all! I really had a great experience praying this novena, not because I had my prayers miraculously answered, but because I came to a deeper understanding of what the prayers were capable of pointing out to me and doing in my life! I have a particular devotion to the sufferer who accepts his suffering and to him who chooses the hope of redemption in times of great suffering over hopelessness and doubt in any consolation beyond preaent pain. I hear so many people speak about how gruesome the Catholic belief in Christ’s sacrifice, in suffering, in struggle against pain and evil is and that they simply would rather focus on the joy and “Eastery” celebration because of God’s great mercy and love for us. But God’s mercy would be pointless without our deep struggle in coming to Him and asking Him for it! I feel so sad for those people because at any point, they could lose everything and they would see no meaning in their sudden loss, they would not be equipped with one of the most crucial elements of trust in God’s mercy, that is, trust in their own weakness and total dependence on Him to supply for all their needs! Maybe I just don’t fully understand the theological explanation for suffering and sacrifice, but I do know that, without a Good Friday in our lives, there can be no Easter Sunday!

  40. I thank |God and Our Lady, because my results came out fine and clear. Please keep praying for our daughter as she is expecting some very important health results next |Monday the 9 th. December.Thank you God the Father, |God the Son, and God the |Holy Spirit and Our Lady for granting me this grace.Praise and glory be to god the |Highest.Love you Jesus.

  41. I underwent a biopsy and the results were good! No cancer or pre-cancer! My husband’s injury is finally showing more improvement.

  42. My identity and my older daughter ‘a was stolen when apply for grad school 2 yrs ago, my daughter found out when she applied for her tax refund. We found out that the network that is used by these colleges when you apply for grad and other college programs was hacked . It has taken two years for the IRS to just investigate and help her … So far no refund yet. I found out last tax season they stole mine and it has been loop after loop trying to prove who I am and now to release my refund. My income has decreased tremendously and I really needed my refund. I home school my youngest ( who has a learning disability ) and she graduates Seton Home Study this May. I have Lupus and trying to homeschool and work 2 jobs cannot be done right now. I got a letter from the IRS last week stating they just got my paperwork and will begin my case. It was the same letter they gave me 7 mos ago. I got on my knees and changed my intentions on Day 3 and asked for guidance to let God take control and to please take over this mess and help me. I just need this cleared up so we can get through her Senior year and if my contract job with my arch diocese can move into a permanent paid slot. On Day 4 I’m hired on for more temp projects and on Day 7 ( almost 6 days after that letter stating they were just handling the case) ( now every 3 months they would send me a letter saying they needed to investigate 45 more days…. Then this last letter …. I knew it was a dead end) but in the mail box was my income tax refund and $51 extra dollars than the expect loss of independent business credit. This isn’t about praying for money …. It was about my identity theft mess and not ever getting anything resolved like my older daughter’s case ( which is still pending). Yes, I prayed for the refund too…. But my prayers for the case not stuck in “pending” is the biggest part of my prayer being answered. I am so Thankful for this and for praymorenovenas.com in helping me organize my prayer times. God bless!

  43. In the very beginning of this novena, I received a check for a great amount of money, unexpectedly! I was able to pay my mortgage!!! And, my son is offered a job in his field! These two blessings are so amazing! Praise You Lord Jesus and Blessed Mother Mary!

  44. Just wanted to thank you for sending out novenas. It helps me focus and pray. Especially this week when lost our dear parish priest of 41 years.