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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Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 :)

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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!

  15. 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!!!

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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!

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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!

  23. 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.

  24. 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

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

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