Novena to St. Anne

St. Anne NovenaAlthough Saint Anne is not mentioned in the Bible, she is the holy mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus. When we pray the St. Anne Novena, we are asking help from our Blessed Mother’s mother!

Saint Anne’s feast day is on July 26th, so the St. Anne Novena is traditionally started on July 17th — but you can pray it anytime.

Devotion to St. Anne began early in the history of the Catholic Church. As she was favored by God to become the mother of the holy Virgin Mary, she is often invoked as the Patron of mothers as well as for relationships, among other things.

Answered Prayers from this Novena

I prayed this St. Anne Novena in hopes of finding a husband. Shortly after praying it, I met my future husband, John-Paul. I felt like St. Anne was watching over me and praying for me as I got to know, dated and fell in love with the man I would eventually call my husband.

– Annie, John-Paul’s wife

Novena Prayers to St. Anne

Recite the prayer for the proper day.

St. Anne Novena, Day One

Great Saint Anne, engrave indelibly on my heart and in my mind the words that have reclaimed and sanctified so many sinners:

“What shall it profit a man to gain the whole world if he lose his own soul?” May this be the principal fruit of these prayers by which I will strive to honor you during this novena.

At your feet renew my resolution to invoke you daily, not only for the success of my temporal affairs and to be preserved from sickness and suffering, but above all, that I may be preserved from all sin, that I may gain eternal salvation and that I will receive the special grace of…

(State your intention here.)

O most powerful Saint Anne, do not let me lose my soul, but obtain for me the grace of heaven, there with you, your blessed spouse, and your glorious daughter, to sing the praise of the Most Holy and Adorable Trinity forever and ever.


Pray for us, Saint Anne!

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

St. Anne Novena, Day Two

Glorious Saint Anne, how can you be otherwise than overflowing with tenderness toward sinners like me, since you are the grandmother of Him who shed His blood for us, and the mother of her whom the saints call advocate of sinners? To you, therefore, I address my prayers with confidence.

Vouchsafe to commend me to Jesus and Mary so that, at your request, I may be granted remission of my sins, perseverance, the love of God, charity for all mankind, and the special grace of…

(State your intention here.)

…for which I stand in need at the present time. O most powerful protectress, let me not lose my soul, but pray for me that through the merits of Jesus Christ and the intercession of Mary, I may have the great happiness of seeing them, of loving and praising them with you through all eternity.


Pray for us, Saint Anne!

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

St. Anne Novena, Day three

Beloved of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, mother of the Queen of Heaven, take us and all who are dear to us under your special care. Obtain for us the virtues you instilled in the heart of her who was destined to become Mother of God, and the graces with which you were endowed. O model of Christian womanhood, pray that we may imitate your example in our homes and families, listen to our petitions,

(State your intention here.)

Guardian of the infancy and childhood of the most Blessed Virgin Mary, obtain the graces necessary for all who enter the marriage state, that imitating your virtues they may sanctify their homes and lead the souls entrusted to their care to eternal glory. Amen.

Pray for us, Saint Anne!

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

St. Anne Novena, Day Four

Glorious Saint Anne, I kneel in confidence at your feet, for you also have tasted the bitterness and sorrow of life. My need, the cause of my request, is…

(State your intention here.)

Good Saint Anne, you who did suffer much during the twenty years that preceded your glorious maternity, I beseech you, by all your sufferings and humiliations, to grant my prayer.

I pray to you, through your love for your glorious spouse Saint Joachim, through your love for your immaculate child, through the joy you did feel at the moment of her happy birth, not to refuse me. Bless me, bless my family and all who are dear to me, so that some day we may all be with you in the glory of heaven, for all eternity.


Pray for us, Saint Anne!

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

St. Anne Novena, Day Five

Great Saint Anne, how far I am from resembling you. I so easily give way to impatience and discouragement; and so easily give up praying when God does not at once answer my request. Prayer is the key to all heavenly treasures and I cannot pray, because my weak faith and lack of confidence fail me at the slightest delay. O my powerful protectress, come to my aid, listen to my petition…

(State your intention here.)

Make my confidence and fervor, supported by the promise of Jesus Christ, increase as the trial to which God in His goodness subjects me is prolonged, that I may obtain like you more than I can venture to ask for. In the future I will remember that I am made for heaven and not for earth; for eternity and not for time; that consequently I must ask, above all, the salvation of my soul which is assured to all who pray properly and who persevere in prayer.


Pray for us, Saint Anne!

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

St. Anne Novena, Day Six

Glorious Saint Anne, mother of the Mother of God, I beg your powerful intercession for the freedom from my sins and the assistance I need in my troubles…

(State your intention here.)

What can I not hope for if you deign to take me under your protection? The Most High has been pleased to grant the prayers of sinners, whenever you have been charitable enough to be their advocate.

Therefore, I beg you to help me in all spiritual and temporal dangers; to guide me in the true path of Christian perfection, and finally to obtain for me the grace of a happy death, so that I may contemplate your beloved Jesus and daughter Mary in your loving companionship throughout all eternity.


Pray for us, Saint Anne!

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

St. Anne Novena, Day Seven

O Good Saint Anne, so justly called the mother of the infirm, the cure for those who suffer from disease, look kindly upon the sick for whom I pray.

Alleviate their sufferings; cause them to sanctify their sufferings by patience and complete submission to the Divine Will; finally deign to obtain health for them and with it the firm resolution to honor Jesus, Mary, and yourself by the faithful performance of duties.

But, merciful Saint Anne, I ask you above all for the salvation of my soul, rather than bodily health, for I am convinced that this fleeting life is given us solely to assure us a better one. I cannot obtain that better life without the help of God\’s graces. I earnestly beg them of you for the sick and for myself, especially the petition for which I am making in this novena…

(State your intention here.)

…through the merits of our Lord Jesus Christ, through the intercession of His Immaculate Mother, and through your efficacious and powerful mediation, I pray.


Pray for us, Saint Anne!

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

St. Anne Novena, Day Eight

Remember, O Saint Anne, you whose name signifies grace and mercy, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, and sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto you, good, and kind mother; I take refuge at your feet, burdened with the weight of my sins. O holy mother of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, despise not my petition…

(State your intention here.)

…but hear me and grant my prayer.


Pray for us, Saint Anne!

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

St. Anne Novena, Day Nine

Most holy mother of the Virgin Mary, glorious Saint Anne, I, a miserable sinner, confiding in your kindness, choose you today as my special advocate. I offer all my interests to your care and maternal solicitude. O my very good mother and advocate, deign to accept me and to adopt me as your child.

O glorious Saint Anne, I beg you, by the passion of my most loving Jesus, the Son of Mary, your most holy daughter, to assist me in all the necessities both of my body and my soul. Venerable Mother, I beg you to obtain for me the favor I seek in this novena…

(State your intention here.)

…and the grace of leading a life perfectly conformable in all things to the Divine Will. I place my soul in your hands and in those of your kind daughter. I ask for your favor in order that, appearing under your patronage before the Supreme Judge, He may find me worthy of enjoying His Divine Presence in your holy companionship in Heaven.


Pray for us, Saint Anne!

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

St. Anne, Mother of the Virgin Mary

Saint Anne was born in Bethlehem and eventually married Saint Joachim, a shepherd from Nazareth, in Galilee.

Her name, Anne, actually derives from the Hebrew name Hannah meaning grace. There is not a lot of literature about the life of St. Anne, but what we do know about her comes from apocryphal literature, history and legend.

The story goes that St. Anne was married to St. Joachim for many years (some stories report as many as twenty years) without being able to have children. After much ridicule and sorrow because they could not conceive, both separately pleaded to God to take away their sterility, promising that they would dedicate their child to the service of God.

Their prayers were heard.

An angel soon appeared before both of them, declaring that St. Anne would conceive and give birth to a child who would be blessed by the entire world. That child was named Mary, and today, she is our blessed Virgin Mother. After their daughter’s birth, St. Anne and St. Joachim dedicated Mary to God at the temple of Jerusalem, where she spent a lot of her childhood.

St. Anne is the Patron of…

The intercession of St. Anne is called on especially in the following cases:

  • Mothers
  • Grandmothers
  • Unmarried women
  • Women in labor
  • Infertile women
  • Housewives
  • Cabinet-makers
  • Miners

You can pray the St. Anne Novena for any reason that you want, so go ahead and start praying!


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  1. Dear St. Ann,

    Please intercede for me. I earnestly need a staunch catholic marriage partner.
    Also pray for my financial breakthrough.

    Lord graciously hear me.

  2. I just finished my novena I pray to find forever love and a husband soon. I have had very terrible relationships and I pray I find the right man soon that can heal my heart. I pray to be happy and in a very loving relationship. I pray to find him soon so my heart will no longer be lonely and will be at peace.

  3. Please Pray for me that I may get my future husband as soon as possible as it is the time for me to get marry. May God lead me to the right person or show me the sign if the one in my mind is good for me. Please pray for me I can’t wait anymore… I am fed up of being alone and family problems. I am desperate for a happy life ahead. Kindly do remember my family members also in your prayers and fill our hearts with love and open the communication among us. Thank you.

  4. I do comeback here to confess my own miracle, I prayed the novenas and am soo excited to admit yes I found my soul mage and my heart is at peace now!
    though the long distance is difficult, I accepted the challenge and am going to say another prayer for Gods will to be done. I relocate to US where he lives from Africa, now I believe in impossibilities

  5. I sincerely pray for my daughter for extension of her contract and better placement and earnestly beg your assistance in admission to her master’s programme and should get financial assistance. I pray for healing both physically and emotionally and for assistant to finish my projects in my family and my spouse be cooperative and understanding through Christ our Lord. Amen

  6. Dearst mother, I place my desires into your motherly care. Fill us with your grace and strength. amen Let your will be done in my life.

    I offer this prayer for voo for him to be granted his green card and for our relationship and marriage To Be A Living Testimony To all. Amen

  7. St. Anne, I pray that Perry and I brought together to start a long, happy, loving relationship. That my heart, mind, and soul be opened to him fully and his mind, heart, and soul be opened to me fully.

  8. Dear St. Anne,
    I want FLS to be my boyfriend and eventually to be my husband soon. Guide us both on what we have right now. Bring us joy and love to each other. Help him accept me for who I am and for what I have right now. Strengthen our relationship. Make it grow everyday. I want to get married to FLS soon.

  9. Saint Anne, my first love recently found me and since then we have not stopped communicating. Please pray for us to get united very soon in holy matrimony.


  10. St.Anne I always pray for my long distance relationship with my boyfriend to give us more love,peace,happines,communication,trust and honesty to each other..i’m praying to have an a marriage life with him to be his wife and a partner for life time..St.Anne please I’m asking you to grant my prayer..Amen..

  11. Dear St.Anne,

    I have three children and im so grateful that God gave wonderful husband and children. I really wanted to have a big family. But at this age of mine im 45yrs old, im adking u st. Anne to give twin babies if u hear my prayer to give me two handsome and healthy boys. They said, its not in my genes. But i dont believe them, you are my doctor, healer and saviour. I know u can grant to me. And i want to thank you now for this blessings. Pls hear my prayer.

  12. Please pray I will be healed back to normal after I fell down a flight of stairs. I broke my arm, injured my ribs and broke my jaw in three places and wired shut. Please pray for my husband David who is taking care of me, our two children and my 89 year old dad who came to watch over me.
    I have done two novenas with pray more novenas and will do the Lenten one. I have found so much peace. Thank you and God bless. I have shared it with other family members

  13. Dear st Anne , pls make ur miricales to help my husband to get good job asap he is going for a interview today make his wishes come true I will pray for u Amen

  14. Thanks you st Anne u make ur Miricales and all my worries gone everything went smoothly for my parents and they are so happy . I always trusted u and it will be for ever Amen !!!

  15. St. Anne,

    I pray that N.P.M. returns. I love and miss him dearly. I pray that he returns as my friend, my boyfriend, and eventually, my husband. I pray that you bring him back. I’m so tired of being alone.


  16. Dear St Anne, I pray for voo and I relationship and marriage. Come be the center of voo and I lives as we come together next week, fill our hearts with your gift of the Holy Spirit. Bless voo and I relationship and marriage. Help us to grow in faith and love for each other and to be like the Holy family. Amen. Grant me journey mercy to and fro. Amen
    Bless voo and I first meeting together, may our love for each other be mutual and may voo proposed marrage. Let my husband be a blessing to me. Amen

    I offer this prayer for voo for him to be granted his green card and for our relationship and marriage To Be A Living Testimony To all. Amen

  17. Dear St Ann,
    It is sad to be a woman of my age and still be single and unmarried.

    Through your powerful intercession, please send me one of your grandson’s as my spouse, so we can get married and serve God together.

    Wipe the shame of poverty and being unmarried from my family expecially me and my sisters.

    And bless us with the Efficacy of your powerful intercession. Amen

  18. Pray that I will be blessed with a full-time permanent secretarial job opportunity with a decent living wage, as I have been unemployed for many years, and I’m struggling, can’t take a vacation or anything. I am all alone by myself.

    Please pray I will be protected from my abusive, controlling, violent-tempered brother, as he is such a bully; I am very fearful and terrified of him. All he does is cursing, screaming, yelling and has no respect for me, and tries to be the lawmaker for me. He will not bully his own size. He calls me a cunt, fucken bitch and a loose cannon and threw a watch at me. His wife is so 2-faced.

    I pray for a loving husband to come into my life. So that we can praise God together as a loving husband and wife. Amen.

    Please pray that I will also be blessed with a few part time housekeeping jobs and/or companion jobs, which pay decent wages.

    Praying true friends will come into my life.

    Pray my life will change for the better. Praying for peace of mind and happiness and that I will overcome my fears, worries and nervousness. I am depressed, very nervous, and have lost confidence and trust in almost everything and feel so horrible since I have not worked in years and feel useless and worthless. I am praying for peace, joy and happiness and that I will overcome my fears, worries and nervousness.

    I pray for strength for the difficulties I face.

  19. Dear St Anne

    Please make ur Miricales and make my living mother be heathy make all illness disappear , I know u make miricales pls protect my parents I have only them to talk to me and protect me Ian along this world without any body , pls protect y parents . -Ammen

  20. St Anne please pray that R.W.M and I can get our relationship back and he can forgive me since i have forgiven him.pray that he comes back into my love and bond us with we can have a healthy,happy relationship filled with much love life.

  21. Dear St. Anne,
    I love this man Soo. We have been together for a long time and have a son. I bring forth our relationship so that we may be united in marriage, love, trust, and blessings. Amen

  22. Dear St. Anne I pray for a loving husband to come into my life. So that we can praise God together as a loving husband and wife. Amen.

  23. I am praying St. Anne that you bring a man to be my daughters husband. A man who will honor, love and respect her as Joseph was to your daughter. She deserves someone in her life and I am asking for your help in bringing him to her. Thank you.

  24. St Anne, I am asking you to intercede on my behalf to help find the man who is meant to be in my life. I have been divorced 3 years and want to live according to God’s holy will.

  25. Hi I am looking for a special st Anne’s novena. It’s for nine days & after each request you say nine Hail Marys I lost mine & am very upset. My sister as a bunch of her novenas but none the same as the one I lost. One the front it as a pic of st Anne & a child with a crown. It looks look the plc is in metallic if u can find this novena I would be so great full . thank you.

  26. Prayers for the health of my parents. May you give them good health to able to enjoy their grandchildren. Also, prayers that I find a loving, respectful, and faithful husband with whom I can spend the rest of my life. Pray for me, Saint Anne. Amen

  27. This is a extremely strong prayer. I really whant someone in my live i m so afraid. I have a Foster Child
    he is 10 he is in placement for adoption we love each other, I m a single Mom he is craving gor a Dad, I m going yo pray this powerful pray in the name of Jesus to Saint Anne to give this precious boy the family he dreams of. Thank a lots.

  28. St.Anne I Am praying for our relationship with my bf to give more love,happiness,communication and understanding..i want him to be my husband and a partner for a life time..Amen..Pray for us St.Anne that we made be worthy through the same christ our lord Amen..

  29. Dear St Anne, I pray that voo and I relationship and marriage will be a living testimony of God’s love and blessings on earth. Fill our heart with love , peace and hope. I feel secure with voo even when I haven’t see him. Come bless voo and I may our coming together on Feb 15 be a blessing and progress in our lives. Come be the center of voo and I relationship and marriage. Amen

    I offer this prayer for voo for him to be granted his green card and for our relationship and marriage. Amen

  30. St. Anne I woke up this morning with the pains of being single. I pray to you today to intercede for me to get a life partner. I feel so empty and lonely. Please St. Anne help me.

  31. Ste Anne, I humbly ask for a marriage with the man i am actually dating after you have help him to overcome all his family problem and also help us to build a lovely home with our children under the same roof where love will be spread as one in the name of God.

  32. St. Anne,
    I pray to you and ask for your intercession to reunite with my wife, reconcile our marriage, and end our separation. I pray that I remember the mistakes I have made in the past and learn from them to become a better husband for my wife. I pray to you for my wife to come back to me and build a loving and supportive marriage for the rest of our lives.

  33. Blessed Saint Anne,in the name of the blessed trinity.I pray for healing and fertility of my husband and me.Let our treatment be succesful to have a healty baby.We promise to be a good parents to her or him.Amen

  34. Dear St. Anne,

    Please help that my longtime boyfriend and me will be together for the rest of our lives. Please bless us to receive a sacrament of matrimony so that we will have a blessings from god. Touch the heart of my boyfriend to become a good, loving, thoughtful, kind and faithful partner to me.

  35. St.Anne i’m here praying and asking your help..I pray my relationship with Paul to give us more love,peace,understanding,honesty, faitfulness..i want him to be my husband and partner in my whole lyf please help us to put us together…
    In Jesus name amen!

  36. January 26, 2017

    Hear my prayer Also: St Anne
    In the Name of the Father God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy spirit. I want my ex-husband back in my life but with a forgiving and clean heart and mind of God and the Holy spirit. I want him to change his evil thinking and evil ways; he is a good man but has not been brought up in Godly ways of how to be a Godly man for a wife and his kids. I love him but not like he is now. I pray we are married again but not with his same mind. Clean him and change me to receive and love my husband again the Godly and right way. Give Godly wife wisdom to love and accept his kids and past life. Allow our families to love each other as Christ love us. I pray that we have good health, wealth, and peace together and long life as a married happy couple. I pray that we are together soon. Amen

  37. Dear mother of my mother Mary,
    Plesse intercede on my behalf to meet the right man and get married to build a home and raise children together with him in Jesus name and to be a good mother and a Jesus name I pray. Amen

  38. Dear st Anne, i come to you to ask for your intercession today, please heal all the hurts, the bitterness, the resentment and lack of love that munyao has towards me. we used to be very happy and in love please reunite us back to each other make our love stronger than ever, bless me and him with another fruit of the womb but let them be twins a boy and a girl who will be healthy and blessed. please help me st Anne, change munyao to be loving,caring,gentle and a good father to our kids.i promise to be ever mindful and grateful for your help. have mercy on me st Anne give me joy,love and happiness urgently. amen

  39. Please pray with me and may the Lord Jesus Christ grant now the approval of my permanent residency application and may He bless now that I’ll be able to get employed. May He give me a loving catholic husband who will be with me in giving Him thanks, worship, honor and praise. Dear Lord Jesus Christ, please bless all of us, my family, friends, brothers and sisters in You; please bless my mother with healing, comfort, protection and strength. Thank You Lord Jesus. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us. Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Anne, St. Rita of Cascia and St. Anthony of Padua, pray for us. Amen.

  40. Blessed St. Anne, I pray for your blessings. May you hold me and my future husband (in God’s will) Bjoern together, keep us loyal, honest, loving, dedicated, respectful and faithful to each other, despite the distance and these very trying times. Amen.

  41. Dear saint Anna i pray that you help me fall in love with the man i want he is named Steven,help to put our hearts together as one and also to be able to build our family in God’s name. Amen

  42. Dear St Anne, I pray for healing and fertility in my life. Heal me of my illness body mind and spirit from fibro. Let my treatment be successful in Jesus name I pray. Amen

    I offer this prayer for voo for him to be granted his green card and for our relationship and marriage. Amen

  43. Please St.Anne intercede for me and my love ones that God will heal all our ailments and solve all our problems,and grant all our petitions which are according to his perfect and loving will,Amen,Thank you St.Anne

  44. Dear St.Anne
    My hearts desire is to marry a catholic man. I have been dating one for more than 4 years but he still isn’t ready for marriage. I bring him , myself and our relationship before you. I pray that you will intercede for us and bless us and help us to move forward and into marriage . I ask this in Jesus Christ name . Amen

  45. Hear my prayer.

    My prayer is so ordinary and basic but it is all I have wanted for such a long time. To finally find my other half and partner to share this live, the good and the bad. I am tired of being so lonely and I need to be loved, supported and cared for and being able to give all that back. Let it not be too late. I want to be seen beautiful and good and deserving of love. I want to be the best person I can be and I need support, help and love only a spouse can provide. It is not good to be alone and I need the greatest gift: love.


  46. Dear st.Ann mother of Mary please help me to pray my broken hearted family relationships with my husband,I beg you in your miracles that me & my husband,daughter. well back as a family and put loves in our hearts,we live together and raise our daughter together give us guidance as a parents,please pray for my husband heart that he be able to contain us for the love,care,responsible, our hearts..pray for our family st.Ann for the father of heaven..
    I will honor you to be the center of my family &send your miracles to us.
    In Jesus name

  47. St.Anne i’m here knocking and praying you to answer all my prayer and my intension on this novena..I pray for you my long distance relationship with my boyfriend to give us more strength,love,trust and honesty..and to be his wife and partner for lifetime..amen..
    Pray for us St.Anne, that we made be woth it through the same christ our lord amen..

    • I also am praying for my long distance relationship which we just start. May it grow and be fruitful according to God’s will. I want to start family soon, he does too, but he still concerns with financial and starting business. May our path be clear.

  48. That I may find a good man to one day be my loving husband and who wants to have children with me and who wants to grow together in faith and raise them to know God’s goodness.