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.

Amen.

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 myself, 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.

Amen.

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.

Amen.

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.

Amen.

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.

Amen.

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.

Amen.

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.

Amen.

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.

Amen.

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. Loving St Anne,I place my prayers in your merciful hands and ask for your intercession.Please watch pver my family and friends,keep us safe,healthy,happy.Please pray for the sick,elderly and homeless.Thankyou.x

  2. Dear St. Anne pls help me to get married to steev at the earliest and lead a happy married life. Also provide us both with good health. Thank you

  3. Dear St. Ann, thank you so much for prayers answered. I truly believe you are with me as I go through this very difficult time. Please continue to intercede for me and please help JT and me have a second chance at our relationship. Please encourage him to continue to reach out to me and that I may still have a place in his heart and mind. Please ask God to give us the opportunity to try again. Please ask God that our meeting on Friday goes well. Thank you so much, Amen.

  4. St. Anne, Mother of the Virgin Mary,

    Please hear my prayers. I have faith that you will help my prayers reach to God and that it will be finally heard now and forever. I pray that I can love my boyfriend again that I can feel what I once felt for him. I will not give up on this. I hope you do not give up on me and please just answer this prayer that I want more than anything. I will keep praying to you. I hope someday we can both get married.

    Amen

  5. I need prayers for Great Blessing for Kristina and Leonard…St Joseph, Blessed Mother, St Ann, St Jochim, and My Holy Jesus please send them your Great Blessings…Thank You Always

  6. St. Anne,
    I am heartbroken and confused and need to give this plea to you.
    I met a wonderful Catholic woman 6 months ago. We have an incredible amount in common and communicate beautifully. Her name is Gerry and I love her dearly. She has grown to be my best friend. This is my first true Catholic relationship that I have shared and I want no other. The Spiritual connection is incredible and as I have Prayed for ‘signs’ these Prayers have been received and answered without question.

    One month ago there was a difficult situation that happened to me which caused her to ‘flashback’ to her younger days and her prior marriage which was filled with hostility and anger from both her Father and her ex-husband. Because of this she withdrew and asked to have ‘space’ as she sorts through her live.

    This has been an incredibly difficult situation for me because I miss my very best friend and the woman that I believe is my ‘other half’… my soulmate. I am giving her the ‘space’ but I am lost without her. I have such a deep void in my heart I am without peace and resolve. This has been a horrible place for me to be.

    I have reached-out to Prayer chains and fellow Christians, also fervent in daily Prayer filled with ongoing tears of hurtful pain without her. St. Anne, I am asking you for your Prayers to open doors and dialog between Gerry, the woman I love dearly and myself. I have never been so convinced that these two people were destined to be together.

    Please St. Anne, I ask for signs telling me what to do. If I am to remain patiently in love with Gerry, please show me and give me the ability to believe that this is God the Father’s will to do so. I love Gerry as I have never loved before… this love is Spiritual, close, clean and dignified. I feel so fortunate to attend Mass with her, and now such a lonely place without her next to me.

    Pray for me St. Anne. My trust and Faith is with my God and my Lord that I will see what I am to do. Please heal our hearts and bless us.

    Amen…

  7. St. Anne pls help me. Last time I prayed with u for finding a suitable life partner and you even helped me to find. He loves me a lot and has promised me to get married. Its been 8 months to this relationship and I didn’t met him directly even once. He pomised to meet me and get married number of times but all in vain. Ever time excuses or problems. Becoz of this fights are increasing. I really love him a lot and want to get married to him very early. Pls St. Anne help me to get married to the guy whom I love and lead a happy life.

  8. Ever dearest St. Anne

    Thank you for always guiding me and my relationship with my family, friends and with the man I love. I ask you loving mother to please continue guiding and loving us, us I believe that you hear all my prayers and others prayers too.
    Mother, I am also begging you to please guide and watch over to my friend Maricar and his husband Ver Francis and to Zac, their sweet little angel. Please help them to survive the trial that they are facing right now. Their son is sick and all I can help them for now is to pray for hem. Mother, I know that so many people are praying for you, and begging you, and I am one of them.
    Again, thank you our loving St. Anne for the love and continue hearing our prayers

    Sincerely,
    A&A

  9. Mother I am confused and lost. I have uoj an sa, I don’t no if both of them are serious about getting married! Help me decide out of the two uoj and sa ur will and desire for me as a husband. I love them both, help me secure a good in my field of studies!
    I pray for peace in my family and their marriage
    Thank you for watching over rib during the accident.
    Fill me with ur peace, and wisdom to count my blessing always.
    I pray for the intention of those praying with me here too. Amen

  10. St Anne ,please watch over my family and friends,please keep my family safe,healthy,happy.I place my prayers in your loving hands and pray for your intercession.Thankyou.x

  11. I am about to get married next month and I am not sure I am making the right decision. He really loves me but he does not spoil me the way I want to be and I have a strange feeling that when we get married I will be treated like a baby making machine and not a wife. I am really confused and scared.

  12. St Anne,I place my prayers and my family in your loving hands and pray for your intercession.Please watch over us,guide us wisely and pray for the sick and elderly.Thankyou.x

  13. Loving St Anne,I pray for your help and guidance,please syay close to us and all who call on you.I place my family into your safe hands and ask for your intercession.thankyou.x

  14. Dearest Loving St. Anne,
    I am heartedly praying and begging you to please guide my relationship with the man I truly love, Andrew.
    These past few days, we are having a hard time with our relationship. But eventhough, I still love him.
    And that is why, from the deepest part of my heart, I am begging you to please guide us, and give us more strength, tust and faith to each other.

    Sincerely,
    Anne

  15. Loving St Anne, I place my faith and love in your hands. I come to you for the blessings you offer me and my husband. Please Help the both of us fight against wrong people in our life. Let your Grace strength love peace humility wisdom knowledge and understanding fear of God patients follow me for the rest of my life.
    For the grace to live a faithful live and my faithful husband finds his way back to me and he will love me unconditionally again.
    Grace to carry out my task on my at work and apply for my new job.
    Thank you st Anne for the grace to move on without M, thank you for aquring me this job l no with the completion of this l will work continue to work with them.

    Let your will be done in my life. I thank you St Anne once again for the love you have shown me and the straight you have given me to carry on with my life during this break between me and my husband.

    I come forgiveness to ask for this pain to go away and be healed. May my husband see that lam working hard for our relationship to pass this rough patch and proceed to our future with happiness and trust full of joy. Amen.

  16. St Anne,Thankyou for listening and for your prayers.Please watch over my family,keep us safe in the palm of your loving hands and please pray for all who call on you.x

  17. Loving St Anne, I place my faith and love in your hands. I come to you for the blessings you offer me and my husband. Please Help the both of us fight against wrong people in our life. Let your Grace strength love peace humility wisdom knowledge and understanding fear of God patients follow me for the rest of my life.
    For the grace to live a faithful live and my faithful husband finds his way back to me and he will love me unconditionally again.
    Grace to carry out my task on my at work and apply for my new job.
    Thank you st Anne for the grace to move on without M, thank you for aquring me this job l no with the completion of this l will work continue to work with them.

    Let your will be done in my life. I thank you St Anne once again for the love you have shown me and the straight you have given me to carry on with my life during this break between me and my husband.

  18. Loving St Anne,I place my prayers in your merciful hands and pray for your intercession.Thankyou for all that you do.Please stay close to us and to all who call on you.x

  19. Please St. Anne intercede for me that may P. will learn to love and care for me and by showing it through his actions. And may he sees my qualities beyond physical attractions.
    Amen.

  20. St Anne ,please hear my prayers,please will you intercede for us.I place my prayers and my family in your loving hands and pray for your intercession.thankyou.x

  21. St. Anne, please intercede for me to find the soonest possible a good loving man to be my husband who we are compatible, we love each other and we love God. A man who is kind, generous, romantic, smart, faithful, honest, brave, strong, financially and emotionally stable for us to build a family. Please help us find each other. This is I pray in Jesus name, Amen.

  22. Glorious Saint Ann,

    Please grant me my wishes and forgive me for all my sins. Listen to my prayers, you who have changed lives all around the world, intercede for me until my request is granted. Please Saint Ann help me in the process of marrying my best friend for life F.G.

    Saint Anne, Please grant my wishes.

  23. I am a single mother with young boys and a girl to take care of. Sometimes life is so hard that I am mostly stressed especially when they are going back to school. I pray to St Ann that shed prays for me so that I become strong to handle family issues with hope that God is watching me and always supports me. St Ann please pray for me that I have the hope that everything will go smoothly until they finish school.

  24. Dear St Anne,
    Pray for God to have merci on my sister Jenna, heal Jenna. Have merci on me with my job my pay my FMLA
    my peace of mind . Financial abundance, my health and a forgiving heart all over, and a loving caring successful generous husbands for me and my sisters. By the miracles of your prayers God grant me support at work. In Jesus name I pray.
    Lord hear our prayers,

    Amen!

  25. Help me to fight against wrong people in my life! Let your Grace strength love peace humility wisdom knowledge and understanding fear of God patients follow me for the rest of my life.
    For the grace to live a faithful life and a find faithful husband that will love me unconditionally.
    Thank you st Anne for the grace to move on without juo, thank you for aquring me this job i no with the completion of this i will continue to work with them.
    Let your will be done in my life.
    Mother thank you for bringing back Sam into my life, let his coming led us both into holy matrimony! come and bless us both fill us with ur strength and grace. Amen
    I love you mother, for not given up on me and helping out during my break up with juo. Thank you mother

  26. St Anne,please hear my prayers,please intercede for us.I place my family and prayers in your loving hands and pray for your intercession.Thankyou.x

  27. Please Saint Anne answers my prayers I pray that I get a job soon and everything conserning my finance be solved and I am praying for my bf forgive and come back in my life soon and any spell or jealousy against our relationship be scatter and may God be at the centre of my life

  28. Dear, St Anne
    Please watch over my future husband, make him good and kind, prepare him for marriage. I know in my heart we are destined to be together. Make both of us good spouses so when God let’s us meet we will be ready for the sacrament of marriage. Let our hearts grow together. St Anne and all the holy family pray for us to find one another. Amen
    Praise the Lord

  29. St Anne,please hear my prayers for the boys,please watch over my family.I place my prayers in your loving hands and pray for your intercession.Thankyou.x

  30. St Anne please pray for Jenna’s complete healing today as I go to the hospital I see her moving her right side easily by the miracles of your prayers to God. She speaks to me and digest her food and eliminate easily.
    -Pray for my health and for God to bless me with an exceptional husband, favors at work, approval for my FMLA, my new promotion and grad school accommodations , peace all over me inner and outer peace, calmness, support, understanding, wisdom!!!
    Financial security safe and joyeuse travel for me and my sister Amina and her children. Blessing for my family
    May God hear our prayers! Amen!

  31. Help me to fight against wrong people in my life! Let your Grace strength love peace humility wisdom knowledge and understanding fear of God patients follow me for the rest of my life.
    For the grace to live a faithful live and a find faithful husband that will love me unconditionally.
    Grace to carry out my task on my new job as a parent to other kids.
    Thank you st Anne for the grace to move on without juo, thank you for aquring me this job i no with the completion of this i will work continue to work with them.
    Let your will be done in my life.

  32. For help against wrong people in my life.
    For the grace to live a faithful live and a faithful husband that will love me.
    Grace to carry out my task on my new job.
    Thank you st Anne for the grace to move on without juo.
    Let your will be done in my life.

  33. Dear St Anne,
    Thank you for praying for me I thank you in advance because our powerful God always hears your prayers and grant us miracles. Please pray for –
    -Jenna’s complete healing,
    -Jenna’s return to her home with more strenght than ever. Miraculously healthier than ever!
    – pray for miraculous favors for me at work, for an exceptional God fearing husband who will love, care and cherish me and financially secure to help me and Jenna.
    Pray for my ticket to be paid in full and Safe travel for me and my sisters. Intercede for me to travel the 29th.
    We pray all this in Jesus mighty name. God hear our prayers, Amen!

  34. Loving St Anne,please intercede for us,please hear my prayers.I place my family in your merciful hands and pray for your intercession.Thankyou.x

  35. St Anne, I thank you that I was able to find this page and have learned more about you. I pray that you will help me find the one who is my soulmate, best friend and the one God has chosen for me to marry. I pray that he too knows and loves the Lord. Thank you for your prayers and intercession. May God Bless all those who are seeking your help as well.

  36. St Anne,please will you pray for my family and friends.Please keep us safe,healthy,happy.Today could you please remember H and P.Please intercede for us,keep us close to you and your Beloved family Always.Thankyou.x

  37. Holy St Anne, intercede for my marriage that God will help us find our way back together & build our future together, ever rejoicing in his mercy. Amen