Novena to St. Anne

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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.

Day 1 – St. Anne Novena

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.

Day 2 – St. Anne Novena

Glorious Saint Anne, how can you be anything other 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.

Amen.

Pray for us, Saint Anne!

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

Day 3 – St. Anne Novena

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. Please 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 by 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.

Day 4 – St. Anne Novena

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 felt 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 someday, 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.

Day 5 – St. Anne Novena

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, for the salvation of my soul.

Amen.

Pray for us, Saint Anne!

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

Day 6 – St. Anne Novena

Glorious Saint Anne, mother of the Mother of God, I beg for 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.

Day 7 – St. Anne Novena

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 to us solely to assure us a better one. I cannot obtain that better life without the help of God’s graces. I earnestly beg for them from you for the sick and for myself, and especially for 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.

Day 8 – St. Anne Novena

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.

Day 9 – St. Anne Novena

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 conformed to all things of 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 & Saint Joachim, 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. Holy mother I present my thoughts and desires into your hands. Heal me from every illness bless my marriage with IBO protect us from the evil ones. May my husband coming this year be successful. Direct my husband in the right and just path keep him safe. Amen
    Bless us with healthy children every spirit of childless remove it from us protect and keep our marriage. Amen
    I wish to transfe from my current office to adult come and make it possible for me. Ever evil padlock setback delays in my life and my husband I cancel them out in the might name of Jesus Christ. Amen. Heal my brother JEA from every illness. Amen

  2. St. Anne – Please help me in my time of need in the personal, professional, and financial aspects of my life. Thank you for your intercession. I know and trust that God hears you. Amen.

  3. Holy mother come to our rescue

    I place IBO and I relationship and marriage into your hands releases our marriage. Bless us with healthy children. May IBO and I relationship and marriage be a living testimony and may it be shield from every evils, not everyone is happy about our marriage and we have been faced with a lot of challenges since we got married I beg of you to keep and secure our marriage fill us with your strength and grace to overcome all the challenge we face. Give us hope to find joy and peace in our marriage. Come be the center of IBO and I relationship and marriage forever. May his coming over here be fast and testimony before summer 2018. Mother give IBO the heart of love, care, wisdom, knowledge and understanding that way he can care and make healthy decisions for us, bless him. Heal me of this fibrod illness melt it out of my system completely. May the fibroid shrink forever. They found something mother that can be cancer in the future please heal my body tissues grant me good health of mind body and soul same with IBO. Amen

    Bless and reveal yourself to JEA and AEA bless them with your grace and direction. Release them from every evils and temptations. JEA direct him in his heart bring him back to the church let your glory lead and bless him to the right spouse for his life. Amen

    Lord I place my job into your hands give me wisdom, knowledge and understanding to work and treat my patients. Secure my job for me remove from me patients that will bring me pain and suffering and questions on my abilities. I wish to transfer to another
    Location please grant me this opportunity Jesus i have applied already take control over my job transfer. Jesus i trust in you. Amen

  4. Mother listen to my petitions and grant us the grace hope and faith to overcome these challenges. Amen

    I place IBO and I relationship and marriage into your hands. Bless us with healthy children. May IBO and I relationship and marriage be a living testimony and may it be shield from every evils, not everyone is happy about our marriage and we have been faced with a lot of challenges since we got married I beg of you to keep and secure our marriage fill us with your strength and grace to overcome all the challenge we face. Give us hope to find joy and peace in our marriage. Come be the center of IBO and I relationship and marriage forever. May his coming over here be fast and testimony before summer 2018. Mother give IBO the heart of love, care, wisdom, knowledge and understanding that way he can care and make healthy decisions for us, bless him. Heal me of this fibrod illness melt it out of my system completely. May the fibroid shrink forever. They found something mother that can be cancer in the future please heal my body tissues grant me good health of mind body and soul same with IBO. Amen

    Bless and reveal yourself to JEA and AEA bless them with your grace and direction. Release them from every evils and temptations. JEA direct him in his heart bring him back to the church let your glory lead and bless him to the right spouse for his life. Amen

    Lord I place my job into your hands give me wisdom, knowledge and understanding to work and treat my patients. Secure my job for me remove from me patients that will bring me pain and suffering and questions on my abilities. I wish to transfer to another
    Location please grant me this opportunity Jesus i have applied already take control over my job transfer. Jesus i trust in you. Amen

  5. Lord Jesus Christ please come to my aid

    I place IBO and I relationship and marriage into your hands. Bless us with healthy children. May IBO and I relationship and marriage be a living testimony and may it be shield from every evils, not everyone is happy about our marriage and we have been faced with a lot of challenges since we got married I beg of you to keep and secure our marriage fill us with your strength and grace to overcome all the challenge we face. Give us hope to find joy and peace in our marriage. Come be the center of IBO and I relationship and marriage forever. May his coming over here be fast and testimony before summer 2018. Mother give IBO the heart of love, care, wisdom, knowledge and understanding that way he can care and make healthy decisions for us, bless him. Heal me of this fibrod illness melt it out of my system completely. May the fibroid shrink forever. They found something mother that can be cancer in the future please heal my body tissues grant me good health of mind body and soul same with IBO. Amen

    Bless and reveal yourself to JEA and AEA bless them with your grace and direction. Release them from every evils and temptations. JEA direct him in his heart bring him back to the church let your glory lead and bless him to the right spouse for his life. Amen

    Lord I place my job into your hands give me wisdom, knowledge and understanding to work and treat my patients. Secure my job for me remove from me patients that will bring me pain and suffering and questions on my abilities. I wish to transfer to another
    Location please grant me this opportunity Jesus i have applied already take control over my job transfer. Jesus i trust in you. Amen

  6. Dear St. Anne, please help bring M and I back together soon. It’s been a very long time. Heal our broken hearts and help us to love one another again. With God all things are possible. Amen.

  7. Wife and mother

    I place IBO and I relationship and marriage into your hands. Bless us with healthy children. May IBO and I relationship and marriage be a living testimony and may it be shield from every evils, not everyone is happy about our marriage and we have been faced with a lot of challenges since we got married I beg of you to keep and secure our marriage fill us with your strength and grace to overcome all the challenge we face. Give us hope to find joy in our marriage. Come be the center of IBO and I relationship and marriage forever. May his coming over here be fast and testimony before summer 2018. Mother give IBO the heart of love, care, wisdom, knowledge and understanding that way he can care and make healthy decisions for us, bless him. Heal me of this fibrod illness melt it out of my system completely. May the fibroid shrink forever. They found something mother that can be cancer in the future please heal my body tissues grant me good health of mind body and soul same with IBO. Amen

    Bless and reveal yourself to JEA and AEA bless them with your grace and direction. Release them from every evils and temptations. JEA direct him in his heart bring him back to the church let your glory lead and bless him to the right spouse for his life. Amen

    Lord I place my job into your hands give me wisdom, knowledge and understanding to work and treat my patients. Secure my job for me remove from me patients that will bring me pain and suffering and questions on my abilities. I wish to transfer to another
    Location please grant me this opportunity Jesus i have applied already take control over my job transfer. Jesus i trust in you. Amen

  8. Kind mother

    I place IBO and I relationship and marriage into your hands. Bless us with healthy children. May IBO and I relationship and marriage be a living testimony and may it be shield from every evils, I no not everyone is happy about our marriage I beg of you to keep and secure our marriage. Come be the center of IBO and I relationship and marriage forever. May his coming over here be fast and testimony before summer 2018. Mother give IBO the heart of love, care, wisdom, knowledge and understanding that way he can care and make healthy decisions for us, bless him. Heal me of this fibrod illness melt it out of my system completely. May the fibroid shrink forever.

    Bless and reveal yourself to JEA and AEA bless them with your grace and direction. Release them from every evils and temptations. JEA direct him in his heart bring him back to the church let your glory lead and bless him to the right spouse for his life. Amen

    Lord I place my job into your hands give me wisdom, knowledge and understanding to work and treat my patients. Secure my job for me remove from me patients that will bring me pain and suffering and questions on my abilities. I wish to transfer to another p
    Location please grant me this opportunity Jesus i have applied already take control over my job transfer. Jesus i trust in you. Amen

  9. Blessed St. Anne

    I place IBO and I relationship and marriage into your hands. Bless us with healthy children. May IBO and I relationship and marriage be a living testimony and may it be shield from every evils, I no not everyone is happy about our marriage I beg of you to keep and secure our marriage. Come be the center of IBO and I relationship and marriage forever. May his coming over here be fast and testimony before summer 2018. Mother give IBO the heart of love, care, wisdom, knowledge and understanding that way he can care and make healthy decisions for us, bless him. Heal me of this fibrod illness melt it out of my system completely. May the fibroid shrink forever.

    Bless and reveal yourself to JEA and AEA bless them with your grace and direction. Release them from every evils and temptations. JEA direct him in his heart bring him back to the church let your glory lead and bless him to the right spouse for his life. Amen

    Lord I place my job into your hands give me wisdom, knowledge and understanding to work and treat my patients. Secure my job for me remove from me patients that will bring me pain and suffering and questions on my abilities. I wish to transfer to another p
    Location please grant me this opportunity Jesus i have applied already take control over my job transfer. Jesus i trust in you. Amen

  10. Dear St. Anthony, My nephew was admitted to the hospital from the ER and they seem to have misplaced his belongs, cell phone, keys and clothes, please let them find his belongs before he is released. Thank you and Amen.

  11. I have been sick for four and a half years and am having trouble walking. I start more rehab Thursday . Please pray for my success.

  12. Merciful mother

    I place IBO and I relationship and marriage into your hands. Bless us with healthy children. May IBO and I relationship and marriage be a living testimony and may it be shield from every evils, I no not everyone is happy about our marriage I beg of you to keep and secure our marriage. Come be the center of IBO and I relationship and marriage forever. May his coming over here be fast and testimony before summer 2018. Mother give IBO the heart of love, care, wisdom, knowledge and understanding that way he can care and make healthy decisions for us. Heal me of this fibrod illness melt it out of my system completely. May the fibroid shrink forever.

    Bless and reveal yourself to JEA and AEA bless them with your grace and direction. Release them from every evils and temptations. JEA direct him in his heart bring him back to the church let your glory lead and bless him to the right spouse for his life. Amen

    Lord I place my job into your hands give me wisdom, knowledge and understanding to work and treat my patients. Secure my job for me remove from me patients that will bring me pain and suffering and questions on my abilities. Jesus i trust in you. Amen

  13. Dear St. Anne/God/Mama Mary/Holy Spirit,

    Thank you for helping me find a job in IT. I know your guiding me in finding a job with good boss, team and wonderful client. Soon I’ll get a confirmation on this. Soon I could help my parents financially to support the medicine and our household again.

    On this journey I realized a lot of my mistakes in the pass. Why my relationship is not moving forward, thank you that I realized this after my encounter with D. Do not expect too much from yourself instead learn to accept who you are then move on. Learn to love yourself, It’s not bad to take care of yourself. Pick up the broken pieces and move forward. It hurts so much but in time it will pass.

    May I request for prayers please.

  14. Please St. Anne pray for me and see me in my despair.
    Please help my family who are sick and in distress.
    Please help me to find new employment with a good wage and insurance for my family.
    Please hear my prayer and grant my requests.

  15. Jesus i trust in you

    I place IBO and I relationship and marriage into your hands. Bless us with healthy children. May IBO and I relationship and marriage be a living testimony and may it be shield from every evils, I no not everyone is happy about our marriage I beg of you to keep and secure our marriage. Come be the center of IBO and I relationship and marriage forever. May his coming over here be fast and testimony before summer 2018. Mother give IBO the heart of love, care, wisdom, knowledge and understanding that way he can care and make healthy decisions for us. Heal me of this fibrod illness melt it out of my system completely. May the fibroid shrink forever.

    Bless and reveal yourself to JEA and AEA bless them with your grace and direction. Release them from every evils and temptations. JEA direct him in his heart bring him back to the church let your glory lead and bless him to the right spouse for his life. Amen

    Lord I place my job into your hands give me wisdom, knowledge and understanding to work and treat my patients. Secure my job for me remove from me patients that will bring me pain and suffering and questions on my abilities. Jesus i trust in you. Amen

  16. I pray for a happy story to happen to me instead of sad or funny ones. It is ok to have humorous things happen but very tiring and embarrassing to be laughed at or pitied by others so much. It would be nice to have something nice and happy happen. I need help financially and with finding the right spouse, please. It would be nice if it was something where I am not being laughed at. Heck, I’ll even keep it all private if that’s what God wants. Sometimes, I’m afraid I won’t know what to do if it actually is happy instead of messed up. lol In thanksgiving for the stories not being sad lately. 💜

  17. Heavenly Father, St Monica, St Anne, St Joseph, St Anthony, and Blessed Mother thank you for my many blessings. Please guide Vicki on her career path and may her bosses see how hard she is working and may she grow closer to God. Help Nick to start school soon and for his marriage to Dot take place 9/1. Help Alie and Alex on their career paths and keep them safe during their military obligations. Of this I ask through Christ my Lord. Amen

  18. Gracious mother

    I place IBO and I relationship and marriage into your hands. Bless us with healthy children. May IBO and I relationship and marriage be a living testimony and may it be shield from every evils, I no not everyone is happy about our marriage I beg of you to keep and secure our marriage. Come be the center of IBO and I relationship and marriage forever. May his coming over here be fast and testimony before summer 2018. Mother give IBO the heart of love, care, wisdom, knowledge and understanding that way he can care and make healthy decisions for us. Heal me of this fibrod illness melt it out of my system completely. May the fibroid shrink forever.

    Bless and reveal yourself to JEA and AEA bless them with your grace and direction. Release them from every evils and temptations. JEA direct him in his heart bring him back to the church let your glory lead and bless him to the right spouse for his life. Amen

    Lord I place my job into your hands give me wisdom, knowledge and understanding to work and treat my patients. Secure my job for me remove from me patients that will bring me pain and suffering and questions on my abilities. Jesus i trust in you. Amen

  19. St. Anne please make S love me more and more. I dont feel his love also he fights alot with small small issues. Please solve all our miss understandings. Let him love me unconditionally, let him give me all rights of wife. Please make our distance disappear, give our love new beginning of being close n more attached. Please dont allow us to break this relationship. Please make us get married at earliest.

  20. St. Anne, please help me in my time of need. I am so worried and anxious all of the time because I don’t know what will happen. Please help my situation to change and give me a sense of peace.

  21. I pray to be married soon and I pray we can have healthy happy children. I pray that the evil one will stay out of my marriage and away from our relationship. I pray that we can be together soon to love one another as Christ loves the church and that we can be a testimony and a witness to other married couples of a lasting love of sharing, caring and understanding. Please hear my prayer and intercede for me (us). I love him so much.