St. Augustine Novena

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Saint Augustine NovenaSt. Augustine is one of the greatest defenders of the Catholic faith and the patron saint of searchers. At the end of nine days of prayer, we hope to find the God that saved Saint Augustine waiting to deliver us from temporal concerns through his kind intercession.

You will be inspired by reflecting on the life of Saint Augustine and his transformation from a life of sin and iniquity to become one of the greatest saints the church has ever known.

About St. Augustine

St. Augustine was born in Africa to Saint Monica and spent the early part of his life living in sin and depravity. Though he was brought up as a Christian, he abandoned Christianity in favor of the loose morals espoused by a religious group called the Manicheans. During St. Augustine’s dark days, his mother Saint Monica incessantly prayed for his conversion back into the fold of God’s Grace, aided also by prayers of the Bishop of Milan, St. Ambrose.

A highly intelligent man, even then St. Augustine used to compare his life to Christian morals but was not confident he would be able to lead a pure life. After hearing of two simple men being converted, he decried the cowardice that prevented a learned person like him from pursuing the Kingdom of God. He believed that he heard God’s command when he heard a child singing “Take up and read”, and in compliance read the first passage of the Letters of Saint Paul which advised people to put away all impurity and to live in imitation of Jesus.

He was baptized at Easter on 387 A.D. and went on to become one of the most prominent defenders of the faith. At his conversion, he sold his possessions and lived a life of poverty, service to the poor and prayer until the end of his life. He founded the Order of Saint Augustine, who continued his early work to educate the faithful. His search for truth resulted in his clear explanations of Roman Catholic beliefs, including theological writings on creation, original sin, devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and biblical interpretation.

St. Augustine is revered as the Patron Saint of searchers to commemorate his search for truth and the One True God.

St. Augustine Novena Prayers

Opening Prayer:

O holy Saint Augustine, who has famously declared that “Our hearts were made for you, O Lord, and they are restless until they rest in you.”, aid me in my own search for our Lord that through your intercession I may be granted the wisdom to determine the purpose God has planned for me. Pray that I be blessed with the courage to follow God’s will even at times when I do not understand. Ask our Lord to lead me to a life worthy of His love, that I may one day share the riches of His kingdom. Petition our Lord and Savior to ease the burden of my problems and grant my special intention, and I will honor you all of my days.

Daily Prayers:

Day 1 – St. Augustine Novena

Beloved Saint Augustine the miracles you have performed for the greater glory of God have caused people to seek your intercession for their most pressing concerns. Hear my cries as I invoke your name to petition God for an increased faith and to aid me in my present distress. (State the nature of your problem or the special favor you seek)

Day 2 – St. Augustine Novena

Holy Saint Augustine, you have been plucked from a life of iniquity through the incessant prayers of your mother Saint Monica to become a staunch defender of the faith. Pray for me now and turn not from my petitions, that I may also be blessed with God’s grace and guidance through this present predicament into a life of complete subservience to His will. (State the nature of your problem or the special favor you seek)

Day 3 – St. Augustine Novena

Glorious Saint Augustine you are renowned in the Christian world for your kindness, compassion and powerful intercession. Emboldened by this, I humbly come before you to invoke your aid in asking for God’s all-powerful assistance to see me through my most pressing concern. (State the nature of your problem or the special favor you seek)

Day 4 – St. Augustine Novena

Saint Augustine, through you God has manifested his power and mastery of the earth, enabling you to make prophesies and to perform miracles to aid the poorest of the poor, whom you have chosen to serve. Look upon me, a poor servant of God, and the afflictions of body and spirit that plague me, and in your kindness, help me seek the aid of the One True God we seek to love and serve throughout our lives. (State the nature of your problem or the special favor you seek)

Day 5 – St. Augustine Novena

Saint Augustine, God’s faithful servant, educator and evangelist, show me the mercy you are renowned for and come to my aid in this time of distress. Hear my cries and ask our Lord Jesus Christ to bless me with a favorable response to my petition. (State the nature of your problem or the special favor you seek)

Day 6 – St. Augustine Novena

Holy Saint Augustine, you were saved when you heeded God’s call for your conversion, and granted the power to perform powerful miracles in His name. Let your kindness cause you to plead to God for a miraculous resolution of my present problem and the granting of my special intention. (State the nature of your problem or the special favor you seek)

Day 7 – St. Augustine Novena

Glorious Saint Augustine, in your compassion, wisdom and grace, all who seek your aid do not leave empty handed. In this time of extreme anxiety, I entrust my present predicament to the power of your kind intercession. May you obtain for me the grace to have the special favor I ask for be granted. (State the nature of your problem or the special favor you seek)

Day 8 – St. Augustine Novena

Saint Augustine, God has tasked you with aiding people in distress even when the assistance they need requires you to perform miracles in His name. Refuse not my request for your kind intercession and obtain for me the special favor that I seek through this novena. (State the nature of your problem or the special favor you seek)

Day 9 – St. Augustine Novena

Holy Saint Augustine, you have overcome great adversity to be revered as one of the greatest saints of our Church. In your wisdom and compassion, aid me in my own life quest to fulfill the destiny laid for me, that God may bless me with the strength, courage and wisdom to surrender my temporal concerns to His will. Intercede for me that my most pressing concerns be resolved and my petition granted. (State the nature of your problem or the special favor you seek)

Closing Prayers:

Glorious Saint Augustine I boldly ask for your intercession confident in your boundless wisdom and compassion. May this devotion lead me to a life dedicated to the fulfilling the will of God that I may one day be deemed worthy of sharing His Kingdom with you and all the saints for all eternity.

Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…

St. Augustine, Pray For Us!

Amen.

St. Augustine is Patron of…

St. Augustine is recognized as the patron saint of searchers, perhaps to honor his unending quest for truth which led him to become the champion of the One True God, and also the patron saint of brewers to recognize his past association with inebriation.

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  1. Dear St Augustine,
    Our lives are still tumultuous and we need your intervention to finalize a sale of a home to satisfy a legal comittment. The creditor is evil and we need your blessing and help to obtain funds from a reputable lender. My husband has worked diligently with improvement in his business and we need the promised commitment from an investor to stabilize our lives so we can move forward and have some quality of life with ourselves and our family.
    Thank you for your divine mercy and support.
    Blessings!

  2. St. Augustiner… Pray for your intercession for a good friend Sam who has found himself in trouble, grant him another chance and bless me with the strength to support him not find himself repeating the same mistake again, I will work diligently in Jesus name to help, support and protect him from his own afldmitted weaknesses… Ask this through the grace of your intercession and gods good will, forgiveness and love

  3. I am not of catholic faith. I am a methodist, last night I dreamt hearing someone say”now lets sing St Augustine” I have no knowldge of his faith. Somehow I seem to believe that the dream was a message of hope as I made bad decisions in life which led to be unemployed and blacklisted. I will continue to pray. Thank you.

  4. Dear St. Augustine,
    Thank you for hearing my prayers and intervening for me on the first day of reciting your novena. You heard my cries for my son who is so very depressed and is losing excessive amounts of weight. Please continue to pray for us and help my son and our family to live for our Savior Jesus and our Immaculate Mother Mary. He needs help specifically with coping and forgiving and trusting in our Lord. He is so worried about his future.
    I love you very much St. Augustine. I had nowhere else to turn and you graciously and lovingly intervened. I will try harder to be holier and live a better life for Jesus. I also promise to speak your name whenever I can so others have the chance to not only pray to you for help and support but to know and love Jesus. ❤️😇🙏🏻

  5. For my 16 tear old grandson who is facing do many trials in his life. Please pray he will get through this difficult time and help him with his anger and depression. Please open the eyes of those that make accusations against him.

  6. St Augustine I really need your intercession for my sons and nephews. Keep them protected against rampant drugs, vices such as smoking and drinking, porn and premarital sex and other crimes such as theft, bullying, henious crimes. I always pray that you keep them closer to God. May they find friends that will walk them to serve and love God. Have mercy on my sons n nephews, I need more people to pray for me and intercession from you. Thank you in advance to those who will pray for me and in return i will also pray for your needs. This i ask in Jesus Name and through the intercession of Mama Mary n St Augustine . Amen

  7. Dear patrons of St Augustine,
    I thank you for you for your many prayers🙏and your undivided support in recent months.
    Our prayers for a resolution to a serious business litigation issue due to fraud with my husband s business plus another serious issue tied into one of the creditor has resulted in serious economic hardship.
    This being said, we have a new lease on life with a creditor and the opportunity for us to hold onto our house for another year.
    Thank you and God bless🙏
    Gratefully,
    LWM😀

  8. dear St. Augustine you know my son, you lived his life, please help him find his way and to stop his drinking. thank you/

  9. Dear St. Augustine,
    Please give my family the grace and strength to endure our economic hardship. I ask for your intervention for a fair and equitable resolution for our current crisis and not to sell our home under duress.
    I ask you to intervene for the Lord’s mercy for my soul as a sinner since I was unable to stand firm in the past in accommodating or shutting down my husband who had “ spending issues.” He was defrauded in business but nonetheless we have suffered as a family in a very treansformative journey.
    I thank you for your role in my life , for this opportunity to suffer, to become closer to the Lord and to understand what the Lord has planned for me. God bless.

  10. St Augustine, I am asking your powerful intercession for my son to choose the right career and college for his bright future.Thank you.

  11. Dear St Augustine,
    I ask for your intervention to the dear Lord and to the Blessed Mother through your mother to beg the Lord for divine mercy and help.
    My husband and I are in serious danger of losing a second family home due to fraud and predatory lending.
    Please help us with a fair and just resolution, bring our family together and heal the wounds of many years of economic hardship and tension in my marriage.
    With a heart full of gratitude and devotion, I remain your faithful follower and admirer.

  12. Dear St. Augustine,
    Please pray for my girlfriend who has fallen from the Church. Help her see the futility of and struggles that come from resisting God and denouncing His ways. Please help her return to her previous, graceful state and abandon her sinful ways. May the Holy Spirit offer her guidance as she fights through this difficult stage of her life. Give her the strength she needs to make the necessary changes. Amen

  13. Dear St Augustine
    My son is searching for answers in his identity. Please intercede and help him to realize that he is trying to change an unchangeable state. Just say the word, and he will realize the truth. I pray that good people be placed in his path to help him cope with the truth. I cannot reach him alone. I have been praying to your beautiful mother. Please intercede to her and our Heavenly Family in heaven for my prayers to be heard. I am begging for mercy.

  14. Dear St. Augustine, please pray for the conversion of Sarah. Send a catholic into her life, so that she may question and reconsider the path that has taken her away from what is the truth. Pray for her protection from evil spirits. Amen.

  15. Dear St. Augustine, pray for my four oldest children that they realize they are “playing in mud puddles when they could be building sand castles at the seashore”. You understand why they choose to keep God at a distance while they enjoy temporal pleasures. Pray that the Holy Spirit pierce their soul with His awesome grace, love and mercy. Amén

  16. Saint Augustine, please pray for my husband. Pray for him to see himself and his life the way God sees, turn away from his life of sin, and become the husband and father He desires him to be. Pray for my husband to desire God’s divine will for his life more than anything else.

  17. st Augustine pls pray for our local church to grow numerically and stop the influence of witchcraft and marine demons. Heal my children. Deliver me from debt. provide job for my husband and heal him as well. please st Augustine intercede for our intentions. Amen.

  18. Dear Saint Augustine, please help me pray for my son Argel and his conversion to be holy, humble considerate and obedient. Please pray for him to stay away from bad friends, bad influence, bad habits. Pray for Argel for right direction and for his future. In Jesus’ name, thank you in advance. Amen. anj