St. John Bosco Novena

St. John Bosco, also known as St. Don Bosco, is famous for working with the youth.

St. John Bosco started the Salesian order which is the largest single religious order in the world today!

St John Bosco Novena

Here is our novena to St. John Bosco.

Novena Prayers:

Oh holy patron of the youth, I come to you with sincere confidence in your closeness to Jesus. Saint John Bosco, I need your help, I need your prayers, I need your intercession to God for His grace to help me with…

(state your intentions here)

With your love of Mary, our Mother, pray for me!

With your love for Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, pray for me!

With your love for all those who suffer, pray for me!

Don Bosco, please pray fervently for the grace that I now ask from God our Father. In addition, please pray that I may have a sincere acceptance of the Will of God and a perfect trust in Him.

Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…

Join us in praying here.

Don Bosco is the Patron of…

The Youth
Catholic Schools
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  1. Please pray for all of my children to do well in school and stay out of trouble. Please pray that they use the gifts and resources given to them to develop their minds and souls into good well rounded Catholics. Please especially pray for my Patrick please help him to work harder and to do better and achieve the confidence he needs to be a success.

  2. St John Bosco,
    You who took care of young men while you were on earth, from heaven please guide my son François to take the right path, to lead a holy and healthy life. Please protect my son from evil temptations and illnesses. Lastly, please intercede for François so he will make a full recovery from the operation on his urinary genital system;

  3. Prayer for my health and my family and friend heart desire ,pray for God favour over my life and healing on me I pray for break true in my family pray to God to inter seed on my life and pray for my brother heart desire and my sisters , pray for me for God wisdom and understanding in my life , family , friend and the hold world

  4. Dear Don Bosco,
    Please pray for my brothers so that they may be sincere and faithful to Jesus and their family. That the older one may control his mind from wandering towards gambling and lies and let his Hardwork pay him off to live a better life. That the younger one may focus on U primarily and making his career successful through positive thots n influences to lead a prosperous-life.
    We ask this in the name of Jesus.

  5. Please intercede to God for me. Please pray that I am accepted into a good college where all my demonstrated needs are met. You know that I want to continue my education, but it is impossible to scrape up enough money for each semester’s tuition. As the patron saint of youths, please, do not forget about me. Help me realize my dreams of being a well-rounded citizen.

  6. Please pray for my son that he will return to obedience and faithfulness to God, stay away from drugs/alcohol/evil temptations, be respectful, kind, loving, have good health and habits, exercise self control and discipline, be a good friend and have many friends, and that he will work hard in his studies, and get into the colleges of his choice. And please pray that he will indeed graduate H.S. as the man that God intends for him to be – a man that matters.

  7. Pray for all homeless,sick ,suffering in our world God help them find peace and for all the young catholics to have strong faith in God

  8. Please pray for 1 of my great nephew, he’s always been a good n upright person, obeyed his parents, smart, and many other good qualities, but now, he’s got involved it seems with a lose teenager girl and she’s definatly leading him down the wrong path. She n her 2 male cousins of his age n in his group or peers are also helping her n constantly setting him up with her, they are really trying to ruin his life and in every way.
    Please pray for him, since this is publicly viewed, don’t want them r any their kin to see to bring back. But please pray for his safety and that he starts obeying his family and be stop having anything to do with this girl, she n her family n kin are really enjoying seeing how it’s causing so much wrong of what they’re doing to him, and we all need a miracle. He’s only 17 yrs.old. Please pray for his parents, all his family n especially him.
    All we can do now is turn to God for a miracle for him. I’ve only put his initials. Please pray for him. I’m his aunt. sr.m.a

  9. Please pray for my son Devin who has had a lifelong history of health issues. Please pray that God heal my sons bones for they are fragile. Thank you.

  10. Please pray that my children will focus on their school work and not give in to peer pressure. Especially my eighteen year old who has become very rebellious and rude.

  11. Please pray for my daughter to be accepted to a new program named in your honor Don Bosco for children with special needs. Bless the program and the teachers to allow them to help, guide, develop and nurture these children to grow in faith and become the best that they can be. Please pray for my daughter who is hearing impaired and slightly delayed so she learn and develop to the best of her ability. May God bless her always with his grace and mercy.

  12. St. John Bosco please pray that your boys at Don Bosco Prep. Please ask the Lord that they will achieve their greatest goal tonight. One that they have been working towards for years with your guidance. They are good and faithful followers and ask for your prayer tonight.

  13. Please pray for my daughter to pass her math class in college. She is a good girl and so stressed and crying about this. She has always maintained a high GPA and works to pay her school. If she maintains this GPA she will get assistance with her tuition which will help her so much. Thank you for your prayers.

  14. i pray that my children will overcome their struggles .have focus, clarity passion and determination and graduate on time, that my family will always walk in the light of Christ , I ask this through the intercession of St John Bosco. Amen

  15. Please pray that my teenage daughter improves in school.
    Pray for organization, commitment and focus in her studies. I pray that she reaches her potential. She suffers from anxiety and her school performance impacts her anxiety. Loving father please provide strength for me to provide support in a loving manner.
    Let her see your love and thanksgiving for the gifts you have given her
    In Jesus name

  16. Please pray for my daughter who has extreme learning disorders. We are trying to get her into a local school that can help her but there are only so many slots. She has to pass a test in order to get into that program. Please pray that she does well enough on that test and that this school will accept her. She has struggled all her life with reading, please pray to at least lighten that burden from her on that one day of the test. She is a good girl and God has truly blessed us with her. It makes me sad to see her struggle so much and not get to be a normal kid because she has to work so hard. In Jesus name I pray.

  17. Pls pray for our daughter Rachel, to not have any premarital sex and that she will not try to become a Muslim and that she will grow in faith and love as a Catholic.

  18. Please pray for my son JK that he will return to obedience and faithfulness to God, be respectful and kind, have good health and habits, exercise self control and discipline, and that he will work hard in his studies, college entrance exams and the college application process. And please pray that he will indeed graduate H.S. as the man that God intends for him to be – a man that matters.

  19. Pray for me and Chloe that we will be mam and daughter again and that she will forgive me and come home to us and be a family

  20. Dear St. John Bosco,
    I pray for healing for my cousin Carole who has had depression for over 40 years. Bring her fully back to the faith in all ways, and please keep all evil influences away from her. In Jesus’ Name I make this prayer, Amen.

  21. Dear St Don Bosco, I pray for my children, especially my 9 year old son. He has special needs and behavior problems. There are safety concerns. I pray for patience for each member of our family. Also, I pray for a strong Catholic male role model. I pray that God sets on the right path and gives me the tools to provide for my children.

  22. Dear St. John Bosco,
    I pray for help for my sons to become good priests, my husband’s full conversion and deliverance from alcoholism-past drug use-smoking-adultery-& bad upbringing, and my friend’s husband and children, for success in their business and proper Catholic schooling for all our children, as the schools are all being shut down by the diocese. Please keep our children and families away from all evil influences in this satanic society, bless them and keep them and our spouses holy. In Jesus’ Name we ask these favors, Amen.