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
Education
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  1. For my almost 8 year old that has learning disorders, help him grasp & remember what he has learned, aid his teachers with wisdom to assist a him, jesus be the light in his class room

  2. For my 7 year old daughter Mia to grasp her school work an finally learn to read an write an be able to keep up in class an follow what the teacher is doing an have knowledge understanding an wisdom an excell in her class to be obedient an respectfull an for her tutors to also have knowledge an patience with her I ask all this in Jesus name Amen

  3. John Boscos the patron of the youths please pray for motselisi clara liphoto to get a job that is stable and more paying through your intercession we believe God Almighty will hear our prayer, and guide her to decide with her head not heart about persuing her masters degree.

    We also humbly pray for aobakwe selelo to get a scholarship through your grace. amen

  4. Asking that you would go to Jesus and ask him to protect he’s children guide them and give them understanding knowledge and sucess in Jesus name. Praying for bee success in her nursing class give her forcing, knowledge and comprehension in her studies. Letting her make a perfect grade in Jesus name.on her test.

  5. So my youngest son will be able to continue on with his Catholic education. Money is tight and scraping enough t o cover the registration as well as the tution. A smaller size c I assroom suits him much better.Blessings from Heaven be with you always!

  6. Praying for my grandson who will be leaving for college in July. Please help him make better choices with friends , his studies and life in general. Hopefully he will find God with the help of the Jesuits. He has suffered throughout his life with pressure from some of his family. I know God will steer him down the right path and keep him away from drugs and peer pressure but he needs to turn to Him and learn the power of prayer. He has so much going for him but has to gain self confidence and believe in himself. It will not be easy for him to move away but it’s the best thing for him. I beg you to keep him safe on his new venture and pray for his happiness & health. I ask this through Jesus Christ my Hero, my Helper, who gives me Hope thru the Holy Spirit. Amen

  7. Praying for my kids to pass the end of year test(eoc)with good and high grade levels. In taking their act test that they will do better than good on the testing. Bee is taking her nursing test. So please give her great success. Amen ( essaa) in Jesus NAME VICTORY IS HERS.

  8. JOHN BOSCOS,

    Oh John Boscos extend my sincere prayer to God to pray for my daughter Motselisi clara Liphoto to have humility and humble herself to everyone, pray for her to have a brighter future and get a job and guide her in her final examinations to get all answers correctly to impress her lecturer we pray through christ our lord. amen

  9. Gertie asking for Prayers for my grandkids to have success in schools and that they will love and respect one another. Praying for my oldest to also have success in her nursing school. Wishing the Lord will stop all the prejudices in Jesus name

  10. Please pray for healing and a better quality of life for my father. Please pray that my son is accepted to VA Tech and my nephew to UVA very soon.
    Please pray that 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 at everything that he does, especially in his studies. And please pray that he will indeed graduate H.S. as the man that God intends for him to be – a man that matters.
    Please pray that my children will be happy, healthy, safe and loving.

  11. St. Bosco please pray to Jesus Christ that I get accepted into St Louis university school of law My wife and I obtain substantial employment. I win my election on Tuesday. I am awarded the proposal to develop Maryland heights Missouri. Sarah get potty trained and speaks by August and Faustina return home by her 18th birthday. Faustina is filled with the Holy Spirit. Thank you for your prayers and intercession. Amen!! That Saint Gemma’s stain floor dry before school beings and turns out right. I receive the Grace to do my accounts properly. I win the electiin on April 5th. I ask through Christ our Lord, Amen…!

  12. St. Bosco please pray to Jesus Christ. My daughter is a senior in high school and is awaiting college acceptance into UNLV, NAU, and ASU. I humbly ask and pray that my daughter be accepted to these Universities.

  13. St. Bosco please pray to Jesus Christ that I get accepted into St Louis university school of law My wife and I obtain substantial employment. I win my elected office. I am awarded the proposal to develop Maryland heights Missouri. Sarah get potty trained and speaks by August and Faustina return home by her 18th birthday. Faustina is filled with the Holy Spirit. Thank you for your prayers and intercession. Amen!! That Saint Gemma’s stain floor dry before school beings and turns out right. I receive the Grace to do my accounts properly. I win the electiin on April 5th. I ask through Christ our Lord, Amen…

  14. St. Bosco please pray to Jesus Christ that I get accepted into St Louis university school of law My wife and I obtain substantial employment. I win my elected office. I am awarded the proposal to develop Maryland heights Missouri. Sarah get potty trained and speaks by August and Faustina return home by her 18th birthday. Thank you for your prayers and intercession. Amen!! That Saint Gemma’s stain floor dry before school beings and turns out right. I receive the Grace to do my accounts properly. I win the electiin on April 5th. I ask through Christ our Lord, Amen..

  15. St. Bosco please pray to Jesus Christ that I get accepted into St Louis university school of law My wife and I obtain substantial employment. I win my elected office. I am awarded the proposal to develop Maryland heights Missouri. Sarah get potty trained and speaks by August and Faustina return home by her 18th birthday. Thank you for your prayers and intercession. Amen!! That Saint Gemma’s stain floor dry before school beings and turns out right. I receive the Grace to do my accounts properly. I ask through Christ our Lord, Amen..

  16. St. Bosco please pray to Jesus Christ that I get accepted into St Louis university school of law My wife and I obtain substantial employment. I win my elected office. I am awarded the proposal to develop Maryland heights Missouri. Sarah get potty trained and speaks by August and Faustina return home by her 18th birthday. Thank you for your prayers and intercession. Amen!! That Saint Gemma’s stain floor dry before school beings and turns out right. I receive the Grace to do my accounts properly. I ask through Christ our Lord, Amen.

  17. St. Bosco please pray to Jesus Christ that I get accepted into St Louis university school of law My wife and I obtain substantial employment. I win my elected office. I am awarded the proposal to develop Maryland heights Missouri. Sarah get potty trained and speaks by August and Faustina return home by her 18th birthday. Thank you for your prayers and intercession. Amen!! That Saint Gemma’s stain floor dry before school beings and turns out right.

  18. St. Bosco please pray to Jesus Christ that I get accepted into St Louis university school of law My wife and I obtain substantial employment. I win my elected office. I am awarded the proposal to develop Maryland heights Missouri. Sarah get potty trained and speaks by August and Faustina return home by her 18th birthday. Thank you for your prayers and intercession. Amen!!

  19. St. Bosco please pray to Jesus Christ that I get accepted into St Louis university school of law My wife and I obtain substantial employment. I win my elected office. I am awarded the proposal to develop Maryland heights Missouri. Sarah get potty trained and speaks by August and Faustina return home by her 18th birthday. Thank you for your prayers and intercession. Amen!

  20. St. Bosco please pray to Jesus Christ that I get accepted into St Louis university school of law My wife and I obtain substantial employment. I win my elected office. I am awarded the proposal to develop Maryland heights Missouri. Sarah get potty trained and speaks by August and Faustina return home by her 18th birthday. Thank you for your prayers and intercession. Amen

  21. Please help my nephew to do well in school exam ,is in great need now. To work hard on his studies and to stay away from trouble.Please intercede to God for me. Please pray that he will be promoted in 10th class.

  22. I am praying for my son, a soccer goal keeper. I pray above all that he stays safe and free from any injury especially in the area of his head. I pray he preforms with speed, strength and coordination to help his team players who also work hard. I pray that his hard work and determination help him reach his dreams and he is able to give back to this world and help make it a better place for all. Thank you Saint Bosco.

  23. Dear Saint Bosco please look after my two grandsons
    that are in school. Please help Andrew who has ADHD and has trouble concentrating and behaving with this condition. Please let his new medicine help control his mind and actions everyday. Please keep them healthy and safe, and watch over all my nieces and nephews everyday. Thank you Saint Bosco.

  24. 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.

  25. 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;

  26. 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

  27. 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.
    amen

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. 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.
    Amen

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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

  38. 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

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.