St. Maximilian Kolbe Novena

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Traditional St. Maximilian Kolbe Novena Prayers:

O Lord Jesus Christ, who said, “greater love than this no man has that a man lay down his life for his friends,”
through the intercession of St. Maximilian Kolbe whose life illustrated such love, we beseech you to grant us our petitions . . .

(state your intentions here)

Through the Militia Immaculata movement, which Maximilian founded, he spread a fervent devotion to Our Lady throughout the world. He gave up his life for a total stranger and loved his persecutors, giving us an example of unselfish love for all men – a love that was inspired by true devotion to Mary.

Grant, O Lord Jesus, that we too may give ourselves entirely without reserve to the love and service of our Heavenly Queen in order to better love and serve our fellowman in imitation of your humble servant, Maximilian. Amen.

Hail Mary…
Hail Mary…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…


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  1. Thank you for your intersessions my son is drug free, please pray he stays that way!! Thank you St. Maximillan Thank you JESUS!!!


  3. My husband has been out of work and I have been working hard to try and keep us afloat while he looks for a job. I am sick and I can’t afford to go and get this checked out and it seems he isn’t really interested in getting a job. I have been really wondering about my marriage and what I should do. I was about to walk away from this relationship of 23 years without thinking it out. I started praying this Novena and my heart has changed its way of thinking. With this Novena I realize what is important in life, its not the job and the income its who will be there for me. My husband has started actively looking for a job and not looking so depressed. I thank you for this one. Its helped out a lot.

  4. I thank you for putting a job on my son’s path. Please give him the knowledge to
    Preserve it for a long time until maybe something better comes up. Once again
    I thank you

  5. Thank you St Maximilian for finding a job for my son.Help him to be grateful for all the blessings coming his way.Once again thank you.

  6. Thank you for listening to my prayers St Maximillian Kolbe. Please grant me the favours that I have requested and please let me be reunited with my ex-wife and family, whom I miss so much. Thank you for all the help that you have given to all the people in need. May you continue to do Gods work always.

  7. Thank you for listening to my prayers St Maximillian Kolbe.

    Please pray for my husband and for my grandson get well soon
    Thank you Dear Lord for helping my husband be stable with the injury to his stomach.

  8. Thank you St Maximillian Kolbe for interceding for my family.My daughter cleared her papers in exam though one subject is still outstanding.I know it will be released soon and in good grades too.I pray that tomorrow which is my son’s interview date to get student’s USA visa will be successful.We pray you grant our heart’s desire in JESUS holy name we pray amen.

  9. Thank you St Maximillian Kolbe for answering my prayers especially the break up recently and you revealed my sign last night.I am definitely moving on and continue to give me strength to overcome this relationship which was not good for me and my family. I had strayed away from my Catholic religion due to my relationship with this man that did me wrong. Continue to intercede to my Lord and help me not loose my focus on my family. I love you my Lord and I give you honor and glory!!

  10. Please pray for my kids and I that I get clean title to my home and will own it out right met 2 angels who helped me save my home please pray for us ~ TY

  11. This is a thank you for all your prayers, my daughter now has several job offers and will start working on 8/21. Doing what she likes best – Reading Specialist helping those young children that need to learn how to read. I am now awaiting my other prayer petition for my oldest daughter to find a good man to love and respect and love my grandson. A good christian man (Catholic if possible). Thank you for all your prayers. I know God loves us so much.

  12. St Maximilian please intercede for my friend Greg who is in an intensely painful crisis that needs a miracle to fix it.

  13. Please pray for my husband. He is wants to leave our marriage after 18 years of marriage, for another woman. We are in marital counseling for the next 6 to 8 weeks.I pray that he gives us a second chance and really make an effort to work out our problems. That he just not go through the motions. Please, I want to rebuild our marriage and our family. Please pray for Kristie F. That she find somebody else and for her healing. She is trying to fill an emptiness in herself with men after men. Only God can fill that emptiness. Until she finds him and turns toward Jesus she will continue on her path of destruction. Pray that they both give up there sinful relationship and seek God. Also pray for my children, who are hurting and for me. Pray for my strength and courage to do what is right and to continue to bear this very heavy cross.

  14. PLEASE PRAY FOR My FAMILY. My husband is out of work. Please guide us to the right place so we may be happy ! . I PRAY FOR GOOD HEALTH AND PROSPERITY FOR MY FAMILY!


  16. Please pray for my daughter (Jennifer) who has a drug addiction. she has two small children who’s lives she is putting in danger. help her realize she need help and let us get the help she needs. she is a wonderful mother but she is slowly killing herself.

  17. Please pray with me for the father of my children and his brother. They have very addictive tendencies and are struggling with addiction to pain killers. For the father of my children, he seems to have moved to this from his past addiction to alcohol. He suffers from great pain after a life-threatening injury a year ago, but he does take an excessive amount of pain killers at a time. I worry about his relationship with my very young daughters, what is left of our family, and even the safety of my daughters –even though he is a great, loving father, I worry he will make a mistake while under the influence.
    Please pray for his healing and for the healing of our relationship. Pray that one day I will be able to trust in him again.
    I thank you all and pray for your intentions, as well.

    • Jenni,

      I can only tell you my experience and what I did and am trying daily to do.

      It is difficult.I know I was in your situation for over 10 years. ( we were together total almost 20 years)

      Thought my petitions wasnt heard.

      last year I said the novena and began my spiritual journey seriously with my children (being more pro-active in my faith)

      -Praise God! On Halloween 2012, the father of my children went to a residential rehab..not just any rehab but a faith based rehab!

      As the children and I grew in our faith , he began to restore his faith in Christ and in himself! He is still working on himself (residential rehab at salvation army), we attend mass together and we go to bible study/faith formation at our paish.

      I am not saying he will never relapse ( i pray his faith will overcome any temptation )…

      The addiction battle is out of your hands now…
      you have lifted it to God and now do your part for you and the girls-

      Know that God hears your cries for help.

      As you try to gather yourself , dont forget your relationship with Christ and your duties as a Christian.Build on that and grow in faith with your daughters.

      Try to achieve a Christ-centered way of life (be it pray together, bible readings, singing praises or attending mass and sacraments). It will not be easy- trust me, i tried and tried.

      circumstances will reveal the right moment (In His Time)…

      Its not an easy road but its an easier load!

      You have the right to be worried about your daughters safety and you should be! Yes, he is the father but all lit takes is one wrong move and the children are robbed of life! (it could be as simple as a lie “betrayal” or violence….) I kept my children close to me and busy
      God gave us common sense and intuition-use it. Do what you need to do to keep your sanity and many answers I found in the bible. I know that if your will is God’s will and you ask for it in His name Our Father will bless you!

      meanwhile, ask for forgiveness and forgive, be alert, pray constantly and give thanks.

      Have faith God has made a path for you and your family to be whole again! Know that it is God’s will for you and your family to be at peace!

      If it’s okay with you, I will bring your request to my prayer group
      and we will pray for your personal intentions.

      I hope through my experience you find what you are looking for.

      Dear St.M Kolbe,
      Through interceding through you, I came closer to Our Father and Our Savior. That open the doors for my children to conversate with Christ! My husband found a new path of life filled with Jesus Divine Mercy! Thank you so much!
      Please continue to intercede for me and all the others that posted along with those that cant ask for themselves.

      Mama Mary,
      Pray for us

      Jesus I Trust In You

  18. Jennie and Delores,

    I pray with you for addiction of family members. I have a daughter addicted to drugs and alcohol with 3 small children that H and I are now caring for full time as she is in rehab. She also suffers from depression and other psychological illnesses. She has now been in rehab for 2 months and by the sounds of what she says in our phone conversations, she is not very far in her recovery. She says she doesn’t want to come home but will probably be coming home soon. The range of emotions this family (including her husband that is out of town with his job most of the time) has been incredible. I have been praying for her in my daily rosary for years for her depression and conversion for years, and now she has addiction problems as well, and we find ourselves where we are now.

    Please St. Maximilian Kolbe, pray to Jesus through Mary for our family, and for her to start on a healthy recovery and for her conversion. She says she doesn’t want me to take the children to Mass anymore, that she’s not sure she wants them raised Catholic. I feel as if this family is under tremendous attack from Satan himself. We desperately need Heaven’s help. Satan is pulling out the big guns on this family but I know Heaven’s guns are much much bigger! PLEASE PRAY FOR US AND ESPECIALLY FOR HER!

  19. Asking for prayers for my husband as he continues to fight his addiction. In seven years we have had two beautiful daughters added to the one beautiful son I brought into our marriage. However, in this time, my husband has also been to detox twice, long-term rehab once, and arrested and placed on 18-month probation once. I now have discovered that his drug use, lies, and manipulation have never stopped. I feel at my wits end. St. Max, through the blessed Mother, please pray for my husband’s recovery as well as my ability to forgive.

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