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. Please help and pray for my drug addicted husband sammy that he will find the strength to fight the temptation and stop his addiction and turn back to his family and to god ….

  2. Pray for a friend’s son & daughter-in-law & 2 daughters. The parents are addicted to drugs.

    I will pray for you too.
    May you feel God’s love soon.

  3. Please pray for my husband who has an addiction to pot and alcohol. It is slowly destroying our marriage. I have sleepless nights and anxiety. I pray his addictions will disappear and we have a happy healthy relationship and will be loving towards each other once again for the sake of our children and us.

  4. Please let me know where I can get a copy of the above Novena. Thank you. My Son is addicted to drugs and suffering from mental illness. He has literally destroyed my home. His behavior has caused me stress induced seizures and twice put me in the hospital. I am praying that God in his mercy will grant him to be rid of the drug demons and become emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually healthy again.

  5. Pax Et bonum
    Pls pray for Angelica she is pregnant and is going through hard times now cos of her partner frank.He doesn’t want the baby

    God bless

  6. I have family members who are addicted to drug, if you have more novena, for dugs, alcohol, or gambling please let me know. Thank you and God bless. I just did your Christmas novena. Thank you again for your ministry.

  7. Prayers for my son, Mark, who is addicted to crystal meth and homeless in San Diego, CA. We, his family, continue to reach out to him; but, he refuses and says that being homeless is difficult and hard and the daily constant struggle to survive keeps him from suicide. St. Maximilian Kolby, patron saint of drug addicts, help Mark know that he is loved by you, Our Heavenly Father, the Immaculate Mary, her son, Jesus and his earthly family. Please guide me in my thoughts, words and actions in following God’s will in the healing process.

  8. Please pray for Lou who is very sick with a bacterial infections and continues to drink beer and vodka after being released from the hospital. I pray he is free of these demons and gets on with his life. He stays away from it for a few days even up to 14 days then goes back.
    I pray he moves on from this and goes back to confession and church and the Lord and the blessed mother lift him up from all this evil.

  9. Dearest St Maximilian. please hear my desperate need for prayers for my alcoholic and drug addicted nephew/godchild. He’s a grown man who has been suffering from this for years. He also had medical problems and is drinking and not taking his medically necessary prescriptions isn’t allowing him to get well. He’s been hospitalized 5 times in the last 2 months . He needs a miracle to free him of this addiction along with his depression and high anxiety. Amen.

  10. Please heal my son from his video game addiction and that he will become successful with school and life. Please pray for a financial miracle, and a financial breakthrough. We are in a severe financial crisis. Please pray that I quickly find a job with an excellent salary, excellent benefits, and excellent hours so that I may support my children while having time to love and care for them. Please help me to make the right decisions for my family. Please pray to empower me to gain financial abundance and financial prosperity. Please pray that I am able to gain the skills needed to obtain an excellent job. Please pray to heal my daughter, my son, and myself. Please pray for happiness, peace, love, success, and joy in my family. Thank you.

  11. Please St Maximilian Kolbe help me, help me defeat my OCD, and Anxiety. Help me end my addiction to porn and lust, help me with my anger and pride— help me love and cherish my wife. Please inctercede on my behalf and ask the blessed Mother to intercede and un do these knots in my life!!!

  12. I beg the intercession of St Kolbe and Our Mother to pray for me that I may be released from the bondage of my addiction to porn. For those that I have hurt that they may be healed. Give me hope for my future that I may find freedom, restoration, and love.

  13. St Maximilian Kolbe

    I beg you to please intercede on my behalf and ask our Lord to take away my husband’s indifference and fill his heart with love.

    Please help me be strong so that I may detach myself from this abuse.

    If anyone has any wisdom to help me cope this please I ask you to share it with me.

  14. Please Max help with financial assistance Bless my loved ones and families Link is with good friends that will love and help us Please I beg you

  15. Please pray for Jeremy that he will be healed of his meth addiction which is distroying him. Make him see that he has a purpose in his life and is loved. Help him gain freedom from all his problems and life with peace and joy in God’s love. May his relationship with his girlfriend grow and blossom into something beautiful.

  16. Please pray for Amanda that she will be given the strength from you Saint Maximilian Kolbe, God and the Blessed Mother to overcome her addiction. I pray that she will turn to you to help her overcome this . Thank you for listening to my prayer.

  17. Please pray for Christopher who is battling herion addiction and all addiction to be totally healed from this dreadful scourge, it has taken many years of his life please pray that he will have the strength to fight it. Pray that he will turn to Jesus with all his problems. I thank you in advance for all your prayers.

  18. Thank you for hearing my prayers. Please heal, harmonize & guide us all on a path of love, compassionate caring & integrity. Amen.

  19. Saint Maximilian please ask our Mother to join with you and intercede for us that our financial situation will be improved for the sake of Lola Thank you

  20. Thank you Fr Max for all the miracles that you did for my daughter and family. Please keep Alli on the right track and have her keep on having good wholesome friends. Let both my girls live the Blessed Mother with all their heart. Take away all my nerves and depression and insomnia, so that I may do Gods work. Also take away Olivia addiction to food. I thank you in Jesus name. I love you my friend, thank you for finding Alli

  21. Please find a peaceful resolution to our present international crisis. Fill world leaders and those working in the background with the insight, integrity and resources to find solutions and common ground so as to replace conflict and tension with reconciliation & world peace. Amen.

  22. Peace and love between my daughters and myself. Forgiveness from all I have harmed. Truer devotion to Jesus & Mary. Spiritual, physical, emotional, moral, mental and financial healing for my daughters and me.please help me be able to pay my mortgage and bills this month

  23. Dearest St. Maximilian Kolbe, please intercede and pray for my son. May he fully recover from his health issues, believe in himself & soon find direction, love & success in all his endeavours. I ask also that you incercede and oust all corrupt world leaders from power, along with any of their evil associates – replace them quickly with leaders of integrity, goodness and honour who will strive for the betterment of humanity. Amen.

  24. Everyday I learn something new about St. Maximillian Kolbe. I understand he was a modest, humble, and loving person who loved the fellow Friers, Catholics, and community at large. He shared his love with those around him by dimple and affordable, but worthy gifts of profound and genuine brotherly love.
    I pledge to follow in his steps, even if I start small, it will be a progressive effort in an endeavor to be a true and sincere instrument of the Immaculate Conception in making the triumphant rule of the Kingdom of Sacred Heart a reality at St. Damian Parish, and in the District of Maseru, Lesotho.
    O Mary Conceived Without Sin, Pray For Us Who Have Recourse In You. Amen.
    With You, To You, By You, and For You Blessed Virgin Mary, nothing is impossible to Jesus through You.

  25. Thank you for the inspiring novena which also reiterates the historical background of St. M. Kolbe to reinforce our individual understanding of what the MI Movement is about throughout the novena days.
    Is there a laminated Prayer/Novena Card that I can obtain and proliferate so I can share it with my fellow members of the Lesotho MI?
    Secondly, is there a Pin/Insignia for MI Membership, so I can have a constant reminder of my consecration to Immaculate Conception, and my obligations?
    Your response will be highly appreciated.

  26. I think a Novena to St. Maximilian Kolbe is needed because I see a lot of intentions for loved ones with problems of addiction and he is the patron saint of addicts. His feast day is August 14, 9 days from today.

  27. O am praying for my grandson dson Joel. On 14th Aug 2016 the house went on fire he had to jump from a window a neighbour caught him, his mum jumped she badly shattered her ankle and had a number of operations and was in hospital for 3 months. Joel’s dad went downstairs to see what was setting off the alarm and with his last breath he called to his family to get out of the house – he used his last breath to save his family. God rest his soul. God please heal Joel and get him back on track, heal his anxiety and let him find Jesus.

  28. Thank you for the novena to the Saint who gave his modest life to save his fellow prisoner. He inspires “me” to do a thorough and objective introspection so I can acknowledge and accept my weaknesses, and turn them into an opportunity to change for the better in serving the Immaculate Conception through the spiritual and corporal works of mercy to my neighbors, fellow Catholics, and those in dire need equally.
    St. Maximilian Kolbe, pray me, pray for us so we can follow your example. Amen!

  29. I’m praying this for my husband who has just relapsed, that Jesus may heal him and grant him true recovery and to know an dlove God and Jesus with all his heart and life. In Jesus name Amen

  30. Praying this for Wuilly Arteaga, the young violinist and freedom fighter in Venezuela who has just been beaten and arrested (again) for protesting the communist Castro-backed regime of Madura. Please join me in prayer.

  31. Praying this for Wuilly Arteaga, the young violinist and freedom fighter in Venezuela who has just been beaten and arrested (again) for protesting the communist Casto-backed regime of Madura. Please join me in prayer.

  32. I’m praying for family members success in overcoming their addictions and destructive behaviors, and for my family members and friends dealing with very serious health issues, and for the emotional well being of all my family and friends, and answers to prayers that they hold deep in their hearts.

  33. Thanks for the rehabilitation in Logansport louisiana The Freedom. I pray for all the volunteers, workers & pts. MAy they all see the way to beat there addition through your Name. Amen ps My son to stay on the right path.

  34. Please please pray for my Granddaughter who is frightening a drug addiction, she needs so much help. Pray that St. Maximum Kolbe finds the right person to help her…..She is on the way to rehab and is frightening very hard…..

  35. I pray and humbly ask that my family is secure and safe and know how much I appreciate their love and support. I have prayed for direction and tomorrow i go to a program which will transform my life. Im sad because i feel like i started working on relationships that are now put on hold. So i pray and ask lord that you keep a watchful eye over my daughter and provide her with happiness, security and courage. Please be a voice in her heart that reminds hervhow much she is lived and that i am so proud of her compassion and empathy. I pray for my mom that she finds her inner light and begins to shine brighter than she ever has. I pray that all her pain and discomfort subsides quickly and that she knows i will take care of her when she has her surgery. I pray for my bestbfriend who turned out to be deceptive i ask that she too seeks help for her addiction and thar she forgives herself and me for betraying trust. I pray for my brothers.. Please remind them how much i love them and value them. I want them father lord in my life more. St. Maximillan i pray for all family members especially my mom who suffer from addiction. May it be lifted from their hearts. I pray for my step dadvthat he continues to be patient with my mom and continues to be a source of strength for my momma. I pray for my ex husband that he continues to take his role as a father as serious as he does. I pray father that he remains hopefull and has faith in me as a mother. Give hom a soft mote understanding heart. I ask for the courage to be fearless while taking a moral inventory and the courage to make ammends. I ask that the addiction deamons be cast into hell and never allowed back into my life. I ask all these things with a open heart and a loving mind body and soul. Amen

  36. Please i pray for the strength and the will power to be freed from the evil sprits and deamons who seek to destroy my life and those around me. I pray for my addiction to be lifted and the obsession to be taken away as I struggle daily. Free me from the wicked slavery of addiction to all things that harm me and destroy my life.I pray that my daughter and I continue to grow stronger and that I am able to provude her wit a home to live in and to have the things i need for her to reach her fullest potential. I pray for my mother to also have her addiction lifted and for her too to be freed from the slavery of addiction. I pray for my girlfriend to be freed from the evil deamins of addiction and for her niece and nephew to have her to count on. Please i humbly ask… Amen

  37. Please St. Kobe pray for my husband, son, and sisters. Pray that they will resist temptations and seek out our ever loving Father. Amen

  38. Please St.Maximilian,pray for my unborn scheduled for a check up on Saturday for D&C.may you intercede for me that the child will be found alive and healthy.please Maximilian help me to receive good news this day.Amen

  39. St. Maximilian Kolbe intercede for me as I pray for my 54 yr.old husband who is addicted to crack cocaine. Help him overcome fear, to resist all temptations and allow his body to say no more. I pray that he be healed by the grace of god. In Jesus name we pray!

  40. Praying for my son, Jeff’s addiction to drugs, alcohol, sex and pornography.
    Praying for my son, Jay’s addiction to drugs, gambling, drugs and pornography.
    Praying for my sons to return to their roots founded in the Word of God and their Christian foundation and upbringing.
    Praying for my sons repentance and salvation through Christ Jesus.
    Praying for all evil and demonic spirits be cast out of my sons.

  41. I pray that my three children will overcome their cigarette addiction. On their own I can see how impossible this is, but with Gods grace and through the intercession of St Maximillian Kolbe all things are possible. All praise, glory and honor are yours Lord.

  42. Please pray that my niece Monique will seek help and break free from her drug addiction. Pray that she will find the strength to make a better life for herself.

  43. Pray for my son addicted to herion. Presently in rehab, he needs the strength to stay in sobriety. He has a 6 year old son that loves him and needs him. Please hear my prayer. Amen.

  44. Please pray that a loved one finds the strength he needs to overcome his addiction to heroin and prescription pills. That he is able to be honest about his lies and change his life through rehab. That he can see the future God intended for him and put in the hard work it will take to overcome his demons.

  45. – pray for my sons to be free from the use of marijuna.
    – the courage to say no to the urge by turning to God. By making Jesus their friend whom they can share everything with.

  46. Please pray for my son SD ,give her m the strength he needs to overcome his addictions.To put someone positive in his life & him to be rid of all bad influences that always leads him down the same wrong path.For him to realize he needs Jesus in his life .

  47. Please pray for my husband to overcome his addiction. Pray for his time in jail to be a penance and time of reflection. Pray for the people hurt and hurting. Pray for my children and Gods will in my marriage.

  48. Please pray for my son. Let the addiction he has been taken over with be out of his mind. Body, soul. Give him the space in his heart and mind for your love and come back to us a changed young man. Let him open his heart to your never ending love. Amen.

  49. Lord Jesus, through the intercession of St Maximillian Kolbe, please give me the strength for everyday battle, and grant me freedom from my addiction to pornography. Amen.

  50. I beg for your help to give my daughter the strength she needs to fight her addiction. She is unable to do this on her own. Again she lost a job because of it. I’ve prayered every novena let this be the one. Send financial help to save her home. Please watch over her young daughter.

  51. Pray for my family will have a safe and good night and good night sleep..AF and family will exercise,eat healthy and lose weight. Pray for my marriage and family. Pray for Liz and Scott marriage and Aiden and Ella. Pray for A.F addiction to eat to much.Pray for T.F,G.F.R.F. S.R.N.B who drink to much.Pray for Mary and Nate marriage and new home,cars,jobs,being pregnant,conversion,health.Pray for Tom and Alysha engagement,new home,van,girls,conversion,health. Pray for Ryan and Kylie.Pray for Ryan conversion,health,grades,jobs,finds good spouse and does well in college.Thanksgiving for gifts answered.

  52. Dear lord thank you for all you do. I pray that my children n grandchildren will seek n serve yiu. Send people into their lives who will encourage them. MAY my son desire to be baptized and serve you with his music. I’m pray for ladies on bible study peace n hesling. I pray for me n my best f r I end strength as we pray for our families. Olz save our home and let court modify and protect us from all evil. awesome God thank you. ST MAXIMILIAN INTERFERE FOR ALL ADDICTION TO BE OVERCOME 8N JESUS NAME

  53. Just began this novena and results are amazing. My boyfriend is off cigarettes and another complex problem involving addiction And an innocent child is improving. I intend to keep saying this powerful novena.

  54. Please say this st. maximilian prayer for me everybody, I’m addicted to cigarettes, cocaine, antipsychotics, alcohol and sinning. Thank you very much. God bless you.

  55. Dear St. Maximilian Kolbe,

    Please intercede for me and ask God to finally heal my son Tom of his afflictions that keep him going back to substance abuse and sever the ties with the people places, things and habits of that lifestyle. In the name of Jesus Christ, please help him to finally free himself from that life and return to his Catholic faith. Thank you.

  56. please intercede for my daughter Jessie who is struggling with prescption drugs. She has severe migraine headaches and is now addicted to prescribed medicine. Please alleviate the migrains and the addiction to the medication. I beseech you to help her with this struggle.

  57. Please intercede for my brother,ivan, he is struggling with a major addiction…set him free and guide him to a spiritual conversion.and repentance..heAL him in the mighty name of Jesus…Amen

  58. St. Maximillian Kolbe ,please obtain for my only son Dean peace of mind and he will be set free. Give back his freedom that he will live a normal life.Please pray for his prosecutor that he will have conversion and forgiveness.Please help that his public defender is God appointed for my son.Next court is Sept. 15th .God have mercy.

  59. St. Maximilian Kolbe, my husband’s chosen patron; please pray for him, that he can be set free from the power of the evil one and be healed, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

  60. Please St Maximillian Kolbe intercede for my son DJMH. Help him to overcome his addiction to drugs and to love Jesus forever. Addictions have taken over my family . Please help them all in Jesus’ name.

    • Please St Maximillian Kolby Please help my son DJM that God will give him back his freedom and live a normal life again. Please do not let me and his father be separated from my son because he has to go to prison for years? Please Maximillian take care of this matter its so urgent. Pray for the prosecutor and the judge. My son suffered so much and I am so heart broken. Please help us.

  61. St. Maximillian, please intercede and pray for my daughter LES, may she turn away from drugs and turn back to You Lord. May He bless her journey and keep her safe. Also pray for her sagaaon may he continue to feel his mother’s love, always.

  62. St. Maximilian,
    Please pray for Edward who had his left leg amputated and during the amputation had a stroke that resulted in no movement of the right side of his body and no speech.

  63. St. Maximilian, pray for my daughter, may she turn away from drugs and the desire to end her life . May she return to God and know this is the path to happiness. I am so scared and feel that I have somehow failed her. Please pray that we may both survive this with a closer relationship with our Lord and savior . Pray also for my grandson and other children that they not be terribly affected. In Jesus’ name I pray.

  64. Please pray for. Y son Bishop someone shot him feb 10 2016 at 11:45am and no one knows why or they will not say. He was 26 years old and always helped others for nothing in return

  65. I plead with you for prayers for my son. He is the sweetest son. He recently started a friendship with a young man who has been a terribly bad influence. He has admitted his drug use to me. He is trying to kick the drug use and return to his previous lifestyle. My son is very bright and talented and without the drugs he has a very bright future. My heart is so heavy and I have to say I have never been so scared In my life. I beg you for prayers for my awesome son.

  66. This prayer was beautiful I would love more novena’s like this one thank you for having me sign up it means so much to me especially for my soulmate

  67. Thank you St Maximilian Kolbe for helping to heal my son. I have been praying to you for a long time and you along with St Jude, St Anthony Mother Mary and al the Archangels and Angels have been very very kind I thank you with all my heart.

  68. I get accepted into law school. Faustina return home by her 18th birthday. Sarah speaks and is potty trained by August. My wife and I obtain substantial employment. I and all my love ones go straight to heaven…

  69. I get accepted into law school. Faustina return home by her 18th birthday. Sarah speaks and is potty trained by August. My wife and I obtain substantial employment. I and all my love ones go straight to heaven..

  70. I get accepted into law school. Faustina return home by her 18th birthday. Sarah speaks and is potty trained by August. My wife and I obtain substantial employment. I and all my love ones go straight to heaven.

  71. I get accepted into law school. My wife and I obtain substantial employment. I have the winning proposal to develop Maryland heights Missouri. Faustina return home by her 18th birthday. I and all my love ones are daily filled with the Holy Spirit and we go straight to Heaven when we die. That we live to 120 years and we are always mentally, physically and Spiritually healthy. The my daughter Sarah talks and get potty trained by August.

  72. That I get accepted into law school preference is St Louis university school of law. I win my election on April 5th. I am awarded the contract to develop Maryland heights Missouri. I and my wife Christine obtain substantial employment. That St Gemma’s floor is view as beautiful. That my clients are happy with my work and my business grows. I get funding for the nonprofit organization and for a the unspoken intention that my mind may have forgot. I ask this through Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior, Amen…

  73. That I get accepted into law school preference is St Louis university school of law. I win my election on April 5th. I am awarded the contract to develop Maryland heights Missouri. I and my wife Christine obtain substantial employment. That St Gemma’s floor is view as beautiful. That my clients are happy with my work and my business grows. I get funding for the nonprofit organization and for a the unspoken intention that my mind may have forgot. I ask this through Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior, Amen..

  74. That I get accepted into law school preference is St Louis university school of law. I win my election on April 5th. I am awarded the contract to develop Maryland heights Missouri. I and my wife Christine obtain substantial employment. That St Gemma’s floor is view as beautiful. That my clients are happy with my work and my business grows. I get funding for the nonprofit organization and for a the unspoken intention that my mind may have forget. I ask this through Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior, Amen..

  75. That I get accepted into law school preference is St Louis university school of law. I win my election on April 5th. I am awarded the contract to develop Maryland heights Missouri. I and my wife Christine obtain substantial employment. That St Gemma’s floor is view as beautiful. That my clients are happy with my work and my business grows. I get funding for the nonprofit organization and for a the unspoken intention that my mind may have forget. I ask this through Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior, Amen.

  76. Saying many novenas for my stepdaughters well being from her medical condition also to help relieve some stress on my wife’s behalf. Trying to recover money that is owed to us from our recent move to Florida.

  77. Dear saint kolbe
    Please husband who is in prison to get pardoned nd granted an early release for we desparately need him home more especially for his son who miss him dearly
    Intercede for us to the lord almighty in sending the power of the holy spirit to his caseworkers and oprison authority for this we with our faith we trust that you will answer our prayers .

    Saint Maximillian pray for us

  78. St. Maxililian Kolbe… Please help my husband leave the drugs… Help him stay strong and stay away from all kinds of drugs.. I beg u.. To help him… Please ask the lord to guide my husband to the right path…

  79. St. Maximilian Kolbe, I have learned that you would be the Saint that would be there for me when praying for a drug addiction. My son has just not had much success with kicking a drug habit. I know that God has his ways and they are much wiser than mine so I am asking you to intercede for and pray with me for my own faith in knowing that God hears my prayer for my son. If possible, ask for protection for his physical well being and deliver him from any evil that surrounds him and ask for as quick a response as possible for his daily needs. Thank you and I will be in prayer with you over the next nine days. Thank you for your sufferings that you endured for your neighbor. If possible kiss my lord and savior, Jesus and his Mom and plead for our son and his miracle he needs. I feel guilty just focused on my needs because of the great deal of families that are going through the same thing but were not raised in a home that taught them to look to heaven…
    Please be with us all. Even those who do not know how to ask.

  80. I would give my life up for Drew. I have been inspired by him since middle school. I am friend of the homeless and I ask the Holy Spirit to help Drew and Hugo to conquer sin and temptation, as well as help to be obedient to God’s commands. Saint Maximilian Kolbe I pray that you empower us to best friends forever and ever for eternity, and let us live Christian lives. Amen

  81. Dear St Maximilian,
    Thank you for your inspiration . The Lord sent me to you to help me please help me with the situation at work. Lord through the intercessions of your saints deliver me from the evil spirit. St Maximillian, intercede for me with the situation with QH, AM, LW, FS,TH, RM,
    I Thank and plead with you to help me with the situation with QH. I surrender the whole situation to your intercessions to the Heart of Jesus Christ.
    I pray all this in the name of the Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

  82. Please help US,I beg of you. We are in a desperate situation and need help.Please ask our lord Jesus Christ and his blessed mother Mary and St Joseph and all the saints and angels in heaven to help us.Thank you

  83. Please Pray for my grand daughter and grandson who are using drugs! Please Our Lady help give them wisdom understanding and Knowledge Bless them to come strong in their faith. I thank thee my Jesus I Praise thee my Jesus.