St. Monica Novena

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Saint MonicaSt. Monica is a very powerful intercessor for all those to go to her for help.

She was the mother of St. Augustine who is a Doctor of the Church and a highly revered Saint, philosopher and theologian. St. Monica prayed for her wayward son and pagan husband fervently throughout her life.

After 17 years of prayer, St. Augustine converted and eventually became the great Saint we know him as today.

The novena begins on August 18th.

Saint Monica Novena Prayers

Dear Saint Monica, you were once the mournful mother of a prodigal son. Your faithfulness to prayer brought you and your son so close to God that you are now with him in eternity. By your intercession and God’s grace, your son St. Augustine became a great and venerable Saint of the Church. Please take my request to God with the same fervor and persistence with which you prayed for your own son.

(Mention your intentions here)

With your needs, worries and anxieties, you threw yourself on the mercy and providence of God. Through sorrow and pain, you constantly devoted yourself to God. Pray for me that I might join you in such a deep faith in God’s goodness and mercy.

Above all, dear Saint Monica, pray for me that I may, like your son, turn from my sin and become a great saint for the glory of God.

St. Monica is the Patron Saint of…

Married women
Difficult Marriages

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  1. Please pray for the physical mental and spiritual healing of my daughter. May she find peace and happiness thru our Lord.

  2. St. Monica, please pray for my brother who is sick, an addict to alcohol and smoking that he may completely quit drinking and smoking and that he may get healed in Jesus mighty name. Amen

  3. Prayers for the feeling of being loved and cared liked … from a man . I’ve been in a bad hurtful marriage for many years … I met someone without even looking…hes kind .. but my insecurity make me doubt lots of things.. I need God to show me that I’m capably of being and feeling loved by a slightly older man … show him or tell him it’s ok to tell me… you know my heart.. you know I need to hear and feel it. .. and God.. forgive my sins… and I promise I’ll do my best not to hurt people .

  4. Please help him work with me. He has mental illness and no longer wants to pay the bills. We have 8 children and are sinking.

  5. Continued prayers for my family, especially for our youngest daughter that is preparing to graduate highschool. Pray she turns away from sin and the strong peer pressure that is not in a good way. Pray she looks to God for guidance and protection. Thankyou and God Bless.

  6. St Monica ,please pray for my son so he will be closer and closer to the Lord .
    Please help set him free from the game so instead he can utilize his time more for God by doing anything better to serve you and others.

  7. Please pray for the good health of my daughter. Help her make good decisions for herself. Help her stay clean and sober and safe. May she return to her spiritual self through Jesus our Lord.Amen

  8. For God to bless everyone that is on drug and turn every thing in to a blessing that they no longer want it no more not by jail not by prison are death Amen

  9. St Monica please for my loved one who is struggling with alcoholism. Please free them from this addiction and help with the hopelessness they feel. Amen

  10. St Monica please pray for my nephew and find a good lawyer get rid from the bad situation. I am begging you please please help me

  11. Please pray that my son James finds a good job where he can use his talents and support himself . Thank you St Monica!

  12. Please pray for my husband. For mental and emotional healing. For decreased stress and anxiety. Healing from past emotional wounds so he will be able to receive God’s love, and then in turn, give it. That he will be pulled out of despair and hopelessness. That anger and irritability will be lifted from his heart and soul. Pray for strength for me. That I can love him and be there for him. To support him. Even in my broken-ness. Thank you. God Bless

  13. For my son in law who has depression and then drinks that he will find healing and that his family will support his recovery as he heals thank you God’s will be done

  14. I need help. I’m loosing my spouse, my bestfriend, my sons father, my daughters stepfather. To drugs and lies and other woman. We had to separate because of drugs and he says he is sorry and he loves me.. But I just found out he was telling another woman he loves her. I’m so hurt god. I just want my husband my David back. I love him so much

  15. St. Monica please pray for me that my husband and his mistress will break up or end their 10 months relationships and their will realize that not right. the mistress first step to separate because hurting to much the feeling of the children and wife. Help me encounter with my depression and stress,

  16. St. Monica please pray for me that my husband and his mistress will break up or end their 10 months relationships and their will realize that not right. the mistress first step to separate because hurting to much the feeling of the children and wife. Help me encounter with my depression and stress about my husband doing to me.

  17. Please pray that my daughter can overcome all her heart aches and sufferings she’s endured as a child. She is fighting alcohol and useing it to forget, please pray for her, her name is Christina, In Jesus Name, thank you.

  18. Dear Saint Monica:

    I ask for thy intercession for my husbands conversion of heart, the healing of our marriage and keep us from divorce. May our Lord’s perfect will be our will and may we be open to the conviction and inspiration of His Holy Spirit.

  19. Dear St. Monica, I pray for my alcoholic nephew, he drinks daily and about a week ago when I saw him he was so drunk he didn’t remember me being at his apartment. I saw him yesterday and he didn’t look good and was drinking beer. I’ve been trying to call him since 9 last night and no answer. I pray he calls me just to let me know he’s okay. He used to drink beer and now has advanced to straight cheap vodka. I pray he’s okay. Thank you St. Monica. amen.

  20. Please help me pray that my daughter’s aftercare is one that will restore her physical and mental health. May she also find her spiritual life through Jesus our Lord.

  21. Please pray for my little boy. He is having such a hard time in second grade. He is filled with fear and anxiety. He is supposed to make his first Communion in a few weeks, but he is so nervous. He is afraid to “eat Jesus “. Any and all prayers are greatly appreciated!

  22. St Monica please intercede for me that my husband, daughter and grandson will learn to put their trust in God and return to the sacraments. Please help put the trust and joy back in my marriage. Please help my daughter who has led a wayward life since her early teens and is now in her 40’s, please help her find the strength to put her trust in God and may he heal her body, mind and soul. Help my grandson as he starts out in his adult life, keep him safe from evil, help him to make the right choices in life and eventually meet and marry a practising Catholic girl. Please save our immortal souls. I have been praying for such a long time, please help me keep faithful to God. I know he has his own plan and will answer me in His time. Thank you for your intercession and help St Monica. Amenn

  23. Prayers for my youngest daughter as she graduates from highschool, to remain kind in her heart, to never loose focus on our Wonderful Lord. Stay safe. Love her so much.

  24. St. Monica please pray for my daughter to have an encounter with Jesus, to know his love over anything else; pray for her protection while she’s living outside of God’s will.

  25. My daughter Monique is out of hand I just can’t get along with her.She been since she was a teenager now 23 and with child is even more harder to get along with. Please we can come some understanding And she will eat some humble pie. She no remose.

  26. Please pray for my children to lead good honest and decent lives and to always but God first in there lives. To always remember to service God in the Catholic fairh.

  27. My son needs prayers for him to realize that he need to get back to the church he stop going about 4 or 5 weeks now please pray for him to return back .

  28. Please pray for my son to return back to church. He stop going all of a sudden pray for him to focus back into God’s house(church)

  29. Dear St Monica
    Intercede for my son and his girlfriend. May they realize that MJ/alcohol is not in the path to successful living or portraying christian values. May they experience the conversion of heart that brought St Agustine to Christ. May God grant me and my spouse the grace/wisdom to deal with the stressors that addictions bring to families all around the world.

  30. Please intercede for my son so that he will be a better husband and father and that his heart will follow his mind in his belief. Give him the grace and strength he needs to be truly close to God and to live a more holy life.

  31. St monicah pray for my drankurd man… He picks chaos wereva hes drunk…. May i find love and peace in my mariage

  32. St Monica pray for me to get healed of ulcers, joint pains and cough. Heal my son from cough, lack of iron and diarrhoea.
    I pray all this through Jesus Christ our Lord

  33. Please restore the relationship of my daughter and my husband.Help them be more understanding of each other and ease the tension between them. I pray for their relationship be healthy and happy through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

  34. Dear St. Monica please pray for Ashley to see God’s face to turn her life to Jesus to open and unharden her heart same for my son Will and for Jenna to not be separated from us grandparents who love and miss her dearly. St. Monica pray for wisdom conversion and revelation for both Will and Ashley Pray for Jacqueline to see God in her life help her do God’s will not the will of others. Bring my kids back to you Jesus Thank you in advance

  35. Dear St Monica help my son get a job for the summer. May his application be successful today. Help his cousin S also with finding work and encourage my daughter to find employment also. Help me to be restored to full health. St Monica hear my prayer and thank you in advance for your help

  36. Please pray that my son and grandson return fully to their faith, and the sacraments, and obtain good graces with God. Also that they find stability, contentment and peace with work.

  37. Please help me to pray for my daughter. Help her to find good aftercare that will restore her mentally physically and spiritually.

    • Please pray that my son and grandson return fully to their faith, and the sacraments, and obtain good graces with God. Also that they find stability, contentment and peace with work.

  38. Please pray for Danielle Castro that she leaves Planned Parenthood but most of all comes back to the Catholic faith. She has left the faith as a complete non-believer in God. Currently she is struggling in life professionally she’s struggling personally in her relationships and she is distancing herself from her family.

  39. St.monics please pray for my family. I am completely broken. My husband missing from Jan 2018. Please pray that he returns home soon and save my marriage life. Bless my family.

  40. saint monica
    please intercede in behalf’ of my son Let him understand and straighten his faith let him open his eyes in gods name we pray Saint Monica

  41. St. Monica pray for me and my husband that we may have harmony and never fight with money anymore. That we may have enough patience with each other and continue to love each other even if we have shortcomings

  42. Dear St. Monica,
    I pray trough you and with you in company of everyone that will read this plead. Time is closing and I haven’t find a job. I will let down my kids.
    If it doest happen, nothing it will hurt me more than their criticism and lost of respect and faith in me.
    They are walking a path that is taking them away from everything that I taught them about God.
    Please pray for them and protect them just like they were yours. I beg you. With the same fervor and devotion that you did for your own son.
    Raising kids in this times is a raise against evil almost constantly. Don’t let me growth weary. Help me to keep a spirit of hope and faith.
    I am just happy while I write this prayer, because I can already anticipate the graces I will receive. If anyone will understand me is you. And also my beloved St Rita. You knew the pains of a difficult married life and the burden to educate sons in the faith against all odds and difficult situations.
    Help me to bring this prayer to God in the name of his Holy Son and the merits of his passion and resurrection. And let it be his holy will in all. Amen.

  43. St. Monica please intercede on my behalf. Pray for my marriage to COB to be restored. That God will bring COB back home to live with me and that he will end any relationship he is having with any other woman. Pray that we will start talking to and texting each other once again. His word says ask and you shall receive so I am standing on his word for my marriage.

  44. Pray for my children to return to the church and for reconciliation between my daughter with her family, thank you

  45. St Monica and St. Jude. Please give me more patience and guidance in dealing with, still, my wife leaving me and our 4 young children for another man. It’s been 1 year since she left and despite my constant prays she still has no interest in returning home. St Monica, I’m beginning to lose all hope. Im trying to surrender to you, Our Fathers and St. Jude’s will but I’m finding it so hard, so painful and draining. Please support me during these trials and tribulations. My marriage is in your hands. Thank you for listening.

  46. Please Saint Monica assist me in all my needs and guide me each and everyday towards God and increase my faith as we do this. Like my other Patron Saints I ask you for my teeth, a stable and good job, less anxieties and a browning love for God. Lastly I ask that I can forgive and be forgiven of my actions. Please help me pray from my upper and achieve the goals I wish to do with my works in Gods Name. Happy Easter to all. God bless.

  47. Carla Mercado , Victor mercado
    Joshua mercado, tobias mercado
    Jacob Mercado, Emmanuel Mercado, Thomas Mercado , y Jose Portillo , Abraham Mercado .. for each of them that you protect them from harm bless them and guide them in their daily life

  48. Dear St. Monica,
    Please intercede on behalf of my son Theodore. Draw him away from leading a wayward life. Help him to shun away from bad friends. Pray for him that he will listen to the small voice of the Lord and heed to it.
    Let him be a promising and faithful child. And draw him closer to your sacred heart. .

  49. Dear St. Monica,
    I pray for total conversion of my spouse, Augustin and my children Mehanie, Johanie and Agustin jr.
    St. Monica, please pray for me and intercede for my intentions.
    Thank you.

  50. St Monica, St Judy, our mother Mary intercede for my son Anthony to realize his worthless before the eyes of God, to accept Christ, be delivered from alcoholism and other substance abuse and revert to normal child to serve the purpose he was created for.
    Lord have mercy on him

  51. Dear St. Monica

    Please intercede of my son Michael’s behalf before the throne of God that he find meaningful work and use his God given talents in serving others for the glory and honor of our Lord in heaven.

    St. Monica, pray for us and our loved ones.

  52. Please pray for my son and my daughter’s and my cousin Susan who son pass away suddenly.send back to the catholic church in Jesus’s name amen

  53. Pray for my son Anthony who is Alcoholics, has lost hope in life, self hate, lacks confidence and no future plans. He hates church.

  54. Dear Saint Monica, I beg you to cure my husband’s depression. Please ask Jesus to give him to relief. Today. Also, please help my husband find a new job very soon. I desperately need your intercession.

  55. Please St. Monica pray for me. I can’t take this pain anymore. I’m living in fear. My marriage is so broken. I just want to live in peace with my beautiful kids H & A. Please pray for me.

  56. Dear St. Monica
    I pray that you interceed on my husbands behalf, ask God to heal him of his alcoholism mind, body and soul. Cast out from him every craving, dependency and desire he has ever had for alcohol. Help him in his struggles and give him the desire, courage and success to be sober now and always. In Jesus name I pray.

  57. Please help me pray for my daughter. Help her find her way to the right path. Help her in her recovery to full health in mind body and spirit. In Jesus name Amen.

  58. St. Monica pls intercede to God for me. I’m asking help for my granddaughter. She is in her senior year in college and has gotten in a relationship with a person who is controlling and smokes weed. The relationship is 4 months old. He had moved in to her apartment. He doesn’t allow her to speak when we talk or ask her questions. He does all the talking and what he ask her to do. She does. She has stopped all commutation with my daughter(mother), siblings and myself. I have been praying for her and today I received a phone call from her. Thank you Jesus. I told her that I loved her and if she feels threatened or abuse. To call me at anytime. She defends him. We have looked him up in police records and found he has been arrested before on a family assault.
    She has stopped going to church.
    Pls take my request to God with the same fervor and persistence which you prayed for your son.
    In Jesus name. Amen

  59. Dear st. Monica please take my requests to God with the same favour and persistence with which you prayed for your son. I am praying God to converts my husband to Roman Catholic belief so that I can attend services freely anytime I want to go the church and serve my Lord. Sometimes he will allow me but when I got home he is angry and fighting. God help me please

  60. Please help me pray for my daughter.Help her take her aftercare seriously and devote herself to a good recovery. Help her find healing in mind body and soul.