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.

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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 my son who is schizophrenic and is addicted to marijuana. Please pray for his mind to be healed and have a productive life. He is 32 and moved back home at 25. It has been absolute hell. I pray that he gets help before too long. My health can’t take any more.

  2. Today I begin this Novena to Saint Monica. Today I begin my journey to sobriety. Saint Monica, please walk with me; hold out your hand when I begin to stumble.

  3. St Monica, I thank you for your prayers and intercession. my son has been sober for 9 months. I continue to ask for prayers that my sons will return to mass and the sacraments. Thank you.

  4. Dear St Monica, please help my son, get a good job.

    Help him dear lord.

    Make all things possible for him.

    every application sent forth must have the Lords unmeritted, uncommon favour upon my child dear Lord, please help him.

    u r the way father bless him, and keep him safe under the shadow of your wings. Lord you ordained him into this world, so i challenge you to undertake for him, open flood gates of abundant blessing over his life i pray in Jesus mighty name.

    you are the way mighty Lord.

    Also help my younger son in his grade 11 studies to excel. keep him safe and protected with your seal, and your armor. give both my children your values, character, walk talk, virtues, manner’s mighty Jesus, Give them a teachable mind knowledgable spirit and a desire to learn at all times. Anoint them with fresh annointing from your throne room of grace.

    give them you insight, and a mind of christ at all times. shower them with your peace joy, love and ever lasting tranquilty from above.

    As they are seated at your table may the always drink of your cup and eat of your table. i declare prosperity, and all their request of accuracy abundance and excellency to be over their lives. they will be the head where they thread their feet mighty father. i ask all these mercies in Jesus mighty name.


  5. Please pray that God restore my daughter to her physical and mental health. May He guide all those who are helping her.

  6. Please pray for my daughter who is suffering greatly. Please guide all her doctors to help her. May she find mental stability and happiness thru Jesus our Lord.

  7. For my son, that he turn away from his vices and his lying, and that he find his purpose and passion, gain work ethic, and work diligently to please God in all things. And for my husband who needs direction, freedom from addiction, fortitude, and perseverance. And for my other son that he be filled with the fire of the Holy Spirit.

    • I am also praying for the conversion and sobriety of my husband and daughter. May your family find Gods light and be guided in the right direction. Amen.

  8. Dear Saint Monica,

    My husbands job has taken him from a life of family into long nights away from home ; days of travelling, alcohol and unfaithfulness.

    Please pray for my husband who has fallen into this evil life and Pray also that he finds his way back to his life with his wife and children ; that he turns all his hate and anger into love for family. That he find happiness through us ; who love him. Please bring back my husband and help him love me …us again.

    Help protect my children and I from this hurt and deception. Help save us from a broken home.

  9. I pray for my husband.
    May his spiritual eye be open to see.
    May his spiritual ear be unblocked.
    May his heart soften towards us.

    May the truth be revealed.
    May he learn to love and value us.

    May only God lead him.
    May he be free of his prison And remember that he got into the marriage willing.
    May my husband’s dignity be resorted.
    May he learn to forgive himself and forgive me his wife.

    May our marriage stand the test of time.
    In Jesus mighty name I pray.

  10. St Jude,

    Please pray for my two sons from the past hurts for what their father put them through to divide them and to hate one another.
    Root out their anger resentment any jealousy for each other from what their father seeded in them when they were little.

    Please help and intervene so they can love and respect one another for the glory of God.

  11. Dear Saint Monica,
    Thank you for your prayers for my son who was seeking employment.
    Please pray for him with other challenges he is facing.
    Thank you for your intercession and prayers. You are a source of strength and help.

  12. Please pray for my son to overcome his addiction by turning towards God. Please give his wife strength to stand beside him in his journey

  13. My husband left me a month ago. He left in anger due to financial difficulties that I caused. There is a lack of trust on both sides. I completed a novena to saint Jude and my husband and I began to talk. I completed a novena to Mary Undoer of Knots and my husband and I began working on our issues and began seeing each other again. My only defense is prayer so I’m laying our marriage at the feet of Christ and asking everyone I can to pray for us. I just don’t want us back together, I want us stronger than what we were before.

  14. Please pray for my daughter. Help her do the right things. Stay/get clean and sober find health and happiness and return to God and those who love her.

  15. Pray for my Husband to soften his heart and turn towards his family, lovingly honoring his vows. Give us strength to remain patient, open and loving in anticipation of his conversation

  16. Please pray for conversion of Bharathidasan/Chottu, to cleanse him of stubbornness,arrogance, grudge, ego, anger, and bring him back to me calling me “mummy” again. Lord, make him realize how much I love him as my kid and please bring my chottu back to me.AMEN

  17. St MonicI ask your intecession for reconciliation of family members who are struggling with raising wayward children.
    You know the issue i refer too.
    Thank you.

  18. Please help me pray for my husband to forgive my sin and for him to see the light. I trust that everything is possible for God. There’s no problem too big for God. Help me pray to remind my husband about the importance of our vow to God and how important is a child. I know you can show me miracle and I will be very thankful until the rest of my life. I will spread the good news.

  19. Pray for my son that his behavior improve. That his sinus infection clear up.sleep better. For his mother for strength to care for him. For health and happiness. Not to lose hope. That his program will be successful. And his worker be a great role model for my son. And look out for him. Pray that all my settlement be deposited into my account soon.

  20. Please pray for my neighbors Shae and Jeff in their difficult marriage. There’s a lot that needs to change, and Shae is overwhelmed.

    I also humbly ask for prayers for my son, Nick. I pray for a conversion of his heart, that he turns away from what is not good, true and beautiful and back to our faith. He has many internal battles.

    Thank you.

  21. Please help me pray for my daughter. May she find God and return to the family who loves her. Help her choose wisely, get clean and sober, and learn from her mistakes. I pray always for her health and happiness.

  22. Pls help me st. Monica. Make my husbund go back to the light of Christ. May he’s unfaithfulnes, alcoholism, sex addiction, alcoholism, drug addiction will be stop. May he repent and realize in all his sins. Give my husband clarity of mind. May his love for GOD and his family will win. Help my children to find decent ang well compensated jobs. Help me and my children to have peace of mind, faith to CHRIST, joy of our hearts. Heal our memories.

  23. Please pray for my son, to change his heart and mind of same sex attractions. Turn away from the devil and towards God and listen to the desires of God and not his own evil desires.

  24. Please pray for all who are far from God. I pray especially for my daughter for her health and well being. May she return to God and the church and find comfort there.

  25. Please pray for my prodigal wayward teen daughter to return to the faith of our family, our church, and the sacraments. Pray that she distances herself away from the influences and the family she has fallen in love with that have removed her from our family and faith.

  26. Dear St. Monica, please pray for my daughter, a lost soul. She’s been bullied, by gang members, surrounded by misdirected kids and with this is a problematic child. Play to Our Lord, Jesus for mercy, That her heart and soul be touch and directed only to holiness, truth, and love thru Our Lord, Amen

  27. Dearest St. Monica, I would love prayers for my alcoholic nephew, please take away his thirst for alcohol, especially vodka. He used to drink beer and now has advanced to straight vodka. He is on disability for a back injury that left him with severe nerve damage in 2009. He also suffers from anxiety and depression and is always trying to self medicate. I pray daily for him as you did for your son. I pray he stays safe, healthy and is able to continue to live in his apartment and care for himself. Amen.

  28. Please help me pray for the health of my daughter. My our Lord guide her in making good decisions and lead her back to God and the church.

  29. Please pray for the conversion of my family. Help them choose wisely find health happiness and sobriety thru Jesus our Lord Amen.

  30. St. Monica, please intercede for the conversion of my best friends, family, classmates, and teammates. Please lead them all closer to our Lord and to happiness, health, purity, and sobriety.

  31. Dear St. Monica, I’m in need of prayers for my alcoholic nephew, he was just released from the hospital for the 6th time in 5 months yesterday. I think he’s drinking already even though he had a serious bacterial infection. I keep going to mass daily and praying the rosary, I pray he gets the help he needs and can open his heart to the holy spirit. I also pray for his healing. Amen.

  32. Please pray for my daughter who suffered a recent relapse. She quickly went to rehab and is working very hard to maintain her sobriety. Please pray for her safety and for strength as she struggles on this path.

    And I pray for the intercession of St. Monica for understanding, wisdom, and strength to be the mother that will best serve my daughter. I have unwittingly enabled her in the past, and it will require diligence and wisdom on my part to truly understand that enabling comes in many forms and that any enabling is hurting my daughter.

    Thank you.

    • Praying for all who suffer. May our children find joy happiness and sobriety thru the intercessions of St. Monica and our Lord Jesus Christ.

  33. Please pray for my troubled and difficult marriage, I believe marriage is an eternal bond with your chosen spouse. I want my marriage to be restored and family blessed. Also for my spouse to return to a faith in God and renewal of his mind , body and soul.

  34. Pls help me to pray this novena for the reconciliation of my relationship and to maybe have children if God deems me fit to one day have a child as im getting older im beginning to worry time may run out.

  35. Please pray for my husband S to stop drinking and v good man.
    Good father good husband businesses good business and take life easy.
    Many thanks Hannah

  36. Dear Saint Monica
    Please pray for my son and the issues he is facing.
    Please pray for him as he seeks employment, please pray for his health. Please help with his faith.
    Thank you for your intercession and prayers, you are a source of strength.

  37. i pray through St Monica, for my husband who is so hot tempered and does not believe in me in any however much i have stood with him in all his times of trial.

    May the lord touch his heart especially at this time when the bank wants to take the house and he has abandoned us

    St Monica intercede for us
    Mother Mary pray for us

  38. Please pray for my son. He is in very bad company and he isn’t treating his family well. Help him to change his life and be devoted to his family.

  39. Heavenly Father, St Monica, St Anne, St Joseph, St Anthony, and Blessed Mother thank you for my many blessings. Please guide Vicki on her career path and may her bosses see how hard she is working and may she grow closer to God. Help Nick to start school soon and for his marriage to Dot take place 9/1. Help Alie and Alex on their career paths and keep them safe during their military obligations. Of this I ask through Christ my Lord. Amen

  40. Please intercede for me and take my petition to Our lord Jesus, for my son to have success in his career, to find his soulmate & happiness, to be healed of all his ailments and find peace of mind. That we will hear positive results from social security. Please pray for me that I’ll be bless with a windfall so I can retire by the end of this year. Thank you.

  41. Please pray for the conversion of my husband and daughter. May they both find health happiness and sobriety thru Jesus our Lord. Amen

  42. Please help me pray for the conversion of my daughter husband and father. Help my family return to God and the church find health and happiness and get clean and sober. May our household be restored to good health. Amen.

  43. St Monica please help me pray for my family. My God guide them keep them safe and restore them all to good health. Help my husband and daughter find happiness and God.

  44. St. Monica. Please intercede for me. Help my husband find a new job soon. A job in which he can develop professionally. I beg you to intercede for us soon.

  45. I humbly request to please send a prayer for me to Saint Monica so that she intercedes before our glorious Heavenly Father to save my marriage. To free my husband from the sin of lust that has him inslaved to his mistress. To enlighten him, bring him back to be a christian, loving husband & father of our daughter again. That the Holy Spirit make him see how much he is hurting us & his mistress’s husband & child as well with this erratic behavior & to guide him to do the right thing. that he come back with the pure, honest heart & love I feel he still has for us. To please restore our union so we can be the happy family we were before all this started.
    In Jesus Name. Amén
    Thanks everyone for helping me to pray to Saint Monica for this big necessity.

  46. Please pray for the conversion of my husband and daughter guide them back to God and the church. Help them to get clean and sober. Restore my family to good health thru Jesus amen.

  47. Saint Monica, please pray for the repose of the soul of my 24 year old son, Daniel, who passed away on December 29, 2017 while home visiting from is duties as serving in the United States Marine Corp. He leaves behind a 22 year old wife, Kristin, a 21 month old daughter, Rose, and a 3 month old son, Eric. Please help us understand and cope with this tragedy.

  48. Thanks St Monica for listening to my prayers.
    Thanks for guiding my son Yannick – Holy Spirit has made him end an unhealthy relationship.
    St Monica -Yannick will be back home tomorrow – Help me to keep silent – to do as you did with St Augustin,
    May i continue to pray for him to have faith and return to God.
    Please put Christians friends around him – The world is so dangerous nowadays without your help St Monica the young ones will not be able to make it on their own.
    God bless you all.

  49. St. Monica thru your intercession may God guide my husband and daughter back to the church. Help them get clean and sober find health and happiness thru Jesus. Amen.

  50. Hi family,
    Am requesting for prayers for my alcoholic husband who at times feels suicidal when he keeps repeating same mistakes when he is under the influence of alcohol.

    He’s job and health are at risk now.
    Our marriage is also almost breaking.

    At times am just too weak to pray.

    Your prayers will be of great help.

  51. St Monica please bring my prayers to God. I pray that my husband and daughter make wise decisions. Find health and happiness get clean and sober and return to God and church.

  52. Please help me pray for my family. That they choose wisely. Find health and happiness get clean and sober and return to church and God.

  53. Please St Monica thru your intercession I ask that my daughter and husband make good choices get clean and sober find health and happiness return to God and the church.

  54. St. Monica finding it hard with my marriage n husband n step children Please pray for us to be one Godly loving family.. Let it be like the Holy family of Nazareth.. Amen

  55. Please St Monica thru your intercession may my husband and daughter make good decisions find health happiness and God and return to church.

  56. Please, St. Monica, pray that my son’s burden be lifted, and for my entire family that we may accept him and his decisions. Please pray that my husband accepts him for who he is.

  57. Please St.Monica help me pray for the coversion of my daughter and husband may they find health happiness and sobriety thru Jesus Christ our Lord.

  58. Please, St. Monica, pray for my family. My husband has decided that he no longer wants to be a part of my life anymore. My daughter is choosing a path of self destruction. Please help my family to become whole and happy again. I am so scared about the future. Give me the patience and grace to follow God’s will.

  59. Please help me pray for my marriage to be restored to a loving fun filled marriage. A marriage where my husband wants to spend more time with me and the kids and for him to be the leader of our household.

  60. Please help me pray for my daughter and husband. Guide them keep them healthy and happy. Get them clean and sober.May they find God and return to church.

  61. Dear God, through the intercession of St Monica , please restore love , trust and peace into the marriage of my son and his wife . Please bring them back to the church to serve you like you did for St Augustine. I place my hope in your divine intervention through Jesus Christ our Lord, amen