St. Monica Novena

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. For my marriage, which is at rock bottom, for successful marriage counseling, for grace to continue to forgive each other, for me to have favor in my mortgage work and Amway work so I can be fruitful and change lives for the better, for an abundant out pouring of income in the next 12 months so we can become debt free, for my husband to find peace in his employment and for God to give him strength, for my husband to have an open heart to God’s call to build the Amway business and write a book about being a stay at home dad, for my husband and Michaela to have an open heart to the teachings of Dave Ramsey, for our family to be disciplined with saving money and living below our means, for Michaela’s success and safety (body, mind, and soul) at boot camp, for our entire family to learn to be food stewards of the the money God has entrusted us with, for our children that are homeschooling to learn to love to learn about God’s world and to be virtuous, for our family to serve God with all of our hearts, minds, souls, and strength!

  2. Dearest St. Monica,

    Please pray for me dear mother of St. Augustine. Please ask your son along with the Blessed Mother and my saintly relatives in heaven to help me in my time if need. Please pray for my husband’s deep depression to be cast away, pray he will be open to the Living Christ and be converted and please pray our marriage will be molded into a holy matrimony. Please pray for our children and that the Lord may bless ys with more beautiful children. Amen. Amen. Amen.

  3. For all people suffering from mental illness. That they will be cured. and accpect Jesus Christ as their Savior, and welcome the Holy Spirit into their hearts.

  4. Dear Saint Monica,
    Please intercede for me, i need a miracle through your help. Please help me to restore my marriage, pls help our family to be whole again, happy and living a christian way of life. Help my husband to be enlighten may he realize the value of our family and may he remember his love for us and may he find his way home. Sent to him a holy spirit to touch his heart and may he change his way of life now by repenting his sins (adultery). Help him saint monica. And also help me to become stronger at strengthen my faith and love for God. Help me to become a good mother and wife. Thank you.

  5. St. Monica please intercede for me, as I pray that God will take control of my business & show me the way forward to make it a Financial success.

    I pray also for my nephew Omar who has just gone off to University. Please intercede St. Monica, as I pray a special anointing on him, for protection against all evil, that you Oh Lord will be at the center of his Life & that the Holy Spirit will influence him in a powerful way, to make all the correct decisions/choices that are pleasing to you o Lord. Please provide him with all his needs & Guide & direct him, so that he remains focused & excels at University. This we ask in Jesus’ name, Amen!!!!!!!

  6. Dear St Monica,
    I am pleading that b you pray for my son Abel, who used to be very good at school and has lost interest and the curiousity to learn. That he should make good friends and that he should be covered with the blood of Jesus, so he may be shielded from all other influences which do not come from God. That as he is sitting in for an official examination this year, he may be very serious so that he may be successful. Praying also for his spiritual growth, that he might learn to differentiate between good and bad, do only what is good and have a strong personality to say no to things which are against the teachings of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. Thank you St Monica

  7. st Monica pray 4 me that I may have a safe delivery of my child like the Hebrew women and financial through in my marriage IJNA


  9. St. Monica, Please pray for my daughters, that they may open their hearts fully to our Lord. That they allow God to work in their lives, for their good and the good of their children. I also ask that you pray for me, to be a good and faithful servant to our Lord. That I am a good wife, mother, grandmother, friend and neighbor. A good example of Gods love. That I dont waste the grace that God has for me. That I make a difference in my families lives. Amen

  10. Pray for my husband in Gods eyes to awaken n return to put his family together in Jesus name.I pray for financial blessing to my burdens In the name of Jesus.I pray for healing n forgiveness.Amen Amen

  11. Dear St. Monica, as a mother you understand a mother’s desire to give the best to her child. Help me to pray that God grant my daughter a place in the school we applied for transfer so she can go to same school as her siblings. Help me to pray too to learn to drive safely and pass the driving test quickly. All for the welfare of the children God entrusted to me. May I glorify God with you. Amen.

  12. Dear St Monica
    Please, I pray for a miracle you change the heart of son J. and the thoughts and get closed to the church and find the path of God. You was a mother suffer for your son please St. Monica intercede for my son J.
    Thank you St. Monica1

  13. Dear St. Monica,
    I still pray that you hear my prayers and take my intentions to God. I pray for a miracle to save my marriage from ending. I pray for my husband to have a change of heart and no longer want a divorce. I pray that he returns to me fully committed to work on this marriage. I pray that we have a happy, healthy loving marriage that lasts all eternity. I pray God leads him back to him and God changes him and restores his faith. Please St. Monica, don’t let this marriage end, don’t let this be the end of us. I beg that you take this very special intention to God as you did with the same perseverance you did when praying for your husband, your marriage and your son. Thank you St. Monica. Yesterday was your feast day, the day of my 3 year anniversary. Please don’t turn your back on my prayers to save my marriage. Please help me, help us.
    Thank you St. Monica!

  14. praying for my grandson, Ryan, who is a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, that through the intercession of St. Monica, he will recover and come back to the Catholic Church, receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Holy Eucharist. He is coming home in December and praying that God will help him find a job and bless him abundantly.

  15. St. Monica , please intercede for my family. I pray for the father of three of my children, who I live with. He is an alcoholic, who has failed to keep his word about not drinking and continues his bad behaviors. He also isn’t open to allowing God in our house. I pray his eyes will be opened to Gods love and we can have peace in our home and I pray he gains more respect for me and sets a better example for his kids. Also, if it’s Gods will, that we’ll be married . I also pray that I will see my oldest son more often and he can start sleeping over again. And for help with his extreme behavioral issues . Thank St. Monica

  16. I pray for my sign TJ. That God’s spirit will guide him and for his compliance and need for making good choice as he enters his last year of high school. May he see God’s light and wisdom and except his guidance. Thank you.

  17. I am your most humble servant May-fourth I became free of alcohol and drug addiction yesterday the 27th I celebrated my 90 days today is my first day without smoking any cigarettes hopefully that was the continued
    I pray to be healed of all toxins alcohol drugs and tobacco has caused me
    I have been enslaved for 18 long years may I ever remember your son San Augustine and his convergence back to our faith that I may do the same be healed of all damage alcohol drugs has caused me and that I may intern spend the rest of my days upon heaven and earth helping others afflicted with such a horrible disease of addiction if it be God’s will

  18. I ask prayer for all troubled marriages. That there may be a closer walk with God and healing of all wounds. In Jesus name I pray.

  19. Didn’t know that St. Monica’s Novena started. Yet, with confidence & faith, I seek St. Monica’s powerful intercession. I’m lifting my nephews fate…that may they will turn their back from vices, be God-fearing & good family men; that they may soon find a decent job to sustain their family as well. All these I pray, in Jesus Mighty Name in unity with a God the Father & the Holy Spirit, One God….forever & ever, AMEN.

  20. Thank you St. Monica! On the eve of your feast day my son called and said he was leaving a sinful and unstable relationship to return home. I pray he will go to confession and return to the Church. While I pray a thanksgiving novena, will you please intercede for him to find a job that will help his relationship with Jesus. Thank you.

  21. My son, Zachary and his father , Bob, have left the faith and are following the way of the world. My son decided to disconnect from me, has turned his back on me for the past 2 and 1/2 years. He considers me a religious fanatic. Please pray for their conversion, and thanks for any and all prayers.

  22. I would like to pray for my son who is having serious psychological problems affecting all the family. So that God through the intercession of St Monica would intervene in the very difficult situation we are going through.

  23. St. Monica, you are such an inspiration for all of is who just want to give up. You always were persistent in prayer and trusted in God’s plan and mercy. Please intercede for me and my boyfriend Rob. I know God has been calling out to him but his heart is of stone. Please break through his defenses and open his heart to the goodness of the Lord. A mighty conversion needs to take place for us to take the next step in our relationship-marriage. Rob is a lot like your son St Monica. He is analytical, opinionated, passionate and political. He is lost in life right now, help him see that what he is missing is a personal relationship with Christ.

  24. Thank you St. Monica for praying for me during this novena. I pray the Lord will answer my prayers. I know other people have much more serious problems and requests. I pray the Lord will answer their prayers. I am going through tough, trying times at work right now. I became emotional today because of a recurring problem with a coworker. I have dealt with this before. I pray for this person and for their repentance & conversion. Please change her ways. I ask that you please get me away from this job and grant me a job to replace the one I have now. I have been making effort trying to get another job. Please help me reach my goals. Thank you St. Monica

  25. Wow – St. Monica answered my prayers in an exquisite way today! I have been praying for a loved one – my daughter – to end a sinful relationship and return to the faith. She has been a lapsed Catholic for 15 years. The relationship ended over the weekend – quite suddenly. Today I was in NYC with her and suggested we go to confession together. She readily agreed. In the church while she was in the confessional – there was a shrine to St. Monica. Mass started and the priest began to preach about her. I have been praying for my daughter for 6 years – today she was reconciled to the Church and took the Eucharist for the first time in years – worthily. I am so HAPPY. Thank you St. Monica!

  26. In thanksgiving to dear St. Monica for helping my husband and oldest son acquire a job, both being their new jobs next week. Both have been without a job for almost a year or more! Thanks be to Our Lord, through His angels and His saints!

  27. St. Monica please pray that my son is granted miracles of healing from alcohol and freedom from his past. Pray the he will find the love of a good women and will marry and have the love of his own family. He is a kind, giving man and good worker. I have been praying for him for 17 years and need your and St Augustine’s intercession for the miracles I seek for him. Pray that he has the protection of angels and a new and better life. Amen and thank you so much!

  28. Dear St Monica I know you understand what me and my children are going through. Please intercede for JHM and us. Jesus save my family. Jesus, I trust in you. Thank you for your prayers.

  29. Dear St. Monica I have prayed for 17 years for my son. I pray that he will be healed forever from alcohol and can overcome his past difficulties. I also pray that he finds the right woman in his life so that he will settle down and have his own sense of family. He is, in so many ways, a beautiful loving individual and a hard worker. He is also suffering from some health issues that I fear may be related to his drinking. Please intercede in behalf of my son and myself to our Heavenly Father and Our Lord Jesus, in who’s company you and St. Augustine exist for all eternity. I also offer prayers of thanksgiving for many blessings, especially for the love of a wonderful family including my son. With your and St Augustine’s intercession, I know God will give me the miracle I seek. I pray for all intentions listed here and for all who seek God’s help for their children and other family members. Amen and many thanks!

  30. Dear St. Monica, Happy Feast Day! Thank you for hearing our prayers and interceding for me and my wife. We love each other dearly and are confident that someday we will be at peace. We are so distressed by the actions of two of our children, but we know that Jesus has died for all of us and will keep us strong as long as we keep him at the center of our lives.

  31. Dear St. Monica
    Thank you for answering one of my many prayers. I never gave up and never will. Please help me to be strong and patient to await the other miracles that I so need for my daughter. Help her to find and to love god like I do. Please keep her strong to fight her physical illneses and mental health issues and to make her understand that living with someone without the sacrament of marriage at such a young age is not natural. Through your interception grant me these Mircles. Thank you amen.

  32. I pray to you ST MONICA to intercede to our HEAVENLY FATHER for my son TB that he does not go to jail. He got his third owi and is talking suicide if he has to go to jail.I pray that he can get closer to GOD and turn his life around and make better choices and overcome his drinking problem.Thank you ST MONICA for prayers and intercession.

  33. I would like to ask for prayer for my marriage, and also for our Son to return to God, and his Girlfriend also, as well as siblings, who fell away from The Church and God so may years ago. I have a difficult and lonely marriage and life.

  34. Dear St Monica. Happy Feast Day today. Please answer all the requests that i have prayed for during the last nine days of the Novena to you. Hope you will be with all the sick, suffering, dying today. People suffering with addictions, broken marriages and relationships.Heal them all now with your healing hands. Thank you.

  35. Dear St. Monica, I pray that my children will come back to the church and love God as I do. With your help and intercession, I know this can happen. Blessed be the name of God

  36. My dearest St.Monica,

    Im not yet a devotee of yours but i do beleive like St. Claire you will help and bless me and my family.
    Im here with you my dear St.Monica bless me financially, i do really need a 20,000,000 pesos to pay and clear all the debts i have from the smallest to largest debts. I know and i believe that you will bless me with that amount in God’s perfect timing. Pls help me to be God’s instrument to help the real needy. pls bless me with pouring love, faith, understanding and understanding.
    Pls. Help me to be a good betterr mother to my 4 kids, pls bless me wisdom how to mold them and bring them in God’s path and will. Bless and shower my family peace, harmony, love, patience and good health.
    Pls. Bless and forgive the people who hate me, spread negative rumors about me, envy me give them light upon them let the spirit of kindness and forgiveness bestowed them. Bless them with there need help them in there endeavor.
    I ask this In your name St. Monica and Jesus name. Amen.

  37. Pray that my children worship Father God, Jesus God and Holy Spirit and marry Catholic spouses of Catholic birth and walk of life, Mum is healed. Peace in the world. In Jesus Name, Amen.

  38. Dear St Monica, please pray for my children to go back to Our Lord and to feel His presence in their daily undertakings. I need your prayers that I will be able to succeed in my business for my family’s needs and to settle our debts. May I give my time for prayer and to the needy. I pray with all my heart to be the Lord’s hands and feet. Amen

  39. Dear St. Monica
    I pray for my brother Joey He was so kind and helpful until 1 day he was became an addicted to drugs thru friends. It happen coz he was upset with my father. Now I keep on praying for him although at times I don’t coz I’m busy working. Pls St. Monica I love my brother help me I pray to you that he will be free from drugs and let himself turn in to rehab. Pls St. Monica help my brother. I ask his through Christ our Lord Amen.

  40. My Dear Saint Monica,
    I ask from the bottom of my heart that you pray for me, my husband and my children. Please restore and heal our marriage and strengthen my children in faith so we can endure these trials. Saint Monica, you know the evil that has plagued my marriage, please intercede.