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.

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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. I pray that my husband will have a speedy recover. He is in a life and death situation. After many years of abusing alcohol, he has now been hospitalized and his health is now in danger. He is so young, and I’m praying that you can help him please!

  2. Please pray for my Atheist husband who is being held in the firm grips of alcoholism and internet addictions. His heart is very hardened to God. Praying for the intercession of St. Monica for the emotional protection and healing of myself and family, and most importantly that these children will grow to be disciples for Christ and warriors for righteousness rather then fall into the grip of sin that is destroying their father. May the devil loose the battle for their souls, even if we wins my husbands.

  3. Please St Monica and other prayer warriors, pray for my 21year old daughter to have a relationship with me her to regain The Lord and make wise, healthy choices with people in her life..we need each other. She has anxiety and so do I. I am very depressed and so hurt without her. Please pray for a purpose in my life now as well..and Jesus can lead us both, especially back together. Thank you. Amen

  4. Dear St Monica; our precious Felipe… needs help fighting temptation and bad influences. Heal his brain from his inhability to learn make every part of him whole in the name of our lord Jesuschrist! We need your help !please

  5. My son is packing to move out of state with friends I have heard about this. How will I hold the rest of us together?

  6. I pray for your intercession, Saint Monica, my husband Felix of 21 years, is now having an emotional affair. I can’t take the hurt and pain it caused me. I pray now, please, help end their relationship. Let them stop all means of communication, banish the other woman from my husband’s mind, heart and life. Bring my husband back to me with all his heart, mind, and his whole being. Help my husband to love me again. I love him and I don’t want to lose him to another woman.

  7. St Monica. Pray for my son. He’s a good loving son who is going through a very difficult time. He suffers from depression. He’s scared that he will always feel like this and that he will never feel better. Please pray that he finds hope in his future. Please pray for him that he finds a passion and strenght in order to one day be able to help others who are going through the same. Let his pain not be in vain. Amen

  8. Dear St.Monica,
    Please pray for my marriage life. My husband said he will file an annulment because he doesn’t like me anymore because ive hurt him with harsh words. Although ive been asking for forgiveness before but he hasnt forgive me yet. I still love him. I told him that An annulment will not help us and will not give a good result to our son who is just 1 year old. We had arguments for the past 2 years.. but i am sorry for what i ve done. I dont want us to part ways. Pls help me pray St.Monica that Eddie will have a soft heart and accept me again.

  9. Saint Monica, please pray for my son whon is going through very difficult times. He is lonely, depress, confused, insecure and fighting temptation. Pray that he will find himself, his call in life, including peace of mind a spiritual director, someone that can guide him a sourse of encoragement and his future spouse. A prayerful humble girl that can together with him they can both share and participate in great service to god. In Jesus name we pray! Amen.

  10. I’m wishing hoping I can ask for a pray request for my problems below thank you kindly

    Help with money (line of credit/credit card problems, fix up home repair needs of over 140,000.00, health food for family, and money for when family get old.) to help with winning the lotto that would fix all of the above, and/or I’m getting old not much in the bank would like to enjoy little more of my life with my family which I only see for a few hours each day.

    This will help reduce my blood pressures which if I don’t reduce well let’s say that saying stress kills.

    Thank you for your time

  11. Dear St. Monica. Thank you for hearing my prayers. Please help my precious son protect and nurture his sobriety. Help him realize how truly loved he is. Please keep him safe and help him step closer to God every day. Amen

  12. Dear St. Monica; please hear my prayers for my precious son. Help him to nurture and protect his sobriety. Give him strength to overcome temptation. Bless him as he graduates from college and begins his career. Please keep him Close to God always. Bless the other troubled parents who have brought their prayers to you. Thank you for your continued blessings and hearing my desperate prayers. Amen

  13. Dear St Monica, thank you for all you have done this far to help my son. Please continue to guide him on his journey to a clean and drug free life. Help him to bring his heart mind and soul closer to Jesus. Thank you.

  14. St Momiva pray for my Son, while on his journey to and from work through rough neighborhoods of gang violence, keep he safe, and help him through his legal problems and well as personality and patients, pray for my son to be a loving Father and to be better understood, pray for favor an success, amen

    • St Monica pray for my Son, while on his journey to and from work through rough neighborhoods of gang violence, keep he safe, and help him through his legal problems and well as personality and patients, pray for my son to be a loving Father and to be better understood, pray for favor an success, amen

  15. st. monica pls pray for my son that he can get admission in st joseph school or he should be promoted in fatima school for 1st std pls pray for me dnt make my son spoil his year i am very tense pls pls pray for me

  16. My son, 19 years, going through a very hard time with his dad’s death, legal issues, depression, insecurity. Getting his life on track and found out his dad died violently. Please pray for him to not stray from the right path he’s on now and to be able to cope with his challenges. Thank you

  17. Prayers that my 21 yr old son wants to regain a relationship with me, his mom, again. Prayers that he breaks free from his dad’s influence to disrespect and reject me. Prayers to heal all my son’s hurts that came from an ugly divorce. And prayers for my ex husband, that he stops wanting to hurt me by using our sons… 5 yrs is too long. I had to move out of state to find peace. Prayers that my younger son’s good influence helps his brother. My 21 yr old son truly loved his girlfriend of 4 yrs, they had a baby in their teens. I nurtured a great relationship with his girlfriend… because of that, my son’s dad (my ex) and his new wife don’t like her and treated her poorly…bullied, taunted, made her cry, called her by my name insultingly, etc. My son didn’t stand up for her, he probably couldn’t. But he did say his gf and their baby meant everything to him, that he loved them more than anything. The gf finally broke it off, she told me she couldn’t take it anymore. She learned that (when my son was about 19/20) he told someone he couldn’t ‘like’ her because his dad and stepmom didn’t like her. Prayers that if their love for each other still exists and should be, let it prevail. Prayers to break this chain of hurt and bullying. I want both my son’s to be happy and healthy.

  18. Please keep my son safe, that there is work available to him, that his dui doesn’t effect his job. and that he finds a girl to love him and make him a better person. I need you help and feel helpless

  19. My best friend turned away from God by having SEX.
    Please could you pray for her.
    She needs this more than ever right now.

    Thanks in advance!

  20. My boyfriend and father to my 5 year old daughter just left me and I need to get through this pain, please help me..

  21. Pray for my daughter who has barely been married for one and a half years and looking to divorce her husband. They have one lovely son 5 months old. My son who is addicted marijuana and has a daughter 5 months brother who is addicted to alcohol and marijuana has a wife a 3 young children.