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. pray for my son to be happy and stay close to his family keep his faith strong and convert his future wifr to have faith and love in her heart amen

  2. I request prayer for my brother who is an alcoholic. I please beg & plead as the power of our almighty God, please intervene for my brothet Ati. I pray this in Jesus name. AMEN

  3. Please dear Saint Monica, guide my daughter to hold no deceit or lies in her heart or lips. May she desire to seek Jesus truth and His will for her life. May she grow in her Catholic faith and surround herself with a community of Catholic friends while she’s away at college. Give her the strength, courage and faith to end her relationship with a Muslim boy who’s taught her how to be deceitful and has drawn her away from seeking God, and to be satisfied and content with God’s love and will for her. Help me to be a mother like you that will bring her back lovingly to her faith and wait patiently for God’s plan for her

  4. I pray for my husband and my four beautiful kids that during this time of separation that my husband will come back to us and the Faith I pray this with my whole soul and being that he becomes what God has intended him to be.

  5. I have 2 sons that are 10 years apart but they still fight like cats and dogs. Please pray for me that they stop fighting with each other and treat me better. Also please pray they have a great school year. My oldest one will be graduating. Thank you St. Monica, Amen!

  6. please pray for my son rocky he needs a new job so badly help him pray for him and take the worry from me as a mother for her only son thank you

  7. Dear St. Monica please intercede for my,family physically, spiritually and emotionally. Please intercede to Jesus and Mary to hear my prayers.

  8. Dear St. Monica,
    Please intercede for my son; that he may have a change of heart and draw near to his faith again and guide him away from what may be a very bad decision. Also, that I may have courage and wisdom to deal with this situation in a manner that will build him up, give him sound advice and not alienate him. To let go & let God… trust that He will work all things for His good.

  9. Please help me and my husband. He has been drinking excessively and there’s been so much emotional abuse. We have been married by church for 20 yrs we have children and grandchildren,, I’ve been severely depressed and on medication. Sometimes I feel like I can’t move on anymore. Please help me.

  10. Dear St Monica, please intercede for me. I am going through a divorce and do not wish to get one. Please soften my husbands heart and clear his mind. Remove any lust and ambition that causes him to want to be single. I want what we once had. Please intercede for me and mend/heal my marriage. I plead with you to keep our family together and cover us with the Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ. Help me to not give up on my faith and vision of seeing us back together.

  11. St. Monica pray for my nephew to fully commit himself to his wife and children as Joseph did with Mary and Jesus. May he be cleansed from the evil spirit of lust so that he will stop his adulteress ways. Help him to see the beautiful blessings God has granted him…his wife and four children. Let this be His Will.

  12. St. Monica,
    Please help my son, Ricky, 28 years old and a veteran. Ricky spent 5 months at the Veterans Administration and became himself again….mentally and physically clean! I was so proud of him until they sent him out & he came home which he did not want to do! Ricky did great with the program and even did Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) and he even enjoyed the IT work he learned. Ricky wanted a car to get back to the CWT program he is still a part of but as an out patient. Ricky spent the money he saved on his own car but came home intoxicated the same night. Please save him from this awful addiction. Ricky is handsome, smart and most of all very loving…. oh God help him, give him the strength to overcome this…as a mother, I don’t want to lose my son!

  13. St. Monica please help my son to stop using drugs and to see the evil force of the people who are encouraging him to do so. Help him to follow the boundaries my husband and I have set so that he can continue to live in our home, where we know he will be safe. Also, help us to stay strong in our resolve to set boundaries and consequences for not following these. Help us to understand that we need to put him in God’s hands and that we can not change him, only God can do that!

  14. Pray for the two boys In Jupiter Florida. The boat they were in capsized and they have not been found. Austin and Perry.

  15. Through your intercession St. Monica, please help my husband no longer give into the evil temptations that lead him to be unfaithful. Please help us get through this difficult time. Please strengthen our marriage and let my husband love me as I do him.

  16. Pray for me and Chloe that we will be mam and daughter again and that she will forgive for what I put her through please bring her home to us

  17. please pray for my husband who is lost. Pray that our marriage will survive and keep our family safe and together.

  18. God, giving a miracle for me, help me please. please open and touched Damianus Aditya heart. I just wanted them slightly opened his heart to not be selfish and uncaring with the pain that I feel, kept his promise and responsible on me, don’t rejoice over destruction me, acted as if nothing happened and throw me again. I’ve been waiting more than a year for the touch of who rejected and hurt me. I don’t have the ability to change everything, but Lord can be. Please God help me.

  19. Dear St.Monica, please pray for my son that he will no longer use and need alcohol and drugs which is leading him down a self destructive path which leads to depression and anger. Please also pray that he will get the job he so desperately need and want which will give him a chance to feel that his life has a purpose. I ask for prayers that will lead him back to his faith in God and the church.

  20. I have been married for over 30 years . My husband has unresolved emotional issues from an abusive upbringing . He became alcoholic and now his brain has been damaged from alcohol abuse . We have lost all of our material possessions . My children and I have suffered and still are suffering . My eldest son has a mental illness and my other children have anxiety disorders . I ask St Monica for a Godly solution .

  21. Saint Monica, please pray for me, i’m not in a
    healthy marriage and want to be strong to stand up for myself and be there for my daughter who
    is struggling with addiction.


  22. Dearest Saint Monica please intercede for me in my prayers for me and my family. I am very lonely in my marriage and have turned to alcohol for comfort and peace. My husband is so angry all the time that at times it makes our home life sad and depressing. I want to be the shield for my children so they have a chance to be happy. Today I have made the decision to quit using alcohol to find peace as I want to be a better mother and wife to the extent my husband will allow me. I am so broken but, I am certain I can live more positively. In Jesus name I pray Amen

  23. St. Monica please intercede for me in my prayers for my family. I have separated from my husband because he has been abusive towards me and our 3 children. I believe that there are unseen forces controlling my husband. I pray that God removes any principality and iniquities that is harming our marriage. I request that he regains trust with our children and rebuild a relationship with them. I pray for each one of us to be covered with the blood of Jesus as I plead it every day of our lives. Help me ease my anger as I can not get over this. In Jesus most Holy name. Amen!!!