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. Dearest St Monica,
    Please strength my marriage which is challenged by my husband’s drug and alcohol addiction. I also suspect that in times that he falls heavy into drug use, he has been unfaithful to me with other drug addicts.
    Please open his eyes to the value of our marriage and restore its health. Please help him to stop sabotaging the good things in his life.
    Please give me patience and gratitude. I ask God’s forgiveness for whatever problems I have contributed to our marriage and to his addiction.
    Fill us with your love and give us the strength to love one another, care for one another, and fulfill God’s destiny for us.
    Show us the harm caused by careless words, and the pain caused by emotional distance.
    I ask for this most urgent divine intercession.

  2. Dearest St Monica I pray for my son and his marriage. I pray for healing and restoration for their marriage . I pray that his wife’s heart will be softened to him. I pray that they are guided by the Holy Spirit through this very difficult time in their life. Please pray that God will send angels to them to protect them and keep them safe against satan’s attacks. In Jesus name I pray, Amen

  3. I humbly ask that God will reconcile my marriage.
    A few days ago, my husband came back from his military deployment and said he no longer loves me, does not want to be married me, and is ready to move on. He stated that he realized he’s been unhappy and refuses any type of therapy/counseling as he no longer wants to make our marriage work.
    I have been feeling deeply depressed, angry at myself, confused, and anxious regarding the situation. This has taken a huge toll on my daily life. My husband is my soul mate and I can’t imagine my life without him. We have been together for 10 years and married for 6. I have expressed that I do not plan on signing the divorce papers.
    I please ask for divine intercession for faith, patience, and understanding, but most of all for my vows to the sacrament of marriage.

    • Keep trusting in the Lord, for he does not wish for families to be broken. Surround your husband with Angels. Ask the Angels to guide him and steer him in the right direction. I will pray that the Lord keep you at peace during this time, so that you may be able to carry on with your daily life. God Bless!


  4. Hello, my husband drinks too much, goes places I do not know and fights with me when he gets home, we lost our home and have so much debt because of his drinking and he does not see it, please help me pray for the demon spirit to leave his life and get my husband back.

    • When praying for your husband, ask his guarding angel to guide him in the right direction. I pray for your strength and courage on this difficult and painful journey.


  5. Please pray that my children will finish high school and drugs and alcohol will not be a huge factor in their lives. My oldest son now 18 is in college but feels very angry toward his alcoholic father, whom I divorced a year and four months ago. We were married 20 years. My adopted son GM is angry and does drugs, alcohol, theft, vandalism and feels he isn’t worth much. Started divorce proceedings in Feb 2013. Please pray for David S W that he might find himself and stop drinking. Please pray for me as I’m running out energy and health. Thank you. LL Avila

  6. Pray for my son and wife who are separated and contemplating divorce..pray for their little ones my grandchildren who are separated from their father. .may they reunite as a family again soon..and remember their vows that they took in the sacrament of marriage. They are being attacked by the enemy. .they were a happy loving family. .please pray for them!

  7. Dear St. Monica,
    Please pray for my sons. My oldest is an alcoholic who has been unemployed for over two years. My youngest stopped talking to me over 2 years ago and I do not know why.

    • Oh I feel your pain as my son has stopped talking to my husband and I. He even moved 2000 miles away from us. Let us visit him once and then said….”I let you come out to see that I am ok. There’s no reason for you to ever come out here again.” We have only heard from him once since he needed the title of his car. Its teuly an unbelievable. Hurt that I cant get over.

  8. Dear St. Monica.. Please pray for my son TMW, who is on the wrong path, disrespect, distruction, and extereme profanity. I have lost the once sweet boy, he is now, mean, disrespectful, and defiant. Please St. Monica steer him in the right direction and help him find his way, Help him to be the son, I know he can be. I want for his future to be bright, and accomplish everything his heart desires, but this path he is on is not going to do very much for him. He is being a follower, not a leader. Friends have influences on him, which is making him disrespect his family and destroy our home, I pray he can over come these demons. St. Monica please pray for my son.

  9. Dear Saint Monica, pray for me and my wayward son that he may, like your son, turn from my sin and become a great saint for the glory of God.
    I pray for GM to refrain from his self-fish, self centre pity part ways. He can make or break his life into to a life that is pleasing to you.
    He is very thankless, no matter how much you sacrifice your life for him. Lord have mercy upon me. Intervene for my bleeding crying broken heart. Lord one its his dad that gives me grief, the next day its this 16 yr old boy. His father and him are like minded, with no go and totally depend on me. Just takes life for granted. Mighty father prince of peace, my son never return home today, you going to lead him and his foot steps home right this minute. You going to cancel his stone hearted stubborn spirit in Jesus mighty name. Lord hear my prayer and answer me now. This boy is so demanding, if he wants things and you say you will make a plan, he criticise us as parents.
    Lord mould and shape his damaged mind and heart, penetrate him with your power and love. Let your ministering angels surround him night and day in Jesus might name, the name that is above all names. Speak to him right now, and let your minister angels help him distinguish right from wrong.

    Be with might Lord, rebuke my worries and help me know bcause you live we can face tomorrow. Give me assurance from your throne room of grace.
    Dear St Monica pray for my precious son like you prayed for yours as well as my husband and peace in my home, finance,job.

    I thank you in advance for answered prayers.


  10. Blessed Mother, St. Monica, : please pray for my son, Ranjika, who is struggling with depression . Who is spiritually confused and doesn’t take anyone’s helpful advice. Amen

  11. Please pray for me broken marriage. I have 2 kids and want nothing more than to have my husband follow gods will again. Please God amen

  12. Dear St Monica, I am seeking your mercy, have mercy on my son BKL. Intercede for him in heaven so that he may fight off the demons that is taking over his life. Please help me to pray devoutly for my son, the same way you did for yours. I have faith in you St Monica, because all things is possible with God. Amen

  13. Dear St.Monica, please continue to intervine for my son. He is still lost in his addiction. He needs guidence. Thank you St. Monica. Amen.

  14. Blessed Mother, St. Monica, St. Jude: please pray for my son, Samuel, who is struggling with addictions to drugs and dropped out of school and has no ambition or direction. Who is spiritually confused and doesn’t take anyone’s helpful advice. Amen.

  15. Please prayer for my son that is addictive to tobacco cigarettes n alcoholic beverages. He drinks like every other day. He stop going to church. That he will hear God’s voice speaking to his heart. He is in his 40s n his father passed away when he was only 55. I believe in the word of God n His promises. Thank you very much.

  16. Dear God and Mother Mary, St. Joseph and Dear Guardian Angels. Thank you for your love, guidance and protection and for the answered prayers.

  17. Dearest St Anthony, St Ann, St Monica and Blessed Mother –thank you for answered prayers- I ask for your prayerful intercession for my daughter Vicki. Please guide her to God’s purpose for her future. If it is God’s will she take the course in DC, help her boss understand and help the commute be an easy one. And if it is God’s will she change dept at work, help it be a smooth transition. And most of all help her relationship with God grow and help her find a good Christian man.

  18. Dearest St Anthony, St Ann, St Monica and Blessed Mother- thank you for al my answered prayers. I ask for your prayerful intercession for my daughter Alie. Please keep her close. I ask for her success in all her academic classes esp French, Philo. MS and Am Pol. I ask that her GPA and rank are maintained. I ask for her to get a French AB or history AIAD for spring break. I ask that she remain healthy and strong and injury free and succeed at WP. And I ask that her RTO have a softer heart and become a better leader. This I ask through Christ my Lord. Amen

  19. St Monica,
    Pray for my entire family. My wife is going through menopause and it’s hard on our four that are still at home. Also, my older four are very far from the church. Please pray for them especially, to return to the faith we’ve taught them.

    Thank you…

  20. would like to pray for peace in my heart. recently, something went wrong. my friends betrayed me and i pray to forgive their action for not what they know what are they doing. my pray for my friend, Angeline to stop spreading things that are not suppose to about me.pray that she will find God’s love. Guide and show her to the right path.

    i pray for my job. after 8 years, i hope my superior and boss will acknowledged what i have done and salary increment.

  21. Pray for my son who has hepatitis from alcohol abuse. Pray that his wife will support him in his effort to stop drinking. Their relationship is co-dependant . Also pray for my other son who is so far from the love of God . He lives in a world of darkness. I trust in your prayers and our Lord, Jesus.

  22. Saint Momica,

    I pray you cure my husband of his alcoholism. Make him see the true love he has in his heart for me & his family. Allow forgiveness into his heart. Allow him to see being together is the right thing to do. Remove all the people from his life who aren’t a good influence for him & allow him to see who they truly are & that they take him away from his family & God. Bring our family together in peace & happiness if it is in your will.

    I also pray for my daughters father. That his anger turn to understanding. That peace lead the way & that we find solutions that are fair for both & in my daughters best interest.

    I pray I find a job which will bring my family the security it needs. That I am able to open the school & find the investor or $ I need.

    I pray the $ C owes me is paid 3 fold. That he sees the errors of his ways & apologizes to me.

    I pray the DE situation is resolved without any financial impact & I be absolved of the charges.

    In Jesus’ name. It is done. Thank you for your speedy intercession! Amen!

  23. Dear Blessed St. Monica I come to you for your intercession for my friend. She is pregnant and just found out that the father of her baby is unfaithful because he also got her cousin pregnant. She is thinking of suicide and all sorts of negative thoughts. I really ask that you intercede for me and her and ask our most merciful one and only Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to have mercy on her, help her to get through her pregnancy and this stage in her life. I ask that she be lifted of that stressful burden and i ask the she be able to forgive genuinely not only her boyfriend but her cousin as well. I ask that our Lord will in some great way touch her, her heart mind soul and body and let her know that her blessings are yet to come and that He is in control. Ask God to guide her and let her be on the right path. I ask that our Lord Jesus will please have mercy on her and help her through this situation. In JESUS name and NO OTHER. PLEASE.

  24. Dear St Monica, Please intercede with the Holy Mother to help our son’s heart be healed both physically and emotionally. Bring him back to Our Lord. Help him recognize and conquer his alcohol addiction. Dear God please show him Your love. He is very ill and needs a miracle to heal his damaged heart. Pray for healing in our younger son’s marriage. Help our daughters manage their lives with grace. Pray for all our grandchildren’s safety and return them to the faith, converting their hearts. Help my husband and me. Lift our worries, help us manage our anxiety and sorrow. Give us the strength to continue to pray for intercessions for all of our family. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

  25. Dear St.monica. There is a possibity that my son may get the help he needs with a planned intevention. Please pray that he listens and agrees to the help he desperately needs. Thank you. Amen

  26. Hello, St. Monica I ask you to pray for Matthew, Veronica, Christopher, the Casinellis, the Raimos, the Paoluccis, the Callaris, and all of our family friends, both living and deceased. Please pray for my husband, and that our family will become a model after the holy family. Thank you and amen. :)

  27. Dearest St Anthony, St Ann, St Monica and Blessed Mother- thank you for al my answered prayers. I ask for your prayerful intercession for my daughter Alie. Please keep her close. I ask for her success in all her academic classes esp French, Philo. MS and Am Pol. I ask that her GPA and rank are maintained. I ask for her to get a history AIAD for spring break. I ask that she remain healthy and strong and injury free and succeed at WP. And I ask that her RTO have a softer heart and become a better leader. This I ask through Christ my Lord. Amen

  28. Dear St.Monica, olease pray for my son. Help him to be free of his addiction. Also please pray for the rest of the family dealing with the helplessness and sadness surrounding his addiction.