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…

Alcoholics
Married women
Mothers
Wives
Difficult Marriages

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  1. Dear Saint Monica p l ease pray my mom gets her last rites before she expires and moves on to eternal life, this I humbly ask through the goodness and mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.

  2. Prayer that our son will once again show us love respect and support. Please let him visit his father more through his sickness. May his future wife also love respect us and us her. Please unite our family again the way we were

  3. Please pray with me for my two 17 yr old granddaughters who attend Catholic high school, attended Mass regularly during grade school and now seem to be falling away. They don’t agree with certain things and no longer attend Mass. They are good girls and active in school, etc. I pray for them daily but my heart is broken.

  4. Please pray for my teenage daughter who has bad company, drinking alcohol, doing drugs, smoking and sexual activities. She doesn’t respect and hates school. And my husband too who drinks a lot and cheats

  5. Please pray for my teenage daughter who has bad company, drinking alcohol, doing drugs, smoking and sexual activities. She doesn’t respect and hates school.

  6. Please lift my daughter up in prayer that she is shielded now from every and all dangers that could potentially come her way from making a grave decision to allow evil back into her life. Open her eyes and return her back to her family and true friends who are worried for her health and safety.

  7. Please pray for my alcoholic husband who is in denial. I’m tired of his drinking and we argue almost everyday. He is a good man, husband, father, but his drinking comes on our way. He is not the same person when he drinks and I abhor it. I am tired and gave him an ultimatum that if he does not stop, I am leaving him. Please help me and help us. Thank you.

  8. Please pray for my son, that he quit drinking. He drinks excessively & needs to stay away from girlfriend & friends who are alcoholics. Thanks & God bless!

  9. Dear St Monica, please pray for my husband to become the spiritual leader of our family. May the Lord reveal Himself to him, grant him a strong loving relationship with Him, the desire to do His will, and an ardent love for His Church.

  10. Please Dear Lord help my son Isaiah Elijah going through these tribulations to be given A chAnce. For as I promised I will change whole heartedly and walk in your path and follow you. My kids are hurting for there dad Calvin he has abandoned them because his family and their money hungry ways. Our 7 yr. daughter Shiloh cries everyday for her daddy. Please pray for Isaiah and us for he needs to get back home.

  11. I am praying for my sister to be delivered from substance abuse and that she will come to know God and love and serve him truly. Amen.

  12. Please pray for my security, health and peace of mind in my senior years. I am facing serious illness and the very real prospect of losing my house. I am so desperately worried, fearful and weary. I would deeply appreciate your prayers. Thank you.

  13. Please banish this terrible diesase and deliver me from the temptation of indulging in alcohol so I can too become a better servant to God;
    Amen

  14. St. Monica please intercede for me, I’m praying for my fiance Ryan H, that all alcohol and lust demons be banished from within him and his life forever. Also that Ryan H find his way to God, I pray the lord strengthen our family to endure this battle. In God I pray! Thank you St. Monica…Amen

  15. Please pray fory grandson who had been diagnosed with ADHD. Pray for me, because I am feeling fear and confused,may Our Lord decide wad is the best treatment for him.
    Also, please pray for my adult grandson who is using herion. Please St. Monica help him get away from that.

  16. For peace and welfare of self and son alroyd and wife shaista with 3 gal kids ameena, zara and mahinoor all living with moslem parents in law that they have their own home and come to the catholic faith safely and free from dangers; also daughter Asmitha & hubby Abie get secured jobs in Oz and home of their own ; also to myself Julian job in OZ in impossible obstructive circumstances.

  17. Please pray for my husband. His drug addiction has taken him away from me and our four kids. We desperately need your prayers for god to intervine and return him home

  18. Please pray for my daughter that she will go back to college and start living her life.. without her addiction to video games.

  19. I beg to support prayer, I really need support prayers, please. Father, never has been a person who comes to you for help, you leave it alone, i’m hopeless. please, giving a miracle for me, the man who took my virginity (his name: Damianus Aditya Christie) would be responsible, don’t escape again, don’t treat me like an animal again, he and his family don’t insult me again, don’t rejoice over destruction me again and throw me, please touch his heart, please open his heart treat me like a human and would keep his promise to me and my parents, one years i was to struggle past the pain, one years i was waiting for the touch of those who reject and hurt me. i leave my fears and problems in your hands Lord. please God open his heart would keep his promise to me. make me believe that miracles still exist even for a sinner like me

  20. PLEASE pray that Cody, my wayward son, draws and finds Jesus he turned 21 February 16th and we are facing MANY trials and tribulations

  21. I ask prayers for my son that he believes in God. His faith is fading away, his addicted to his video games. Please saint Monica by your intercession and God’s Grace that my son will get close to Church and be for him not to hurt himself. I have faith that the Lord will here our prayers.

  22. please pray for me to quit smoking, and my boys kyle kasey cody please bring them closer to me in the spirit of a mother and her boys !!!!

  23. Saint Monica, Please pray for my kind and good daughter, Barbie.
    She has stage 4 breast cancer that has spreed to the lining of the brain.
    Please Lord through spontaneous remission eradicate All the cancer from every Cell of her body…Please…
    She has a 13 year old son who needs her very much:(! And anguished parents and husband…We Humbly
    Thank you, Saint Monica…Amen!

  24. St.Monica plc guide my daughter Genevieve and Guilbert to become a better child of God and find there own will in the name of God amen

  25. please St Monica pray that my husband falls in love with me again and that our marriage lasts. Pray that he stops going out at night drinking. Through the ups and downs I have never fallen out of love with him but tonight he told me he doesn’t think he’s in love with me anymore and that he’s confused. He wants to stay together for the kids but I need him to love me too. Please pray that my 2 beautiful children can handle whatever happens. St Monica, I beg you for your help with my marriage!

  26. Please pray for my dear husband who is addicted to alcohol, my brother who is in to drugs, my 4 year daughter who is slow in learning……

  27. Thank you to PLEASE prayfor the demons of alcoholism be banished from my life forever and lead me to God and I too want to help others and be eventually a Saint.
    I ask in
    In the name of Jesus,
    Amen

  28. Please pray for my husband to come back to God and be faithful to Him. And that he will realize through Jesus Christ, his sins are forgiven. That God will free of infidelities and be a worthy husband and father again.
    Pray for us and our children that we can find inner peace, joy and happiness again as God fearing family.

  29. Please pray for the conversion of my husband to the faith, so that he May return to the sacraments, & so that God & our Lord Jesus Christ will awaken in him a thirst for confession and the Eucharist. Please pray for our marriage as his indifference to the faith causes me much suffering.

  30. Please help my son with his addiction to pain medicine, he really needs your prayers. He has such a bright future in the medical field, but will lose it if he continues to abuse drugs. Please pray for him, his name is Nick.

  31. For my children to open their hearts to me and God, that our relationship will be restored, stronger than before and we be reunited; and once again have time together on a regular basis; their return to the church; that the Holy Spirit will lite their hearts on fire and call them close to Jesus! in Jesus name I pray

  32. Please pray that my daughter finds her way. She has become addicted to prescription drugs and needs guidance. Her two children and husband are suffering as well as her father and I. We do not know where to turn. Please give us some guidance St. Monica.

  33. I pray to you Saint Monica for my friend. Please help him with his struggle and addiction to alcohol. Please bring him comfort, love and happiness.

  34. I beg to support prayer, I really need support prayers, please. Father, has never been a person who comes to you for help, you leave it alone, i’m hopeless. please, giving a miracle for me, the man who took my virginity (his name: Damianus Aditya Christie) would be responsible, don’t escape again, don’t treat me like an animal again, he and his family don’t insult me again, don’t rejoice over destruction me again and throw me, please touch his heart, please open his heart treat me like a human and would keep his promise to me and my parents, one years i was to struggle past the pain, one years i was waiting for the touch of those who reject and hurt me. i leave my fears and problems in your hands Lord. please God open his heart would keep his promise to me. make me believe that miracles still exist even for a sinner like me.

    • Come Pray The Rosary

      POPE FRANCIS MAKES A REQUEST

      Weep not for what you have lost, fight for what you have.

      Weep not for what is dead, fight for what was born in you.

      Weep not for the one who abandoned you, fight for who is with you.

      Weep not for those who hate you, fight for those who want you.

      Weep not for your past, fight for your present struggle.

      Weep not for your suffering, fight for your happiness.

      With things that are happening to us, we begin to learn that nothing is impossible to solve, just move forward.

      May you be blessed with healing.

  35. Please pray that my wife’s heart softens and that she forgives me for not protecting her heart. I repent my sins and ask for God’s forgiveness. We have many stresses in our family and my wife may believe that she is better off without the family. Pray that if she is getting wrong council that it will stop. I pray that are two children are ok. If it God’s will he will allow us to talk and work on restoration. I brought many problems to the marriage but seeking help for them. I pray and hope that I am not too late to save my marriage. Help me to seek and do, and accept God’s will. We have been married 23 years and I do not want it to end this way.

  36. Please pray for my son who is battling with mental health due to alcohol and drug addiction. Help him find hope and courage to stay sober every day and fight this illness. God bless!

  37. Please ask that St. Monica to pray for me and my family for my husband’s conversion back to the Catholic Church. He has decided he is an atheist while I am strengthening my belief in the Lord.

  38. Please help me rebuilt our marriage and rekindle the love. I was a prodigal turned into God. My husband refuse to communicate with me and telling me he doesn’t love me anymore. We have a son and I don’t want him to grow without his dad. I know God is the only one who can do the impossible. Only God can rekindle and reignite the love. I’m devastated and I don’t know what to do. Please help me pray.

  39. Lord hear my prayer my son 19 was and is a very intelligent loving child smart in school in sports, now a drug addict dropped out from school not working just here and there I love him so much I am scared I already have my daughter in prison because of her addiction please pray thank you father for telling me to pray to St. Monica novena when I spoke to you.

  40. St. Monica please bring my three kids back to their faith. They abandoned their faith when they went to college they are good kids.

  41. For Michael, the young man I will always love. May he come to find happiness through the Lord, rather than his drug, alcohol, and sex addictions. May he begin his path to holiness today and most importantly may we one day meet again in heaven.
    Thank you all for your prayers.

  42. Please pray for my husband for his alcoholism. It has damaged our marriage and relationship. I believe with Gods love he can be healed and our marriage healed. In Gods name I pray.

  43. My husband is an alcoholic. He is damaging his health. He was fine for a few weeks and I just caught him drinking again. I know it is a sickness but he goes to Court in a few weeks for a DWI. I was hoping this would be the cure but no. Please intercede with the Good Lord to make him stop drinking.

  44. St. Monica, please pray that I too have patience and reverence the way you did. I’ve become so impatient with my husbands alcoholic ways, and I feel deserted and hopeless. Petition to the heavenly Father to heal his broken heart and that he abandon the evil of drinking. Amen

  45. I would like to ask for ur help with my youngest son. He is 19 years old and he is a very good boy all his teachers in High school would tell me that he is very respectful and very polite he is very quite. The problem that I have with him is that he abound an the church completely when he use to be an alter boy for five years. And now he doesn’t want to know nothing about church. I tried talking to him to enroll in church for his confirmation sacremant and no he never went. I invite him to go with me to church but he tells me no, for what? I tried talking to him and I don’t seem to make him understand. My husband also tried talking to him and he gets the same replied. I invite him to go with me to my families birthday parties and no he tells me he doesn’t want to see anyone. We are a big family I have four brothers and four sisters. We usually don’t invite to many friends, with my own family we’re enough. Please St. Monica help me to guide him and illuminate him in the right path. Some times I feel sorry and very concern for him because he’s just in his room and don’t come out only to eat or take a shower. I ask you to please talk to him and plant confidence and willingness so that he can come out and share with the rest of our family. I ask this in Jesus name.