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…

Alcoholics
Married women
Mothers
Wives
Difficult Marriages

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  1. I am at the end of my novena to St. Monica and I ask her to carry my prayer for my son and daughter in law and their child to Gods throne in Jesus name. Once they believed in the Holy Trinity and now just in God the Father. My son has doubts about church and is there really Jesus who shed his blood for us? This made my heart hurt and I cried. Please St. Monica pray for a spiritual healing so my granddaughter has a chance to know about God and Jesus’ precious blood and the Holy Trinity. Pray for a miracle as I do trust in God’s mercy each day at 3:00 Divine Mercy hour. May God be praised and glorified always.

  2. Please ask our Lord Jesus to preserve my son from evil. Please ask our Lord to strengthen my son’s faith in G-d the Father’s unending mercy through His Son Jesus Christ and the Power of the Holy Spirit.

  3. Please pray for my son-in-law. He is an alcoholic, having anger, resentment and unforgiveness. Pray that he admits he is sick, needs rehab, if not, he will ruin his as well as the life of his wife and daughter.

  4. Dear St Monica,

    Please help to pray that my children will be prayerful and faithful to the Lord most especially to my daughter, she’s very hard to bring up,everyday I cry because of her behavior .Her birth date is your Son’s feast day I hope that she become like St.Augustine I firmly believe that one day she become a good daughter, with your grace through Jesus Christ. AMEN.

  5. Saint Monica please intercede to the Lord for my prayers so my son Thomas does not follow the darkness of the wordly things the he one day find the light of our Lord Jesus . thanks Lord for always being there for us and we know Lord that things happened for a reason and we also knows that thing will change when you decide is time not when we wanted . I trust in you my Lord and I know you love my son more than I do and you will be there for him always. Love you Jesus , without you i’m nothing you fill my heart with joy and peace even on difficult trials , those diffucult trials are making me stronger and trust in you more.

  6. St. Monica please intercede to the lord for me. My husband drink, smokes limes out late and is a drug addict. Heal him and make him a better person. a better father, husband, neighbor and friend. I have Two sons who look up to him. Give him guidance, and draw him closer to you .

  7. St. Monica please intercede to the Lord on behalf of my son who is depressed and using drugs and alcohol. Help him overcome his anxiety depression and low self esteem. Heal him mentally physically and spiritually. Guide him to do the right things, overcome his anger, to have better judgment and to respect himself and the law. Guide him back to college and to seek help.

  8. Dear St Monica
    Please pray for my daughter that she finds peace and strength to do her job
    Help her realise she is good and able
    Pray for her physical and emotional strength
    Please pray for my son who has a drink problem
    Dear St Monica when all seems hopeless and desperate help us remember that Christ is always there

  9. Please pray for my difficult marriage. My husband is an alcoholic, unfaithful, hates God, full of anger, resentment, unforgiveness. We are seperated, living unhealthy lives. I pray for peace, truth, God’s will in this marriage. Pray that he will repent of his sins, return to the Sacrament s. That he will honor our marriage vows. Please pray for his conversion.

  10. St. Monica, please interceed for the conversion of my husband to the Catholic faith, and that I may remain strong in my own faith, and be a light of our faith that my children can follow. May my family always be in the arms of Christ.

  11. Saint Monica please pray for my mother may she be releived from her suffering. Also pray for my children may they be sussesful in all trials of their live n i also ask you to pray for my happy married life

  12. Please Pray that my Husband comes back to me and that he agrees to work on our marriage and decides that divorce isn’t an option. Pray that he becomes happy in our marriage and stays happy. Amen

  13. Saint Monica, pray for my wayward adult daughter. She is s cradle Catholic. She attended Sunday Mass into her tween years and I was her 6th grade catechist. She never goes to mass any more. She has no direction or purpose in life. She is angry at the world and lost. Please show her that she is God’s beloved, and that He will give her peace in her heart and soul and a purpose in her life. I have been praying for her for four years.

  14. please pray for my family. our son needs much guidance and many prayers he is not able to hold a job and has not finished college, he does not have many options, we are sure he has many bad habits, drinking, drugs, we no nothing of his friends, what he does or where he goes anymore. still living at home this causes many arguments and I know it is because he is not happy or successful while many former friends have moved on to marriages and family and jobs he is going nowhere. He needs prayers to be humble, grateful, honest, truthful and to do the hard work necessary to be able to live on his own, gain the confidence to find a good woman and establish good friends. thank you for your prayers. I pray for him.

  15. St. Monica pls pray for my son mike to make good choices and be surrounded by good friends. Always lead him to God. Help him get through college and keep him from the evils of this world. Thanks b to God.

  16. Saint Monica, I ask you to pray for my husband Sachin so that he may br able to come out of alcoholism and drugs that he has beentaking for more than 10 yrs. Because of this addition he hasnot been able to do any work and fulfill his family responsibility. He uses uses abusiv words to his own son and daughter. He is filled withanger and going thru medical illness as well. He creats a bad scene in family n fights and hits me(wife).He abuses everyone and curses everyone.
    He has already gone thru bad marriage and was seperated for more yhan a year because of alcoholism and even after that 2 years he is worse.
    Pray that he may feel the live ofLord. When he opens his mouth he should not curse or abuse but should bless, forgive and pray.
    PLEASE PRAY FOR MY WHOLE FAMILY AND ESPECIALLY MY HUSBAND(SACHIN)

  17. St. Monica please intercede for my sister who has left the church and is planning on “marrying” her transgender partner. I pray for her soul, that she will return to the faith and find peace and love in Jesus Christ. I pray for my family during this difficult time.

  18. Saint Monica please pray for my friend Alice and her family. Help her through the unfortunate divorce (that she has fought so hard for it not to happen), help her find a great lawyer to help her fight for her and her kids. Also, pray for her kids as they go through all this too.

    Please also pray for my health. I have struggled with alcohol for a few years. (Through my Lord Jesus I have been cleared of all that …God is Good!) Now I am having some health issues probably because of the abuse….please St. Monica pray for me to be back to good health. Would love to be here to see my kids grow up, finish school, get married, have kids. Please Pray for our families.

  19. Saint Monica please pray for my brother who is alcoholic, heartbroken from a difficult divorce. Pray for my oldest brother in another difficult divorce, to be reunited with his children and find a godly woman for remarriage. Pray for the conversion of my oldest daughter suffering from PTSD, trapped in drugs and abusive relationships. Bless and protect her son from waywardness. Please ask the Lord to bless me with re-marriage to a godly husband.

  20. SAINT MONICA please pray for all our grand children and their parents for safety, AND PLEASE PRAY FOR MY SON CEEJ Amador for good job with good health insurance for himself and for his two children. Please ask Jesus to cover my son CEEJ with JESUS precious blood for peace of mind. free Ceej, from anger, fear and SELF blame. Please lighten Ceej to do the right decision about their home in Beach Park, Il, PLease send Ceej the right adviser to sell his house in Beach Park Il.
    Saint Monica please I beg you to guide him for the things he is doing right now; please ask JESUS to guide him with Holy Spirit. Saint Joseph patron of GOOD JOB AND REAL ESTATE , PLEASE help Ceej to forget that all the things happened during childhood and marriage in JESUS name,AMEN.

  21. Saint Monica, please pray for my son Ceej for financial and emotional problem. Please pray for Ceej, my son. who got the divorced two years ago with two sons. Please pray for Ceej for peace of mind, free from fear, anger, anxieties and self pity. Please pray for Ceej to find a full time job with good Health Insurance for himself and for his children. Saint Monica I beg you to pray for my oldest son, Ceej for good health, safety, prosperity along with his two sons.. Saint Monica, please ask Jesus to pray to all my grand children and their parents, in JESUS NAME, AMEN.

  22. Please pray for the conversion of my best friend. She has found the promises of the Christian faith “weak” and “false” compared to the solutions provided by the secular world. Atheism is more attractive in her new lifestyle. Many years ago this same friend helped –me– become closer to Christ! I believe that Jesus will guide her heart if only she let Him in! God bless you all.

  23. St.Monica,PSE pray for me to save my marriage. My husband is unfaithful and its being like this for a while now.more so he is alcoholic.he has no time for me and my children,I beg for your intercession to change him and make stale every relationships he is maintaining out there.my children miss their father.am engulfed in hatred bse of his infidelity.I need my husband back.thank u God for this opportunity.

  24. St. Monica please pray for the healing of my family. My husband and I are separated and heading for divorce. I ask that each of us be blessed with a forgiving and loving heart and that our personal relationships with the Lord be strengthened and sustained. I also ask for the reconciliation and restoration of a happy marriage if it is the will of the Lord. Thank you for your prayerful intercessions.

  25. For my husband Rob, an alcoholic, and his bad choices with alcohol and the lasting effects on our difficult marriage. Please intercede and Please pray the power of the Holy Spirit enters into my husband’s existence and brings him direction towards recovery.
    AMEN.

  26. St. Monica,
    Please pray for my husband and family who have been badly affected by alcohol. Our family separated and we are in grief and disbelief since an accident occurred involving our family dog. Please pray the power of the Holy Spirit enters into my husband’s existence and brings him direction towards recovery.
    Amen

  27. I beg prayers of intercession for myself, my husband and 6 children and families and relatives, but MOSTly at this time, for one of my son’s who was at a bar drinking too much. I beg he get home safely, that Jesus would allow him the grace to KNOW Jesus’ unconditional love for him and desire to live only for Him. For my family so we know what to do. It has been presented to me/my husband and I that our family come together for intervention for his alcoholism and take him to a place for treatment and to discovery what is behind it. I don’t know what to do except to tell my husband about this place and beg? him to allow his son to go. But ONLY if it is God’s Will. It is not Catholic, but I hear mostly Christians working there(and some real believers). Thank you and God bless. Mary Wood
    Thank you Jesus for all the healing you are doing in my son, and for all those praying intercessory prayers for my son.

  28. Dear st monica,

    Please pray for my difficult marriage that is currently in separation. Please pray for him and I to reconcile and renew our love.

    J&L

    In Jesus name amen !

  29. 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.

    Please pray for my son to rid him of his anxieties and fears, lead him to a life free of alcohol, drugs and self-recriminations, free him from his pain of self-hatred for all the things that happened to him as a child that were not his fault.

    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.

  30. So thankful I found this prayer, my son is a very bad alcoholic,with him now but refusing help. Sneaking it so painful to see him so far gone , please St. Monica help my son Justin.

  31. Saint Monica I ask that you intercede in my prayers for the conversion of my husband. He lives a dishonest life. I am unable to trust him because of his constant lies and deceitful ways. It is hurting me and our precious daughter. I carry the weight of all our home responsibilities including being the breadwinner and working full time at a stressful job. I carry the responsibility of nurturing my and my daughter’s spiritual life. I pray that he finds his way to God. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

  32. for my son who got involved with the wrong kind of girl who got him involved in risky behavior and since her has been lying, disrespectful, drinking turned away from his faith not the man he was raised to be. Help him find his way back to his faith. He is becoming depressed. He was once a strong and good boy.

  33. Thanks for being their for us. I pray that the father of my children starts taking care of the children. Please let him feel the love that you felt for your child. So that he can feel the need to love his children dearly. Amen.

  34. I pray for my son to become closer to God. With this his other problems will fall away. Break that spell of lazyness and let him become more focused. That he may stop drinking as his personality changes when he drinks

  35. l need to pray for me (abeer ) not fired from work .lisa director stop from work for 3 days on tuesday let me know if l return to work .the boss his name is mohammed will make desicion ,if l go back towork or fire .l am worrey too much need help to pray fpr me to return tp work lost 3 dAYS .l dont have one help in rent.thanks

  36. Please help my 21 year old son stop drink and drunk he has done it more than once lord please i beg of you st monica help me biend drunk can cause serious problem let him stop drink st monica please i desperately beg of you st monica he has his future ahead of him he goes to college He dont need to mess uo his self please b

  37. St. Monica please pray for my wife who wants a divorce. I Pray for a change of her heart that she fully considers gods will not her’s.

    Rob

  38. St Monica pls pray for my husband to lighthen him up, his been cheating on me for along time , pray for him please let him stop, seeing this woman I love him and I don’t want out our marriage to be broken, I’m doing this for our children pls give us a good relationship and strengthen, and a power to our relationship. Please pray for my three daughters that all of them finish there studies in college. Please pray for may parents in california naty and peter give them long life, good health, and more blessings to come. I pray for my health, physical, emotinal and spiritual. I want a peace of mind. Please pray also that i will work again abroad, i will past the test. Please help me st monica Thank you for praying for us in Jesus name I pray amen.

  39. Please pray for a man whose son died. A 4 year old sweet little boy. It had been a year and now the man is said to be divorcing his wife. Please pray for the family.

  40. Please pray for my daughter and myself to be free of the problems that is keeping us down. Help us to be strong mentally and spiritually so that my daughter can smile again and begin to enjoy life again.

  41. St Monica pls pray for my husband that he will start. Coming to church with me again and give us good relationship on our marriage give us power, healing, strengthen on our marriage and a better communication

  42. Yes, my son drinks mostly when he comes in off shore
    It is hard licquor. He is getting better but has these binges for 1 to 2 days. Its is breaking my wife and my heart. I have talked to him about this before and he says he does not have a drinking problem. I am catholic and believe in the power of novenas.
    Please can you advise me of a good novena for a family member who is drinking too much
    thanks
    glenn brown

  43. St. MONICA, I ask that you intercede in my prayers for my marriage. We have truly entered into a rough patch in our marriage and I ask you to pray that we come closer together as one body. I ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

  44. St Monica pls pray for my husband to lighthen him up, his been cheating on me for along time , pray for him please that he will stop, seeing this woman I love him and I don’t want out married to be broken, I’m doing this for our children pls give us agood relationship and strengthen, and a power to our relationship. Thank you for praying for us in Jesus name I pray amen

  45. Please pray for my 16 year old daughter who is struggling physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually that she may be comforted from her anxieties and stresses so that she can be a productive and spiritual young woman in the years to come.

  46. Dear St. Monica please pray for my son who is at university to grow more closer to God and come out as a respectable person in life. I also pray to the holy spirit to grant him the gift of wisdom . Amen.

  47. Please pray for husband who left wonderful wife and 2 children for a very young woman with no moral compass.

    Please pray for the very young woman to truly find Jesus.

  48. St. Monica please intercede for the conversion and salvation of my Son & his wife. Also for peace, happiness and reconciliation in their marriage & for marriage blessings.
    For peace and happiness in their family life with their baby daughter.
    Thankyou St. Monica for your intercession.
    Amen