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. Dear St. Monica,
    I pray that Gabriel and I will get back together please St. Monica please restore our relationship.

    Thank you,
    Nichola

  2. St Monica please pray for my son Chad give hum the strength to stop doing drugs give im Love and the guidance he needs at this time
    Love Mom

  3. Dear St Monica please pray for my daughter Marika to come back to the Church n bring her two kids with her. Thank you St Monica from the bottom of my heart

  4. Dear St. Monica, please fill Gabriel my boyfriends heart with love for me and help him to honour his commitment to me and that we will get back together.

    I pray with all my heart as I love him with all my heart.

    Thank you

  5. Please pray for me and family struggles .. We need a realistic miracle. My daughters dad as well. Please also pray for friend. Dee. Ty.

    .

  6. Dear St Monica, please bring my son home, he left this morning, and nva, return. I m so. Worried. Please help direct his path to our house. Lord minister to him I pray. Please St Monica, you help with wayward children please help my child. Every generation curse, chains and chord must b rebuked in Jesus name I pray. Deliver him Lord from friends and worldly powers I pray in Jesus name. Help him Lord please bring him home this minute I pray, cry plead.

  7. St Monica I beseech your prayers for my marriage; my husband is a pessimist, negative man that lives in the past. He tells me he forgives me for my infidelity 20years ago, however continues to be angered towards me in spite of our 35 years of marriage. I am a hospice nurse who devotes my time to my work, I love him but yet have difficulty wanting to remain in a relationship that causes so much ongoing pain, sadness. There seems to be trust, yet moments when I choose to spend time with my sons or a co-worker he tells me it’s ok—once I’m back from the time away He is angered and yells at me about my infidelity. Pray for me

  8. Dear St, Monica,

    Please pray for my boyfriend Gabriel and I we have broken up, please St, Monica I pray that we get back together. Please fill Gabriel’s heart with love for me.

  9. Dear St. Monica Dear God,please pray for my son Chaf to stop doing drugs,please guide him and give him the strength he needs to fight his drug addiction,pray for him to get the help he needs.Give him Love
    Love Mom

  10. Dear St Monica please help me Iam praying that my Dear Daughter. Stephanie will not do her usual binge drinking today and tomorrow ideally I would love her to stop altogether but it would be a start if she stopped this weekend. I’m so worried about her health and mental state particular. She is a great girl when sober but totally different when she takes alcohol, her father picks on her and there is usually an awful row that goes on and on I’m 69 yrs old not in good health if I was younger I could deal with it better I have made an appt for her to see a doctor at 5pm this evening I hope and pray she goes to see the doctor I will go with her of course but she has cancelled many appts before I hope she keeps this one St Monica I Place All My Trust In You

  11. Dear St. Monica, for my boyfriend and I to get back together. We have broke up and I love him so much!! I truly want to work things out with him and get back together.

  12. St Monica please pray for my son Chad. to stop doing drugs and lead him to the right path give him the strength and love he needs
    Love Mom

    • Dear Monica,
      I agreed in prayer for your son to see the Light and turn away from drugs and to God. All things are possible with God. I used drugs in college, and I turned to God (even though I had been a mocker of Christians before). My mother was not religious and not even praying for me. Now my mom at age 77 was baptized and is going through RCIA! I hope this encourages you that never give up!

    • Dear Monica,
      I agreed in prayer for your son to see the Light and turn away from drugs and to God. All things are possible with God. I used drugs in college, and I turned to God (even though I had been a mocker of Christians before). My mother was not religious and was not even praying for me. Now my mom at age 77 was baptized and is going through RCIA! I hope this encourages you to never give up! God is good and gracious.

  13. Please pray for my husband and me as we try to work through some challenges in our relationship. We have been married 18 years and have two children. Pray that we both listen with our hearts and minds and work together to restore happiness and peace in our home. Please pray that my husband controls his temper and help him realize he has anger issues. Lastly, I ask that you pray for a conversion of my husbands heart to God.

  14. Please pray for me that the test from Friday is negative. I am so sorry for the pain I caused my family in the past. Now I feel I have turned the corner to God.

  15. Dear St Monica my world is falling all around me This awful man is getting worse and my daughter has berated me all morning calling me names she was drinking all night and her mood is very bad I get it all the time from her I love her very much I beg her to stop drinking as she is a completely different person when she does She is wicked and bitter My heart breaks for her But with the way her father is towards me it makes me feel weak I’ve a terrible eye infection which is making me ill but they just keep on shouting and berating me Why can’t I get the means the way or the courage to get away from it all If I did it would make my daughter wake up to her behaviour st Monica I Place All My Trust In You Please help me

  16. Please pray for these individuals that have lost there way , keep them safe and protect them always thank you

  17. St Monica pray for my son give him the strength and guidance to stop doing drugs and to get a job and housing .God give him the right path to follow
    Love Mom

  18. Please St. Monica intercede for my Daughter that she stop her drinking and spend more time with her children. She is a good Mother and I know all too well the stress of being a single parent gets to us at times. Please also intercede for my Son that he may find gainful employment soon. I will be forever merciful for favor granted.

  19. I never had a problem with drinking up until 3 years ago. My ex best friend Diane, a mutual friend James and Peggy all surrounded me and I became weak. But a request was made by my friend Dianne whom saw my prayers answered and asked me to come back east to her family big time alcoholics. I prayed for her nephew whom OD on vodka and then some how wanted to drink every day since then. I dont I went to hypnotism I prayed and the whiskey is gone but the vodka still lies as a slave for me. i dont want to drink and been slaved to it please pray for me. Especially at happy hour as that is when my friend like to get together. then her husband OD. Then my friend asked me why i wasn’t addicted at all these before 3 yrs ago when i started. i trusted god. i believe i left myself open for a vindictive spirit to prove my faith in god wrong of not helping me be released from this demon of vodka that wont let me go.

  20. I prayed to St. Monica to help my husband find a job, because his previous job wrongfully terminated him. He was deeply depressed and after months of searching for another job, I started the St. Monica Novena. I am thankful to St. Monica for her intersession to our Lord in finding him a new job with less stress.

  21. St Monica please pray for my son Chad to with his drug addiction to stop and to live a happy loving life with a job and housing
    Love Mo,

  22. Dear St Monica please intercede for my sister Brenda who is addicted to pain pulls. Also free her from all the past hurts and resentments she has and that she will turn to Christ for direction, love and most of all peace!
    I trust in you Jesus and your saints!

  23. Please pray for my son Chad to stop doing drugs and have a good life with a job and housing, guide him in the right direction.Show him Love and let his talents shine thru

    Love Mom

  24. Dear St Monica another day of putting up with this awful wicked man We cannot take anymore Please Please Pleade Help us get the means or the way to be free of him. We Place All Our Trust In You Please St Monica let good conquer evil in this household .

  25. Dear St Monica what a terrible night with the behaviour of abusive husband and my daughter who was drinking heavily . The way I was berated and tormented was awful . My son had to listen to it and there was nothing he could say or do as they would have started on him Please St Monica help me find the way or the means to brbfrre of this awful man so that I can concentrate on the welfare of my son and daughter St Monica I Place All My Trust In You

  26. St Monica please pray for my son Chad to get the help he needs for his drug addiction guide him to the right path,help him to get a job and housing ,ask God to give him the strength he needs
    Love Mom

  27. Dear St Monica, I come to you in the name of Jesus, please help me, with my wayward arrogant son. His behaviour contributes to my chest pain and unstable angina. Please dear Jesus and St Monica as well as all other St hear my cry hear my utterance. Help this boy transform to be like you Lord Jesus, an oricle and a cup bearer. Minister to his rock stone heart. He is so unconscience about being u badly behaved. He is making waste money for his studies but show no interest. He is not a go getter. He has friends that influence him To behave badly. I pray and cry to you Glorious St and mighty Jesus.Please help my son I plead, and cry at your feet. Minister to his heart and mind I pray, that he must b responsible and God fearing . Bless him with a good job so he may be occupied from bad company. I pray. Help him hv a zeal for Prayer and to trust u lord I pray. Amen

  28. Heavenly Father-please assist my children with their careers. Help Alie branch Aviation & Alex infantry, remain healthy, and graduate in May. Help Vicki succeed at her job, help her communication and frustration with Charlie improve, help her boss Matt look upon her favorably. And that her presentation go well today. Help Nick succeed and be injury free at Coast Guard Bootcamp and in training.

  29. Dear blessed Saint Monica
    I first need you to go to God and thank him for the life of my husband. We both thank him every day. Please ask him to help our son. He has lost his will to thrive. He has addictions and saddness.He also loves God and has a heart that is open and bleeds for msny people. I pray thst he finds heath, peace, love. Especially kindness for himself. How many miracles can I ask for? I pray to you St.Monica in Jesus name hear my prayer. Amen

  30. Santa Monica please pray for my son and I fight his drug addiction please help Chad find the wayplease pray for my son to get a job and a place to live. love Mom

  31. Dear St Monica still imploring your help Things gradually getting worse re abusive husband Still trying to find some way out of this mess so that my children and I can have a decent life away from this man’s disrespect and blasphemous ways He revels in hurting us by saying the nastiest things Please St Monica help me get the way or the means do that we can be free of him I Place All My Trust In You

  32. Blessed St Monica, I ask for your continued prayers in keeping my precious son committed to his sobriety. Please guide him to an AA group in his new town that is the right fit for him and where he can flourish. Help him to stay in contact with his friends from his old group and that he knows there is always someone willing to help him if/when he needs. I pray that he understands that he can find comfort in the Lord if he reaches out to Him.

  33. St Monica please help my son in the right direction please help him fight his drug addiction please guide him in the right direction to get better and to live a long loving happy life
    love Mom

  34. Please pray for my son Josh that he will go back to the Catholic Church and that he may be spared from addiction of drugs, VAPE and alcohol especially from bad influences of people around him. May he be less temperamental , be a more responsible son and take his studies seriously. I just want the best for him and success in all his endeavors. I pray this Thru the intercession of St Monica In Jesus Name AMEN!

  35. Pray for my husband to realize he has a drinking problem & bring him to God. Help in his struggle with alcohol & give him the courage to quit & realize it will never bring him true peace or happiness. I pray for your intercession in Jesus’ name. Anything possible with Christ. Amen

  36. St Monica I pray to you to help my son maintain his sobriety. I ask that you guide him to a new AA group that he can become involved in and where he can meet new, like minded people. I also ask for your intercession that he stay in touch with the men in his old AA group and that he return regularly to church. For this I pray in your name. Amen.

  37. Pray for my wife Nancy to lose her anger which is tearing our marriage apart. May she get back to our Lord and the church God Bless you all

  38. Santa Monica please pray for my son Chad toget to the program today for the House of Hope so he could fight his drug addiction and get on with his life thank you love Mom

  39. St. Monica play for my husband Dorian C., that he may be delivered from his alcohol addiction & become a man of God. Help him to realize that there is a greater joy in loving Jesus. Help our marriage & communication with each other as we find are way to God. I pray for these things in Jesus’ name. Amen

  40. Praying that He hovers over my daughter and comes into her heart, helps her make positive choices. I pray He helps her reject sin and helps her access the peace within her.

  41. I have a wonderful testimony to the power of the Novena of St. Monica. I started praying for her intercession when I was going through an extremely difficult time in my marriage. I prayed the prayer of St. Monica almost every day. I had friends who lived/visited Rome to pray for me and my marriage in her chapel where she is laid to rest.
    My marriage didn’t make it. Through much suffering, I got divorced and eventually annulled.
    I kept up on my devotion to St. Monica as a single mother.
    I met an amazing man and after dating for 2 years, I was praying the Novena of St. Monica the last week in August. During the novena, we took a trip to Guadalajara Mexico and wandered into the Church of St. Monica there. The next day, on the eve of the feast of St. Monica, on the last day of the Novena, we walked into that church again, and my boyfriend got on his knee and asked me to marry him. I, of course, said yes, and we prayed together, then celebrated Mass there.
    God is so very good.

  42. St Monica please pray for my son Chad to beat his drug addiction guide him ito the right path ,pray that h finds shelter a job and love.Help him.to find the strength he needs
    Love Mom

  43. Pray for my daughter Abigail in that she returns to good senses at her age of 17 to how she was over a year ago. Pray that changes are made in her decisions for the future, and that her plans are corrected through the grace and mercy of our Lord.

  44. I pray that my husband will return to the Lord so that we can share in our faith together. I pray that he may practice more patience and control with his alcohol intake.

  45. Dear Saint Monica.
    Please pray for the blessing of my daughter’s wedding in December. That the foundation of her marriage be strenghthent by prayer. That they may have a fulfilling love and happiness.
    Amen.

  46. To grow a Mother’s heart and to help the Father and Mother be loving and responsible people for all of their family and to their parents.

  47. Please pray for my son Connor. Pray that the taunting at school stops. Pray that he becomes comfortable in his new school. Pray that he does not become depressed over his current situation.

  48. St Monica, please pray that my nephew will be taken away from drugs and bad friends come to understand right and wrong. Very importantly that that he will not be expelled from school , help him and his mother and father to be able to rebuild a happy home, his loving aunt, thank you lord !

  49. Dear st Monica,
    I pray for my son. Please help him to be focused , I don’t understand what is going on with him . Please come to our aid . Please let him always think right and do right also. AMEN.

  50. St Monica Thank You for all the prayers,I ask you to continue to pray for my son Chad to fight his drug addiction please pray for him t i stop doing drugs,to accept the help from THE HOUSE OF HOPE,t ok go there and and rebuild his life guide him in right path.
    Love Mom

  51. Dear Saint Monica,
    Please pray and intercede for my son that he makes wise choices.

    Thank you for your example and your prayers.

    Thank you Jesus, Heavenly Father and Holy Spirit for your blessings.

  52. St Monica thank you for your prayers
    God Thank you
    Please continue to pray for my son Chad to help him with his drug addiction and show him a better life,guide him to HOUSE OF HOPE
    Love Mom

  53. St Monica please pray for my son Chad to fight his drug addiction,God guide him to right path help him to live a loving happy life,help him to obtain a job and housing
    Love Mom

  54. St Monica

    Please pray for my son to come back to his family and his son. He has chosen to be with a woman that has isolated him from his family and son.

  55. Dear Saint Monica,
    Please pray for my son as he faces many challenges. Please help him overcome the setbacks he has faced.
    Thank you for your prayers and your intercessions.

  56. Dear St Monica please help me get the means or the way to be free of this awful man He is too much My nerves are shattered with his behaviour I Place All My Trust In You

  57. Dear St Theresa, St Anne, St Monica ,St Joseph , and Blessed Mother thank you for answered prayers. I ask for your prayerful intercession for my children and their careers. I ask that you guide Alie and help her complete her private pilots testing and branch Aviation on Nov 15. I ask that Alex branch Infsntry if that is Gods will. I ask that Vicki succeed and keep her job in Cali and her bosses look upon her favorably. I ask that Nick succeed and be safe in his new career in the Coast Guard. And I ask that they all grow closer to Christ -Amen.

  58. St. Monica,
    Pray for my son JESJ that he may be delivered completely and be healed from his psychosocial, spiritual and mental health bondages. Pray that he may be back to normal and be able to fulfill God’s purpose for him here on earth. I ask these in JESUS’ MIGHTY NAME through your intercession ,our Blessed Mother and all the angels and saints. Amen

  59. Dear St Monica please pray for my son Chad ask God to give my son the strength he needs to fight his drug addiction and to have a healthy happy loving life.Guie him to the right path
    Love Mom

  60. Dearest St. Monica, please help my nephew with his addiction issues. He was supposed to go for rehab back in August and never made it. He’s been calling me the last 2 days because we didn’t tell him about my uncle’s memorial service on Saturday. He passed in March and this was just a small family gathering for the people in Illinois since he lived in Florida. We didn’t tell my addicted nephew because you never know if he will be drunk or high so the family didn’t want to deal with it. My sister told him it was a last minute thing and he never answers his phone, now he keeps calling me. I actually blocked his calls because I don’t want to listen to the whining of why he wasn’t told.
    I pray he finally take responsibility and stop blaming others for everything. I also pray he gets the help he needs because I can’t keep helping him out. Amen.

    • My brother healed from addiction at Cenacola in Florida. IT is a Catholic / faithful based 3 year program im St. Augustine, Florida. They believe in divine providence so it is free. It is not easy but will bring hope.You can google Cenacola Community, St. Augustine Florida.

  61. St Monica please pray for my son Chad to stop doing drugs,give him the strength he needs to fight his drug addiction,show him love and let him know he is loved.Help him to get a job and housing.
    Love Mom

  62. Dear St Monica please help me through this another day listening to this blasphemous and disrespectful man. He has just burst into The room interrupting me writing to you and talking a load of rubbish just to upset me My hands and feet are really painful making me feel more vulnerable Please St Monica help me get the means or the way to be free of him I Place All My Trust In You

  63. Dear Saint Monica,
    Please pray for my son as he seeks employment, and is going through a divorce .
    As he faces doubts and insecurities.
    Please give us strength.
    Thank you for your example and your prayers.

  64. Dear St.Monica and God please pray for my son Chad to fight his drug addiction and to find his self to have the strength to beat this horrible addiction.Guide him in the right direction to live a Loving Happy Healthy Life.I love you
    Love,
    Mom

  65. Dear St. Monica & St. Augustine,
    St. Augustine, oh faithful son of your Mother, please take my prayers to the feet of Jesus as Mother Mary is asked also to do along with your Mother. Enter into the life of my son, Andrew, and help him to finally do what you did for your persistent Mother.
    He seems to be fighting full conversion due to his attachment to the material world earning money via the strength he believes he gets by choosing alcohol to relieve the stress. He has recently decided to cohabitate rather than marry. I pray she has the strength to get them both back into the Catholic Church and live legally and peacefully.
    St. Monica, help me to endure the pain as I witness some of the hurt and anger that accompanies alcoholism. I feel so alone in my fight for his salvation. Yet, I know that you did it! Help me to have your strength and dedication.
    Amen

  66. Deat St Monica please pray for my son Chad to overcome his drug addiction to give him the strength he needs from this evil, Pray for Chad to get better and get a job for he is talented and housing to have as his own.Show him love and let him know he is loved.
    Love Mom

  67. Dear St Theresa,St Anne, St Monica,St Joseph, St Anthony, and Blessed Mother , thank you for answered prayers. I ask for you intercession for my children. I ask that Alie is selected to branch Aviation and Alex selected infantry. I ask that they remain academically and physically strong and graduate in May. I ask that Vicki succeeds and keeps her job in Cali and her bosses look upon her favorably. And that she grows closer in her relationship with God. I ask that Nick start soon and succeed in the Coast Guard and he and Dot plan their future. Of this I ask through Christ my Lord-Amen.

  68. Please hear my prayers my son Stephen drinks all the time and has gotten into trouble st. Monica please be with my another son That is lost and has bipolar and is going through very tough times . Please
    Protect my daughter amber always thank you . Amen

  69. Dear St. Monica,

    I pray for the individuals that are suffering due to recent natural disasters. Please ask God to give them the strength to carry on. I ask God for the forgiveness of my sins and I thank him for the his daily grace in our lives. I pray for God’s continued blessings for my family and friends.

    I pray for my son T. Please help him to return to his faith. Help him to continue to live a good life and give him courage and solace when work gets him down. Help him to stay employed and find peace. Help him to seek your mercy.

    Amen

  70. Dear St Monica I really need your help today and through the weekend I feel so unwell and really anxious my nerves are shattered .This man’s behaviour is getting worse . It is relentless and so upsetting . Please help me get the means or the way to be free of him We my son , daughter and I Place All Our Trust In You

  71. Dear St Monica please pray for my son Chad to fight his drug addiction give him the strength he needs,God please guide him in the right direction and give him the strenth and love he needs to get through this.I love my son Chad
    Love Mom

  72. Dea ST Monica please pray fo rd my son Chad ,God please pray for my son Chad guide him in the right direction,help him to stop doing drugs and show him there is a better life for him.i love my son Chad and want him to get better.
    Love Mom

  73. Dear St. Monica,

    Please intercede for my brother to have the grace to give up his addiction to alcohol and nicotine. He has been without a job for the past three years and has been drinking heavily.

  74. I pray for my boyfriend and his family as they are not believers…they are very good people but had bad experience in school with the Nuns so turned against religion. I pray for grace that they will be saved. I pray for myself as I live with my boyfriend and we have no intention of marriage…we have both been married and divorced. I pray for my kids and my family.
    I seen Jesus and experienced evil. I was in ICU & not expected to survive. I had these dark shadows sweeping at me and I felt the evil…was terrified. I prayed and Jesus came…I kept blinking cause I thought I was seeing things. He was in brilliant light and rest of room was not. he stared at the dark shadows and they went into a circle and smaller until disappeared. He stayed about 3-4 secs longer and then gone. I felt peace after that and knew I would get better. They removed the breathing tube shortly after that and I steadily got better. I thank God for saving me.

  75. Dearest St Monica pray fo my son Chad,take this to God to give my son Chad the strength he needs to fight overcome his drug addiction,give him strength,pray for him to live a happy loving life to guide him to get a job and housing.I love my son Chad
    Love Mom