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. Please pray that all my nieces and nephews open that hearts and minds to continue their catholic faith. Times of selfishness seem to be prevailing. As we pray the rosary weekly for Athena, I pray that they receive the grace to feel the love and hope that our family has in our faith. Pray for me too to be strong for my family.

  2. Pray for my son to strengthen in Faith and come back to the The Church. Pray he builds friendships that help him live God’s Word.

  3. Please that my husband is faithful and stays with me and his children. That he finds the word of god and has a relationship with me be successful in selling homes in order to support my parents and family.

  4. Saint Monica please pray and intercede for my husband and son. Please pray for them as you did for your own son, that they too may stop their drinking because it is destroying them and their loved ones. I also ask that you pray that they may return to our Lord and Savior who they so desperately need in their lives and I pray for myself- that I am be given the strength to carry this cross.

  5. Heavenly Father–please help Alie get her flight physical scheduled at West Point and completed (soon) before the deadline, help her to be selected for Aviation Branch. Help Vicki succeed at her job and her boss look at her favorably. Help guide Dot and Nick on their future and career paths.

  6. Please pray for my son Frank, he has a good heart but a bad temper. That he may learn to control his temper but most importantly may he allow Gods love to fill his heart. That he may remain involved in church and not allow anything to come between him and our Heavenly Father.

  7. Please pray for the truth to be believed and for justice, true repentance and amending of ways of all involved in this injustice. And full healing and restoration of all involved and the relationships connected to it coupled with a fresh start.

  8. For my boys especially Matt, thet he stayes away from drugs. Relieve his anxiety give him peace in his heart.
    Give my boys courage to stay away from drugs and alcohol.
    Give me courage to mo e forward in these trying times.

  9. Dear Mary and St. Monica, please pray for my son; he has lost his way. Please lead him back to Mary, Our Holy Trinity and his Catholic Faith.


  10. Please pray for my marriage. My wife has decided to separate from me and is contemplated getting a divorce. She is unsure. My body is exhausted because in am trying to show her my love, by my actions, prayers and love. I feel she still holds past issues with a heavy heart. I am a good man. I known this. I only for love in return, but she refuses to forgive me but will not accept her role on how we got here. Lord, if she feels unsatisfied with herself, then comfort her and allow her to be guided by you. Let her also know that my love is unconditional. AMEN

  11. Please help our family forgive and forget St. Monica my foolishness of my drunkard days and all reunite in Jesus name. Amen

  12. Dear St.Monica – By the grace of God please join us in prayers to save my brother. Save his soul before it is too late. Heavenly Mother please ask Jesus to have Mercy on us all. Forgive us for wounding you time and time again.

  13. Dear St Monica, St Anne, Blessed Mother, St Joseph, St Anthony please intervene and guide Nick with his career. This I ask through Christ my Lord. Amen

  14. St. Monica please interceed for me and pray for my broken marriage. May all the problems be wash away. May my husband accept and be converted into catholic.

  15. Dearest St Anne, St Monica, Blessed Mother, I ask you as moms to please intercede and help my children. Help my Vicki with her car issues resolve and that she succeeds at her job that she is placed on more projects and her job performance improves and her boss sees the good in her and helps her improve. Please help Alie resolve her flight physical dilemma, that she is able to complete her physical and branch Aviation. And I ask that their relationship with God grows. Amen

  16. I’m asking for prayer for my son. He is an alcoholic, he drinks every day. He doesn’t think its a problem. I pray to Our Father to take the alcohol away from him, to turn his life around for better things. I pray God will show him his value and to save him. I pray for God to use him for His purpose. My son has compassion for others, but not for himself. I pray for Jesus to open his eyes and see what the life God intended for him to have. A better life without addictions. Amen. I ask for your prayers in the name of Jesus.

  17. Dear St Monica,
    Please intercede for my brother to be healed from his drinking and smoking problems. Help him to remain sober for his daughter’s wedding in August and to behave himself. Also please intercede for my son Mike to be healed from his drinking problems and depression. Please bring him home to visit us. He has been staying away from everyone. Please bless us with unity and happiness . Thank you St Monica

  18. Pray that my husband will start going to church & Believe, get baptized. Pray that my brothers, sister & nephew ,nieces will return to church. MY children will follow/live your words.

  19. Pray for my friend who is disabled and alone. Pray that her strength continue to grow in Jesus and her husband leave his wayward life and go back to her and they Worship the The Lord our God as One and be at Peace. Amen

  20. St.Monica please hear our prayer for my husband to realize what he has done. Please guide him in making good decision in his life for the sake of his family. Lord God I am begging to please help my husband to forget that girl he met in the bar because she was the one who ruined my family. As of now we dont have any communication with my husband because of this girl. I pity my son because he was so affected. In Jesus name Amen.

  21. Pray for the conversion of my brother John. Pray for my daughter Mia’s health, help her to grow and walk in the light of the Lord with knowledge, wisdom, chartable and joyful heart. Pray for my husband to change his ways and help us to be a fruitful marriage and family. AMEN

  22. Please pray for my son who is going through a difficult time in his life. His Jehovah’s Witness wife has taken their 18-month-old son and left the state. Please pray for my strength as I find it very difficult to keep my anger in check. St. Monica intervene on my behalf and adk God to provide strength and healing to our family.

  23. Please pray my daughter Barb will come to the Lord, let go of the gay lifestyle, ny healed of all mental problems currently afflicting her, and I be permitted to teach my grandkids about Jesus as well as the catechisms. She is going to very many drs, some have different diagnosises, getting more & more ill with each one, when she truly only needs the Lord to begin with. St. Monica please intervene on my behalf and ask Jesus to heal my family.

  24. Please pray my husband will come back to me he said he doesnt love me any more after 30 years . Please let him fall in love with me again and get rid of the girl he meet . i want our marriage to work i want him to be my husband fir the rest of my life .please bring our marriage back and let him fall back in love with me thank you heart broken

  25. Praying for my future daughter in law who is agnostic. Praying that she will convert and become a Christian. Also praying that my son make the right decision concerning marrying her.

  26. Please pray for my son who was very religious but now has doubts and questions religion fallen in wrong friend circle .He is lost in thought confused mind and identity and needs to be reminded of his work . Cannot stay focused. Please Saint Monica lead my son back to his baptized and confirmed religion and be in Communion with God .Direct his thoughts words actions and footsteps to Jesus and Mary .this I ask in the name of Saint Monica, St. Augustine, Mother Mary to Jesus Christ

  27. St Monica Please pray for my son to control his use of alcohol and abusive substances which affects his behaviour I beg you in Jesus Name Amen.

  28. St Monica kindly interceded for me as I pray for vindication from the court case and restoration of my job . You are my patron saint and I know you are going to do this for me in Jesus name,Amen.

  29. Please intercede for me that my son Nathan find his way to you my god and us again. That he stops liying to him self and others. Help him find his way.

  30. Pls St.Monica help me and listen to my prayers in this most difficult time.I beg of you St Monica to listen to my plea. Pls St Monica

  31. Please pray that my husband lets Jesus back into his heart so he will lead our family by example in a gentle, loving, prayerful way.

  32. Please, St. Monica, intercede for me that the Holy Spirit will guide my son and help him nature and become the man I know he can be. Keep him close to God, our Father, and help him with his struggles with anxiety.

  33. I pray with a breaking heart for all these intentions and ask that you continue to pray for my son Zach that he will turn to God from alcohol and depression.

  34. Please pray for my mom, Kim, who is really struggling with an alcohol addiction, depression, anxiety, and possibly a mental illness.

  35. Please St Monica please hear my desperate plea and intercede for a hopeless and heartbreaking situation. drive Satan out of my friend and open his eyes to truth. Take his arrogance and pride and give him humility and respect. Take his selfishness and anger and give him generosity of heart and peace. Intercede to the Divine infant I beg you St Monica.

  36. Please pray for my son who got in trouble with the law. That he learns from what he did, that he graduates from high School. That they have mercy on him and help him to get help.

    • I will pray for you. just from reading your message I know exactly what you are going through. I am sorry you are going through this.

  37. Please pray for my alcoholic son who suffers from depression. God please embrace him with your healing soul so that he may stand strong against the demons of addiction. I pray that he renews his faith and looks to you for guidance.
    Please forgive him, for he knows not what he does…

    • Dear st.Monica, please intercede for my daughter so that she can get well. Pray for me too so that I can be able to raise my daughter singlehandedly and also get a loving husband she can call dady. Thank you st.Monica