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…

Married women
Difficult Marriages

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  1. Dear St Monica. You beheld the great privelege of being the mum. Your loving son was the doctor of the church and you never gave up on your troubles in your marriage and motherhood. You prayed continually as that was the only effective solution available.
    So often as devoted mums and wives we forget that we should never give up like you. Please intercede for us that we may have that same strength and perseverance in our quest for life.
    Hear and answer our prayers. This we ask in Jesus’ name for all our family sisters and mums.

  2. Blessed St. Monica please help resolve the division in my marriage. Teach us to love each other through the difficult times. Instill in my husband a desire to find better employment. Show him his true role as a man in his home. Help our teenager daughter to surround herself with God fearing friends. This I ask in Jesus name.

  3. Please pray for me dear St.monica and for my intentions. I feel helpless and sad at this time. I pray for healing of my family and for the situations we are in.

  4. I need prayers for my sister, Sarah Elizabeth, who is turning away from the Church. I feel that she might be in danger of losing her faith in Christ. Please pray for her to return to the Church and to resist the temptations of the Devil.

  5. My life is in chamblez remove all negative energy life help me to succeed in life I am failing in all aspects of my life I didn’t pass SPI my marriage is on a thread at best, I have no companion I have no job or money , i need employment I need spitual involvement from.christ I’m so lost and alone. I’m extremely unhappy

    • You have a companion. I am struggling too and doing my best to hang on. I am thinking of you and praying for you. You are not alone.

  6. Please pray Saint Monica and Saint Augustine please pray that my husband will be free of Alcoholicism and my entire family. Especially my brothers.


  7. Prayer for Peace in my family: Pawel and Marek and Bogdan. Free from addictions and for my family to go back to their faith with seal.

    Please pray for their future wives

  8. Dear St. Monica please intercede on my behalf and take my intentions to God our Father. Thank you for giving me and my family the strength to get through these bumps in the road.

  9. Please saint Monica guide​ me tomorrow when test may your fevorent passion gave for st. Augustine your son be bestowed upon me,, assist my every answer as if you hand picked each question for me , give me a score of 555 or greater I promise to be ever mindful of this enormous favor and i will.grant you publication amen

  10. I am praying for my marriage and family that my wife and I are able to reconcile our marriage. I love her deeply and pray that God is able to soften both of our hearts and that peace, forgiveness and love prevails. Please hear my prayer.

  11. Please pray for my son, for peace of mind and clarity for his brain. Help him St. Monica I implore you. Thank you in Jesus’ name

  12. Praying for you intersession on be half of a
    Couple going through marriage problems, that they seek counseling and that their issues be healed. Prayers also for their baby and her health and welfare. St Monica thank you for your through Jesus Christ our lord and savior.

  13. Thank you for starting the process of communication, it a slow but progressive start I’m willing to do all I can to save my marriage

  14. I pray to you St. Monica and implore you to help my son stop drinking and return to sobriety. Addiction has taken over, and he is dire need of your gracious prayers. Watch over him and help him out of his suffering. I will do all I can to help, and need your spiritual guidance.

  15. Please pray that my husband Rodrigo will come back to catholic faith. I pray that he will realize that the Catholic faith is the true faith so he will return soon and please pray for our marriage to make it more stronger. Please hear my prayer.

  16. Oh Saint Monica, please pray fervently, as do I, for my 8 children and lukewarm husband. I have good intentions, and love them as you know, but have failed in teaching them the goodness and love of their faith. Help me, intercede for me, and let me be a good example to them instead of, as my husband says I am, a judgmental, negative influence on them. He says I worry too much, and that I have presented our faith as no fun. I guess I have. I wanted to warn them of bad lurking everywhere and to be on guard, and apparently presented our faith as something no one can be good enough for. Help me. Pray for my family. Jesus, I place my trust in Thee.

  17. Please pray for my husband, Bill, to complete his sacraments in the one true faith, so that he may be in full communion to receive the precious Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that the Holy Spirit fills his heart with the desire to do Gods will. Help him to be a good remodel, provider, husband, father, and son, and to help him find full time employment.
    Give peace, joy, health, and prosperity to him. St. Monica, with your love and mercy, please hear my prayers and intercede for me through Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

  18. Dear St Monica I humbly ask for your intercession in helping Patrick.He has a violent temper he verbally abuses me.My you bless him and fill him with the kindness of the holy spirit so that he may realize all his wrongdoings.I have been praying for 7 years but to no avail.Our relationship is falling apart because of his attitude. I have a strong faith that you will heal him and he will be a better man.Please help him St Monica.

  19. Please pray for my daughter Jennelle that she may have saving grace and be cured from all and any addiction that gods love may fill her in Jesus name I pray

  20. Prayers today for my daughter and her husband, for their troubled marriage to be healed. For their baby to have a loving mom and dad. And for happiness, health, love, peace and joy to return to their home.
    Thank you for you St Monica, the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate heart of Mary.

  21. St. Monica,

    Please pray for my son Alistair who is 29 years old but still jobless. He was very good in studies but not so successful in his career. May the Lord guide him and anoint him to use him in a mighty way. Alistair is my only son and I am a single parent. May the Lord fill him with his everlasting peace and love.
    Please also pray for my niece Althea who is in Ireland to do well in her studies and give her a good job and boy.
    Thank you and God bless.

  22. Please pray for my daughter, Emily’s marriage, it is headed for divorce this week. Her husband has completely changed, please pray for Spiritual help for him right away! Thank you, and God Bless!

    • my husband was an addict to drugs, i tried to recommend him to a specialist. he got angry and never bought the idea and decided to leave me alone with two of our kids. i cried everyday whenever i think of him cause i loved him with all my heart. i had faith and never gave up. fortunately i came across a testimony of a lady on st.monica on how diviner peterson helped her in healing her son who was a drug addict. i also contacted him for help and my husband came back home in less than a week and was free from drug addiction.i’m so glad. he apologised to me and was a good man afterwards. i urge anyone having similar or any issues at all to have faith and contact him for help via email:[email protected]

  23. Praying to you today and each day dear St. Monica, healing of 2 marriages in my family, that each spouse may see the good in the other and for their children that they may have loving parents by their side. I ask for prayers for a situation one of my children are in with legal issues, praying for a good outcome and closure.

  24. That my husband will become a practicing Catholic and that he will not be so prideful, thing all of his accomplishments were by his own doing, but that God had a hand in it.

  25. Please pray that my husband Rodrigo will come back to Catholic faith. I pray that he will realize that the Catholic faith is the true faith so he will return soon. And please pray to make our marriage strong. Please hear my prayers. Thank you.

  26. Thank you Jesus, Mary ,St Joseph,all the good angels and saints and St Monica for restoring my relationship with my daughter soon…amen

  27. Prayers for my bipolar son, Carter, who is mani and sacred children and wife. He desperately needs urgent help!

  28. Need prayers and faith for my son. He has distanced himself from our family. We were so close, me & my son as well as the rest of the family. The straw that broke the camels back was he didn’t even call me on Mothers Day. I cried & cried, as I am now writing this. He broke my heart. He has never broken my heart, never. I called him & he didn’t pick up the phone so I left a message & expressed my feelings. Asking him to please call me. Nothing. Once he returned from the military service, he’s never been the same. Once a kind, sweet & happy go lucky son, now a bitter, angry, & in my eyes “a vey unhappy young man”😢 I went back to church almost a year ago & I pray, I light a candle every Sunday, Asking God to please bring my son back mentally and let him find happiness & love in his heart, once again❤️

  29. St Monica mother of St Augustine , I ask for your intercession for my husband so that he knows the importance of holy matrimony and it’s significance. Let him know that praying and going to church is important in life. He must know that God is life . Thank you.

  30. Please pray for my wife, that she may refocus on Jesus our saviour and our family esp the children and be delivered from her indescressions and a desire for a divorce and return home to our family. Please open her eyes that she may see you and crave you mercy and graces.

    • Pray for our daughter Kaylynn. Guide her steps, her mind, her soul, keep her safe in your loving arms. May she follow in your guidance Lord! In Jesus name I pray. AMEN

  31. Dearest St Anne, St Monica,St Joseph ,St Anthony and Blessed Mother, I thank you for answered prayers. I ask for your intercession for my children. I ask that Vicki keeps her car account and they reverse her decision, she needs this account for her job. I ask for Vicki to flourish at her job, that her company sees her as an asset, her bosses look upon her kindly, she have a good meeting with her boss. I ask that her confidence grows at work. And most importantly, I ask that Vicki grows in her faith and relationship with God.

  32. Please pray that my son will return to church and that my future daughter-in-law will convert. She has never been baptized or attended any church, and she doesn’t feel like the Catholic church speaks to her. I pray that she will have a change of heart. Also, please pray for my daughter and son-in-law who have left the church for another denomination. I pray that they will realize that the Catholic faith is the true faith and return soon so that they can have their little daughter baptized. Please hear my prayers. Amen

  33. Dearest St Anne, St Monica,St Joseph ,St Anthony and Blessed Mother, I thank you for answered prayers. I ask for your intercession for my children. I ask for Vicki to flourish at her job, that her company sees her as an asset, her bosses look upon her kindly, she have a good meeting today and placed on several projects soon. I ask that her confidence grows at work and she become a project manager. And most importantly, I ask that Vicki grows in her faith and relationship with God

  34. I asked for intercession on behalf of a troubled marriage. That the couple sees the holy family and what it stands for. That they may find love again as a couple and family to their child. Thank you st Monica and Jesus christ and God our father.!

  35. St Monica, thank you for listening to my prayers. I know you will intercede and grant my prayers and I will be forever thankful.

  36. St.Monica,
    Please pray for my friend, Vivian, who is struggling to keep her marriage and life intact. Please help her discern her path that will honor your will and give her peace in her decisions.

  37. Dear St. Monica I pray for my son’ soul, JE, that he may once again believe in God. Take him away from anything that is evil. Bring him, true Godly friends, so that he may be happy in this world and in the next with our heavenly Father. St. Monica, I ask that you protect his heart and soul, in Jesus Name. Amen

  38. St. Monica you’re prayerful woman through your intercession please I ask you to pray for my husband n children n helps us to continue to serve our lord n strengthen our faith.

  39. St. Monica,
    Please pray and intercede on my behalf that my husband concludes that our marriage is worth saving. Please pray that he gets help for his grief and anger, and that I am supportive of him in the ways that he needs.

    Please give strength, wisdom and patience to all those struggling in marriage. Thank uou. Amen.

  40. St Monica, I pray that you help my husband and I to bring up our lovely kids in God’s way. We ask for the zeal to be faithful catholics and always be close to God just as you were.
    Please pray for us. Amen.

  41. St. Monica, please pray for my husband, that he will overcome his addictions and turn to God for help!

  42. St. Monica I pray for my husband that he stops drinking and giving into temptations that are not of God. Please bless him and restore our family Amen

  43. .St Monica, I give you my children, that you may take them to Jesus, that His precious blood may heal them completely Amen

  44. Pray for my daughter Rachel and boyfriend Justin to turn to the Catholic Church and to be faithful in going to church says:

    Pray for Rachel and melanie

  45. Dear Saint Monica,
    Please pray and intercede for me so that my husband obtains and maintains sobriety from alcohol. His life style has caused such a huge rift in our family between our son and us. I also pray that our son, Steven, makes good choices and decisions in his life, in his friends, for his future. He is so quick to anger, and I do understand why. Please help heal him so that he can get his life together and find happiness, security, and love. His anger is such a roadblock in his life.
    Thank you.

  46. My request is that she come back to the Catholic Church and plead for the communion of my grandchildren. Thank you St Monica

  47. St Monica, who prayed so many years for your son, please intercede for my son, Nicholas, that he may return to the faith and follow God’s will for him.

  48. St. Monica, please intercede in my marriage. Please heal my husband’s heart so that he may see that this marriage is worth fighting for. Please give us the strength, courage and love to fix it.

    I need your help and I trust in you

  49. Please St.Monica help me to pray for my two sons to open there heart to love me and be closer to me.thank you Saint Monica and to our Lord Jesus Christ.please help me.Amen

  50. Prayers for my son and daughter and their families. Our family is going thru a lot right now. I am praying for a good outcome of both situations. Thank you at Monica and thank you Jesus christ our king!

  51. I beg for the conversion of my husband that our children are brought up in the one true faith of Jesus Christ

    Please intercede for me to obtain this favor
    Immaculate heart of Mary, pray for us

    Sacred Heart of Jesus
    I trust in you


  52. Saint Monica, Please pray for my sons, especially for my two oldest sons. Please pray to God for their marriages, to help them to save and strengthen their marriages and do what is best for their children. Pray to God that He will bring them closer to Him, and to keep them close to His heart and mine. I thank God for all the blessings He has bestowed on us.

  53. Please pray for my ex-boyfriend, Michael, that he will return to the Catholic faith, and if it is God’s will, that he will also return to me. I love him very much.

  54. Saint Monica please pray and intercede for me for my marriage to be restored and that my husband to back home soon.

  55. Saint Monica please pray and intercede for me for my marriage to be restored and that my husband to back home soon. L

  56. Saint Monica please pray and intercede for me for my marriage to be restored and that my husband to back home soon. Let my daughter leave the church she is attending, as they do not believe in certain doctrines example Christmas, Easter, Birthdays etc. Please pray for my husband’s salvation.

  57. Dear God, St Monica please pray for my husband Rodrigo for his reversion back to the Catholic Church and make our marriage strong. Please pray also for my 3 sons to take the path of Jesus. In Jesus name AMEN.

  58. Dear God, St. Monica please pray for my husband R for his reversion back to the Catholic Church and make our marriage strong and also please pray and guide my 3 sons to take the path of Jesus. In the name of JESUS AMEN.