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. Prayer for Marriage Reconcilation with my spouse AA urgently. I pray he returns home to me eager to work on your marriage. I reacted on his hurt to me and pushed him away with my anger, however, I need my marriage as it is of God. I pray a hedge of thorn bushes over him to keep the women affecting my marriage away, let them repell from him. Bless all of these women you know by name and by number that are in his life right now and are clouding his judgement to encouraging him to leave me and possible file for divource. Allow him Lord Jesus right now to let AA see me in the light, let him miss me and fall in love with me deeply and loving me as christ lov the chruch. Lord return my husband to you and he has lost sight of you. Bring him back to you, give him circumstances that will draw him back to you and closer than ever. Rebuke, bind out and cast out the spirit of alchololism, lust, decit, lie, unfatithfulness, adultery, infidelity and others that are hindering him from his relationship with you. Deliver, my husband in Jesus name. Remove his feelings for the other women, let the hedge of thron bushes make them get tired of him, let them be unattracted him and break all communciation and contact with them right now as you desttoy these relations for my marriage sake keep them as fas as the east is from the west from now and always. Let his heart love me and guide him home hastily. God through your son Jesus, I pray for a a divine miracle and urgent reconcilation of my marriage better than before. I pray in Jesus name that my husband see me in the light and out of the darkness. I pray that he misses my company and wants to call and communicate only with me and not with any of these women. I pray he starts to go out with me and not with these women and that he will always want me by his side like before. Let him want to communicate eveything happening to me and build back the communication. I pray me husband looses interest in all these women and any other that may show up and be interested only in me his wife. I pray he sees my inner and outer beauty and this captivates him always. Whatever hurt and wrong in especially words let him forgive me and let go of the past as his infidelity drov me to as him to leave. But I realize how much i miss him and want him back but i want him to realize my worth. For some reason he is comfortable where he is and doesn’t want to retun, but you all do the impossible and i know you can pack up his stuff and move his feet to retun home to his wife. Let him return home, let us start a family and love me with his all. Lord, allow him to prioritize you and them me and forsake all other. I pray you send wise counsel to speak to him and let him listen and act, let him get positive spiritual guidance to your prodigal son and my prodigal husband return to us.

    In Jesus name Amen.

  2. Dear St. Monica,
    I pray for deliverance from the disease of alcoholism for Aaron, Connie, Marty and Eric and for their return to faith in Christ and the Catholic Church. AMEN.
    To God be the glory.

  3. Please pray for my daughter that she turn away from her darkness and find the light of God return to church and those who love her.

  4. Please pray for my son Chad to be self sufficient to find a job and housing and love in his life ,guide Chad to the right direction
    Love Mom

  5. Please pray for my daughter that she turn away from her darkness and find the light of God and come back to the church and those who love her.

  6. Please pray for my son Drew To be healed of his drug addiction and please pray for him to be self supporting and find a Christian wife, if it be Gods will fir him. I am very tired and weary as I have been praying for a miracle in his life for almost 40 yrs Please Lord have mercy on Drew and nyself. Amen

  7. Dear Saint Mornica,

    Please Pray for my Son Andrew to help him Overcome his Anxiety and his Struggles with School. I Pray that he be able to get his Peace and Joy back and Love School the way he used to.

    Thank You,


  8. Jane
    Pls. Pray for my son Emmanuel & his wife that they may be as one family again. Pls. For my daughter to have a child, and pray for me & my husband Joey that we may also be converted & that my grandchildren will always be safe.

  9. Please pray for my strength and wisdom to overcome my alcoholism.
    And please pray for my family to have healing. And please pray for my husband that his anxieties and stresses can be relieved.

    • Heavenly Father, please bless Jeri-Lynn and graciously grant her the strength and wisdom to overcome her alcoholism! Keep her out of harm’s way and put just the right people and opportunities in her path. For your son Jesus’ sake, Amen.

  10. Dear St. Monica,
    Pray for my father in law who is addicted to alcohol. Pray for my mother in law who is in financial problem and for my sister in law who is separated from her husband. Please pray that my sister in law gets united with her husband and please I beg to forgive all the wrongs we have done these days and please relieve us from all the problems and bless our home with God’s grace.

  11. Please pray for our daughter and help her overcome her struggles. We pray also she will return to being a practicing catholic as she once was

    • God bless you and your daughter. As the father of a troubled adult daughter, I think I can understand some of what you’re going through. Hang in there, man. Also, I have just now prayed that God will change her heart and bring the right people into her life.

  12. St Monica, please pray for me and give me strength to beat my addiction. I am an alcoholic and I desperately need your help and prayers.

    • Dear CM: Believe it or not, God loves you and thinks are a one of a kind masterpiece — even if you are addicted, and even if you have done things that you are ashamed of. Also, you are not alone. Find a 12-step program near you that works for you.

  13. St Monica please bring ths to God, pray for my son Chad to find a job and housing ask God to guide him and give him the strength he needs
    Love Mom

  14. Please help my son to get a job and start attending church again. I also need help for my grand daughter, since making confirmation she does not want to attend mass.

  15. Dear St. Monica,
    I am a new Christian. Please pray for my Son that he leads a life dedicated to our Lord and that he becomes financially independent from me and his Dad. He is such a good Son but struggling to become free. I too suffer from my own problems and can not enable my Son. Please pray for us both. I was given a hand held stone model of you many years ago. it fell off the shelf the other day and I finally read the inscription and looked you up on social media. Please forgive my ignorance of your Sainthood. I now hold it every day and pray to you. I do not have any relatives other than my immediate family of an ex husband and two sons.

  16. St Monica please take this request to God and pray for my son Chad to find a stable job and shelter,show him his self worth,give him the strength he needs to fight his addiction

    Love Mom

  17. My brother, John has been in an induced coma for almost two weeks. His outlook is bleak and his wife has been asked if she wants to take him off life support. Please pray for God’s will to either cure him and make him whole or take him home to his Maker. My heart is broken but I don’t want to see him suffer anymore. God bless him now and always.
    I pray for his wife and children.
    Please pray for me to accept God’s will even if it is painful.
    Thank you.

  18. I pray for my children,,Dan for his weight ,,for Casady that she may come deeper into her belief,,, and for Kate ,that she may be converted back to her faith return to the church

  19. I am begging Christ for the healing of our marriage and the conversion of our children, Manny, Ricardo,Sherri,Bonnie,Kim and Kathy.

  20. St Monica please pray for Chad to find work,and housing,and do have the strength to fight his drug addiction. Ask God to guide him and pray for him
    Love Mom

  21. Sain Monica,
    Please pray for my husband Jake. He’s left the faith and is very angry at God. Please pray for our marrital bond for he wants a divorce. Please pray for the protection of our children’s hearts during all this.