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. Dearest St. Monica, I continue to pray for my nephew with an alcohol problem. I’m concerned because he has other serious medical issues so I pray he stops drinking and focuses on his health. All I want for him is peace of mind and happiness for now and ever. Amen.

  2. Please pray for the unity of my family. Pray especially for the conversion of my daughter. May she find joy and happiness in the Lord the church and her loved ones.

  3. St Monica please pray for my as on Chad ask God to guide him in the right path to find work and housing and stop doind drugs
    Love Mom

  4. Please pray for the conversion of my daughter. May she find peace and happiness in the Lord. Help me to help her find her way without pushing her away.

  5. Please keep my son and his wife in prayer and help them to start going back to Mass so that they will be able to raise their new baby and raise him in the Catholic Faith. Also pray for my youngest son to keep him strong in his Catholic Faith and that if his new girlfriend is the “one” that she may join him in his Catholic Faith. Keep him strong. I pray for my dad, my brother-in-law, and my nephew to come back and start going to Mass. In this we ask St. Monica for your intercession of these prayers.

  6. Please pray for my family to be whole again. Please pray my daughter and husband stay clean and sober, find God return to church and the family who loves them.

  7. Pls pray for my husbsnd to come back to us and pray to God that he removes the other woman from his life.
    I pray also to to soften his heart towards me and chsnge his mind of thinking and returns home to us

  8. Dear St. Monica,

    Please pray for my son. He is facing many issues, going through a divorce, and laid off from work. Please help him as he works through these challenges. May he have strength and direction. Please help him with his faith.
    Thank you for your prayers and intercession.

  9. Please pray for my husband. He is suffering greatly from alcoholism and depression. He was in the emergency room last night and be is back again today.

  10. Praying fro my drinking and my grandson and his girlfriend for drug addiction and stealing lies and also for my family for anger depression and conversion in the name of Jesus pls St Monica pray for us

  11. Please pray for the unity and health of my family. Especially for my daughter. May she find peace in God the church and those who love her.

  12. Dear St Monica
    Pls bring bsck my husband to us snd removes his other woman to him who is only after his money.
    Pls soften his heart towards us and change his mind of thinking and returns home to us.

  13. I’m praying for my kids that they are engulfed with the fire to seek God. That they are covered by the blood of Jesus and they are freed from ALL addictions. I asked these prayers through the intercession of St. Monica.

  14. ST. Monica please pray for my son Chad ask God. to guide him to the right path and give him the strenghr he needs to beat his addiction and find a job and housing
    Love Mom

  15. Please have our family together again, especially my sister who has distance herself from us! She has animosity , hate and anger toward me the most and her mom, dad, sisters and her own son. My sister has refused to go to her son’s wedding, even as far as disowned him. This happened because of a disagreement with her future in laws! Her son is destroyed! Please pray for us and her son Michael.
    Pray for my dad and sister Carol, as they fight cancer! Thank you!

  16. Dear St.Monica please intervene for my daughter Megan that she is set on the right path towards spiritual enlightenment and free her if addiction and be with her daughter at all times.

  17. Dearest ST Monica please pray for my son Chad ask God to guide him and give him the strength he needs to overcome h out s addiction,to work with his with h ou s talents,to find housing and stability,to fi.nd Love.
    Love Mom

  18. Please lead our family back together and to God. Restore health, relationships, finances
    And sense of purpose. Prayers for all friends, souls in purgatory and a dear
    Friend to our faith and restored to health.
    Thank you for these and peace on earth.

  19. Dearest St. Monica,
    Please pray for my husband Michael. Take away this fear and anxiety. Take away his addictions. Take away his anger. Please guide him back to his family.
    St. Monica, I am so weary. I don’t know what direction to turn. Please show me a sign that I’m doing the right thing. Please help him see his pathway back to the church and his family. I cannot bear to see his children hurt anymore. That he sees the light in this season of miracles.

    In his holy name I pray

  20. Pls pray for my son to give up weed, premarital sex and lack of compassion and forgiveness for my daughter and vice versa. Pls ask God to help him return to Mass and be willing to go to Mass with me and my daughter and reach out to us.May he find the right job.. Pls ask God to help her ask God for help in her job; overcome her depression and find happiness and contentment. Pls ask God to help my youngest daughter and her boyfriend be chaste and closer to God. Thank you. Please ask God to send an “Ambrose” to my children.

  21. Please pray for my family that they become whole again and set aside their differences and realize their importance to one another. Pray for my daughter to make good decisions and return to God the church and her family.

  22. St Monica please pray fo my son Chad ask God to guide him in the right direction to finding work and housing show him love and help him fight his addiction
    Love Mom

  23. My husband is a “functioning” alcoholic. He has cheated on me several times and I’ve forgiven that, however, he lies to me about drinking and it’s taking a severe toll on our marriage and family. Trust is just about gone. He’s not abusive, just drinks behind my back but we’ve talked about how it’s hurting our relationship. I’m trying my best to remain steadfast in faith and trying to save our marriage. 28 years married and 4 grown children. I’m so sad and afraid. Thank you for reading this.

  24. Dear ST Monica please pray for my son ask God to guide him and protect him.Please help my son Chad to find work and housing
    Love Mom

  25. Please pray for my daughter that she make the right choices stay clean and sober and return to God and her family and church.

  26. Pray that my daughter find peace and happiness in God the church and her family. Help her to do the right things and stay clean and sober.

  27. Dear St Monica please help me find the means or the way to be free of this awful man It is getting worse everyday too much for me Please St Monica I Place All My Trust In You

  28. Dear Saint Monica, I ask that you intercede my prayer and bring it’s to Jesus who in turn brings it to my father in heaven that my finanaces and living circumstances will dramatically increase and that God continues to grow me and give me the tools I need to complete his work and stay within his will for me. I ask this in Jesus’ name and also inaccordance to God will

  29. Dear St Monica

    Please help me pray for my fiance Robert, to focus and to stay away from sins (infidelity). We are getting married very soon, please help me i realy do want the better for us.


    To God be the glory

  30. Dear St Monica

    Please help me pray for my fiance Robert, to focus and to stay away from sins (infidelity). We are getting married very soon, please help me i realy do want the better for us.


    To God be the glory

  31. Carla Mercado
    Jose Portillo
    Victor Mercado
    Abraham Mercado
    Saint Monica I ask for your intercession for the above names help them find peace thru Jesus and help them stay away from sin and negative relationships that don’t come from God for alcoholism of Abraham Amen

  32. St Monica please pray for my son Chad ask God to guide him and give him the strength he needs to work,find housing and Love
    Love Mom

  33. Dear St. Monica,

    Please pray for my son that he finds his way through this tough life and that he feels loved. That he works through his fear and anxiety and that they are removed from his life. He needs to connect with Jesus and find his calling. Please St. Monica help me help my son. Thank you and Glory be to God.

  34. Pray my daughter find the light of God and turn away from her darkness. My God guide her to return to the church and the family who loves her.

  35. Dearest St.Monica
    Please pray for my son who needs inner healing and total surrender to Jesus and His love! Please pray that he would walk in truth, purity, joy, peace, honor, love, and freedom!!!!!!!
    Please pray for a godly group of friends and unity with his family! Please pray for deep connection with you and his brother and sister! Please pray for him to dance and sing in worship and to be a light in highschool!

  36. Saint Monica,
    Please intercede on my behalf unto God in Jesus Name to help my son, TJ, to find a job this Advent season and to work that job until he can find something better.

    Please allow him to turn to God and ask for what he needs in Jesus Name.

    This I pray in Jesus Sweet Name,

  37. Dear saint Monica just as your son was lost so is my son jayson he is an alcoholic who will not get help please pray to God, talk to him for me that Jayson go to AA, BE RELIVED
    OF HIS ADDICTION, KMOW his self worth seek help for whatever abuse he thinks he suffered as a child and get a job please may he find favor with God by works . He is a really good person who has fallen on bad times due to his choices . Let him seek truth in the name of Jesus amen Let it be

  38. Dear st Monica please pray for my son robert to make good decisions for his future ones that will bring him closer to god . Love mom

  39. Dear St Monica please take this request to God please pray for my son Chad guide him and give him strength to the right path,God help my son to find Love,housing,and a job,show him his self worth and let his talent shine.Please answer my prayer to help my son Chad
    Love Mom

  40. Pray for my husband and daughter to choose God in their life. I believe they can find peace and happiness if they return to God the church and those who love them.

  41. For my husband and I to be able to start communicating again so that we can rebuild a healthy relationship rather than divorce.