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. Please help me pray for the conversion of my daughter and husband. May they find health and sobriety thru our Lord Jesus and St. Monicas intercession.

  2. St.Monica please help me pray for the conversion of my family. Guide them along the right path. May they return to God and the church find peace and happiness thru our Lord Jesus Christ.

  3. Thank God for all his mercy. Please continue to guide my family. Help them to stay clean and sober find health and happiness return to God and the church.

  4. Sanit Monica I ask for prayers tht me Joseph an Samantha u make our marriage work out! An i ask tht the guy my wife is having affair with Daniel e so tht they brake up an for me an my wife samantha make my marriage work out! I for give my wife for the affair in Jesus name all instant is to make my marriage work out

  5. Please pray for my son Chad to return to the Catholic church, and for his wife Penny to be open and receptive to the Catholic faith. I pray for her conversion and that some day they will be married again, in the church.

  6. I am asking for prayers to save my marriage! An also for Samantha an Daniel to drift apart so me an my wife to make my marriage work out! I am asking prayers for my wife to accept her gorgivness

  7. Lord have mercy on us. Please guide my husband and daughter back on the right path. Help them to choose wisely stay clean and sober and return to church and God. St. Monica please hear my prayers and help me.

  8. Thank you for all my blessings and your mercy. Please continue to guide my family on the right path. Help my husband and daughter find health and happiness stay clean and sober and find God.

  9. Dearest St. Monica, I ask for prayers for my nephew who has a problem with alcohol and pain meds. He had back surgery 9 years ago and has taken pills for his back on and off. He also drinks heavily and was hospitalized for bacterial and UTIs 6 times n the last 4 months and finally agreed to go to a nursing home for physical and wellness therapy last week. I’m worried when he returns to his apartment he will start drinking again unless he finds works or something else to do to keep busy. I pray every day for him. I also pray he returns to church. He can’t go now because he doesn’t have a car and there isn’t a church where he can walk or take the bus to. However, I can pick him up to go. Please give him the strength and coverage to overcome this. Amen.

  10. Dear saint Monica I am asking for prayers tht me an my wife make it work out ! An the guy she is seeing to leave her alone an least us make the marriage work out! I am asking for prayers amen jm

  11. Thank god for all my blessings. Please pray for my familys conversion. Help them choose well be healthy and happy return to God and the church.

  12. St. Monica please here my prayers for my son Matthew who suffers from drug and alcohol addictions. I also pray he finds his way back to church , I offer him up to God, and pray for guidance and patience for myself as well. Thank You, my Lord and Saint Monica 🙏

  13. Thank you Lord for your mercy and blessings. Please continue to guide my family on the right path. Help them to make good choices stay clean and sober return to church and God.

  14. Thank you Lord and St. Monica for hearing my prayers. Please continue to guide my family in the right direction help them find peace and happiness health and sobriety thru Jesus. I pray that they return to God the church and those who love them most.

  15. I despertly need prayer for my son Ruben who has been addicted to drugs for many years. I dont know what else to do iam trusting god and need prayer for him as well as myself and my husband. It hurts to see how he cannot go on with his life because drugs always get on his way and always .meets the wrong people. Please pray that god will convert him and change his life forever that ge will be set free and meet the right people. Thanks so much and god bless you.

  16. I give thanks for my blessings and ask that we continue to pray for my family. Guide them on the right path help them find health an happiness stay clean and sober and find God.

  17. I am asking for prayers tht I save my marriage! Also for the guy my wife is seeing for them to drift apart so I can show my wife I love her an i want to make it with her also I need prayers for my fincial situations! I ask for the guy my wife is having affair not to get a approved he so only 19 years old prayers to take them apart

  18. Dear Saint Monica, please pray for my family. We have a lot of addictions going on and need help and support and prayers. My family needs to find their way back to the church and God’s great love! Help us stay united and support one another through rough times. Please help to keep me strong in my faith and for my family.

  19. Thank you for the blessings and mercy in my life. Please continue to guide my family on the right path. Help them find health and happiness. Help them return to God and the church.

  20. Santa Monica,

    I’m going through a tough time in my marriage. I desperately need your prayer and strength. My husband has not been making the right choices. I’m at the verge of leaving and taking my 2 little children. They are what keep me going. Santa Monica I hope you hear my prayer.

    Amen.

  21. Blessed Virgin Mother Mary and St. Monica,

    Thank you for your intercession on our behalf- of all of us reading this. We ask for the healing of our wounds, for the strength to continue carrying our crosses- whatever they may be physical, mental, spiritual- we pray for the miraculous healing and restoration only available through Christ. We are inspired and encouraged by your example and by your presence in our lives. Your love and prayers uplift our spirits, nourish the hope of our souls and give us the peace that surpasses all human understanding in ourselves and our families. Please continue to pray for us as we all continue to pray for each other. Amen.

  22. Thank god for all my blessings. Please pray for my familys conversion. Help them choose well be healthy and happy and find God.

  23. Saint Monica
    I ask for the prayers of all of those who have submitted prayer request to you. God is good and ask for his grace and peace for all those struggling families. My family also has our own struggles yet I am so blessed and greatful for small blessing and improvements. Continue to pray for all our children to return to The Church and their faith and also for continued strength, love and trust in our marriage.

    Prayers and blessings to all who are struggling. My heat goes out to all, you are not alone. Stay strong and keep the faith. Progress and change takes time. I have been on a long journey and still on the path but have found many blessings along the way.

  24. Thank you for hearing my prayers. Please continue to pray for my family. Help my daughter find God return to church and her family. May she stay clean and sober and find health and happiness thru Jesus our Lord.

  25. Saint Monica, please bring my sons godly wives. Heal them of any anxiety and depression. Help me to be a good mother. Please grant peace to my brother Craig who is dying. Amen I love you! I give thanks for the conversion of my son, amen!

  26. I give thanks for my blessings. Please continue to pray for the conversion of my daughter and husband. May the follow the right path stay clean and sober find God return to church and family.

  27. Pray for me that God reunites me and my spouse back together, pray that God breaths life to my dead relationship, I have a son that I need him to be brought up in a complete family in Jesus name

  28. Desperately need St Monica intervention for my marriage. Fought last night never went to bad, heart is broken. My husband wants out of out 20 year marriage, still have a teenage child at home, I have no idea who this person is anymore, help help help.
    God’s Blessings

  29. Thank you for all my blessing. Please continue to pray for my daughter.May God guide her on the right pat help her to find health and happiness stay clean and sober return to church and her family and God.

  30. Dear Saint Monica, please keep my family in your prayers. My broken marriage is up for divorce, my family is separated and we’re all dealing with the separation in different ways. Much sadness and anger are upon us at times. My oldest son is a drug addict and I pray he gets the help he needs, that my husband gives up his ways of cheating, that my marriage will be restored and that love, forgiveness, peace and unity comes into my home and among one another, especially my Family! And within my marriage In your name I pray, Amen!

  31. I give thanks for my blessings. Please continue to pray for the conversion of my family. Guide my daughter back to God the church and her family. Help her stay clean and sober and find health and happiness thru Jesus our Lord.

  32. Dearest St Monica I pray to you to give my son the strength he needs to continue with his sobriety. Please guide him to an AA group where he can make friends with like minded people who can help to fill his feelings of loneliness. Help him to see the importance of going back to church and having God in his life. I ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen

  33. Please pray for my daughter.Guide her back on the right path. May she find God return to church and the family who loves her. Restore my health and those who are sick. Amen

  34. Sainta Monica please pray for my son that he stops drinking he has become an alcoholic. Also for my husband who also has a drinking problem and he has something in his heart that he is holding against our son. I keep praying for both of them . Please pray for them thank you so much. May the Lord hear our prayers.

  35. Dear St Monica. Please pray for my sons. I put up w a verbally abusive husband. Now my children are so depressed and paralyzed with social anxiety, depression, OCD, etc. Please pray to St Mary, Our Heavenly Mother, Queen of Peace, and pray to her son Jesus. This family needs so much mental health healing. It makes me sick and depressed that my children do not have their catholic faith. They need conversion, they need friends, social life and jobs. Please pray for this family. Time is passing by but their lives have not changed. Thank you for your prayers! Love always from their Desperate Mom.

  36. St Monica, I pray that you can continue to bless my recovery and leave the urges of my addiction behind. Please also bless my relationship with my mother to help it grow. I do love her so much and am seeking for her to know how much I do love her.

  37. Thank God for all my blessings. Please continue to pray for my daughter.May God guide her on the right path. Help her find health and happiness stay clean and sober return to the church her family and God.

  38. Please pray for the conversion of my husband and daughter help them choose wisely, find health and happiness thru Jesus our Lord. Also please take away this sickness in me and restore me to my full health.

  39. Please pray for my son that he will become the loving husband and father that God intends him to be. That he is released from the chains of addictions that keep him from having a relationship with God and from his family. Please pray for his wife who has one baby and another on the way. She needs strength and hope.

  40. Saint Monica,
    Please pray for my son who is struggling with drinking and for his wife who is planning on leaving him. They have a two year old and a baby on the way. She is concerned for their children’s safety and he isn’t behaving like a God-loving mature parent. Please pray that he becomes the loving, caring husband and father that God intends him to be. That he does before their baby is born. Also pray for their strength for he can overcome his addictions and for her patience during this trying time.

  41. Please pray for the conversion of my daughter help her make good choices stay clean and sober find health and happiness thru Jesus our Lord.

  42. Dear Saint Monica,
    Please pray for my son. He is going through such difficulties right now. Please pray for him as he seeks employment. Please pray for him with drinking issues. Please help him with his faith.
    Thank you for being a source of strength.
    Thank you for your prayers and intercession.

  43. Help me pray for my daughter that she make good choices find health and happiness stay clean and sober return to God the church and her family.

  44. Please pray that my daughter returns to the church her family and God. Guide her into making good decisions help her find health and happiness and stay clean and sober through Jesus Christ our Lord.

  45. Please pray for my husband, my children, and my family. That my husband will see the light, that we will reconcile our marriage and family, and that my children will make the right choices in order for them to have a wonderful life.

  46. Through your intercession may God help our family’s financial problems and drug addictions that my grandchild is struggling with Amen

  47. Please guide my daughter to do the right things. Help her to return to God the church and her family.Help her find health and happiness thru Jesus our Lord.

  48. Dear St. Monica,

    I pray for my marriage and my husband (DSH) may you protect us and save our marriage . Guide my husband back to our marriage and to overcome the temptation brought by Tammy Anderson Nikkila . Please help me to reconcile and reunite with my husband. Bless and save our marriage and help us to surpass this trials.
    In Jesus name,
    Hear and answer my prayers ..
    Amen 🙏

  49. Please pray that Cecilia get full costody of Estrella Campas until she’s 18 years old. Do not Let her go back with her mother Marisela. Please ask God for intersession and let my sister keep her until Estrella turns 18 years old. She’s very nervous and scared please St. MONICA, God knows the situation please pray on Estrella’s behalf.

  50. I prayed my son to be respectful to us… Guide him and touch his heart to become a good person.. Give him a guidance and protect him everyday.. May i become a stronger mother for him… thank u

  51. Please help me pray for my daughter. Help me guide and protect her. Please Jesus and St. Monica help her make good choices stay clean and sober find health and happiness return to God the church and her family.

  52. Dear St Monica please help I wish I could greet every day hopeful and less anxious . Unfortunately it is the opposite I greet each day with dread knowing somehow or another there is going to be upsets with this man’s behaviour . He has already started, it is now the last day of 2017 and I’m spending it as usual upset and anxious. If only I could get the means,the way or the courage to get away from him. St Monica I Place All My Trust In You

  53. Dearest ST Monica I ask you to pray for my son Chad I ask you to ask God to guide Chad and give him the strength he needs to give him a good life
    Love mom
    Amen

  54. Please pray and help my daughter find the right path. Help and guide her back to the church her family and God. Keep her away from temptations and harm. Give my husband and I the patience and understanding and guidance to bring her back on the right path through Jesus Christ our Lord.

  55. Please pray for my husband that he will do the right thing and not consume any alcohol that he will not have no desire to drink alcohol and to stop spending his money on alcohol and friends at those bars.

  56. Please pray that my daughter do the right things find health and happiness stay clean and sober turn away from sin and return to the church her family and God.

  57. Please pray for my husband who has never believed and my 3 sons who have fallen away from their faith. Two seem indifferent and one seems angry at God not wanting to even hear the word or praise for his involvement in our lives. I pray that their hearts will soften to the truth of the gospel, they will feel His love and seek his counsel. I pray the eldest will get his son baptized and become the spiritual leader of his home. I pray also for his wife who is unchurched that she will seek and find the truth . I pray for whatever addictions they are bound by to be untied so they can be free to receive the grace available to them . I also pray for physical healing of high blood pressure, possible sleep apnea, nerve damage and kidney issues.

  58. Dear St. Monica….I pray for my son, Steven, to stop being so angry at us and the world and realize that we love him and are here to help him. He lashes out verbally and also destroys things when he is mad. My heart bleeds for him, but he just wont even hear our suggestions. He thinks all we want to do is critize him. Help him with his emotions. He has no direction in life…..no job, no post high school education…no ambition to get a steady job. I cry over him every day. I’m worried and scared.

  59. Dear St Monica please help my daughter that she stops all this drinking every night through the night. Help her curb her temper and the behaviour when she has a hangover I don’t know how she manages to get through her days work but she does Please St Monica she is a good person please help her .

  60. Dear St Monica well it all kicked off today with abusive husband and Now my daughter is involved it is getting too much for me .The last few days have been awful waiting for his temper explosion now it has happened I have had to go out and so it will not continue. I have heard he is now in the pub So we know what is ahead of us Please St Monica help me get the means or the way to get away from this awful awful situation I Place All My Trust In You

  61. Please pray for my son, Patrick. Pray for the conversion of his heart, mind, body and soul to the likeness of Jesus Christ. In Jesus Christ’s name. Amen.