St. Monica Novena

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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. Dear Saint Monica Please help my son to overcome addiction of drugs, so that he could be better person and be able to raise his child

  2. Dear saint Monica through intercession.
    I beg to pray for me to my lord Jesus christ
    to forgive me all sins and sins of my family tree. Plus those souls in purgatory.
    I pray for all the unmarried couples
    In Jesus name Amen


    May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved, throughout the world, now and forever.

    Sacred Heart of Jesus,
    please pray for us.
    Saint Jude, Worker of Miracles,
    please pray for us.
    Saint Jude, Helper of the Hopeless,
    please pray for us.

    Say this prayer nine times a day for nine days.
    By the eighth day your prayer will be answered.
    It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised.

    Thank you Saint Jude and Sacred Heart of Jesus.

    Thank you for everything dear Saints and Lord Jesus.

    Please heal Raj mum, went for bypass and on ventilator. Please all saints help her organs rejuvinate, make her bladder function normal, make her breathe on her own, restore all organs to 100% in a working condition. Touch her with you loving arms and expediate her healing. Please bring her back to normal, walking talking person. Keep her safe in your loving arms. The drips and blood and oxygen must be your blood, your annointing flowing from the crown of her head to the sould of her feet. Please mighty father, strengthen every family member with your Lion of Judah braveness. keep them safe in your palms. Let your angels encamper around her and her kids night and day. Minister about your assurance of hope to the mum and all her children. we cut cancela and denounce all bugs, virus, infection to zero in Jesus powerful name, i declare and proclaim. every dead bone, fibre, cell, nerves will come alive i proclaim in the Powerful name of Jesus and all saints. Dear Saint Rita, Jude, St Expedite and St of deparate needs hear our utterance and our plea, and give us mum back immediately in Jesus name so the children can see your hand moved and delivered ma. Amen Amen and Amen

  4. Holy Saint Monica,
    St. Jude, St. Therese, St. Rita patron saints of emergency and desperate causes,
    I beg for help with my son Matt. His innocent heart is in danger of falling prey to evil and lies.

    Please protect him. Fill him with faith and courage. Grant him peace to follow the loving path back to God. Please protect him from evil.

    Please intercede for us.
    Please Help us defeat this!
    Please Keep our family together we beg in God’s loving name.


  5. Holy Saint Monica,

    I beg for help with my son Matt. His innocent heart is in danger of falling prey to evil and lies.

    Please protect him. Fill him with faith and courage. Grant him peace to follow the loving path back to God.

    Please intercede for us. Help us defeat this. Keep our family in together in God’s loving name.


  6. Dear St. Monica,
    Help my family to heal. My family is broken. My husband is an intimate abuser and alcoholic. I have 3 beautiful girls to rear. He has abandoned us and rejected us. He cannot emotionally connect with us or with himself. He has no faith. I am full of fear and anxiety, pain and heartbreak after 17 years of abuse. I pray fervently for his conversion. I pray for peace and unity, love and connection. I pray that you will intercede for me. I pray for deep emotional, psychological and spiritual healing for all of us. I pray for God to hold us, take care of us, guide us and protect us. Amen.

  7. I will continue every night to pray for my son that is an alcoholic he has so much anger in him all I can do is put them into your hands to make a way for him to stop and open his eyes my prayers and my faith I believe that it can be stopped by you and I will continue in Jesus name amen

  8. Dear Saint Monica, please pray for my son to heal of alcohol susbtance abuse. He is on a rough road right now and needs healing from our Almighty God. Thank you for your prayers.

  9. Please ask The Father, The Son and Holy Ghost to rid my sister of all her mental, spiritual and alchoholic demons and for her Guardian Angel to protect her and those around her, both known and stranger.

  10. I ask of you I pray for my son and alcoholic has been ever since he was 14 he was raped for good for 5 years I never knew it by my brother can’t stop him from drinking he needs prayers so bad help so bad I don’t know what else to do I asked if you please keep him in prayer open up his eyes to love life amen

  11. Oh Holy St. Monica please pray for a family and my partner to be united again and return to Church. Please enlighten his mind and heart to love me again make us his priority. Please make him distant with people who hinders us from being together. Give him Your love in order for him to realize that we are his family who loved him dearly. Let him be close to you again and bring back his whole mindo and body towards us. Pleade heal our broken hearts and fill with love and forgiveness. Pleae make us a happy family again and through the years of our lives. Amen.

  12. Dearest St. Monica, I’m praying for my adult nephew who is an alcoholic and tries to stop on his own and can for a couple of weeks and then goes back to drinking. I pray he gets help and starts living a good and fulfilling life , goes back to church and heals the bitterness with his sister. She currently doesn’t speak to him because of his drinking.

  13. Pray for my daughter, that soften her heart and soul. She allow Our Lord into her heart and be guide by God will and take her into salvation, she close the door to all evilness. Give me the fortitude I need.

  14. Dear St Monica,
    Please help my son to overcome his addiction from alcoholic. He has a good heart but his addiction changes him to an angry hateful person. He need your help please lift up my prayer as a mother to our loving God to heal him from this addiction. Help him return to our loving God’s arms.

  15. Dear Saint Monica please help my partner to over come his alcoholism please save him and this family I pray Amen

  16. Dear St Monica,
    Please help my husband as you have helped others to overcome his addiction to alcoholic. I humbly pray to you.

  17. I pray that my nephew will give up drinking completely. I pray that the holy spirit will give him the strength and desire to make good choices for his health and for his life.

  18. Please pray for Gods mercy and compassion..forgiveness ..healing..thanks thanks God for all you do in Jesus name..please pray for my daughter to grow up and develop into a mature young lady..please pray for Andrea conversion in Jesus name..healing for my family…Gods mercy

  19. Please pray for Gods mercy and compassion..forgiveness ..healing..thanks thanks God for all you do in Jesus name

  20. Please draw my husband’s attention, affection and curiosity back to me. We have been married for 38 years up in August, and we have both distanced ourselves from getting involved in a church, for a variety of reasons. Please turn my anger and moments of hatred to being completely focused on you. Please find a way to getting him to stop drinking and smoking.

    I am choosing love and grace over what my heart is telling me. I rejoice in a body of believers and pray-ers. May God bless you and keep you in the palm of his hand.

  21. Please pray that my boys, John and Michael, will have a personal encounter with Jesus and return to the Sacraments. Thank you, AMEN.

  22. Please pray for my son who had been hurt by his father since he was a child. He feels eevenge and unforgiving heart and turn back to God. Please protect him from danger in his physical emotional and spiritual side of life. Please touch his heart so he can go back to God. Please pray also for my husband for a chnge of heart like my son who had been hurt by their arguments and ended in unforgiveness to each other. Please lead him to go back to God.
    Please pray for my daughter for proper guidance in her everyday life. Thank you

  23. Deer Saint Monica please help me with my fiance. Please help her please give her empathy. Please give her the love we shared once again and unite us together in holy marriage once and for all. Please help my four children as well who have all Fallen victim to drugs or alcohol along with myself. Help us to constantly rebuke Satan and his evil spirits. Bring us all back together in church. And please help me find a new job that pays so I can stay caught up on paying off my debts. This I beg and pray for amen

  24. Dear St Monica, i plead you intercede on my behalf to enable my sister who believes in GOD but does not know which religion is the true way to GOD. Please give her the consciousness of the excuses she is giving and let her find her way through the catholic faith back to GOD. AMEN

  25. I haven’t done a Novena in years. Prayerful on day one. God Bless you all and hopefully through St. Monica and this Novena, and God that our loved ones feel God’s presence in their lives, and the support and love which surrounds them.

  26. I ask your prayers to help my daughter Nicole to make better decisions, avoid substances and people who may negatively impact her ability to make the best decisions for her and bring her back to the Church and accept Jesus in her heart and path. Help guide people into her lives who know Jesus and positively impact her decisions and life direction. In The name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, amen.

  27. Dear Saint Monica, please intercede for me in this desperate need in my marriage. That my husband will freely come back to me with a more loving and understanding heart. We have been married through the Catholic Church for the last 27years and through the eyes of God there is no such thing as divorce. It is so so emotionally heartbreaking to be alone without him. I miss him dearly. It’s has been 8 days without him and feels like eternity. Please please bring him back to me with a rekindled heart , peace within himself. Take away all his negativity, internal issues he has bottled inside and replace it with happiness. Enlighten and sweeten his heart, mind, body and soul closer to God through fervent prayer in order to establish a heartfelt connection to me his wife so we may continue our sacred marriage as it is meant to be. Give me the gifts of wisdom, the power of knowledge and the disernment of peace when it comes towards his family who at many times have made it very uncomfortable for me because of their non genuine acceptance of me. For this and other multiple situations my husband knowingly allows, has made our marriage very unbearable throughout our 27years. It has caused me to be distant from them for many many years which in turns makes him very upset and very bitter towards me.
    He is weak to speak up for me towards his family and in turn makes me feel unworthy and tends to play mind games and plays with my feelings. It is very hurtful and wrong. We are both in our early fifties with good paying jobs and very well respected through our employers and coworkers. We are blessed with our one and only daughter and now our new son in law. It breaks my heart to be in this situation and for their eyes to see this. Please St. Monica, I ask that you take my special request to Jesus so he may grant my request to reunite us together forever with Peace, Love , Happiness, Understanding and Protect us with His Precious Blood and Mercy and removing all evil from us. In Thanksgiving, I will pray the Holy Rosary and Novena in your Honor for prayers answered. Amen. EG

  28. Dear St Monica please help me get away from their wicked manHe is making my life a misery Blaspheming mocking me I’m a nervous wreck I cannot even pray in peace if he catches me he mocks me. I cannot take anymore I’m in despair and deep depression which is getting worse My confidence is gone Do has my self esteem I’m so angry with myself for allowing him to do this to me Please St Monica help me get the means or the way to be free of him.

  29. Please pray for my son to want to be cured and to engahe fervrntly in the 6 to 12 month program that will cure him. Please help him to attain this cure and to br devoted to God and to help other lost souls find their strength and self- belief in faith

  30. Saint Monica plrase intercede for my son Robert to get off cocaine and hard drugs please let him see the light and how hes treating Alicia. Please let him wake up before he ruins his life,please take my petion to the Blessed Mother and she in turn take it to her son Jesus and unite it to his passion. Amem

  31. Dear St Monica St Expedite; Saint Rita of Cassia
    and Saint Jude worker of miracles
    and helper of impossible causes
    pray for me.thank you for coming thru for me on Wednesday. I give you all the praise Glory and honour. I will feed the poor in your honour to give thanks. Today i pray for my son and niece as they writes their learner licence today at St expediate and Lord Jesus please help him excell and pass in Jesus mighty name, the name above all other names. Lord give them insight from your throne room of grace, answers must just flow to them like annointing oil. Lord i declare that you will annoint these kids, their minds, the hand that writes. Go before them and make them victorious. I pray. Lord I also ask that you grant my son his answer for jobs at Woolworths, he wrote his test and passes, the was called thereafter for short listing, please make his be favourable i pray, help him get a positve outcome, I pray, in Jesus mighty name. Today my son will be victorious in Jesus mighty name. I also pray St expediate for you to help my debt to be cleared. as i apply for a further bond, I pray you will make my application favourable in jesus mighty name, so i can use that money to clear all my
    debt. I pray for your seal, edge, protection over our marriage. Amen

  32. Dear St. Monica, I pray for my nephew/godson who is an alcoholic, pot smoker and pill taker. He’s been staying with his parents for a few weeks after being in the hospital with and infection, as soon as he goes to his place which was Tuesday, we don’t hear from him and he starts drinking again. His sister refuses to speak to him because of all the chaos he causes which he doesn’t understand. He’s 45 now almost 46 and says he feels good when his head is cleared but then he says he would rather die than feel like that so he medicates himself with booze, pills and pot. I’m 66 and have been enabling him for years for fear he’ll die if I don’t. I’m going to try to be hands off now to let him see how it is when you’re alone and have no one to depend on. He has gone to confession and church the last month but now that he’s drinking again I guess he won’t be going any more. He needs a miracle. Thank you and Amen.

  33. Please pray for all 3 children for Micheal and Monique who don’t listen to me .Even tho they are grown-up I am still there mom. And for Marcella please help make good desitions in her life.Help all to go back to. Church

  34. For my son, his wife and family
    that relationships with our family members may be restored and strengtgened.

  35. Please help me give me strength and hope ..give me a guide and light keep me safe from the lies of the enemies me st.monica to defeat them .with u i trust and i believe st.jude,our lady of manaoag,mama mary,lord jesus,sr.tesoro,maria magdalene our lafy of perpetual help please help me .Amen

  36. Please continue to help me pray for my daughter that she return to her faith and make good decisions for herself.

  37. St. Monica please pray for my daughter who is a good mother and wife. Her husband is obsessed with money causing her and my grandson so much heartache.

  38. I pray for all those who are suffering from addiction to alcoholism and being led astray from our Lord. Who’s desire is strong but cannot fight this fight alone. Help me bare my cross today. Pray for me and all those suffering that feel no end in sight.

  39. To whom may be reading my message. I need your prayers for a miracle. I have been married 22 yrs. My life is somewhat similar to how it was for Saint Monica. My husband is very, very verbally abusive with me. I have 2 boys and 1 girl. And We live with my mother in law. She’s not the best nor the worst mother in law, but how I wish I would have my own place to call home. But 16 yrs ago, my father in law passed away, and since then my husband decided we would stay here living with her. As the years have gone by, my husband has been more disrespectful and verbally abusive more and more each day. Now he’s even mistreating our kids.. constantly putting them down. I need your help please. Pray for us.. pray that he changes his ways and that he acknowledges the blessings he has. I pray and pray to God for us to change the way we live, but I feel as if God doesn’t listen to me. Many times i even ask God to take me away from this pain.. but I don’t want to leave my kids alone. I need your prayers please.

  40. Dear saint Monica,
    Please pray for me and my family my boyfriend is very abusive to all of us. He constantly accuses me of cheating please help him find his way to God and realize he has a amazing life and he’s just destroying it with his jealousy, drinking and doing hard drugs. Please Saint Monica i feel like I’m failing as a mother for not being able to leave this hell on earth. My kids are scared daily on what he might do next. All I want is a normal life and a normal dad for my kids. Please help me understand why I have to live like this? My kids don’t deserve this life I honest to God feel like I don’t deserve this life help saint Monica please help me. I’m scared and lonely and feel helpless help me find a way.


  41. Asking prayers for my friend Steph S her deliverance from drugs and never touches them again her salvation that she becomes saved filled with the Holy Spirit god becomes the center of her life a unbreakable anointing on her life she becomes a light to others new godly minded friends her old friends disappear forever a good job successful career peace that surpasses all understanding good decision making skills break all the curses and demonic strongholds assignments and influences shut all the doors a powerful anointing too preach boldly the true word of god a anointing and calling like Kathryn Kuhlman she becomes a powerful voice too the nations in Jesus Christ name please pass Steph’s name and needs along to anyone willing to pray for her thanks.

  42. Dear St Monica, Jude, Therese, St Rita, St of Emergency and desparate cased please help my son, get a short listed for a job at woolworths
    he already wrote a test, in your mighty name he will pass and he will secure a job in tis chain store where he will learn and earn i proclaim and declare .

    Help him dear lord.

    Make all things possible for him.

    every application sent forth must have the Lords unmeritted, uncommon favour upon my child dear Lord, please help him.

    u r the way father bless him, and keep him safe under the shadow of your wings. Lord you ordained him into this world, so i challenge you to undertake for him, open flood gates of abundant blessing over his life i pray in Jesus mighty name.

    you are the way mighty Lord.

    Also help my younger son in his grade 11 studies to excel. keep him safe and protected with your seal, and your armor. give both my children your values, character, walk talk, virtues, manner’s mighty Jesus, Give them a teachable mind knowledgable spirit and a desire to learn at all times. Anoint them with fresh annointing from your throne room of grace.

    give them you insight, and a mind of christ at all times. shower them with your peace joy, love and ever lasting tranquilty from above.

    As they are seated at your table may the always drink of your cup and eat of your table. i declare prosperity, and all their request of accuracy abundance and excellency to be over their lives. they will be the head where they thread their feet mighty father. i ask all these mercies in Jesus mighty name.
    have your hand upon our marriage, our finances and our policy payment must be approved now mighty Jesus. company taking a bit too long, St Rita and St of efficiency make all things possible as quickly as possible.


  43. Please pray for Tom to turn his heart back to Christ and his ways. For restoration, reconciliation,and healing of our love and family.

  44. Please pray for the conversion of my daughter may she turn to God in all her trials. May God help her find her way. Amen

  45. Dear St. Monica
    Please help my marriage and my family, my husband is verbally, emotionally and mentally abusive to us all. He is an alcoholic and adulterer, I have been Praying for years for help for him and myself and our children. Please help us.

  46. Dear St Monica,

    My two oldest daughters need your prayers so that they can get along, love and respect each other and speak kindly to each other.

    • I pray and I ask of you to pray for my son Dale that has an alcohol problem and my granddaughters Leah and Cara that don’t believe in God show them the way I ask of you in Jesus name St Monica pray for us amen

  47. Please help me pray for my daughter. May she be cured of all her afflictions. May she return to God and His church.

  48. St. MONICA, Please help my mother, she has a diabetes and a little wound on her feet. Forgive her with her sins..

  49. Dear Saint Monica,
    Thank you for your prayers and intercession. Please be with my son as he faces a difficult matter before him. Thank you for your strength your help and hope.

  50. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored and glorified now and forever, Amen. Say the above prayer for 3days with 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and 1 Glory be to the Father. Publish prayer on 3rd day.
    Oh! Dear Mother of God. Our Lady of Conception Aparcida. Oh! St Rita of Cascia and St Jude Worker of Miracles and impossible causes, pray for me. St Edwidges, the St of the needy and St Expedite, the St of Urgent causes, you know how desperate I feel, please ask Jesus to help me( here mention request). May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored and glorified now and forever, Amen. Say the above prayer for 3 days with 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and 1 Glory be to the Father. Publish prayer on 3rd day. Thank you St Jude for your intercession. Please continue to intercede for me.

    For our financial crisis to be rebuked and denounce. for my family to be protected safe, my son to get a job as soon as possible and for this bad staff that cause us pain to be removed, rebuked, and denounce and casted away. I pray for peace. Amen

    • For my son to make time for his mother, me and realize his presence with me is all I want from him. amen

  51. Please pray for my son who is dealing with alcoholism. He has lost his job, received DUIs, lost his marriage, and has 4 children that are all suffering due to this affliction. I pray that he will get the help he needs to lead a sober life and all is not lost. Amen

  52. Please pray for my daughter Karri, son John and his wife Christy to break the additions that have them so distant from Our Lord. Please pray that Jesus wrap his arms around them and brings them back to his herd with clear minds and hearts.

  53. St. Monica please intercede on behalf of my son AC. Like your son, I feel he is in a cult and has been brainwashed against me. I pray that he becomes strong and starts thinking for himself. Let him realize that his family does love him and wants to be a part of his life. Please let him see his captor for what she really is and he sets himself free. Thank you.

  54. Please pray for my son. He does not keep in touch with us and we do not know where he is. Please, St. Monica, bring him back to us.

  55. I just moved from Louisiana to Alabama, now I doubting if I made the right choice. I did pray over it before I moved. I am also suffering with pains in my back and legs.
    Thanks in advanced,

  56. Please pray for a generational money Curse from my Grandfather on money of his and my Fathers Estate. We recieved money lately and fear using the money until the Curse and anger is removed. In Jesus Name Amen

  57. Please pray for my daughter. Pray that she returns to her faith stays clean and sober. Pray she is cured mind body and soul thru Christ or Lord.

  58. This Novena to Saint Monica is for my son Steven.

    Steven has been lost for quite some time, he is approaching his 40th birthday, but he acts like a teenager. He has had drug problems, and now he is gambling his money from work. As a mother, I have helped him in more ways I can and unfortunately he doesn’t take much consideration and he has even abuse me with words that have deeply hut me. I believe as a mother and the only person he has available for help I provided help and sometimes I feel guilty. I can’t do otherwise because the alternative will be much worse and that will be unbearable for me.
    I ask Saint Monica to listen to my prayer and my request, as a mother, you know my soul as his mother, and also know the depth of his problems. Fill those void areas, make him find his way with good people around him, good opportunities. I would like Steven to become responsible, to have a good brake at work and in his life and to leave his compulsive behavior. Please help him with his drug problem once and for all, his compulsive behavior and his place in this world. I desire with all my heart that he becomes a mature and noble man, to restore his abilities and become responsible, mature and respectful man. Restore those areas of his brain that make him messy, careless, not conscious of the consequences. May the Holy Spirit with Saint Monica work deeply in his behavior areas and restore the wonderful man he can be. Please help me as his mother to keep me healthy mentally and physically.AMEN!

  59. Please St Monica, interceed for us to our Lord Jesus Christ. Pray that Letti finds people that can help her find her way back to a Christian life, that she gains wisdom in the understanding that her current way of life is leading her the wrong path. Please deter those people from her life that walk her to a life of destruction and bring her to new people, open new doors, bring to new encounters and new friends that will lead her to a God fearing life and peaceful and loving life with her family. Please, St. Monica pray for Letti. Please Saint Monica ask our Lord Jesus to save Letti. Pleas St. Monica pray that Letti accepts our Lord Jesus as her Lord and. Savior .

  60. Dear Saint monica .please pray for my partner and a father of my son wilmar udarbe jr. to stop of womanizing, alcholic ,kleptomaniac rude mouth unrespectful liers cheaters please take him out to all sins and repent now so family will b ed happy I know there’s no impossible for god graces and mercy .through mama Mary god the father .jesus and all saints angels specialy saint monica to grant hear my prayer amen

  61. St. Monica, please pray for my husband to stop getting pulled into the worldly ambitions, party life and get back to God’s guidance and love. Pray for me to keep seeking God’s love and for our marriage to be rekindled with love, joy, patience, and understanding.Pray that God will remove the hurt and pain I feel in my heart and renew me spiritually and emotionally. I love my husband and want to help him get back on God’s guidance and protection in Jesus name.
    Thank you

  62. Thank you Saint Monica for praying for my son, to heal him and to keep him strong physically and mentally and emotionally and spiritually. To fill him with peace and joy and happiness. In Jesus Name, Amen 🙏

  63. Dear St Monica please intercede for me in my present urgent need about my relationship with Michael the special person I have in my heart so that I never get any more rejections and disappointments I’ve. Also enable me get a good paying job Amen

  64. Please pray that my daughter makes good choices for herself. Pray that Jesus guides her in the right direction and she turns her life around for the better.

  65. For my husband to come back from visiting his mother and attend only daughters senior year events

    Help me pray that he return to his faith

  66. Please pray for my husband to stop drinking and smoking because it leads to waste of money and fights.That he may get a job and stop being idle and progress in life. I really pray he can stop those habits and go to church.

  67. Struggling with my faith. I have doubts and unwanted, fatihless thoughts. I feel empty and like Jesus isn’t here with me, please pray that I have strong faith.

  68. I’m looking for a clear cut sign. From the man that walk into my life out of the blue… I feel he was sent to me…