Novenas and Intercessory Prayers for Friday

Sign of the Cross

In the Name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.

Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Divine Jesus, You have said,
"Ask and you shall receive;
seek and you shall find;
knock and it shall be opened to you."
Behold us humbling ourselves at Your feet,
filled with a lively faith
and confidence in the promises
dictated by Your Sacred Heart
to Saint Margaret Mary.
We come to ask these favors:

(Make your requests here…)

To whom can we turn if not to You,
Whose Heart is the source of all graces and merits?
Where should we seek if not in the treasure
which contains all the riches
of Your kindness and mercy?
Where should we knock if not at the door
through which God gives Himself to us
and through which we go to God?
We have recourse to You,
Heart of Jesus.
In You we find consolation when afflicted,
protection when persecuted,
strength when burdened with trials,
and light in doubt and darkness.

Dear Jesus,
we firmly believe that You can grant us the grace we implore,
even though it should require a miracle.
You have only to will it
and our prayers will be granted.
We admit that we are most unworthy of Your favours,
but this is not a reason for us to be discouraged.
You are the God of mercy,
and You will not refuse a contrite heart.
Cast upon us a look of mercy,
we beg of You,
and Your kind Heart will find in our miseries and weakness
a reason for granting our prayers.

Sacred Heart,
whatever may be Your decision
with regard to our requests,
we will never stop adoring,
loving, praising, and serving You.
Lord Jesus,
be pleased to accept this
our act of perfect resignation
to the decrees of Your adorable Heart,
which we sincerely desire
may be fulfilled in and by us
and all Your creatures forever.

Grant us the grace for which we humbly implore You
through the Immaculate Heart of Your most sorrowful Mother.
You entrusted us to her as her children,
and her prayers are all-powerful with You.



O God, we offer You all our prayers,
works, joys, and sufferings
in union with the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
for the intentions for which He pleads and offers Himself
in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass,
in thanksgiving for Your favours,
in reparation for our sins,
and in humble supplication
for our temporal and eternal welfare,
for the needs of our holy Mother the Church,
for the conversion of sinners,
and for the relief of the poor souls in purgatory.


Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes (for Healing

O ever-Immaculate Virgin,
Mother of Mercy,
health of the sick,
refuge of sinners,
comforter of the afflicted,
you know our wants, our troubles, our sufferings;
look with mercy on us.

By appearing in the Grotto of Lourdes,
you were pleased to make it a privileged sanctuary,
whence you dispense your favours;
and already many sufferers have obtained
the cure of their infirmities,
both spiritual and corporal.
We come, therefore, with complete confidence
to implore your maternal intercession.
Obtain, O loving Mother, the grant of our requests.

[mention your petition]

Through gratitude for your favours,
we will endeavour to imitate your virtues,
that we may one day share your glory.

Novena to St. Padre Pio

O St. Pio, we come to you today
knowing that you are truly a miracle worker.
As one who is close to Jesus,
we ask that you would pray for these, our intentions:

(State your intentions here)

Prayer of St. Pope John Paul II to St. Pio

“Glorious, humble and beloved Padre Pio.
Teach us, we pray, humility of heart,
so that we may be counted among the little ones of the Gospel
to whom the Father promised to reveal
the mysteries of His Kingdom.
Help us to pray without ceasing,
certain that God knows what we need
even before we ask Him.

“Obtain for us the eyes of faith
that will help us recognize in the poor and suffering,
the very face of Jesus.

“Sustain us in the hour of trouble and trial
and, if we fall, let us experience
the joy of the sacrament of forgiveness.
Grant us your tender devotion
to Mary, mother of Jesus and our Mother.

“Accompany us on our earthly pilgrimage
toward the blessed Homeland,
where we too, hope to arrive
to contemplate forever
the Glory of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”


St. Padre Pio, Pray for us!

Prayer to St. Raphael

Blessed Saint Raphael, the Archangel,
We beseech you to help us in all our needs
and trials of this life,
as you, through the power of God,
didst restore sight and gave guidance to young Tobit.
We humbly seek your aid and intercession,
that our souls may be healed,
our bodies protected from all ills,
and that through divine grace, we may become fit
to dwell in the eternal Glory of God in heaven.


Prayer for the Souls in Purgatory

[Pray the shorter alternative instead on Fridays when you pray the Rosary/chaplet for the dead or the Novena for the Faithful Departed.]

O Jesus, You suffered and died that all mankind
might be saved and brought to eternal happiness.
Hear our pleas for further mercy on the souls of:

[For the following, respond with: Jesus, have mercy.]

Grant them eternal rest, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them
with your Saints forever more
because You are gracious.


Alternative Prayer for the Souls in Purgatory

[Say this shorter prayer on Fridays when you pray the Rosary/chaplet for the dead or the Novena for the Faithful Departed.]

O Lord, God of holiness and light,
You do not allow any shadow of darkness or evil in Your sight
and so in Your mercy You grant to those
who have left this world burdened with sin,
a time of purification,
applying to them the spiritual treasures of Your Holy Church.
Hear our prayer and through the merits of Christ,
the Blessed Virgin, the Saints, and all of Your faithful people,
bring to an end this time of waiting
for our beloved dead whom we commend to Your mercy.
In Your providence, Lord,
You have chosen Saint Nicholas of Tolentino
as a special intercessor on behalf of the departed;
hear also his fervent prayer
for those whom we recommend to You,
through his intercession.

Saint Nicholas, you were attentive
to the pleas of many needy souls
and through your prayer and penance
you hastened their enjoyment of the vision of God.
Look with compassion on our beloved deceased,
and obtain for them by your prayers
the full forgiveness of their sins
so that they may experience the happiness and peace
of the Father’s presence.

Jesus and Mary, we love you, save souls! [three times]

Saint Nicholas of Tolentino, pray for us.

Sign of the Cross

In the Name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.