Novenas and Intercessory Prayers for Saturday



Sign of the Cross

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

Novena to Christ the King

Christ, our Savior and our King,
renew in me allegiance to Your Kingship.



O Prince of Peace,
may Your reign be complete in my life
and in the life of the world.
Christ, my King, please answer these petitions
if they be in accordance with Your Holy Will…

[Mention your intentions here]

As I reflect on Your second, glorious coming
and the judgment of all mankind,
I beg You to show me mercy
and give me the grace to become a great saint.
I pray that not only will I spend eternity with You
but that You may use me – a sinner – to bring others
into Your Kingdom for Your glory.

Christ the King, Your Kingdom come!

Amen.

Novena to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

O Most Blessed Mother,
heart of love,
heart of mercy,
ever listening, caring, consoling,
hear my prayer.
As your child,
I implore your intercession with Jesus your Son.
Receive with understanding and compassion
the petitions I place before you today,
especially…

(State your intentions here...)

I am comforted in knowing
your heart is ever open
to those who ask for your prayer.
I trust to your gentle care and intercession,
those whom I love and who are sick
or lonely or hurting.
Help all of us, Holy Mother,
to bear our burdens in this life
until we may share eternal life
and peace with God forever.

Amen

Immaculate Virgin,
by the holy will of your Son,
my Lord Jesus Christ,
you are my Mother in Heaven.
Your Immaculate Heart is full of love,
mercy and compassion
for sinners like me.
I ask that you intercede for me today.
I trust in your intercession
before the throne of God for my needs.
Please pray also that if my requests
are not in accordance with the will of God,
that I may be, like you,
conformed to His will and not my own.

Hail Mary…

Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Pray for us!

Amen.

Novena to St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus

O Eternal Father,
Who are in heaven,
where You do crown the merits of those
who in this world serve you faithfully,
for the sake of the most pure love
Your little daughter Thérèse of the Child Jesus had for You,
so as all but to bind You
to give her whatever she desires,
seeing that while on earth
she always did Your will,
incline Your ears to the petitions
which she offers up to You on my behalf,
and hear too my prayers
by granting me the grace I ask.

Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory be…

O Eternal Son of God,
You Who have promised to reward the least service
rendered to You in the person of our neighbour,
cast a glance of gentle love
on Your little spouse Thérèse of the Child Jesus
who, with such great zeal,
Had ever at heart the salvation of souls,
and for the sake of all she has done and suffered,
lend a willing ear to her wish
of spending her heaven doing good upon earth,
and grant me the grace
I plead for so earnestly from You.

Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory be…

O Eternal Holy Spirit,
Who did make perfect
with so many graces
the beloved soul of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus,
I beseech You, for the sake of the fidelity
she showed in ever corresponding with Your graces,
to incline Your ear to the prayers
she offers to You on my behalf,
and having before You her promise
of letting fall from heaven
a shower of roses,
mercifully grant me the grace
of which I stand in such need.

Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory be…

Novena Rose Prayer

O Little Thérèse of the Child Jesus,
please pick for me a rose
from the heavenly gardens
and send it to me as a message of love.

O Little Flower of Jesus,
ask God today to grant the favours
I now place with confidence in your hands...

(Make your request here...)

St. Thérèse,
help me to always believe as you did,
in God’s great love for me,
so that I might imitate
your ‘Little Way’ each day.

Amen.

Prayer to My Guardian Angel

O most Faithful companion,
appointed by God
to be my guide and protector,
and who are ever at my side,
what thanks can I offer you
for your faithfulness and love,
and for all the benefits
which you have conferred upon me?

You watch over me in sleep;
you console me when I am sad;
you lift me up when I fall;
you avert the dangers that threaten me;
you prepare me for the future;
you withdraw me from evil
and urge me towards good;
you exhort me to penance
when I yield to temptation;
and reconcile me to my God whom I have offended.

Long since should I have been cast into hell,
unless by your prayers
you had averted from me the anger of God.
Leave me not, then, I entreat you;
but continue to comfort me in adversity,
restrain me in prosperity,
defend me in danger,
assist me in temptations,
lest at any time
I fall a victim to them.
Offer to God
my prayers and petitions,
and all my religious exercises,
and obtain for me the great gift of final perseverance,
and the grace to die
in the friendship of my Creator,
and so to enter into life everlasting.
Amen.

Prayer for the Protection of the Family

O God of goodness and mercy,
to Your fatherly guidance we commend our family,
our household and all our belongings.
We commit all to Your love and keeping;
Fill this house with Your blessings
even as You filled the holy House of Nazareth with Your presence.  

Keep far from us, above all else,
the blemish of sin,
and may You alone reign in our midst by Your law,
by Your most holy love
and by the exercise of every Christian virtue.
Let all of us obey You, love You and set ourselves
to follow in our own life Your example,
that of Mary, Your Mother
and our Mother most loving,
and that of your blameless guardian, Saint Joseph.  

Protect us and our house from all evils and misfortunes,
but grant that we may be ever resigned to Your divine will
even in the sorrows which it shall please You to send us.
Finally give unto all of us the grace to live in perfect harmony
and in the fullness of love toward our neighbor.
Grant that every one of us may deserve by a holy life
the comfort of Your holy Sacraments at the hour of death.
O Jesus, bless us and protect us.  

O Mary, Mother of grace and of mercy,
defend us against the wicked spirit,
reconcile us with Your Son,
commit us to His keeping,
that so we may be made worthy of His promises.  

Saint Joseph, foster-father of our Savior,
guardian of His holy Mother,
head of the Holy Family,
intercede for us,
bless us and defend our home at all times.  

Saint Michael,
defend us against all the evil cunning of hell.  

Saint Gabriel,
make us understand the holy will of God.  

Saint Raphael,
preserve us from all sickness and from every danger to our lives.  

Our holy Guardian Angels,
keep our feet safely on the path of salvation both day and night.  

Our holy Patrons,
pray for us before the throne of God.  

Yea, bless this house,
O God the Father,
who has created us;
O God the Son,
who has suffered for us upon the holy Cross,
and You, O Holy Spirit,
who has sanctified us in holy Baptism.
May the one God in three Divine Persons
preserve our bodies,
purify our minds,
direct our hearts
and bring us all to everlasting life.  

Glory be to the Father,
glory be to the Son,
glory be to the Holy Spirit!

  Amen.

Sign of the Cross:

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