Novenas and Intercessory Prayers for Sunday

Sign of the Cross

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

Novena to the Holy Trinity

God Eternal Father,
bless us through the love with which
You have begotten Your only Son from all eternity
and shared with Him the fullness of Your own Divinity.

Bless us through the love which has made us children of adoption
and partakers of the treasures of Your Divinity.

Bless us through the love with which
You have sent us Your Son and the Holy Spirit
in order to work the miracles
of Your power and mercy in us.
Grant that we may always revere
and honor You as our great God
and love You with our whole heart
as the best of fathers.

Eternal Father, grant our petitions:
(Mention your requests).

God Eternal Son,
image of the splendor of the heavenly Father,
bless us through the love with which
You surround us, Your poor creatures.
You have become our Brother according to the flesh
to make us Your brothers and sisters according to Your Divinity,
and an image of Your splendor.

Bless us through the marvelous goodness
of Your Sacred Heart
which caused You to choose death
in order to bring us life.

Bless us through the love with which
You always plead for us in the Blessed Sacrament
and at the throne of God
and give Yourself to us in Holy Communion.
Grant that all this love
and all Your bitter pain
may not be lost on us.

Eternal Son, grant our petitions:
(Mention your favors).

God Holy Spirit,
mutual Love of the Father and the Son,
bless us through the love with which
You proceed from the Father and the Son
and unite Them in eternal unity.

Bless us through the love with which
You give Yourself to us as our greatest Gift,
dispensing Your Divine graces to us
and transforming sinners into children of God.

Bless us through the love with which
You swell in the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
through Whose merits the earth is filled with grace
and made a dwelling place for the God of heaven.
Grant that we, Your faithful servants,
may always allow ourselves to be led by You
so as to advance in virtue
and reach eternal happiness.

God Holy Spirit, grant our petitions:
(Mention your favors).


Most Holy Trinity,
Godhead indivisible,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
our first beginning and our last end,
You have made us after Your own image and likeness.
Grant that all the thoughts of our minds,
all the words of our mouths,
all the affections of our hearts
and all our actions may be always conformed to Your most holy Will.

After having seen You here below
in Your manifestations
and in a dark manner by faith,
may we come at last to see You face to face
in the perfect possession of You forever in heaven.

Let us pray:

Almighty and Everlasting God,
You have given us, Your servants,
grace by the profession of the true faith
to acknowledge the glory of the Eternal Trinity,
and in the power of Your Divine Majesty
to worship the Unity.
We beg You to grant that,
by our fidelity in this same faith,
we may always be defended from all dangers.
Through Christ our Lord.


Efficacious Novena of the Three Hail Marys

In Honour of the Power, Wisdom and Loving Mercy of the Blessed Virgin Mary

1. Oh, Immaculate Mary, Virgin most Powerful,
we beseech you, through that immense Power
which you have received from the eternal Father,
obtain for us Purity of heart,
Strength to overcome all the enemies of our soul,
and the special favour we implore in our present necessity.  

(State your intentions here…)

Mother most Pure! Forsake us not,
despise not our prayer,
graciously hear us for God's glory,
your honor, and the welfare of our souls.

To obtain this favour, we honour your Power
as we say, “Hail Mary…”.

2. Oh, Virgin Mary, our Mother,
through that ineffable Wisdom bestowed upon you
by the Incarnate Word of God,
we humbly beseech you, obtain for us
Meekness and Humility of heart,
a perfect knowledge of the divine Will,
and strength to accomplish it always.
Oh Mary, Seat of Wisdom,
as a tender Mother, lead us in the path
of Christian Virtue and perfection,
enlighten and enable us
to do what is most pleasing
to your beloved Son,
and obtain our petition.

To obtain this grace we honor your Wisdom
as we say, “Hail Mary…”.

3. Oh, Mother of Mercy,
Mother of penitent sinners,
we stand before you sinful and sorrowful,
beseeching you through the immense Love
given to you by the Holy Spirit
for us poor sinners,
obtain for us true and perfect contrition for our sins,
which we hate and detest with all our heart,
because we love God.
Mother most Merciful,
help us in our present necessity.
Turn then, those eyes of Mercy toward us,
Oh Clement, oh Loving, oh Sweet Virgin Mary!

To obtain this precious gift,
we honour your Loving Mercy
as we say, “Hail Mary…”.

Novena to Saint Jude Thaddeus

O glorious apostle, SAINT JUDE THADDEUS,
true relative of Jesus and Mary,
we salute you through the most Sacred Heart of Jesus!
Through this Heart we praise and thank God
for all the graces He has bestowed upon you.
Humbly prostrate before you,
we implore you through this Heart
to look down upon us with compassion.
Oh, despise not our poor prayer;
let not our trust be confounded!
To you God has granted the privilege
of aiding mankind in the most desperate cases.
Oh, come to our aid
that we may praise the mercies of God!
All our life, we will be grateful to you
and will be your faithful clients
until we can thank you in heaven.

V. Blessed Apostle, with confidence we invoke you!
R. Blessed Apostle, with confidence we invoke you!
V. St. Jude, help of the hopeless, aid us in our distress.
R. St. Jude, help of the hopeless, aid us in our distress.

PRAY FOR Us that we, before death,
may expiate all our sins
by sincere repentance
and the worthy reception
of the holy Sacraments.

Pray for us that we may appease the Divine Justice
and obtain a favorable judgment.

Pray for us that we may be admitted
into the company of the blessed
to rejoice in the presence of our God forever.

Let us pray:

Saint Jude, glorious apostle,
faithful servant and friend of Jesus,
the name of the traitor
has caused you to be forgotten by many.
But the Church honors and invokes you universally
as the patron of difficult and desperate cases.
Pray for us who are so miserable.
Make use, we implore you,
of that particular privilege accorded to you
to bring visible and speedy help
where help was almost despaired of.
Come to our assistance in this great need
that we may receive the consolation and help of heaven
in all our necessities, tribulations and sufferings,
and that we may bless God
with you and all the elect
throughout all eternity.

(here make your request) —

We promise you, O blessed JUDE,
to be ever mindful of this great favor,
and we will never cease to honor you
as our special and powerful patron
and do all in our power to encourage devotion to you.

Saint Jude, pray for us
and for all who honor you and invoke your aid.

Our Father… (3 times)
Hail Mary… (3 times)
Glory be… (3 times)

Saint Jude Thaddeus, pray for us.
And for all who invoke your aid.

Novena to St. Michael, The Archangel

Glorious Saint Michael,
guardian and defender
of the Church of Jesus Christ,
come to the assistance of His followers,
against whom the powers of hell are unchained.
Guard with special care our Holy Father, the Pope,
and our bishops, priests,
all our religious and lay people,
and especially the children.

Saint Michael,
watch over us during life,
defend us against the assaults of the demon,
and assist us especially at the hour of death.
Help us achieve the happiness
of beholding God face to face
for all eternity.

Saint Michael,
intercede for us with God
in all our necessities, especially…

(State your intentions here…)

Obtain for us a favourable outcome
in the matter we recommend to you.
Mighty prince of the heavenly host,
and victor over rebellious spirits,
remember us for we are weak and sinful
and so prone to pride and ambition.
Be for us, we pray,
our powerful aid in temptation and difficulty,
and above all do not forsake us
in our last struggle with the powers of evil.


The Universal Prayer

(attributed to Pope Clement Xi)

O God, we believe in You; strengthen our faith.
All our hopes are in You; secure them.
We love You; teach us to love you daily more and more.
We are sorry that we have offended You; increase our sorrow.

We adore you as the Author of our first beginning.
We aspire after you as our last end.
We give you thanks as our constant Benefactor,
We call upon you as our sovereign Protector.

O God, be pleased to conduct us by your wisdom;
to restrain us by the thought of Your justice;
to comfort us by Your mercy;
to defend us by Your power.

To You we desire to consecrate all our thoughts,
words, deeds, and suffering,
that henceforth we may think of you, speak of you,
refer all our actions to Your greater glory,
and suffer willingly whatever You shall appoint.

Lord, we desire that in all things
Your Will be done,
because it is Your Will,
and we desire that all things be done
in the manner that You will them. 

Grant that we may always esteem whatsoever is pleasing to You,
despise what You abhor,
avoid what You forbid,
and do what you command.

We beg You to enlighten our understanding,
to inflame our will,
to purify our body,
and to sanctify our soul.

O God, give us strength to atone for our sins,
to overcome our temptations,
to subdue our passions,
and to acquire the virtues proper to our state of life.

Fill our hearts with tender affection for Your goodness,
hatred of our faults,
love of our neighbor,
and contempt of the world.

May Your grace help us to be obedient to our superiors,
kind and courteous to our inferiors,
faithful to our friends,
and charitable to our enemies.

Assist us to overcome sensuality by self-sacrifice,
avarice by alms deeds,
anger by meekness,
and carelessness by devotion.

O God, make us prudent in our undertakings,
courageous in danger,
patient in trials,
and humble in success.

Grant that we may be ever attentive at our prayers,
temperate at our meals,
diligent in our work,
and faithful in our good resolutions.

Let our conscience be ever upright and pure,
our behavior modest,
our conversation kind,
and our actions edifying.

Assist us that we may continually strive
to overcome the evil inclinations of our nature,
to cooperate with Your grace,
to keep Your commandments,
and to work out our salvation.

O God, make us realize the nothingness of this world,
the greatness of heaven,
the shortness of time,
and the length of eternity.

Grant that we may prepare for death;
that we may fear Your judgment;
that we may escape hell
and in the end obtain heaven.

Through Christ our Lord.


Sign of the Cross:

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