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

Bless me 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 I may always revere
and honor You as my great God
and love You with my whole heart
as the best of fathers.

Eternal Father, grant my petition:
(Mention your request).

God Eternal Son,
image of the splendor of the heavenly Father,
bless me 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 me through the marvelous goodness
of Your Sacred Heart
which caused You to choose death
in order to bring us life.

Bless me 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 me.

Eternal Son, grant my petition:
(Mention your favor).

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

Bless me 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 me 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 I, Your faithful servant,
may always allow myself to be led by You
so as to advance in virtue
and reach eternal happiness.

God Holy Spirit, grant my petition:
(Mention your favor).


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 my mind,
all the words of my mouth,
all the affections of my heart
and all my 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 I 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


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

(State your intention here…)

Mother most Pure!
Forsake me not,
despise not my prayer,
graciously hear me for God's glory,
your honor, and the welfare of my soul.

To obtain this favour
I honour your Power
by reciting one Hail Mary.

Hail Mary…


Oh Virgin Mary, my Mother,
through that ineffable Wisdom bestowed upon you
by the Incarnate Word of God,
I humbly beseech you,
obtain for me 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 me in the path
of Christian Virtue and perfection,
enlighten and enable me
to do what is most pleasing
to your beloved Son,
and obtain my petition.

To obtain this grace
I honor your Wisdom
by reciting one Hail Mary.

Hail Mary…


Oh, Mother of Mercy,
Mother of penitent sinners,
I 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 me
true and perfect contrition for my sins,
which I hate and detest with all my heart,
because I love God.
Mother most Merciful,
help me in my present necessity.
Turn then,
those eyes of Mercy toward us,
Oh Clement,
Oh Loving,
Oh Sweet Virgin Mary!

To obtain this precious gift,
I honour your Loving Mercy
by reciting one Hail Mary.

Hail Mary…

Novena to Saint Jude Thaddeus

O glorious apostle, SAINT JUDE THADDEUS,
true relative of Jesus and Mary,
I salute you through the most Sacred Heart of Jesus!
Through this Heart I praise and thank God
for all the graces He has bestowed upon you.
Humbly prostrate before you,
I implore you through this Heart
to look down upon me with compassion.
Oh, despise not my poor prayer;
let not my trust be confounded!
To you God has granted the privilege
of aiding mankind in the most desperate cases.
Oh, come to my aid
that I may praise the mercies of God!
All my life, I will be grateful to you
and will be your faithful client
until I 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 me in my distress.
R. St. Jude, help of the hopeless, aid me in my 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 me who am so miserable.
Make use, I implore you,
of that particular privilege accorded to you
to bring visible and speedy help
where help was almost despaired of.
Come to my assistance in this great need
that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven
in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings,
particularly — (here make your request) —
and that I may bless God
with you and all the elect
throughout all eternity.

I promise you, O blessed JUDE,
to be ever mindful of this great favor,
and I will never cease to honor you
as my special and powerful patron
and do all in my 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 me with God
in all my necessities, especially…

(State your intention here…)

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


The Universal Prayer

(attributed to Pope Clement Xi)

Lord, I believe in you: increase my faith.
I trust in you: strengthen my trust.
I love you: let me love you more and more.
I am sorry for my sins: deepen my sorrow.

I worship you as my first beginning,
I long for you as my last end,
I praise you as my constant helper,
And call on you as my loving protector.

Guide me by your wisdom,
Correct me with your justice,
Comfort me with your mercy,
Protect me with your power.

I offer you, Lord, my thoughts: to be fixed on you;
My words: to have you for their theme;
My actions: to reflect my love for you;
My sufferings: to be endured for your greater glory.

I want to do what you ask of me:
In the way you ask,
For as long as you ask,
Because you ask it.

Lord, enlighten my understanding,
Strengthen my will,
Purify my heart,
and make me holy.

Help me to repent of my past sins
And to resist temptation in the future.
Help me to rise above my human weaknesses
And to grow stronger as a Christian.

Let me love you, my Lord and my God,
And see myself as I really am:
A pilgrim in this world,
A Christian called to respect and love
All whose lives I touch,
Those under my authority,
My friends and my enemies.

Help me to conquer anger with gentleness,
Greed by generosity,
Apathy by fervor.
Help me to forget myself
And reach out toward others.

Make me prudent in planning,
Courageous in taking risks.
Make me patient in suffering,
unassuming in prosperity.

Keep me, Lord, attentive at prayer,
Temperate in food and drink,
Diligent in my work,
Firm in my good intentions.
Let my conscience be clear,
My conduct without fault,
My speech blameless,
My life well-ordered.

Put me on guard against my human weaknesses.
Let me cherish your love for me,
Keep your law,
And come at last to your salvation.

Teach me to realize that this world is passing,
That my true future is the happiness of heaven,
That life on earth is short,
And the life to come eternal.

Help me to prepare for death
With a proper fear of judgment,
But a greater trust in your goodness.
Lead me safely through death
To the endless joy of heaven.

Grant this through Christ our Lord.


Sign of the Cross:

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