Novenas and Intercessory Prayers for Thursday

Sign of the Cross

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

Novena to God the Father

God, my heavenly Father,
I adore You,
and I count myself as nothing
before Your Divine Majesty.
You alone are Being, Life, Truth, and Goodness.

Helpless and unworthy as I am,
I honor You, I praise You, I thank You,
and I love You in union with Jesus Christ, Your Son,
our Savior and our Brother,
in the merciful kindness of His Heart
and through His infinite merits.
I desire to serve You, to please You, to obey You,
and to love You always in union with Mary Immaculate,
Mother of God and our Mother.
I also desire to love and serve my neighbor
for the love of You.

Heavenly Father,
thank You for making me Your child in Baptism.
With childlike confidence I ask You for this special favor:

[State your intention(s) here...]

I ask that Your Will may be done.
Give me what You know to be best for my soul,
and for the souls of those for whom I pray.
Give me Your Holy Spirit to enlighten me,
to correct me, and to guide me
in the way of Your commandments and holiness,
while I strive for the happiness of heaven
where I hope to glorify You forever.


Novena to Our Lady of Good Success

Hail Mary Most Holy,
Beloved Daughter of God the Father –
Through the intercession of Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres,
grant your good success to this request…

[State your intention(s) here…]

Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…
Saint Michael,
pray for us.

Hail Mary Most Holy,
Admirable Mother of God the Son –
Through the intercession of Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres,
grant your good success to this request…

[State your intention(s) here...]

Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…
Saint Gabriel,
pray for us.

Hail Mary Most Holy,
Most Faithful Spouse of the Holy Spirit –
Through the intercession of Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres,
grant your good success to this request…

[State your intention(s) here...]

Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…
Saint Raphael,
pray for us.

Hail Mary Most Holy,
Temple and Sacrarium of the Most Holy Trinity.
and St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael,
pray for us.

Our Lady of Good Success,
you who are the all-powerful intercessor
before the Most Holy Trinity,
deign to hear and answer my request,
so long as it contributes to the salvation of my soul
and the glory and exaltation of the Holy Mother Church.

Salve Regina:
Hail, Holy Queen…

Novena to St. Benedict of Nursia

Glorious Saint Benedict,
sublime model of virtue,
pure vessel of God's grace!
Behold me humbly presenting myself at your feet.
I implore you in your loving kindness
to pray for me before the throne of God.
To you I have recourse in the dangers
that daily surround me.
Shield me against my selfishness
and my indifference to God and to my neighbor.
Inspire me to imitate you in all things.
May your blessing be with me always,
so that I may see
and serve Christ in others
and work for His kingdom.

Graciously obtain for me from God
those favors and graces
which I need so much in the trials,
miseries and afflictions of life.
Your heart was always full of love,
compassion and mercy toward those who were afflicted
or troubled in any way.
You never dismissed without consolation
and assistance anyone who had recourse to you.
I therefore invoke your powerful intercession,
confident in the hope that you will hear my prayers
and obtain for me the special grace and favor I earnestly implore.

(State your intention here...)

Help me, great Saint Benedict,
to live and die as a faithful child of God,
to run in the sweetness of His loving will,
and to attain the eternal happiness of heaven.


Prayer to St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael

Heavenly King,You have given us archangels
to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth.
Saint Michael is our protector;
I ask him to come to my aid,
fight for all my loved ones,
and protect us from danger.
Saint Gabriel is a messenger of the Good News;
I ask him to help me
clearly hear Your voice
and to teach me the truth.
Saint Raphael is the healing angel;
I ask him to take my need for healing
and that of everyone I know,
lift it up to Your throne of grace
and deliver back to us the gift of recovery.
Help us, O Lord,
to realize more fully
the reality of the archangels
and their desire to serve us.

Holy angels,
pray for us.


Novena to the Holy Angels

O all you holy Angels,
who contemplate unceasingly
the uncreated beauty of the Divinity,
in company with our ever glorious Queen,
we present and offer to you this novena,
not only as a means of obtaining favors,
but also as a reparation for our past ingratitude,
and that of all people.
Deign to accept it, O amiable Spirits,
in union with the love and devotion of such Saints
as were especially devout to you,
and obtain for us the grace
to spend this life fervently
that it may be the commencement of that blessed life
which we hope to live forever with you in Heaven.

[Mention your requests here.]

O God, Who with wonderful order
has regulated the functions of Angels and humans,
grant that those who always assist before Your throne in Heaven
may defend our lives here on earth,
through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord,
Who lives and reigns with You,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end.

Prayer Against Natural and Manmade Disasters

Loving Saviour Jesus,
a single word from You can protect us
from every perilous calamity
since by Your word alone,
the heavens, the earth and all living creatures were made.

As the Bible says, "It is better to trust in the Lord
than to put confidence in mortals and in princes",
I trust only in You Lord.
Your word says, "those who seek the Lord
shall not lack any good thing."

I once again acknowledge that
You who made a way for Your people through the Red Sea,
You who stopped the rains for three years,
You who rebuked the storms and walked on the sea,
You are present today with the same authority and power
to save us from any calamity.

Lord, if there be any unconfessed sins in my life,
I confess them all to You
and Lord, please forgive them for me.
Help me to stand firm in You
and to live a life pleasing to You hereafter.
Wash me with Your blood
that my sins may not be an obstacle
for You to save me in the critical hour.

Keep me as the apple of Your eye
and build a hedge around me.
You have promised, "Call upon Me in the day of trouble;
I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me."
Father, I know that Your righteous right hand will protect us
and keep us all safe from every disaster
as You are our refuge
and ever-present help in times of trouble.
I praise You and thank You for Your loving-kindness.


Almighty God, Lord of the universe, Creator of everything,
we come to you seeking your divine protection
as we face our fears
and confront the threats that cause us anxiety.

[For the following verses, the response is: R. DELIVER YOUR PEOPLE LORD.]

Divine Jesus, you calmed the storms
and walked over the waters.
Give us fine weather.
Shield us from distress.
Drive away from our land
all calamities and disasters of nature.
We entrust ourselves to you now and forever.

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary,
pray for us.

Sign of the Cross

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