Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The Three Novena Prayers

These three prayers may all be said several ways. All three may be said at one time. They may be divided throughout the day, the first being said in the morning, the second during the day, the third in the evening. Finally, they may be said in rotation: the first prayer on the first, fourth, and seventh day or week; the second prayer on the second, fifth, and eighth day or week; the third prayer on the third, sixth, and nineth day or week.

FIRST NOVENA PRAYER IN HONOR OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP

Behold at thy feet, O Mother of Perpetual Help, a wretched sinner who has recourse to thee and confides in thee. O Mother of mercy, have pity on me. I hear thee called by all the refuge and the hope of sinners: be then, my refuge and my hope. Assist me, for the love of Jesus Christ; stretch forth thy hand to a miserable fallen creature who recommends himself to thee, and who devotes himself to thy service for ever. I bless and thank Almighty God, who in His mercy has given me this confidence in thee, which I hold to be a pledge of my eternal salvation. It is true, dearest Mother, that in the past I have miserably fallen into sin, because I had not recourse to thee. I know that, with thy help, I shall conquer. I know, too, that thou wilt assist me, if I recommend myself to thee; but I fear dear Mother, that in time of danger, I may neglect to call on thee, and thus lose my soul. This grace, then, I ask of thee, and this I beg, with all the fervor of my soul, that in all the attacks of hell I may ever have recourse to thee. O Mary, help me. O Mother of Perpetual Help, never suffer me to lose my God.
3 Hail Marys.

SECOND NOVENA PRAYER TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP

O Mother of Perpetual Help, grant that I may ever invoke thy most powerful name, which is the safeguard of the living and the salvation of the dying. O purest Mary, O sweetest Mary, let thy name henceforth be ever on my lips. Delay not, O Blessed Lady, to help me, whenever I call on thee; for, in all my temptations, in all my needs, I shall never cease to call on thee, ever repeating thy sacred name, Mary, Mary. O what consolation, what sweetness, what confidence, what emotion, fill my soul when I utter thy sacred name, or even only think of thee. I thank the Lord for having given thee, for my good, so sweet, so powerful, so lovely a name. But I will not be content with merely uttering thy name. Let my love for thee prompt me ever to hail thee, Mother of Perpetual Help.
3 Hail Marys.

THIRD NOVENA PRAYER TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP

O Mother of Perpetual Help, thou art the dispenser of all the gifts which God grants to us miserable sinners; and for this end He has made thee so powerful, so rich, and so bountiful, in order that thou mayest help us in our misery. Thou art the advocate of the most wretched and abandoned sinners who have recourse to thee: come to my aid, dearest Mother, for I recommend myself to thee. In thy hands I place my eternal salvation, and to thee I entrust my soul. Count me among thy most devoted servants; take me under thy protection, and it is enough for me. For, if thou protect me, dear Mother, I fear nothing; not from my sins, because thou wilt obtain for me the pardon of them; nor from the devils, because thou art more powerful than all hell together; nor even from Jesus, my judge, because by one prayer from thee He will be appeased. But one thing I fear: that in the hour of temptation I may through negligence fail to have recourse to thee and thus perish miserably. Obtain for me, therefore, the pardon of my sins, love for Jesus, final perseverance, and the grace to have recourse to thee, O Mother of Perpetual Help.
3 Hail Marys.

7 comments:

danhesko said...

father scott;
thank you for posting these beautiful prayers in traditinal language, so much more lovely than contempoary english.
fa. dan hesko
(late of the cssr)

Anonymous said...

Dear Fr Scott Bailey, C.Ss.R.

Thank you so much for posting the Three Novena Prayers of Mother of Perpetual Help. With this you are able to help people like me.

More Power and God Bless You.

Ana

James said...
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Fr Scott Bailey, C.Ss.R. said...

James,
The comment you quote is so full of errors and selective editing on the part of the person who wrote it that I will not post it for public viewing as it will endanger the faith of readers. If you wish, you may contact me at JScottBaileyCSsR@gmail.com and I will be happy to reply.

Anonymous said...

MAMA MARY PLEASE HELP ME WITH YOUR MOTHERLY INTERCESSION AND BLESS ME WITH MY RECONCILIATION WITH MY LOVED ONE (JEFF). PLEASE PRAY THAT HE CALLS ME FROM HIS CELL AND TALKS TO ME AND THINGS BE FINE AND NORMAL BETWEEN US. PLEASE PRAY THAT WE BE THERE FOR EACH OTHER FOR LIFE. PLEASE PRAY FOR US. PLEASE FORGIVE ME FOR ALL MY SINS AND THANK YOU FOR ALL THE FAVOURS GRANTED. MAMA MARY HELP ME.

Anonymous said...

Mama Mary i thank you for all the love and blessings you have given to me and to my family.
Mama Mary please help me with your motherly intercession that i will be given extension to work until i can finished my financial obligations and to bless me also with financial aid when the time that i have to go home due to finished contract. Have mercy on me Mama Mary please help me.

verbena said...

father scott thank you for your lovely sight an d I will surely keep you in my prayers today. ann