The Next Novena Can Help Your Loved Ones Return to the Church

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Every saint we ask for intercessory prayers is a persistent saint. They’re in Heaven with our Lord, and they desire for us all to be there too.

This next saint we’re calling on is especially known for being a persistent intercessor, and she also desired for those closest to her to reach Heaven someday… 

It’s St. Monica!

St. Monica prayed for her son’s conversion for more than 15 years. She wept and prayed constantly with faith and hope in God. 

What was the result of all those years of prayer? 

One of the great saints in the history of the Church: her son, St. Augustine! 

That’s why Saint Monica is known for her intercession for those who have fallen away from the faith — for their conversions and reversions back to the Church! 

We will start praying on Sunday, August 18th!

Along with her intercessory prayers for those who have fallen away from the faith, Saint Monica is also the patron saint of alcoholics, married women, mothers, wives, and difficult marriages. 

We hope you will join us in praying this novena! 

You can sign up to join us in prayer here, and you can share your prayer intentions below.

We’re looking forward to praying with you and for you! 

God bless you!

Annie & John-Paul – PrayMoreNovenas.com

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  1. Dear Lord,
    I pray for my son’s conversion and for him to come back to the church, just as St. Monica did for her son. I pray for his continued protection always, especially since he isn’t making very wise decisions in his 22 years of age. I pray that he stops putting himself in harm’s way by drinking and smoking, and vaping as well. I pray that he learns to love himself enough to take better care of himself. I pray that he sharpens up and wakes up in time to develop self-esteem and life skills to become the great man and leader that God intended him to be. Right now he’s a follower, following other lost sheep. I pray for strength for my husband and I to allow him to step away and fly his wings, and just put all of our trust in our Lord that HE will take care of our son from here on, but still provide us the wisdom to discern when to intercede in any way we humanly can. We love you all the angels & saints, and to you, our prayerful brothers and sisters, in Christ’s mighty name we pray. Amen.

  2. Saying Novena for son and his father to return to church. Also for relationships to be restored between son and his father and my son and me but above all my son’s relationship with Jesus to develop and grow.
    I pray St. Monica to intercede on behalf of my children that they may discover the gifts and talents God has given them and that they use them according to His will and follow Jesus on the path God has chosen for them right through the gates of Heaven.
    I pray for my grandson to overcome his ADD and that he may grow in faith and love for the Lord.
    I pray that we may all find joy in God’s will for ourselves and each other.

  3. Dear St. Monica, You are an inspiration to me I too have a rebellious son who I have prayed for for 20 yrs. 2 duis no drivers license living at home no job. When will God answer my prayers? Just like you I will not give up until God takes all the bad and converts him just like he did our beloved St. Augustine please my beloved St. Monica lift my prayers for Ryan to heaven so God can heal him from all the bad mistakes and to change his heart forever. Thank you, Katie

  4. Please help me pray to have a complicated free pregnancy. Currently, I am in my 5th month of pregnancy. It was found out that I have complete placenta previa which makes my pregnancy more complicated aside from the multiple fibroids I have in my uterus.
    I pray that God will help me go through and carry my child full term.
    I pray further that I will have a safe delivery, free of complications, and a normal healthy baby

  5. For a deeper conversion of faith for my husband.
    For my family to truat God with our financial situation.
    For my 2 month old daughter who is colicky, has reflux, and multiple food protein intolerences, that she can swiftly heal and no longer be in chronic pain.

  6. Pray for
    – grandmother Tundo
    – Dearly departed Dad Christopher that he may rest in eternal repose
    – mom Lucy
    – Brothers , brothers-in-law, cousins, grandfathers, nephews, uncles
    – Sisters, sisters-in-law, aunties, grandmothers, nieces
    – wife and daughter

  7. Dear Holy St. Monica, here are my prayer requests, please hear them and intercede on my behalf:

    I pray for protection from Satan and all evil for my son, my daughter and myself.
    I pray I am able to sell my home for the amount I need quickly (I can no longer afford it).
    I pray I am able to find a good home for my family.
    I pray I am able to return to school full time to be able to provide a good life for my children.
    I pray I am accepted into the DMS program.
    I pray my ex-husband pays the 4 years of back owed child support and alimony.
    I pray my ex-husband pays the full amount of court ordered child support and alimony each month.
    I pray I am able to buy food, pay bills, and pay for car repairs (air conditioner, door locks, and washer motor).
    I pray my son and daughter learn to be patient with one another, love one another, are kind and respectful to one another, and are supportive of one another.
    I pray my son and daughter stop picking on one another, finding faults with one another, and arguing with each other constantly.
    I pray for a financial miracle, financial prosperity, financial abundance, financial stability, and a release of financial debts.
    I pray my son and daughter’s faith in God is renewed and strengthened.
    I pray my daughter is healed from anger, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, migraines, kidney problems, and ADHD.
    I pray my son is healed from anger, depression, anxiety, feelings of worthlessness, feelings of self-hatred, sleep apnea, video game addiction, stress eating, overeating, and thoughts of suicide.
    I pray my son gains the will power to lose weight for his health.
    I pray my family stays close to one another.
    Thank you God for all you have blessed me with.
    Amen

  8. Dear Mother Mary
    Please hear my prayer for the GEM Ministry.especially Padtor Augustine
    And his family be safe from all harm
    And may the people who are angry with them have a change of heart
    And praise Jesus. Thank you Mothet Mary
    Your loving child.

  9. Please pray for conversions within the family. Many have fallen away. I’ll only mention the initials of immediate family. JPW, JTD, ARD. Also the lukewarm. St. Monica pray for them.🙏
    Please pray also for the priests, bishops, and the Holy Father and for future vocations. And the cleansing of the Church.
    Help with some medical and financial issues within the family. Things in both areas are up and down and very stressful. Thank you for your prayers.

  10. Hi everyone,

    Please urgently PRAY for Paul, who is SERIOUSLY contemplating Assisted Suicide on October 30th. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario He is only like 75, which is still young and can still talk, see, hear, eat and drink wine each day even though he is sitting in a wheelchair. AMEN

    THANKS for all your prayers,

    Anne

    IN GOD WE TRUST

  11. Prayer request. I pray for my family and personal relationships. My parents have died in 2006-2007 and my family has turned their backs on me since I confronted two brothers last year who sexually assaulted and molested me as a child. Since then I have suffered with ovarian cancer, which I hoped was cured after surgery but recent PET scan shows some undeclared spots on my rectum and colon and a malignant lesion on my esophagus for which I now have to have radiation September 5 at 2 o’clock and every day for 28 treatments and Chemo followed by surgery. Please pray for me and ask Our Lady Queen of Peace to give me strength and ask her son to take away all the cancer if God’s will. I have twin sons, David and Anthony, who are making Confirmation October 15. Please pray for their spiritual gifts from the Holy Spirit. I am a single Mom and they need me. Thanks

  12. Dear Lord I pray that you may heal my husband,,,he has been sick for the past one year and I believe one day he will be heal in Jesus name amen,,st Monica please pray with me that I may grant this favour

  13. Pray for all the Evil with in our world, our country, our churches and homes, especially our families. Please pray for the conversion of my daughter Angela to return to her Catholic Faith. Please heal the ugliness between my daughter’s Angela and Ashley. St. Monica hear my petition. Amen

  14. Dear St Monica, please pray for my children’s health. spiritual health and Our Lord’s peace.

    Please pray with me for my son to find work, maintain strength of body and mind. trust in Our Lord’s plan for our lives.

  15. I’m going through a lot of pain and difficulties in life since my father died. People hate me for no reason and even if I work hard, I am not appreciated. My mom is always sick and suffering from diabetes . I’m tired of my current situation. I’m currently a house maid in Dubai and yet I went to school. Please pray for me so dat I can break this generation curse

  16. Dear Lord I pray that Dorian doesn’t hit us or that we don’t lose power. I also pray that if Alden doesn’t call me today he either calls me tomorrow or next week and that I get positive feedback.

    Thank you

    Amen

  17. Lord All mighty I pray for peace in South Africa and all those who live in it. May God almighty bless my husband with good sustainable business opportunities that will stop suffering and pain that the family is going through. I thank you Lord for the good respectful children you have blessed us with. Give them the strength and perseverance through the difficult times they are going through as the family struggles. Bless them with good education and to learn to love you Lord.
    Thank you Lord for the answered prayer of my niece who will be soon going back to work and stopping his suffering.

    Thank you Lord
    Amen

  18. Dear St. Monica,

    I pray this novena again to beg for your intercession for my son and other children who have had difficulties at school. Please help me to be patient, help them and ultimately surrender to God’s will.

    I offer thanks to God for the good things in our lives and for the kind and holy people who help my children at schools. Please help me to forgive those who have hurt them and help us find good in the past and healing to overcome and let go of fear and anxiety.

    Amen

  19. Dear Saint Monica, thank you for being a saint we look up to. Please pray to the Lord for my husband to pass his training exams, for him never to depart from the Catholic faith, for him to prosper and be in good health. For guidance and protection. Please play for our daughter and son to always abide in the Lord and Catholic faith. To be exceptionally brilliant, to succeed in all they do and for their guidance and protection.

    Please pray for IK to embrace you and preach your word and for his prosperity and guidance. I pray for all my family and friends for prosperity, guidance and protection. Amen

  20. Dear Lord I pray for Aileen that she gets better. I also pray that the Hurricane doesn’t hit us and we don’t run out of power. I pray that Alden calls me tomorrow for or today for positive feedback about the job. I also pray that my husband doesn’t die anytime soon.

    Thank you

    Amen

  21. Gabe & Samantha
    All marriages in our family esp. J&L
    For all those in troubled marriages.
    For good parenting for J&L
    Joe & Linda and their health

  22. Dear Lord I pray that you heal my depression and that it gets healed soon. I have been depressed between morning and night. Please heal it. I also pray that I get a job before Larry goes on Vacation and that I get at least 2-3 days notice so I can be prepared.

    Thank you

    Amen.

  23. Dear Lord I pray that I get a call from Alden and that he tells me positive feedback. I pray that I either get a job from Dept of Health or Arc Solutions. I need the money to pay my dad the rent again before 2020 and before I turn 50 in March. I also pray I get a temp-hire or direct hire not just a temp job. Please help me. I also pray that the hurricane does not come or no hurricanes come this year.

    Thank you

    Amen

  24. Dear members of pray more novena
    Peace be with you
    I am in the IVF( in Vitro Fertilization), now am in the final stages. Tomorrow is the day for embryo transfer, please pray for me with me for a successful transfer
    Thank you
    May God bless you all 🙏🏼
    Edna

  25. I coming asking for more prayers for my siblings as they raise up their children. May they not be little them bc they are children may they speak to them as a nurturing mind and spirit. May the curse words and anger be changed to understanding and communication and may the children reaping positively to the new change. In Jesus name I pray to you St. Monica. Amen

  26. Pray for the land compensation for the land acquisition, home construction of my sister and her PhD program. Apart from that pray for the well wishes of my family members and friends. Specifically pray for the disturbance of the rats in our home and even rats coming to bite us.

  27. By the blood of Jesus and the blessings of Mother Mary thru her son, Christ. I pray for a great review, pleasant, and happy meeting with my boss. I pray that my cabin begins booking again with many bookings for Sept and October. I pray for my son and family. I pray for peace & joy and happy new things on the horizons! I thank you and know you are there for me.

  28. Dear Lord I pray that the Hurricane doesn’t come here and that we have no hurricanes ahead of us this summer. I also pray that they don’t cancel my eye exam or my psychologist this week. I also pray that Alden from GDKN calls me sometime this week with positive feedback.

    Thank you
    Amen

  29. I pray the whatever Junior and Jennifer are doing does not work
    I pray that you turn back all their evil.
    I pray for their conversion of heart.
    I pray Junior signs the house over to Ann without a court trial.
    I pray that Chad leaves and goes with his mother.

  30. I need prayers for my son to be a good partner with his girlfriend and a good father to his family. Prayers that he stop drinking alcohol. He’s a good provider but an alcoholic. His priorities are not in order because of his drinking. Please help me pray for him and his family. Amen

  31. Please help me pray for my Aunty Veronica Nyekanga who has been sick over years. We have gone through a lot to find healing but to no avail. Please saint Monica as you persisted in praying for the conversion of your son, pray for my Aunty too to get healing for she has been sick for so long.
    Please pray for my baby who has strange rashes on her body.
    Amen

  32. Please help me pray for my real salvation.
    I need to have Christ in me .I really feel empty in me .
    Am also praying to get a job because I need to support my family.

  33. Dear Lord I pray that Alden calls me sometime this week for a positive feedback and I also pray that I get either a job from arc Solutions or from Alden.

    Thank you Amen

  34. For peace in my family, especially between by mother and sister and my husband that they realize he is only trying to help them and keep them safe in our home. Also that they realize I am being put in a very awkward position when they expect me to take sides. It is very frustrating and exhausting and I’m not sure what to do anymore!! Peace to all!

  35. Please pray for my husband Scott who was sexually abused as a child and has recently confessed to a sexual addiction that he has been suffering from for 30 years. It has been escalated by pornography. Please pray for his heart to be freed from the horrible guilt he feels from his past adultery and for his mind to be purified of all things that make him feel not worthy of true love. Please pray for his eyes to not look for lustful images that hurt his heart and soul.

    Thank you

  36. Dear Holy St. Monica, here are my prayer requests, please hear them and intercede on my behalf:

    I pray for protection from Satan and all evil for my son, my daughter and myself.
    I pray I am able to sell my home for the amount I need quickly (I can no longer afford it).
    I pray I am able to find a good home for my family.
    I pray I am able to return to school full time to be able to provide a good life for my children.
    I pray I am accepted into the DMS program.
    I pray my ex-husband pays the 4 years of back owed child support and alimony.
    I pray my ex-husband pays the full amount of court ordered child support and alimony each month.
    I pray I am able to buy food, pay bills, and pay for car repairs (air conditioner, door locks, and washer motor).
    I pray my son and daughter learn to be patient with one another, love one another, are kind and respectful to one another, and are supportive of one another.
    I pray my son and daughter stop picking on one another, finding faults with one another, and arguing with each other constantly.
    I pray for a financial miracle, financial prosperity, financial abundance, financial stability, and a release of financial debts.
    I pray my son and daughter’s faith in God is renewed and strengthened.
    I pray my daughter is healed from anger, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, migraines, kidney problems, and ADHD.
    I pray my son is healed from anger, depression, anxiety, feelings of worthlessness, feelings of self-hatred, sleep apnea, video game addiction, stress eating, overeating, and thoughts of suicide.
    I pray my son gains the will power to lose weight for his health.
    I pray my family stays close to one another.
    Thank you God for all you have blessed me with.
    Amen

  37. Thank you Jesus for all you have done for us.
    We pray for divine healing.

    Manifestation of our twin sons Nathan and Nolan.

    Perfect all that concerns us and above all, let your Holy will be done.

  38. I ask prayers for conversion of heart of all adult children of faith-filled parents who have left their practice of faith and failed to teach their children to know, love & be of service to the all-loving Lord.
    I also ask for prayers for the strengthening of the Christian family to stay true to the morals and virtues given by Christ and to teach their children the need to continue to pray for guidance from God to recognize the Truth and not to be tempted to compromise it in order to be accepted.
    I also ask for prayers for the conversion of all souls in the United States to follow the guidance of the Founding Fathers in the Constitution of the United States.

  39. My prayer request is for God to bless me with a good husband this year through the intersection of our Blessed Mother Mary .

  40. St Monica please intercede for me as I pray for a humble heart for my son and his father. Pray for a happy and holy family. Pray for deliverance for my brother from alcohol addiction and a good relationship with his mum. Pray that my mum trust in God and stop complaining of her illnesses. Pray for peace of mind and greater faith and trust in God. Pray for good health. Pray that A be converted and receive God’s grace and mercies, pray that he be loyal and faithful to me and our relationship. Pray that A realize the needs of his family. Pray for a closer relationship with God for my son and that he blessed with knowledge,wisdom and understanding. Pray that my son explore his creativity and be successful in his education. Pray for good self esteem and health for him

  41. Dear Lord I pray that Alden calls me sometime this week with a positive feedback and that I get the job either from the county or from Arc Solutions. I also pray that I don’t get an interview on Wednesday because I have to take Herb to the Dentist. I also pray that I can get a job before Larry goes on vacation on Sept 16.

    Thank you Amen

  42. Please pray for me and my family. Pray for the conversion of my husband Errol . Let God touch him and open his eyes, mind and heart to the truth and love of the Holy Spirit. Strengthen our family ties with unbreakable chords of love, honesty, trust, and fidelity always. Let the peace, love, joy and healing of the Holy Spirit reign in our homes always. Thank you Lord for your amazing graces, blessings, strength and help. Thank you Lord for your Holy Spirit, my comforter, protector and consoler. I give you all O God and ask that you continue to watch over, strengthen and protect us. Blessed Mother Mary all glory and honour is yours today and always. Thank you Lord. Thank you Jesus. Thank you Holy Spirit. Thank you Blessed Virgin Mary, our mother. Pray, pray, pray for me and my family.

  43. For my drug addicted nieces, and the condition of their teeth, may they see a dentist frequently for the health of their system. May they go to church frequently or to AA meetings for their mental and emotional health, and may they go to church for the health of their souls.

  44. For my sons successful year of studying and applying the principles of his study in college; may he be prayerful in all things as all is accomplished through our loving God. Thank you!

  45. Dear St. Jude & St. Monica, hear my prayers.
    I pray for peace, calm, joy and abundance today for me, my son, my family, Kelley, her landlord. I pray for my friends that they may be lifted up and protected. I pray that I am strongly protected with my email that was mistakenly sent and that it was not read and deleted. I pray for a sign. I pray that the help that has been sent my way….to me…from above will help my cabin listing to fill up with bookings for Sep & Oct. I pray that I will do extremely well and will feel relieved. I need an abundance in my finances again. I pray for a great review and salary increase. I pray for love & a partner. I pray that Lisa S. will stand up for me. I pray that things will turn around in all areas of my life and there will be joy, happiness, excitement, contentment, family, friends laughter. I also want signs that my father is all around me. Amen.

  46. I beg for help for my son who is bipolar & a addict, that St Monica will help my family as a whole. The division of family is heart wrenching. Please St Monica help our family. I’m thankful for my grandchildren & pray for their future through God almighty. Amen

  47. Asking for prayers of resignation and peace for friends and family for my friend Monica who has gone ahead of us to meet our Lord. She fought the valient fight against cancer for almost a year. She is free of pain now. We will gather today at her Funeral Mass to celebrate her life

    May she rest in peace.

  48. Dear Saint Monica please pray for mine and my familys conversion . I want my precious family back and pay off all debts and buy a house of our own . Please pray for these intentions and the intentions of all in this group . Thank you God . Thank you St Monica.

  49. For my son Nicholas and his wife that they will be able to conceive a healthy baby or babies with the help of God and modern medicine. Amen

  50. For my son Nicholas and his wife that they will be able to conceive a healthy baby or babies with the help of God and modern medicine. Amen

  51. For bringing my family safely together. For my mom being alive and well. For the love I share with my husband. For life and living.

  52. Dear Annie & John-Paul

    Thank you very much for sending the Novena prayers.

    During the Novena of St.Monica i kindly request you to pray for
    1)NOEL NELSON-27 YRS ADDICTED TO SMOKE, DRUG SUBSTANCES. NOEL IS FRIEDLY WITH REENA TO BE AS HIS LIFE PARTNER PLEASE PRAY FOR THOIS INTENSION ALSO.

    2)ALFRED – ADDICT & WHO SUPPLYS TO NOEL NELSON

    3) SATHYA JAYASEELA RAJAN- ADDICTED TO ALCOHOL VERY GOOD MAN TURNED TO DRUKERD

    4)STANLEY BERNARD – VERY OFTEN FALL INTO ALCOHOL CANNOT COME OUT

    5) RACHEL NANCY- GOD FEARING GIRL BUT TV SERIALS AND BUAETY ADDICTION

    PLEASE PRAY FOR ALL THESE ABOVE SAID CATHOLIC CHILDREN.
    THANK YOU
    HELEN

  53. St.Monica, to whom the name i most revered .. My patron saint i ask that you pray for me consistently just as you did for your son. I especially ask for your prayers to help my elder son for his spiritual healing and for my family to learn love, compassion, kindness & forgiveness. I also ask for you to pray for my business that i am doing to be successful inorder for me to clear all debts.

  54. Praying for peace in the smallest and most important unit.the FAMILY.im praying for understanding ,the grace to posses inner wisdom to tackle matters diligently and justly and for personal peace and positivity