The Next Novena: for Marriage & Family

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The next novena is The Novena for Marriage and Family!

There’s something extra special about this novena… It leads up to the Feast of Mary’s Birthday (the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary)!

It also marks our six year wedding anniversary :) 

The first time we prayed this novena together as a community was six years ago, leading up to our wedding day!

It is so important that we have strong marriages and strong families! So, we are really looking forward to praying this novena once again, for Marriagesand for Families!

This novena begins on August 30th — just a few days after the feast of St. Monica.

You can sign up to pray this novena with us HERE, and you can post your prayer intentions below.

Thank you for praying with us! We’re praying for you.

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  1. Pray for my sister and the husband who have endless fights that God will give them the grace to reconcile and have a blessed marriage.
    And i pray for my Mothers healing who is from an advanced cancer..
    I bless the Lord for his answers are always Yes and Amen

  2. For my husband, son and his family. May their hearts be opened to more faith and love in Jesus and less worldly ideals and desires. Increase their desire to be more Christlike.

    • Yes, please pray for my son and his family, that their hearts and minds be opened to faith and believing that God’s word is real! To not look at the worldly ideas but to God as truth!!
      God created everything good, in fact very good (Gen 1:31). But something happened to mar that image. For in creating us in hi image, God also gave us the freedom to choose our own way over God’s. By the third chapter of Genesis our ancestors had already exercised that prerogative in a self-destructive way. To be created in the image of God means that we must look to him for our meaning, purpose and direction. It also makes us thinking, feeling, willing, relational creatures who reflect these attributes of our creature.

    • Yes, please pray for my daughter, my son and his family, that their hearts and minds be opened to faith and believing that God’s word is real! To not look at the worldly ideas but to God as truth!!
      God created everything good, in fact very good (Gen 1:31). But something happened to mar that image. For in creating us in hi image, God also gave us the freedom to choose our own way over God’s. By the third chapter of Genesis our ancestors had already exercised that prerogative in a self-destructive way. To be created in the image of God means that we must look to him for our meaning, purpose and direction. It also makes us thinking, feeling, willing, relational creatures who reflect these attributes of our creature.

  3. My intention to have Daniel home is my most important. Please open the way for us to unite. Bless my mother and give me the strength to make it through this day. That everything will work out in my favor at work. Thanks for all blessings received this day.

  4. That God hears my prayer to secure job for my fiancé and set us up financially to be able to settle down in marriage soon.
    I also pray for healing for my brother Louis suffering from pneumonia. I thank you blessed virgin for receiving my humble prayers!

  5. Please pray for my marriage. We have been struggling for a while now. We have been on the path of raising our children and putting them first. We drifted apart . I pray that my husband realizes we can have what we had before. I just want him to LOVE me again.
    Thank you for all your prayers. I will be praying for you as well.

  6. I ask for strength to endure and come out a success despite all my trials and tribulations I am now and have been coping with. That justice will prevail over the wicked. Thanks for all blessings received this day.

  7. Dear Mother
    Please receive our petitions all of us who are praying this novena. I pray for peace in the whole world especially in our own families. Please pray for our friend GorreGorreti who is very sick. I bring to you my granddaughter for you to help her realise that she is lost and following a wrong path. I wish for her to imitate you. Thank you mother for accepting my prayers.

  8. Please bless me with continued guidance in my family life. That we may have continued hope, joy and love no matter what the circumstances may be. To stay focus and appreciate the gift of life. Thanks for all blessings received this day.

  9. For good health for my family especially my husband who is struggling with his treatment
    Thanks for the good news regarding my son’s health

  10. Please pray for my granddaughter’s wedding day and for the foundation they build in their first year of marriage. Pray also for my husband and for the success of our marriage.

  11. The continued love, strength and care you bring to me and my family. To spread joy and hope to everyone I encounter in everything I do. Remembering that love conquers all. Thanks for my family blessings and for all favors received this day.

  12. Emmanuela please help me pray for my family and for my husband’s documents that is in court for God to intervene and grant him victory I really need the prayerd this group is really wonderful

  13. I pray for Chris and Tay, I pray for John and Miss, and Todd and Amy that they’re will be love, peace and Christ in their marriages

  14. Please pray for my health (mentally and physically) to surpass all the negativity and illness od body and mind. Pray for my strength,peace of mind and faith to the Lord to become stronger. I have ovarian cyst/tumor that quite big and might be for surgery. Please pray for me for the negative results of my laboratory test for ovarian cancer this week. Praying very hard for my family. Finances and good health. #faith 🙏🙏🙏

  15. Hello please please pray for me and my husband I really want to be back with my husband I feel that he is my soulmate I have almost stopped praying because I feel that my prayers go unanswered and god does not hear my prayers but maybe he will hear your prayers for my family please I am desperate thank you

  16. Bless me with strength and a calm mentality to go through life understanding and accepting the challenges of growth and success in everything I encounter in this journey. Peace and happiness is my lifetime goal to achieve and succeed in all my trials. Bless my family and thanks for encouraged faithfulness in everything achieved this day.

  17. Please pray for my family as anything we try and do fails – my sister is in her late 30’s and every man she dates eventually leaves her. She is a lovely decent lady who generally just wants to settle down and have a family – please help me pray that she may find someone to marry and settle down with her. My brother is currently on drugs and seems to be getting worse every day! Please help me pray for healing upon his life. Amen

  18. Please pray for my daughter and son-in-law. They’re having problems in their marriage. Please pray that my son-in-law comes back to them. Please pray for their kids. Thank you.

  19. My now ex-husband deserted me and my sons 13 years ago now. He was in an adulterous affair, and married the woman within 2 years of divorcing me. The ink was barely dry on our divorce papers. The hurt he inflicted on me and my sons is immeasurable. My sons and I have never been right since he left. Every now and then, God puts it on my heart that way back when he first left us, I prayed with all of my might that God would restore my marriage. I was involved in support groups with people in similar situations, and most everyone has moved on. My ex now tells me he ‘has many regrets’ and wishes he could turn back the hands of time’. I know he’s not happy, and have been told this by others, as well as him. Both he and the woman he left me for were married when their relationship began. Should I still be praying for the restoration of this relationship? I have never been with another man since him…have had a few close friendships, but nothing else. I prayed a hedge of thorns around him for awhile, actually saw the fruits of my prayers, but then gave up. He was not ever good to me. I hear he and she are going to a church together now. Please…I need advice and opinions. Thank you and God bless you!

  20. Pray for the crace of forgiveness of my husband and in-laws, cowife. We are separated but pray for God’s will And guidance in my life. And pray for finances for daily needs protection and wisdom good health for the children

  21. I pray that I find the strength, peace and joy by trusting in Jesus. I feel that trust is not there, where were you God when my husband betrayed us. I don’t understand why you allowed this to happen. At times I don’t think I will ever get over the rejection. Help me to trust in you Lord so that our family can be a family again—fill us with Your Hope, Love and Mercy. Touch our hearts Lord, bring my husband back to you. Only You can help him get rid of his addictions. I pray that he repents and with Your Grace put You first then everything will follow. Our marriage will be saved and family restored, and with Your Will grow. God please give me the patience to wait for that, to Trust in You. Please touch everyone here, all families that have been hurt especially those suffering from betrayal and addiction. Holy Mary mother of God, please pray for us, all the Angels and Saints please pray for us. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

  22. Please pray for my family, bless them and guide them through this time. I know that you will answer my prayers. Thank you for all your blessings. I ask your blessings to guide me along the right path to put my finances in order.
    I pray also for my son to make the right choices in his life.
    Amen

  23. Please pray for my family, bless them and guide them through this time. I know that you will answer my prayers. Thank you for all your blessings. I ask your blessings to guide me along the right path to put my finances in order.
    I pray also for my son, guide him along the right path.
    Amen

  24. Please help me in praying for the restoration of my marriage by forgiving my husband’s infedility, that I may have a new heart to love, respect and support him in words and deed towards his will to change for our family.

    I also ask your prayers for my going back to nursing school that I may able to concentrate and that GOD grant me the wisdom and knowledge to hurdle this task and finish the course.

  25. Please assist me in forgiving my teammates for the pain and suffering they are putting me through. Thank you for giving me my husband Daniel to be also my best friend and confidant. Give me continued strength and faith in the hope that this ongoing issue is resolved and I will not have to work much longer going through this. Thanks for the blessings received this day.

  26. Pleases pray for my Fiance and I who are trying for a second marriage together with each other.
    Challenges of spending more time together are rife. I pray for more commitment from him and peace love trust and understanding between us.
    Please also pray for my 2 children who are sitting their national examinations.

  27. Please pray that all marriages will be restored, and that reparations are made to your most immaculate heart. I wish all of humanity will come to the truth of your son Jesus and place all of their trust in Him.
    Jesus, Mary, and St. Joseph, please help all of us. We are in the final times , must act and change our ways to conform to Gods ways.
    Thank you,

  28. Blessed Mother please pray for my 3 children that they will: find there way back to our Holy Father, open there hearts to Jesus, and return to our Church. Please pray that I will have the knowledge to assist and guide them on this journey. Amen

  29. That Dawn, Paige and Andrew come back to the church and invite Our Lord Jesus Christ into their lives . That David nurture his spiritual life and desire a relationship with Our Lord Jesus Christ. Make me into a person who can help them change their lives. Bring people into their lives who can show them the way to a Christian way of life. Take out of their lives those people who are leading them in the wrong direction.

  30. Please pray for the conversion of my children, Adrienne, Austin and Alexis and for all of my family who have fallen away from the Catholic Church and God or who have become lukewarm.

  31. For continued strong family ties blessed with much love. To come across the rainbow successfully and happy never to worry again. That I will prove to my company that they are wrong about this circle they”ve created for me. Thanks for these blessings received this day.

  32. Dear Mother of Jesus & my mother, please pray for conversion & return to the Church for my children who have been away. For son & daughter to find their God chosen spouses soon. For other son who needs a full time job as soon as possible. Please bless my youngest son, daughter in law and their children, keep them close to God and on the right path, for their marriage to be strong and in love. Thank you Father, Son & Holy Spirit. I love you.

  33. Please pray for the family of my daughter and her husband and their 5 children. They have a very difficult marriage. The husband has some abusive problems as well.

  34. OH Holy Queen,
    I pray for success in my exams and admission to the university of my choice… I equally pray for my poisoned mum who will be celebrating her birthday on your natal day, for her quick recovery and her heart intentions that’s not evil… Amen

  35. Jesus, please grant through Your Mother’s intercession, that the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman will be respected and more men and women will marry and come to understand the importance of marriage and the impact it has on our society and especially on the children.

  36. My husband to stop drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes and bhang.

    My parents to have peace in their marriage.
    Christ to help us in our endeavour s through the loan we took.
    Jesus Christ to help us in repayment of the loan.

  37. My family -husband and son and parents are safe , guide them ,healthy , happy , successful .
    Pray for my sons father to make right decisions and not to shun his son .

  38. Oh Holy Mother Mary, please shine your guiding light on Matthew and Jaclyn as they settle into married life. May they turn their eyes toward God and they and their house serve the Lord in the name of Your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

    If it is in God’s will may they reflect on their lifestyle and become the parents they hope to be through the gift of a new life between them.

    Pray for us O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

  39. I pray for healing of all who suffer diseases, especially cancer. Give them the strength to go through the treatments prescribed and let them know that there are people who love and care about them.

  40. Dear Mother
    Please pray for my granddaughter to come back to from her lost ways. Pray for Mpumi to have a safe delivery. I pray for my family, our country and the whole world that there should be eternal peace. All this I ask in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

  41. Please pray for my husband and his relationship with my mother and his relationship with his family

    Pray for our marriage and friendship and that we can get intimacy back in our relationship with one another and learn to move past the hurt and forgive one another

    For the health of our baby daughter

  42. I pray for my son and his three sons to be a loving family again.
    I pray for all my grandchildren continue to be healthy, do well in school and love and serve the Lord.
    I pray for guardianship of my oldest grandchild, if it is the will of God.

  43. I pray to be set and given a date for my asylum interview before this year ends so i can be able to live out of fear.

    I also pray to receive my asylum this year before it ends so i can be able to get a good job to pay all my loans

    I also pray for a good job so i can pay all my loans and be able to provide for other people that i have been helping before it’s late.
    Thank you and i pray for the mercy and favor of God to be upon me and other people in the world and the people who are in this group novena that are having difficulties. Amen

  44. Ask for God’s mercy upon my life and family, I pray for marital settlement in the month of September. For business breakthrough in my life and that of my brothers. For God’s divine favour, grace nd connection to excel in life. I pray to be issued a Visa in my forth coming interview and over all fruitfulness in my life and family. I ask for good health , long life and prosperity

  45. Mother Mary, pray for my son, he is starting college and the first time away from home, please pray he continues to go to church, please pray my son Jason gets a long with his roommates please protect my son from evil, please pray for his roommates too so they all get along and succeed, please pray for my job that we sell our practice and save our jobs, so I can continue to pay for college? Pray for our President Trump so he can keep America a Christian nation. Pray for all the jntentikns of all people hurting and sad. Thank you Mother Mary