The Next Novena: St. Monica

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We start praying the next novena together, The St. Monica Novena, on August 18th!

St. Monica is most known for her intercessory prayers for those who have fallen away from the faith, as she prayed for the conversion of her son for 15 years.

She is also the patron saint of alcoholics, married women, mothers, wives, and difficult marriages, as well as the patron saint of those who have been abused.

You can ask for her prayers for any intention you have — especially for the ones you have been praying about for a long time. Those seem to be her specialty ;) 

You can sign up to pray this novena with us here:

https://www.praymorenovenas.com/st-monica-novena

And you can share your prayer intentions below. We’re praying for you!

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  1. Please help me pray for my marriage to heal from infidelity. My husband’s infidelity resulted in a child outside the marriage. I forgave him although it still hurts. Several years later, he allegedly had an affair with one of my students. He denied it. I never got the truth but I decided to forgive him nonetheless. I love him very much. Please pray for my healing, restoration of my marriage and his true repentance.

  2. For the conversion of my children that they may come back to the Catholic Church and the sacraments and for the baptism of my grandchildren.

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  4. My husband Deepak Sequeira had helped his friend years ago wit 4 lakhs he couldn’t return the money & he
    hanged himself as he had borrowed from several people…My husband took a loan from the bank to help him we suffered a lot my hubby started drinking abusing i have 2 kids wit tension & stress i started getting ill im very prayerful & strong Catholic i need help 10,000 $ to pay the debt..May God send his angel to help us…v can live free

  5. Please continue praying that me son will get a job soon pray that whomever is interviewing him will see he is the best person for the job and pray that his second interview will go well next week and for more interviews pray that something will come soon as all I do is worry for him

  6. She is doing everything to have a baby!
    She has an implant of a fertilized egg tomorrow.
    Play include her in your prayers.
    Thank you and God Bless!

  7. St. Monica: PLEASE bless our middle son who is 28 and lost, please bless him w/good job ASAP, please bless him w/nice Christian lady, and that he will reconsider counseling for his depression. I feel like so stuck, that I want to help him, and unable to understand him? Please bless our oldest son that he is happy/successful in his job, thank you for blessing him w/S, that their faith and love will grow. Please bless daughter/husband that they too will be happy/successful in their jobs, thank you for blessing them with baby. May they all be healthy. Please bless my marriage that it will grow in faith and love, that we are happy/successful in our jobs. Please protect us all and we thank you with sincere hearts, faith and love for all that you Lord Jesus has blessed us with. Amen.

  8. Mine is an answered prayer…..you can look through the prayer intentions before this novena, I asked st monica to intercede for me so that I can resume receiving contracts of my work which had been halted because of covid…..today I received a contract renewal….thank you st monica, i prayed with all the trust in me….let’s all keep praying.

  9. I pray for the restoration of our relationship. May he see the light back to our relationship, St. Monica. Please intercede for me and for our relationship. May he be willing to fix and work on our relationship. We have been together for a long time and challenging times took a toll on him and wanted to break free. Please bring us back together. Please heal our hearts so we can love each other again. Please touch his heart, St. Monica. Amen.

  10. Praying for my 25 yr old daughter, self-proclaimed trans, with mental health problems for years, for healing and conversion, for a sustainable job, and meaningful life.

    Daughter #2 for healing and conversion.

  11. Thanking God for our lives ,journey mercies favours good health and safety in the family
    We come before you dear St Monica to intercede for us in our various needs and intentions especially for good catholic spouses for my daughter, son and ward that God will lead their spouses to them soon,
    For our lives ,journey mercies favours good health and safety in the family that God will continue to protect and provide for us, for MC that God will heal her as they embark on the medical trip,
    For my children that their job interviews will be successful and for my cousin that his quest for further studies will be successful and for
    my daughter to make good grades in her exams to enable her get scholarship,
    For my son’s documents to receive urgent attention,
    For our tenants to pay their rents as at when due and our vacant houses to be taken soon by good and God fearing tenants and for the matter in court to end so that the tenant will pay and vacate the property;
    For our workers and relations that God will continue to protect and provide for them
    For the poor and sick among us that God will continue to heal and provide for them
    For the religious that God will continue to protect and strengthen them as they labour in the Lord’s vineyard Amen
    Thank you Jesus for your our prayers and thank you dear st Monica for your intercessions Amen

  12. Thanking God for our lives ,journey mercies favours good health and safety in the family
    Our dear St Monica thank you for your intercessions and I also pray that you will continue to intercede for us in our various needs and intentions especially for the ones I stated in my earlier petition
    Thank you Jesus and thank you our mother st Monica for your intercessions Amen

  13. Saint Monica, all Saints and Angel’s pray for me, my wife and my family. Keep us all safe and healthy. Lord hear my prayer I pray that I get a job and Financial breakthrough Amen.

  14. Lord I pray for justice with my industrial court matter. Please give me favour with the judge. Lord I pray for reconciliation of friendships today Lord Jesus.
    I pray Lord for money to meet my financial obligations I pray for a new car my car was destroyed.
    Lord I pray that my daughter get to leave safely to attend medical school
    I pray that my son and wife pass their medical board exams and start practicing medicine

  15. Dear St Monica,
    I pray for all the Mothers who are in the grip of the enemy, who are enslaved by materialism, alcohol, the myth of beauty and a spirit of competition with other mothers and wives. I pray that they will be set free and be able to give themselves to the mission of family life. I pray for all those at the start of family life, and for my own Young adult children, that they will be virtuous and always put their children first, have courage to lead and have traditional values in this sin-filled era. I pray for my future grandchildren. I pray my husband and I will be great supports to them all.

  16. I pray that St Monica will aid in the conversion of sinners and unbelievers, that will lead to our nation returning to the Lord. Then we will have peace. I also ask that she aid all families and parents in praying for their young people to grow in virtue, and for parents to also grow in virtue and give a good example like St Monica. Thank-you St Monica.

  17. Thanking God for our lives ,journey mercies favours good health and safety in our family . Dear St Monica, I cannot thank you enough for your intercessions in my various petitions made to you and st Anne and Joachim, my petitions are being fulfilled and answered one after the other , I thank you dear saints for interceding for me. I pray that through your intercessions that my other numerous needs will be met.
    Thank you Jesus for answering our prayers and thank you St Monica for your intercessions Amen

  18. Lord I pray for your mercy for a new car. Lord Jesus I pray for financial blessings today. Lord Jesus I pray for justice with my industrial court matter. I pray for reconciliation of friendships.i pray that my daughter get to leave to start medical school

  19. Thanking God for our lives,journey mercies favours good health and safety in the family
    Dearest St Monica, I come before you to intercede for us in our various needs and intentions
    For good catholic husbands for my daughter, son and ward that God will bless them with understanding spouses soon, may they have the wisdom to choose the right person and may God direct the right person to them soon
    For our lives,journey mercies favours good health and safety in the family
    For the poor and sick among us that God will continue to protect and provide for them and for the religious that God will continue to protect and strengthen them as they labour in the Lord’s vineyard
    For my children to be successful in their job interviews and all their endeavours
    For my daughter’s grade to be good to enable her get scholarship
    For my children to pray more and be closer to God
    For our tenants to pay their rents and for our uncompleted project to be co.completed soon as has been directed through your intercession
    For our unoccupied houses to be occupied soon through your intercession
    For my son and his documentation to go through and my cousin that wants to travel for further studies that his papers will be successful
    For the case in court to end this Sept so that the tenant will vacate the house
    Thank you Jesus for answering our prayers and thank you St Monica for your intercessions especially on my daughter as I believe that through your intercessions every thing about her marriage will be perfected soon Amen

  20. St. Monica,

    I prayed for my Son’s return to the Church and that he bring his family with him. I prayed for his role as head of household and father . Shortly after the Novena in your honor my Son secured married by the Church, Catholic godparents for his youngest son who is already 2 years old. I sincerely feel this was the beginning of my prayers being answered! Thank you for your intercession and I hope and pray that through this development my Son and his family will be soon be submerged in active Catholic lifestyle. Thank you Jesus for nudging those mountains! Amen

  21. Saint Monica, all Saints and Angel’s pray for me and my husband. My husband has a stress test scheduled for tomorrow please pray goes as scheduled and he gets an excellent healthy report with no blockages and a healthy heart . Please pray for me too I have a mammogram and routine wellness woman screening scheduled this week, please pray they go as scheduled and return with excellent healthy reports with no further testing. In thanksgiving to God for getting my mammogram screening date changed for tomorrow so I won’t have to drive myself. Please Saint Monica pray a deeper, stronger and spritual growth for me and my family especially my son who is struggling right now. In Jesus Christ I pray whom I love, need and worship. Amen

  22. I pray for my sister Prossy to get healed of infertility, to conceive and bear children.

    I thank God for his financial blessing upon me, and I pray he givese prosperity in all I do to properly utilise the money he has given me fo further financial prosperity.

  23. I pray for urgent financial deliverance today. Lord please I need a new car, I need justice with my industrial court matter I need money to finance my daughter throughout medical school . I pray for reconciliation of friendships I pray for my son and his wife

  24. conversion of my children and grandchildren
    baptism of Charlotte
    World Peace
    And end to Antifa and BLM
    Trump win
    Repair and healing for Lake Charles, and La
    Job for Mitch and Mike
    Selling of our property

  25. I pray for my mother corazon chao to live a healthy long life. To my cousins kindly bless their hearts for no more hatred and insecurities. And lastly, I pray for me and my husband to be able to conceive and become a family of 3. And bless our hearts. St Monica hear our prayer.

    In Jesus name, AMEN.

  26. I pray for Mary,Sarah and Ricky to be great examples of how God wants us to live. To be patient, loving and understanding to our children. To teach them the ways of God, Jesus and Mary, all the angels and saints. I pray for Preston and Faith, that they grow in Gods love. They they never lose sight of him. That they will grow to accomplish great things. I pray for their physical and mental health. May they always have good healthy friendships and someday marry a good Christian person who loves God! I pray the same for all children!!!! Thank you Amen

  27. I prayed for a job after not having employment for a few months, I did an Interview on day 8 of the Novena and i was called for the job the next day, All glory to God.

  28. St. Monica is also the patron saint of alcoholics. I prayed the novena and on Thursday, St. Monica’s feastday, I suddenly had no interest in alcohol. I felt peace and calm. I haven’t had a drink of alcohol since, which is truly a miracle. Thank you St. Monica for saving me from a continuing downslide.
    God bless all who prayed the novena and I thank you for your prayers.

  29. Thanking God for our lives,journey mercies favours good health and safety in the family. Dear St Monica, I cannot thank you enough for your intercessions in my family. I come before you to intercede for us in our various needs and intentions;
    For my daughter, son and ward ‘s spouses, I pray that their spouses will locate them soon, I pray that you intercede for my daughter as she chooses the best among the suitors coming her way;
    For the job interviews my children attended that they will be successful so that they will choose the best out of the lot, thank you for leading them so far and for the successful jobs already;
    For my children’s spirituality and taking the things of God seriously and help me to be a good mother to them;
    For our lives,journey mercies favours good health and safety in the family;
    For good grades in my daughter’s exams so that at the end she maybe offered scholarship;
    For our unoccupied properties that good tenants will rent it and for the station that those who wants to rent will come soon;
    Thanking our dear St Monica, st Anne and Joachim for interceding for us on our uncompleted project as management has agreed to complete it;
    For our tenant in court that God will touch her heart to pay us and vacate the property soon Amen ;
    For our workers, relatives, the poor and the sick among us that God will continue to protect, heal and provide for them Amen; for the religious that God will continue to protect and strengthen them as they labour in the Lord’s vineyard;
    For my cousin that wants to travel for further studies that his papers will be given smooth passage.
    All these and other things I pray that you intercede for us Amen.
    Thank you Jesus for answering our prayers and thank you St Monica for your intercessions Amen

  30. St. Monica, I pray for the kind of faith you must have had to be so consistent in your communication with the Father for mercy on your son. I too have a son I have not seen in almost two years. The reasons do not make any sense to me but he has blamed his father, my husband, for the pain he feels that cause him to inflict pain on us and others. He has said such hateful things to us that now my husband wants nothing to do with him.
    St. Monica, he is my son, and my love is unconditional. I can only pray that my son realizes the pain he has caused us. I pray that my husband can find forgiveness and that we can be a family again.
    Sometimes, St. Monica, I don’t think I can handle anymore. I want to have my son, my grandsons, and my daughter in law, who has been very mean to me, back in my life. I just want us to be a family.
    In the name of Jesus Christ, I implore you to help me get through this very difficult time and reunite my family.

  31. St m9n8ca I pray for your prodigal son. My friend who turn aganist me, because of my enemies I am praying that he would lead back to my heart Lord please undo the knots that is preventing us from reuniting. I pray for reconciliation of friendships and reinstatement of my job. Lord please reopen close doors. I 0kace my financial needs into your hands. I pray for my children would be successful with their studies for medical school

  32. Lord hear my prayer I pray that Herb feels good and so do I. I also pray that I get a call from one of those places that I applied to for a job interview. I also pray that you heal my depression and that they find something wrong in the EEG test so they can give me something for my brain.

    In Jesus name we pray Amen.

  33. My husband in the icu now they get surgery in August 15 they anyresum still in the icu is not a wake in 14 daya I am worry and nervous for that pls what is the best prayer for my husband

  34. Lord I place my financial needs into your hands. Lord I pray that today is the day that I get money.
    I pray for justice with my industrial court matter and I pray for reinstatement and reconciliation. I pray that my you lead your prodigal son back to me.
    Lord everything that the enemy have stolen from me I pray that you return it to me.
    I pray for my children and their journey throughout medical school.

  35. Lord hear my prayer I pray that I get a job after Labour Day and my EEG test. I also pray that they find something wrong so they can see what ever is in my brain to shrink it. I also pray that Herb does not die anytime soon and that we grow old together. I also pray that she email me soon.

    In Jesus name we pray Amen

  36. Dear St Monica
    Please could I ask you to pray for my granddaughter and grandson and daughter and two sons and husband
    To bring them closer to Jesus and Mary our Blessed Mother ,guide them in all they do, thank you Anen 🙏

  37. Thanking God for our lives,journey mercies favours good health and safety in the family
    Dear St. Monica thank you for interceding for us in our various needs and intentions
    I have come to you for your intercessions on the following,
    For good catholic spouses for my daughter ,son and ward soon, that God will lead their spouses to them soon Amen,
    For our lives,journey mercies favours good health and safety in the family;
    For our tenants that God will bless them with resources to pay their rents Amen and for our unoccupied properties that God will bring good tenants to occupy them;
    For successful interviews for my children on their proposed new jobs;
    For my children to be closer to God,
    For the poor ,sick ,relatives and religious that God will continue to protect and provide for them
    For our uncompleted project that management will complete it as promised
    .thank you st Ann and st Monica for your for us on this project
    Thank you for the suitors you are presenting for my daughter, lead her to choose the best for her Amen
    For my daughter to make good grades so that she can get scholarship
    Thank you Jesus for answering our prayers and thank you st Monica for your intercessions Amen

  38. Please pray for the healing of my dear friend JC, take that nasty ALS from his body and please give him back good health. Thank u

  39. I’m grateful for my sister’s coop. Praying that my cousin A gets one as well. Generally I pray for trust in God’s big plan as well as forgiveness for my sins and healing of those I’ve hurt.

  40. Need Prayers for my GGSon,he will be 5yrs old in Nov,God Bless & keep him safe! <3 Praying diligently that his Dad,(my GSon)receives full custody),his mom & her bf r abusing him! My GSon works on a towboat,prayers that he is safe!! Please help me pray,ty! <3 Prayers for my GSon,he is 22 yrs old & in college! God Bless him! <3 He was diagnosed w strept throat,early this wk! He is seeing a Surgeon,Mon! He is going to be scheduled for gallbladder surgery! He has alot of problems w depression! Prays for his younger Brother,he is 18 w health probs & anxiety! God Bless him! <3 Hai in colpege,too! Ty! God Bless us All! <3

  41. For my children to accept and follow God. For my husband to lead our family closer to God. For my children to be cured of their emotional aliments and for us to know Gods path for our family. For employment for those in my family seeking employment, for peace and forgiveness to reign if those I encounter. Especially for those in my family.

  42. Dear St. Monica,

    Please intercede on behalf of myself and my children.
    I pray for the healing of my son from severe depression, severe anxiety, anger, self hatred, suicidal thoughts, autism, and sleep apnea.
    I pray for the healing of my daughter from severe depression, severe anxiety, autism, kidney disease, and anger towards her brother.
    I pray for healing of my mother.
    I pray for healing of myself from diabetes, leg and knee pain, sleep apnea, anxiety and depression.
    I pray to rise out of poverty.
    I pray for happiness, joy, love, calm, success, and peace for my family.
    I pray for protection over my family against COVID-19 and all diseases.
    I pray for a financial miracle, financial favor, financial prosperity and a release of my financial debt.
    I pray for the sale of my home at the maximum price and to find a new home where my family will be happy.
    I pray to find a way to pay for my education. I had borrowed $13K for my education and my ex-husband took all of it.
    I pray to earn A’s in all of my classes and successfully graduate.
    I thank God for all of his blessings each and every day.
    Amen

  43. Lord I place my financial needs into your hands. I pray for financial deliverance today. I pray for my marriage I pray for my children, I pray that my daughter get to start het medical studies and that my son and his wife pass their medical board exams.
    Lord I pray for your son, please lead him back to your heart, please let there be renewal of friendships.lord place my industrial court matter before you and i pray for victory.
    Lord please I pray for my country, please deliver us from the enemies

  44. Thanking God for our lives,journey mercies favours good health and safety in the family

    Dear St Monica thank you for your intercessions and I also come before you for your intercessions on our various needs and intentions;
    For good catholic spouses for my daughter ,son and ward that God will lead their spouses to them soon;
    For success in their endeavours and job interviews ;
    For their spiritual wellbeing and prayer lives and for our lives,journey mercies favours good health and safety in the family;
    For my daughter to have good grades in her exams to enable get scholarship;
    For our tenants to pay their rents as at when due and our vacant houses to be occupied by good tenants soon;
    For our workers, relatives and friends that God will continue to protect and provide for them;
    For my cousin school pursuit will be successful;
    For my daughter”s engagement to be soon,
    For the religious, the poor and sick among us that God will continue to protect ,heal and strengthen them Amen .
    For these and other things I pray for through Christ our Lord Amen

    Thank you Jesus for answering our prayers especially on my daughter and the management for accepting to complete our project and thank you st Monica for your intercessions. Amen

  45. For the well being of my kids, fathers health(parkinsons and sight), and brothers(and their families) and that the families and coworkers at my school return to school safely. And for myself who in these days is feeling the lonliness due to the Covid.

  46. Dear Lord,
    Thank you for all the blessings You have bestowed upon my family and me! Please continue to protect everybody in my family and keep us all healthy and safe. Please grant the prayers of all who are praying this novena. Amen.