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OLDEST AND MOST POWERFUL PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH NEVER KNOWN TO FAIL.

OLDEST AND MOST POWERFUL PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH NEVER KNOWN TO FAIL.

Pray with faith and ask for spiritual benefit.

Who is St. Joseph?
Over the years, as it seems to appear, much is not known about St. Joseph. But the little about him are Powerful. However, St. Joseph never spoke a word in Scripture, his silent example of faithfulness, obedience and care for the Holy Family during Jesus’ formative years made him one of the most beloved saints of Christianity.
It is estimated that devotion to St. Joseph began in the 3rd or 4th century. But according to the Pietá prayer book , there is a prayer to Saint Joseph that dates from the year 50:
“This prayer was found in the 50th year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In 1505, it was sent from the pope to Emperor Charles when he was going to battle [de Lepanto].

He who reads this prayer, listens to it, or keeps it with him, will never die of sudden death or drown, nor be struck by venom, or fall into the hands of the enemy, nor be burned in any fire or surrendered in battle.

Pray this prayer for nine mornings for any intention. It’s known for never failing. ”
Here is the prayer that “is known to have never failed, which provides for the spiritual benefit of those who are praying or praying”:

O Saint Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong and so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interest and desires. O Saint Joseph do assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord, so that having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my Thanksgiving and Homage to the loving of Fathers. O Saint Joseph, I never weary contemplating You and Jesus asleep in your arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name, kiss His fine head for me and ask Him to return this kiss when I draw my dying breath. Saint Joseph, patron of departed souls, pray for me! Amen.

Remember: God always answers our prayers. But we do not always wait for the answers we get.

God Bless you.
Rev. Fr Benjamin-Maria Igbinovia

Day 7, Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help

DAY 7
NOVENA  TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP

Leader: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
All: Amen.
Leader: Come Holy Spirit fill the hearts of the faithful
All: And enkindle in them the fire of they love.
Leader: Send forth thy Spirit and they shall be recreated
All: And thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
Leader: Let us pray
All: O God,  who by the light of the Holy Spirit,  did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that in the same spirit we may be truly wise and ever rejoice in his consolation,  through Christ our Lord. Amen

Leader: Brothers and sisters, as children of our Blessed Mother, we are gathered before her miraculous picture to honor her and to pray for all our needs. Unworthy children that we are, let us first of all ask God’s mercy and pardon.
(After a brief silence)
All: I confess to Almighty God and to you my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned in my thoughts and in my words in what I have done and what I have failed to do, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore I ask  Blessed Mary ever Virgin, all the angels and saints and you, my brothers  and sisters to pray for me to the Lord, our God.
Leader: May Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to life everlasting.
All: Amen

My Mother of perpetual help, intercede for me and obtain for me the pardon of my sins.

PREPARATORY PRAYER(To be said everyday)
O Most Blessed Virgin Mary! Who to inspire us with boundless confidence has been pleased to take the sweet name of Mother of Perpetual help, I implore Thee to come to my aid always and everywhere, in my temptations, after my falls, in my difficulties, in all the miseries of life, and above all, at the hour of my death. Give me, O loving Mother, the desire, nay more, the habit always to have recourse to Thee, for i feel assured that if i am faithful in invoking Thee, Thou will be faithful in coming to my assistance. Obtain for me, then, this grace of graces, the grace to pray to Thee without ceasing, and with childlike trust, that, by means of my constant plea, I may ensure Thy Perpetual Help and final perseverance. Bless me, O tender and solicitous Mother, pray for me now and at the hour of my death. Amen

TRADITIONAL 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 God 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 hope for Thee prompt me ever to hail Thee, Mother of Perpetual Help. Amen
( 3 Hail Mary )

NOVENA PRAYER TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR:- 

O MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP, thou art the dispenser of every grace that God grants us in our misery; it is for this cause that He hath made thee so powerful, so rich, so kind, that thou mightest assist us in our miseries. Thou art the advocate of the most wretched and abandoned sinners, if they but come unto thee; come once more to my assistance, for I commend myself to thee.
In thy hands I place my eternal salvation; to thee I entrust my soul. Enroll me among thy most faithful servants; take me under thy protection and it is enough for me: yes, for if thou protect me, I shall fear nothing; not my sins, for thou wilt obtain for me their pardon and remission; not the evil spirits, for thou art mightier than all the powers of hell; not even Jesus, my Judge, for He is appeased by a single prayer from thee. I fear only that through my own negligence I may forget to recommend myself to thee and so I shall be lost. My dear Mother, obtain for me the forgiveness of my sins, love for Jesus, final perseverance and the grace to have recourse to thee at all times, O Mother of Perpetual Help. Amen.

Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for us and grant us the favor we confidently ask of you…{mention other petitions}

O MARY, MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP,  I salute thee with the filial devotion. I renew the consecration of myself, and all I have, to thee. I thank thee for thy maternal protection and for the many blessings that I have received through thy wondrous mercy and most powerful intercession. In all my necessities I have recourse to thee with unbounded confidence O Help of Christians, O Mother of Mercy. I beseech thee now to hear my prayer and to obtain for me of thy divine Son the favor that I request in this novena……..( HERE MENTION YOUR PETITION ) …
Obtain for me, also, dearest Mother of Perpetual Help, the grace that I may imitate thee and become more like to thee in the practice of the virtues of humility, purity, submission to the will of God, and charity. Be my protectress in life, guard and guide me in dangers, direct me in difficulties, lead me in the way of perfection, and assist me in the hour of my death, that I may come to Jesus, and with thee enjoy Him, bless Him, and love Him eternally in Heaven. AMEN.

SEVENTH DAY MEDITATION: THE STAR ON MARY’S VEIL

-Today let us meditate on the Star on Mary’s Veil: In the center of the veil on Mary’s head is a star of eight golden, linear rays; next to it is a cross also in the form of a star.  The gold of the painting and the figure of the Virgin seem to form the background from which the head of the child emerges.  It is as if Mary is the dawn or the start that shows Christ to us.  With true motherly love she helps us and guides us.
Mary is the star of the sea, who brought the light of Christ into the darkness of this world.  As the brightest star in the whole universe, our heavenly Queen constantly pleads our cause before God.  She is our advocate because she intercedes for us with her powerful prayers.  Like the star that led the Magi to Bethlehem, Mary is the star that leads us safely home to heaven.
Imagine the world in darkness, like at the North Pole where in winter it is dark all the time.  The sky is filled with billions of stars, yet one is brightest – and its glimmering beauty captures our attention.  Mary is the brightest star among all the stains.  She lights the way for us to her Son.  Closing your eyes, imagine her as that brightest of all stars in your life.  It is customary to “make a wish upon a star,” so quietly pray to her.  Ask her to bring your needs to her Son.

Meditate and ask for what you wish to obtain from our Lady of Perpetual Help

EJACULATORY PRAYER
O Mother of Perpetual Help! Grant me Thine omnipotent aid and grant that I may ask for it without ceasing.

EXERCISE
Do not let one day pass without reciting three Hail Marys, morning and night, to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, to obtain the grace of invoking Her on the following day.
 
PRAYER
O my Mother of Perpetual Help! In Thy hands I place my poor soul; I entrust to Thee my perseverance; intercede for me, an unhappy sinner. Take me under Thy protection and this will suffice for me. Indeed, if Thou protects me, I have nothing to fear. I do not fear my sins, because Thou will remedy the evil they have caused me. I do not fear the devils, because Thou art more powerful than all Hell. I do not even fear my judge Himself, because by one word from thee, Thou will appease His just indignation. No; I do not fear anything. O! In spite of all this, my Mother, one fear assaults me. And it is that of forgetting Thee, of ceasing, one day, to call Thee to my aid, and thus to be lost for all eternity. O my tender Mother! Obtain for me the grace of commending myself to Thee always; and if now Thou foresees that one day I will abandon Thee, let me die today at Thy feet, before the world may be a witness to such great ingratitude. But no, O Mother, I will not forget Thee; I would rather die, that my right hand wither, that my tongue be paralyzed, than not one day go to sing Thy mercies forever and ever.  Amen.

CONCLUDING PRAYER
O Mother of Perpetual Succour * Behold me a miserable sinner at thy feet * I have recourse to thee and put my trust in thee * O Mother of Mercy, have pity upon me * I hear thee called by all * The refuge and the hope of sinners; * be then my refuge and my hope * Succour me for the love of Jesus Christ *; Stretch forth thy hand to me, * a poor sinner, * who recommend and dedicate myself to thee * As thy perpetual servant * I bless and thank God for having in His Mercy given me this confidence in Thee * the pledge , as I believe of my eternal salvation* Alas, too often in past times have I miserably fallen * Because I had not recourse to thee * I know that with thy help I shall conquer * I know that thou will help me * If I recommend myself to thee * But I fear lest in the occasion of failing * I should cease to call upon thee * And so should lose my soul * This then is the grace I seek from thee, * and I beg of thee, as far as I know how and can, * to obtain it for me * namely, in the assaults of hell,* always to have recourse to thee and to say to thee; * O mary help me * Mother of Perpetual Succour, * Suffer me not to lose my God * Amen.
Leader: Mother of Perpetual Succour
All : Pray for thy Children.
Hail Mary……….
(Repeat three times)
Holy Mary, * Succour the miserable, help the faint hearted * Cheer those that weep, *Pray for the people ,* be the advocate of the clergy, * Intercede for all devout women, * Let all feel thine aid,* Who implore thy perpetual succour.

Leader: Thou has been made for us O Lady, a Refuge.
All: A helper in need and tribulation.

LET US PRAY
O Lord Jesus Christ,* Who hast given us Thy Mother Mary, * Whose wondrous image we venerate, * To our Mother ,* Ever ready to succour us,* grant , we beseech Thee,* That we, who earnestly implore her maternal aid, * May deserve to enjoy perpetually the fruit of thy redemption * Who lives and reigns world without end. Amen.

THE MEMORARE
Remember, O Most gracious Virgin Mary, * That never was it known,* That anyone who fleld to thy protection, implored thy help * Or sought thy intercession,* was left unaided * Inspired with this confidence,* I fly to thee, O vigin of Virgins, my Mother * To thee I come , * before thee I stand, * sinful and sorrowful, * O Mother of the world Incarnate * Despise not my petitions, * but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen

We fly to thy patronage, O holy Mother of God; despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

Leader: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
All: Amen.

May Our Lady Of Perpetual Help be loved, praised, invoked and eternally blessed! May she be my hope, my love, my Mother, My refuge and my life. Amen.

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Day 6, Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help

DAY 6
NOVENA TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP

Leader: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
All: Amen.
Leader: Come Holy Spirit fill the hearts of the faithful
All: And enkindle in them the fire of they love.
Leader: Send forth thy Spirit and they shall be recreated
All: And thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
Leader: Let us pray
All: O God,  who by the light of the Holy Spirit,  did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that in the same spirit we may be truly wise and ever rejoice in his consolation,  through Christ our Lord. Amen

Leader: Brothers and sisters, as children of our Blessed Mother, we are gathered before her miraculous picture to honor her and to pray for all our needs. Unworthy children that we are, let us first of all ask God’s mercy and pardon.
(After a brief silence)
All: I confess to Almighty God and to you my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned in my thoughts and in my words in what I have done and what I have failed to do, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore I ask  Blessed Mary ever Virgin, all the angels and saints and you, my brothers  and sisters to pray for me to the Lord, our God.
Leader: May Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to life everlasting.
All: Amen

My Mother of perpetual help, intercede for me and obtain for me the pardon of my sins.

PREPARATORY PRAYER(To be said everyday)
O Most Blessed Virgin Mary! Who to inspire us with boundless confidence has been pleased to take the sweet name of Mother of Perpetual help, I implore Thee to come to my aid always and everywhere, in my temptations, after my falls, in my difficulties, in all the miseries of life, and above all, at the hour of my death. Give me, O loving Mother, the desire, nay more, the habit always to have recourse to Thee, for i feel assured that if i am faithful in invoking Thee, Thou will be faithful in coming to my assistance. Obtain for me, then, this grace of graces, the grace to pray to Thee without ceasing, and with childlike trust, that, by means of my constant plea, I may ensure Thy Perpetual Help and final perseverance. Bless me, O tender and solicitous Mother, pray for me now and at the hour of my death. Amen

TRADITIONAL 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 God 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 hope for Thee prompt me ever to hail Thee, Mother of Perpetual Help. Amen
( 3 Hail Mary )

NOVENA PRAYER TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR:- 🔥🙏

O MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP, thou art the dispenser of every grace that God grants us in our misery; it is for this cause that He hath made thee so powerful, so rich, so kind, that thou mightest assist us in our miseries. Thou art the advocate of the most wretched and abandoned sinners, if they but come unto thee; come once more to my assistance, for I commend myself to thee.
In thy hands I place my eternal salvation; to thee I entrust my soul. Enroll me among thy most faithful servants; take me under thy protection and it is enough for me: yes, for if thou protect me, I shall fear nothing; not my sins, for thou wilt obtain for me their pardon and remission; not the evil spirits, for thou art mightier than all the powers of hell; not even Jesus, my Judge, for He is appeased by a single prayer from thee. I fear only that through my own negligence I may forget to recommend myself to thee and so I shall be lost. My dear Mother, obtain for me the forgiveness of my sins, love for Jesus, final perseverance and the grace to have recourse to thee at all times, O Mother of Perpetual Help. Amen.

Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for us and grant us the favor we confidently ask of you…{mention other petitions}

O MARY, MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP,  I salute thee with the filial devotion. I renew the consecration of myself, and all I have, to thee. I thank thee for thy maternal protection and for the many blessings that I have received through thy wondrous mercy and most powerful intercession. In all my necessities I have recourse to thee with unbounded confidence O Help of Christians, O Mother of Mercy. I beseech thee now to hear my prayer and to obtain for me of thy divine Son the favor that I request in this novena……..( HERE MENTION YOUR PETITION ) …
Obtain for me, also, dearest Mother of Perpetual Help, the grace that I may imitate thee and become more like to thee in the practice of the virtues of humility, purity, submission to the will of God, and charity. Be my protectress in life, guard and guide me in dangers, direct me in difficulties, lead me in the way of perfection, and assist me in the hour of my death, that I may come to Jesus, and with thee enjoy Him, bless Him, and love Him eternally in Heaven. AMEN.

SIXTH DAY MEDITATION: THE COLOURS IN MARY’S CLOTHES
-Today let us The Colors in Mary’s Clothes: Mary’s tunic is red, the color worn by virgins at that time in history. Her mantle is dark blue, the color worn by mothers in Palestine. These colors were chosen by the artist because Mary is both virgin and mother.  In the Byzantine world dark red was reserved for the empress alone.  That indicates the Queenship of Mary.  Reddish purple was considered the noblest color in the ancient world (see Daniel 5:7).
The color blue brings to mind the sky and heaven.  Red is for martyrdom, because all sacrifice requires some type of dying to oneself.  The entire background of the icon is golden, also symbolic of heaven where Jesus and Mary are now enthroned.  That gold radiates through their clothing, showing the heavenly joy they can bring to hearts.
Saint Gertrude related that one day in a vision she saw under Mary’s blue mantle a poor a band of souls whom the beautiful Lady was sheltering with great affection.  The saint realized that these were people who had prepared themselves with various devotions for one of Mary’s feasts.  Imagine Our Lady wrapping her mantle around you, as if protecting you from the cold or hiding you from some kind of harm.  As you gaze at her picture today, feel the warmth that comes from being so near to her.  Just sit for a few moments and be happy wrapped inside her cloak.

Meditate and ask for what you wish to obtai from our Lady of Perpetual Help

EJACULATORY PRAYER
O Mother of Perpetual Help, I want to be a faithful imitator of Thy virtues; help me in such a noble undertaking.
 
EXERCISE
Recite the Holy Rosary in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Help to obtain the gift of never weakening in the practise of virtue.
 
PRAYER
O my Mother of Perpetual Help! How is it possible that, with Thy being so holy, I must be so wicked? Today I do not come to ask temporal good of Thee, but things more pleasing to Thy Heart. Thou art most humble; attain for me, then, humility and love for contempt. Thou, Who was most patient in the afflictions of life, obtain for me patience in adversities. Thou, Who lived always withdrawn from everything created, obtain for me detachment from all creatures. Thou, who was always pure and spotless, attain for me a perfect purity of heart. Thou, Who was filled with love for God, attain for me gift of holy of holy and pure love. Thou, Who was all charity for Thy neighbour, grant that I may have a holy and efficacious love for my brothers. Thou, Who was always united to the will of God, obtain the same grace for me, above all in my choice of a state of life, and a complete conformity with all the disposition of Divine Providence. In a word; O Most holy of creatures, make me a saint! These are the graces I beg of Thee. Do not let me weaken in the practice of virtue, O Mary my Mother, my love, my life, my refuge, my consolation, my Perpetual Help. Amen.

CONCLUDING PRAYER
O Mother of Perpetual Succour * Behold me a miserable sinner at thy feet * I have recourse to thee and put my trust in thee * O Mother of Mercy, have pity upon me * I hear thee called by all * The refuge and the hope of sinners; * be then my refuge and my hope * Succour me for the love of Jesus Christ *; Stretch forth thy hand to me, * a poor sinner, * who recommend and dedicate myself to thee * As thy perpetual servant * I bless and thank God for having in His Mercy given me this confidence in Thee * the pledge , as I believe of my eternal salvation* Alas, too often in past times have I miserably fallen * Because I had not recourse to thee * I know that with thy help I shall conquer * I know that thou will help me * If I recommend myself to thee * But I fear lest in the occasion of failing * I should cease to call upon thee * And so should lose my soul * This then is the grace I seek from thee, * and I beg of thee, as far as I know how and can, * to obtain it for me * namely, in the assaults of hell,* always to have recourse to thee and to say to thee; * O mary help me * Mother of Perpetual Succour, * Suffer me not to lose my God * Amen.
Leader: Mother of Perpetual Succour
All : Pray for thy Children.
Hail Mary……….
(Repeat three times)
Holy Mary, * Succour the miserable, help the faint hearted * Cheer those that weep, Pray for the people , be the advocate of the clergy, * Intercede for all devout women, * Let all feel thine aid,* Who implore thy perpetual succour.

Leader: Thou has been made for us O Lady, a Refuge.
All: A helper in need and tribulation.

LET US PRAY
O Lord Jesus Christ,* Who hast given us Thy Mother Mary, * Whose wondrous image we venerate, * To our Mother ,* Ever ready to succour us,* grant , we beseech Thee,* That we, who earnestly implore her maternal aid, * May deserve to enjoy perpetually the fruit of thy redemption * Who lives and reigns world without end. Amen.

THE MEMORARE
Remember, O Most gracious Virgin Mary, * That never was it known,* That anyone who fleld to thy protection, implored thy help * Or sought thy intercession,* was left unaided * Inspired with this confidence,* I fly to thee, O vigin of Virgins, my Mother * To thee I come , * before thee I stand, * sinful and sorrowful, * O Mother of the world Incarnate * Despise not my petitions, * but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen

We fly to thy patronage, O holy Mother of God; despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

Leader: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
All: Amen.

May Our Lady Of Perpetual Help be loved, praised, invoked and eternally blessed! May she be my hope, my love, my Mother, My refuge and my life. Amen.

Please invite your friends to participate in this Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help! Share this post! Via WhatsApp groups,  Facebook,  Blogs
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Day 5, Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help

DAY 5
NOVENA  TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP

Leader: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
All: Amen.
Leader: Come Holy Spirit fill the hearts of the faithful
All: And enkindle in them the fire of they love.
Leader: Send forth thy Spirit and they shall be recreated
All: And thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
Leader: Let us pray
All: O God,  who by the light of the Holy Spirit,  did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that in the same spirit we may be truly wise and ever rejoice in his consolation,  through Christ our Lord. Amen

Leader: Brothers and sisters, as children of our Blessed Mother, we are gathered before her miraculous picture to honor her and to pray for all our needs. Unworthy children that we are, let us first of all ask God’s mercy and pardon.
(After a brief silence)
All: I confess to Almighty God and to you my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned in my thoughts and in my words in what I have done and what I have failed to do, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore I ask  Blessed Mary ever Virgin, all the angels and saints and you, my brothers  and sisters to pray for me to the Lord, our God.
Leader: May Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to life everlasting.
All: Amen

My Mother of perpetual help, intercede for me and obtain for me the pardon of my sins.

PREPARATORY PRAYER(To be said everyday)
O Most Blessed Virgin Mary! Who to inspire us with boundless confidence has been pleased to take the sweet name of Mother of Perpetual help, I implore Thee to come to my aid always and everywhere, in my temptations, after my falls, in my difficulties, in all the miseries of life, and above all, at the hour of my death. Give me, O loving Mother, the desire, nay more, the habit always to have recourse to Thee, for i feel assured that if i am faithful in invoking Thee, Thou will be faithful in coming to my assistance. Obtain for me, then, this grace of graces, the grace to pray to Thee without ceasing, and with childlike trust, that, by means of my constant plea, I may ensure Thy Perpetual Help and final perseverance. Bless me, O tender and solicitous Mother, pray for me now and at the hour of my death. Amen

TRADITIONAL 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 God 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 hope for Thee prompt me ever to hail Thee, Mother of Perpetual Help. Amen
( 3 Hail Mary )

NOVENA PRAYER TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR:- 

O MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP, thou art the dispenser of every grace that God grants us in our misery; it is for this cause that He hath made thee so powerful, so rich, so kind, that thou mightest assist us in our miseries. Thou art the advocate of the most wretched and abandoned sinners, if they but come unto thee; come once more to my assistance, for I commend myself to thee.
In thy hands I place my eternal salvation; to thee I entrust my soul. Enroll me among thy most faithful servants; take me under thy protection and it is enough for me: yes, for if thou protect me, I shall fear nothing; not my sins, for thou wilt obtain for me their pardon and remission; not the evil spirits, for thou art mightier than all the powers of hell; not even Jesus, my Judge, for He is appeased by a single prayer from thee. I fear only that through my own negligence I may forget to recommend myself to thee and so I shall be lost. My dear Mother, obtain for me the forgiveness of my sins, love for Jesus, final perseverance and the grace to have recourse to thee at all times, O Mother of Perpetual Help. Amen.

Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for us and grant us the favor we confidently ask of you…{mention other petitions}

O MARY, MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP,  I salute thee with the filial devotion. I renew the consecration of myself, and all I have, to thee. I thank thee for thy maternal protection and for the many blessings that I have received through thy wondrous mercy and most powerful intercession. In all my necessities I have recourse to thee with unbounded confidence O Help of Christians, O Mother of Mercy. I beseech thee now to hear my prayer and to obtain for me of thy divine Son the favor that I request in this novena……..( HERE MENTION YOUR PETITION ) …
Obtain for me, also, dearest Mother of Perpetual Help, the grace that I may imitate thee and become more like to thee in the practice of the virtues of humility, purity, submission to the will of God, and charity. Be my protectress in life, guard and guide me in dangers, direct me in difficulties, lead me in the way of perfection, and assist me in the hour of my death, that I may come to Jesus, and with thee enjoy Him, bless Him, and love Him eternally in Heaven. AMEN.

FIFTH DAY MEDITATION: MARY HOLDING THE HAND OF JESUS

-Today let us Meditate on Mary holding the hand of Jesus. With Her left hand, She hold the Child Jesus.  With her right, she take the hands of the Child, while your long, slender fingers point to His face.  The largest figure in the icon is Mary, but she is not the focal point of the painting.  Rather, the center of our focus is where the hands of Mother and Son are joined.  Her open right hand holds the hands of Jesus, and each of her fingers point toward Him.  Mary seems to be pointing out to us that her Son is Jesus Christ, the Son of God who offers His life for us all.
The Child, frightened at seeing the instruments of His passion, has thrown Himself into His mother’s arms.  He clings tightly to Mary’s hand, which she has reached out to comfort Him.  Mary holds Him in her arms reassuringly, lovingly.  Her left hand supports Christ firmly, speaking to us of the security we can find in devotion to the Mother of God.  Mary leads us to Jesus, and Jesus can be found close to her.
As a child, to whom did you run when threatened or afraid?  Your mother, of course, or your grandma or some other mother-like figure in your life.  Mary is spiritual mother to all of us, and we can always depend on her whenever we feel afraid or in need.  Consider for a moment what is the greatest need or fear you have right now.  Place it in Mary’s hands, and hold on to her tightly.  Believe with all your heart that she will ask her Son to provide for your care in this great need.  Pause for a moment and see yourself clasping Mary’s hands.

One day in Cana you said:  “Do what He tell you”.  You point to Jesus, all good and all powerful.  Through your image you remind us that you are only the one that points out the road, the guide, the Virgin of the Way.

Meditate and ask for what you wish to obtain from our Lady of Perpetual Help

EJACULATORY PRAYER
In all my difficulties and miseries, come to my aid, O Mother most kind!
 
EXERCISE
When some labour is presented, say; O Mother of Perpetual help! Take this chalice from me or give me virtue and fortitude to bear it for the love of my God.

PRAYER
O Mother of Perpetual Help! In the same manner as a poor, ragged and wounded one presents himself to a great Queen, I present myself to Thee, Who art the Queen of Heaven and earth. From the exalted throne where Thou art seated, I beg Thee, do not disdain to turn Thy merciful eyes toward this unhappy sinner. For that is why God has enriched Thee so much, to help the poor, and He has established Thee, Queen of Mercy, so Thou mayest alleviate the miserable. Behold me, then, and have mercy on me. I am not unaware that Thy merciful Heart finds consolation in aiding the miserable. Today, then, console Thy pious Heart and console me, too, since Thou has occassion to assist me. See, O tender Mother, the affliction of my heart; see the needs of my family. There are so many causes for affliction in my own home and so much persecution on the part of my neighbours; illness torment my body and interior pains devour my soul. in these afflictions, to whom must I have recourse, O my Lady and Mother, but to Thee, Who art Mother of Perpetual Help? Allow me, then, to say with St. Bernard: “Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to Thy protection, implored Thy help, or sought Thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence I fly unto Thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother! To Thee I come, before Thee I knee, sinful and sorrowful. O mother of the word incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in Thy mercy, hear and answer me.  Amen.

CONCLUDING PRAYER
O Mother of Perpetual Succour * Behold me a miserable sinner at thy feet * I have recourse to thee and put my trust in thee * O Mother of Mercy, have pity upon me * I hear thee called by all * The refuge and the hope of sinners; * be then my refuge and my hope * Succour me for the love of Jesus Christ *; Stretch forth thy hand to me, * a poor sinner, * who recommend and dedicate myself to thee * As thy perpetual servant * I bless and thank God for having in His Mercy given me this confidence in Thee * the pledge , as I believe of my eternal salvation* Alas, too often in past times have I miserably fallen * Because I had not recourse to thee * I know that with thy help I shall conquer * I know that thou will help me * If I recommend myself to thee * But I fear lest in the occasion of failing * I should cease to call upon thee * And so should lose my soul * This then is the grace I seek from thee, * and I beg of thee, as far as I know how and can, * to obtain it for me * namely, in the assaults of hell,* always to have recourse to thee and to say to thee; * O mary help me * Mother of Perpetual Succour, * Suffer me not to lose my God * Amen.
Leader: Mother of Perpetual Succour
All : Pray for thy Children.
Hail Mary……….
(Repeat three times)
Holy Mary, * Succour the miserable, help the faint hearted * Cheer those that weep, *Pray for the people ,* be the advocate of the clergy, * Intercede for all devout women, * Let all feel thine aid,* Who implore thy perpetual succour.

Leader: Thou has been made for us O Lady, a Refuge.
All: A helper in need and tribulation.

LET US PRAY
O Lord Jesus Christ,* Who hast given us Thy Mother Mary, * Whose wondrous image we venerate, * To our Mother ,* Ever ready to succour us,* grant , we beseech Thee,* That we, who earnestly implore her maternal aid, * May deserve to enjoy perpetually the fruit of thy redemption * Who lives and reigns world without end. Amen.

THE MEMORARE
Remember, O Most gracious Virgin Mary, * That never was it known,* That anyone who fleld to thy protection, implored thy help * Or sought thy intercession,* was left unaided * Inspired with this confidence,* I fly to thee, O vigin of Virgins, my Mother * To thee I come , * before thee I stand, * sinful and sorrowful, * O Mother of the world Incarnate * Despise not my petitions, * but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen

We fly to thy patronage, O holy Mother of God; despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

Leader: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
All: Amen.

May Our Lady Of Perpetual Help be loved, praised, invoked and eternally blessed! May she be my hope, my love, my Mother, My refuge and my life. Amen.

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Day 3, Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help

DAY 3
NOVENA TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP

Leader: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
All: Amen.
Leader: Come Holy Spirit fill the hearts of the faithful
All: And enkindle in them the fire of they love.
Leader: Send forth thy Spirit and they shall be recreated
All: And thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
Leader: Let us pray
All: O God,  who by the light of the Holy Spirit,  did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that in the same spirit we may be truly wise and ever rejoice in his consolation,  through Christ our Lord. Amen

Leader: Brothers and sisters, as children of our Blessed Mother, we are gathered before her miraculous picture to honor her and to pray for all our needs. Unworthy children that we are, let us first of all ask God’s mercy and pardon.
(After a brief silence)
All: I confess to Almighty God and to you my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned in my thoughts and in my words in what I have done and what I have failed to do, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore I ask  Blessed Mary ever Virgin, all the angels and saints and you, my brothers  and sisters to pray for me to the Lord, our God.
Leader: May Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to life everlasting.
All: Amen

My Mother of perpetual help, intercede for me and obtain for me the pardon of my sins.

PREPARATORY PRAYER(To be said everyday)
O Most Blessed Virgin Mary! Who to inspire us with boundless confidence has been pleased to take the sweet name of Mother of Perpetual help, I implore Thee to come to my aid always and everywhere, in my temptations, after my falls, in my difficulties, in all the miseries of life, and above all, at the hour of my death. Give me, O loving Mother, the desire, nay more, the habit always to have recourse to Thee, for i feel assured that if i am faithful in invoking Thee, Thou will be faithful in coming to my assistance. Obtain for me, then, this grace of graces, the grace to pray to Thee without ceasing, and with childlike trust, that, by means of my constant plea, I may ensure Thy Perpetual Help and final perseverance. Bless me, O tender and solicitous Mother, pray for me now and at the hour of my death. Amen

TRADITIONAL 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 God 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 hope for Thee prompt me ever to hail Thee, Mother of Perpetual Help. Amen
( 3 Hail Mary )

NOVENA PRAYER TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR:- 🔥🙏

O MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP, thou art the dispenser of every grace that God grants us in our misery; it is for this cause that He hath made thee so powerful, so rich, so kind, that thou mightest assist us in our miseries. Thou art the advocate of the most wretched and abandoned sinners, if they but come unto thee; come once more to my assistance, for I commend myself to thee.
In thy hands I place my eternal salvation; to thee I entrust my soul. Enroll me among thy most faithful servants; take me under thy protection and it is enough for me: yes, for if thou protect me, I shall fear nothing; not my sins, for thou wilt obtain for me their pardon and remission; not the evil spirits, for thou art mightier than all the powers of hell; not even Jesus, my Judge, for He is appeased by a single prayer from thee. I fear only that through my own negligence I may forget to recommend myself to thee and so I shall be lost. My dear Mother, obtain for me the forgiveness of my sins, love for Jesus, final perseverance and the grace to have recourse to thee at all times, O Mother of Perpetual Help. Amen.

Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for us and grant us the favor we confidently ask of you…{mention other petitions}

O MARY, MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP,  I salute thee with the filial devotion. I renew the consecration of myself, and all I have, to thee. I thank thee for thy maternal protection and for the many blessings that I have received through thy wondrous mercy and most powerful intercession. In all my necessities I have recourse to thee with unbounded confidence O Help of Christians, O Mother of Mercy. I beseech thee now to hear my prayer and to obtain for me of thy divine Son the favor that I request in this novena……..( HERE MENTION YOUR PETITION ) …
Obtain for me, also, dearest Mother of Perpetual Help, the grace that I may imitate thee and become more like to thee in the practice of the virtues of humility, purity, submission to the will of God, and charity. Be my protectress in life, guard and guide me in dangers, direct me in difficulties, lead me in the way of perfection, and assist me in the hour of my death, that I may come to Jesus, and with thee enjoy Him, bless Him, and love Him eternally in Heaven. AMEN.

THIRD DAY MEDITATION: LETTERS ON THE ICON
-Today let us Meditate on the letters on the Icon. On both sides of your haloed head, we see some large letters. They are the initials that mean “Mother of God”. And next to the head of your Divine Son, there are some initials that mean “Jesus Christ”. Because you are the Mother of the Son of God made man, Jesus Christ, you are also our Perpetual Help, our certain, tireless intercessor; you are the powerful means to obtain what we ask you. You are the Mother of God. That is your unique, incomparable title.
There are many mothers with illustrious sons, even as there are innumerable women of great influence in the areas of power, the arts and the sciences. But you are the one that we praise, we veneeate and rejoice in, above all other creatures. As God continues to show us His mercy through your generation after generation, we call you “Blessed”. Holy Mary, “blessed among all women”, pray for us!

Meditate and ask for what you wish to obtain from our Lady of Perpetual Help

EJACULATORY PRAYER
O Mother of Perpetual Help! Do not let me fall into tepidity, and if by mishap I may have fallen into it, quickly Lift me from it.

EXERCISE
Before ending the novena, make a serious and fervent Confession, as if it were your last.

PRAYER
Behold me here, O my Mother. I am one of those unhappy souls who deserve to find myself abandoned by Thy Son and by Thee in the miserable state of tepidity in which I have lived so many years; but the new lights that He imparts to me today through Thy intercession, and that mysterious voice that calls me to serve Him with fervour, are signs that He has not yet abandoned me. O Mother most kind! I have no  fervour; I do not love Jesus as I should love Him, and nevertheless, I want to be all His. Help me to consider venial sin in extreme horror; make me fervent. Pray, do not cease praying for me so that I leave my tepidity and serve God with fervour until attaining Heaven, where I will be safe from all danger of losing God, sure of loving Him always, and of loving Thee, also, O Mother of Perpetual Help, for all eternity. Amen
Do you see, O man! Whoever you may be and in whatever occupation you find yourself, you have no reason to be discouraged; find in Our Lady of Perpetual Help a most kind Mother, Who helps you in your miseries if you confide in Her; She will help you continually until seeing you one day seated at Her side in Heaven.
May Thou be blessed, then, Lord, for in Thine infinite mercy Thou hast given us Thy Blessed Mother as a refuge and opportune aid in every tribulation, and blessed is She Who is the Perpetual Help of the exiled children of Eve in this valley of tears. O Mother of Perpetual Help, what consolations, what sweetness the soul feels on pronouncing Thy name! For the tongue that utters it, it is an exquisite honey; for the ear that hears it, a harmonious melody; and for the heart that savours it, the most pure and holy joy.

CONCLUDING PRAYER
O Mother of Perpetual Succour * Behold me a miserable sinner at thy feet * I have recourse to thee and put my trust in thee * O Mother of Mercy, have pity upon me * I hear thee called by all * The refuge and the hope of sinners; * be then my refuge and my hope * Succour me for the love of Jesus Christ *; Stretch forth thy hand to me, * a poor sinner, * who recommend and dedicate myself to thee * As thy perpetual servant * I bless and thank God for having in His Mercy given me this confidence in Thee * the pledge , as I believe of my eternal salvation* Alas, too often in past times have I miserably fallen * Because I had not recourse to thee * I know that with thy help I shall conquer * I know that thou will help me * If I recommend myself to thee * But I fear lest in the occasion of failing * I should cease to call upon thee * And so should lose my soul * This then is the grace I seek from thee, * and I beg of thee, as far as I know how and can, * to obtain it for me * namely, in the assaults of hell,* always to have recourse to thee and to say to thee; * O mary help me * Mother of Perpetual Succour, * Suffer me not to lose my God * Amen.
Leader: Mother of Perpetual Succour
All : Pray for thy Children.
Hail Mary……….
(Repeat three times)
Holy Mary, * Succour the miserable, help the faint hearted * Cheer those that weep, Pray for the people , be the advocate of the clergy, * Intercede for all devout women, * Let all feel thine aid,* Who implore thy perpetual succour.

Leader: Thou has been made for us O Lady, a Refuge.
All: A helper in need and tribulation.

LET US PRAY
O Lord Jesus Christ,* Who hast given us Thy Mother Mary, * Whose wondrous image we venerate, * To our Mother ,* Ever ready to succour us,* grant , we beseech Thee,* That we, who earnestly implore her maternal aid, * May deserve to enjoy perpetually the fruit of thy redemption * Who lives and reigns world without end. Amen.

THE MEMORARE
Remember, O Most gracious Virgin Mary, * That never was it known,* That anyone who fleld to thy protection, implored thy help * Or sought thy intercession,* was left unaided * Inspired with this confidence,* I fly to thee, O vigin of Virgins, my Mother * To thee I come , * before thee I stand, * sinful and sorrowful, * O Mother of the world Incarnate * Despise not my petitions, * but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen

We fly to thy patronage, O holy Mother of God; despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

Leader: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
All: Amen.

May Our Lady Of Perpetual Help be loved, praised, invoked and eternally blessed! May she be my hope, my love, my Mother, My refuge and my life. Amen.

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Day 2, Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help

DAY 2
NOVENA  TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP

Leader: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
All: Amen.
Leader: Come Holy Spirit fill the hearts of the faithful
All: And enkindle in them the fire of they love.
Leader: Send forth thy Spirit and they shall be recreated
All: And thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
Leader: Let us pray
All: O God,  who by the light of the Holy Spirit,  did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that in the same spirit we may be truly wise and ever rejoice in his consolation,  through Christ our Lord. Amen

Leader: Brothers and sisters, as children of our Blessed Mother, we are gathered before her miraculous picture to honor her and to pray for all our needs. Unworthy children that we are, let us first of all ask God’s mercy and pardon.
(After a brief silence)
All: I confess to Almighty God and to you my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned in my thoughts and in my words in what I have done and what I have failed to do, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore I ask  Blessed Mary ever Virgin, all the angels and saints and you, my brothers  and sisters to pray for me to the Lord, our God.
Leader: May Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to life everlasting.
All: Amen

My Mother of perpetual help, intercede for me and obtain for me the pardon of my sins.

PREPARATORY PRAYER(To be said everyday)
O Most Blessed Virgin Mary! Who to inspire us with boundless confidence has been pleased to take the sweet name of Mother of Perpetual help, I implore Thee to come to my aid always and everywhere, in my temptations, after my falls, in my difficulties, in all the miseries of life, and above all, at the hour of my death. Give me, O loving Mother, the desire, nay more, the habit always to have recourse to Thee, for i feel assured that if i am faithful in invoking Thee, Thou will be faithful in coming to my assistance. Obtain for me, then, this grace of graces, the grace to pray to Thee without ceasing, and with childlike trust, that, by means of my constant plea, I may ensure Thy Perpetual Help and final perseverance. Bless me, O tender and solicitous Mother, pray for me now and at the hour of my death. Amen

TRADITIONAL 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 God 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 hope for Thee prompt me ever to hail Thee, Mother of Perpetual Help. Amen
( 3 Hail Mary )

NOVENA PRAYER TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR:- 

O MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP, thou art the dispenser of every grace that God grants us in our misery; it is for this cause that He hath made thee so powerful, so rich, so kind, that thou mightest assist us in our miseries. Thou art the advocate of the most wretched and abandoned sinners, if they but come unto thee; come once more to my assistance, for I commend myself to thee.
In thy hands I place my eternal salvation; to thee I entrust my soul. Enroll me among thy most faithful servants; take me under thy protection and it is enough for me: yes, for if thou protect me, I shall fear nothing; not my sins, for thou wilt obtain for me their pardon and remission; not the evil spirits, for thou art mightier than all the powers of hell; not even Jesus, my Judge, for He is appeased by a single prayer from thee. I fear only that through my own negligence I may forget to recommend myself to thee and so I shall be lost. My dear Mother, obtain for me the forgiveness of my sins, love for Jesus, final perseverance and the grace to have recourse to thee at all times, O Mother of Perpetual Help. Amen.

Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for us and grant us the favor we confidently ask of you…{mention other petitions}

O MARY, MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP,  I salute thee with the filial devotion. I renew the consecration of myself, and all I have, to thee. I thank thee for thy maternal protection and for the many blessings that I have received through thy wondrous mercy and most powerful intercession. In all my necessities I have recourse to thee with unbounded confidence O Help of Christians, O Mother of Mercy. I beseech thee now to hear my prayer and to obtain for me of thy divine Son the favor that I request in this novena……..( HERE MENTION YOUR PETITION ) …
Obtain for me, also, dearest Mother of Perpetual Help, the grace that I may imitate thee and become more like to thee in the practice of the virtues of humility, purity, submission to the will of God, and charity. Be my protectress in life, guard and guide me in dangers, direct me in difficulties, lead me in the way of perfection, and assist me in the hour of my death, that I may come to Jesus, and with thee enjoy Him, bless Him, and love Him eternally in Heaven. AMEN.

SECOND DAY MEDITATION:
ARCHANGEL GABRIEL
– Today let us Meditate on the Archangel Gabriel.
In the upper corners of the icon are two archangels.  The one on our right is the Archangel Gabriel, dressed in purple.  He is holding a cross with three horizontal crossbeams and four nails at its foot.  This vision of the Passion is what appears to have frightened the Child. Gabriel had once brought news of great joy to the Virgin at the Annunciation.  Now, he presents the symbols of the Passion, and Jesus becomes afraid at the sight.
Yet, Gabriel seems to be adoring the child and offering Him symbols from His Passion.  Thus, those instruments do not really prophecy some terrible future event, but rather are glorious symbols of His resurrection: the cross of glory.  All parts of the icon accentuate the reality of suffering.  But at the same time there is an emphasis on the triumph of Jesus, depicted in part by the golden background.  More than threats of destruction, the cross and nails are trophies of His victory, as if they were taken from Calvary on Easter morning.
Consider how your struggles and torments might become instruments for growth in strength and virtue for you.  Talk to the Archangel Gabriel.  Ask him for help to see the positive aspects of whatever appears horrible or frightening in your life.
The angel (Gabriel) said, “He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of His ancestor David.  He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” (Luke 1:32-33).

Prayer:
Glorious Archangel Gabriel, power of God, you were sent to announce to the Virgin Mary that she was to be the Mother of Christ.  Holy ambassador of the Most High, intercede for us in our most urgent need.  Great Archangel Gabriel, be our guide and protector in the journey of life.  Lead us closer to Jesus and Mary.  Amen.

Meditate and ask for what you wish to obtain from Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

EJACULATORY PRAYER
O Mother of Perpetual Help! Obtain for me the pardon of my sins and the grace of weeping for them until death.
 
EXERCISE
Recite the “Hail Holy Queen” for the conversion of the most hardened sinners.

PRAYER
O Mother of Perpetual Help! On seeing myself so contemptible and stained, I should not dare to come to thee and call Thee my Mother, but i do not want my miseries to deprive me of the consolation and the confidence i feel penetrating me upon uttering Thy sweet name. I do not deserve Thy hearing me; I am a miserable sinner; but, oh, the evil is done. Thou cants remedy it I beg Thee earnestly, my Mother, to come to my aid and to have mercy on me. I know Thou lovest even the most miserable sinners and thou goest in search of them to save them. I deserve Hell. it is true: I am the most miserable of sinners, but Thou dost not need to come in search of me. I present myself spontaneously before Thee with the firm hope that Thou will not reject me. Behold me here at Thy feet; my Mother, I will not depart from Thy feet until Thy Son has said to me as to Magdalene. “Thy sins are forgiven thee.”

CONCLUDING PRAYER
O Mother of Perpetual Succour * Behold me a miserable sinner at thy feet * I have recourse to thee and put my trust in thee * O Mother of Mercy, have pity upon me * I hear thee called by all * The refuge and the hope of sinners; * be then my refuge and my hope * Succour me for the love of Jesus Christ *; Stretch forth thy hand to me, * a poor sinner, * who recommend and dedicate myself to thee * As thy perpetual servant * I bless and thank God for having in His Mercy given me this confidence in Thee * the pledge , as I believe of my eternal salvation* Alas, too often in past times have I miserably fallen * Because I had not recourse to thee * I know that with thy help I shall conquer * I know that thou will help me * If I recommend myself to thee * But I fear lest in the occasion of failing * I should cease to call upon thee * And so should lose my soul * This then is the grace I seek from thee, * and I beg of thee, as far as I know how and can, * to obtain it for me * namely, in the assaults of hell,* always to have recourse to thee and to say to thee; * O mary help me * Mother of Perpetual Succour, * Suffer me not to lose my God * Amen.
Leader: Mother of Perpetual Succour
All : Pray for thy Children.
Hail Mary……….
(Repeat three times)
Holy Mary, * Succour the miserable, help the faint hearted * Cheer those that weep, *Pray for the people ,* be the advocate of the clergy, * Intercede for all devout women, * Let all feel thine aid,* Who implore thy perpetual succour.

Leader: Thou has been made for us O Lady, a Refuge.
All: A helper in need and tribulation.

LET US PRAY
O Lord Jesus Christ,* Who hast given us Thy Mother Mary, * Whose wondrous image we venerate, * To our Mother ,* Ever ready to succour us,* grant , we beseech Thee,* That we, who earnestly implore her maternal aid, * May deserve to enjoy perpetually the fruit of thy redemption * Who lives and reigns world without end. Amen.

THE MEMORARE
Remember, O Most gracious Virgin Mary, * That never was it known,* That anyone who fleld to thy protection, implored thy help * Or sought thy intercession,* was left unaided * Inspired with this confidence,* I fly to thee, O vigin of Virgins, my Mother * To thee I come , * before thee I stand, * sinful and sorrowful, * O Mother of the world Incarnate * Despise not my petitions, * but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen

We fly to thy patronage, O holy Mother of God; despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

Leader: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
All: Amen.

May Our Lady Of Perpetual Help be loved, praised, invoked and eternally blessed! May she be my hope, my love, my Mother, My refuge and my life. Amen.

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Day 1

DAY 1
NOVENA TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP

Leader: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
All: Amen.
Leader: Come Holy Spirit fill the hearts of the faithful
All: And enkindle in them the fire of they love.
Leader: Send forth thy Spirit and they shall be recreated
All: And thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
Leader: Let us pray
All: O God,  who by the light of the Holy Spirit,  did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that in the same spirit we may be truly wise and ever rejoice in his consolation,  through Christ our Lord. Amen

Leader: Brothers and sisters, as children of our Blessed Mother, we are gathered before her miraculous picture to honor her and to pray for all our needs. Unworthy children that we are, let us first of all ask God’s mercy and pardon.
(After a brief silence)
All: I confess to Almighty God and to you my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned in my thoughts and in my words in what I have done and what I have failed to do, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore I ask  Blessed Mary ever Virgin, all the angels and saints and you, my brothers  and sisters to pray for me to the Lord, our God.
Leader: May Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to life everlasting.
All: Amen

My Mother of perpetual help, intercede for me and obtain for me the pardon of my sins.

PREPARATORY PRAYER(To be said everyday)
O Most Blessed Virgin Mary! Who to inspire us with boundless confidence has been pleased to take the sweet name of Mother of Perpetual help, I implore Thee to come to my aid always and everywhere, in my temptations, after my falls, in my difficulties, in all the miseries of life, and above all, at the hour of my death. Give me, O loving Mother, the desire, nay more, the habit always to have recourse to Thee, for i feel assured that if i am faithful in invoking Thee, Thou will be faithful in coming to my assistance. Obtain for me, then, this grace of graces, the grace to pray to Thee without ceasing, and with childlike trust, that, by means of my constant plea, I may ensure Thy Perpetual Help and final perseverance. Bless me, O tender and solicitous Mother, pray for me now and at the hour of my death. Amen

TRADITIONAL 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 God 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 hope for Thee prompt me ever to hail Thee, Mother of Perpetual Help. Amen
( 3 Hail Mary )

NOVENA PRAYER TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR:- 🔥🙏

O MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP, thou art the dispenser of every grace that God grants us in our misery; it is for this cause that He hath made thee so powerful, so rich, so kind, that thou mightest assist us in our miseries. Thou art the advocate of the most wretched and abandoned sinners, if they but come unto thee; come once more to my assistance, for I commend myself to thee.
In thy hands I place my eternal salvation; to thee I entrust my soul. Enroll me among thy most faithful servants; take me under thy protection and it is enough for me: yes, for if thou protect me, I shall fear nothing; not my sins, for thou wilt obtain for me their pardon and remission; not the evil spirits, for thou art mightier than all the powers of hell; not even Jesus, my Judge, for He is appeased by a single prayer from thee. I fear only that through my own negligence I may forget to recommend myself to thee and so I shall be lost. My dear Mother, obtain for me the forgiveness of my sins, love for Jesus, final perseverance and the grace to have recourse to thee at all times, O Mother of Perpetual Help. Amen.

Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for us and grant us the favor we confidently ask of you…{mention other petitions}

O MARY, MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP,  I salute thee with the filial devotion. I renew the consecration of myself, and all I have, to thee. I thank thee for thy maternal protection and for the many blessings that I have received through thy wondrous mercy and most powerful intercession. In all my necessities I have recourse to thee with unbounded confidence O Help of Christians, O Mother of Mercy. I beseech thee now to hear my prayer and to obtain for me of thy divine Son the favor that I request in this novena……..( HERE MENTION YOUR PETITION ) …
Obtain for me, also, dearest Mother of Perpetual Help, the grace that I may imitate thee and become more like to thee in the practice of the virtues of humility, purity, submission to the will of God, and charity. Be my protectress in life, guard and guide me in dangers, direct me in difficulties, lead me in the way of perfection, and assist me in the hour of my death, that I may come to Jesus, and with thee enjoy Him, bless Him, and love Him eternally in Heaven. AMEN.

FIRST DAY MEDITATION: MARY’S FACE
—Today let us Meditate on Mary’s Face. In the beautiful picture of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, our Lady is calm and majestic.  Her almond-shaped eyes are set beneath those thin dark eyebrows, her narrow nose, and her pursed lips present her face with beauty and solemnity.  Yet her eyes, slightly closed, express ineffable sorrow and sympathy because she sees the suffering her Son will endure, and the suffering of all people in the world.
Her eyes gaze out from the picture toward us, full of pleading.  They profoundly penetrate the hearts of everyone who looks at her.  She does not look at her Son, but with a sad tenderness seems to be in dialogue with us, her adopted children.  It is as if she is expressing compassion for us in our fears and our sorrows.
Mary’s eyes are large in this icon.  That is because they see all our needs and invite us to bring them to her.  The artist could not have done a better job to express our Lady’s interest in our lives and our spiritual growth.  Pause for a few moments and gaze at this beautiful picture of Mary.  Let her eyes read what is in the depth of your heart.

Meditate and ask for what you wish to obtain from Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

EJACULATORY PRAYER
O Mother of Perpetual help, may your name never depart from my lips, nor forsake my heart.

EXERCISE
A visit to the image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, reciting ten Hail Marys and commending to Her all your necessities and those of your family.

CONCLUDING PRAYER
O Mother of Perpetual Succour * Behold me a miserable sinner at thy feet * I have recourse to thee and put my trust in thee * O Mother of Mercy, have pity upon me * I hear thee called by all * The refuge and the hope of sinners; * be then my refuge and my hope * Succour me for the love of Jesus Christ *; Stretch forth thy hand to me, * a poor sinner, * who recommend and dedicate myself to thee * As thy perpetual servant * I bless and thank God for having in His Mercy given me this confidence in Thee * the pledge , as I believe of my eternal salvation* Alas, too often in past times have I miserably fallen * Because I had not recourse to thee * I know that with thy help I shall conquer * I know that thou will help me * If I recommend myself to thee * But I fear lest in the occasion of failing * I should cease to call upon thee * And so should lose my soul * This then is the grace I seek from thee, * and I beg of thee, as far as I know how and can, * to obtain it for me * namely, in the assaults of hell,* always to have recourse to thee and to say to thee; * O mary help me * Mother of Perpetual Succour, * Suffer me not to lose my God * Amen.
Leader: Mother of Perpetual Succour
All : Pray for thy Children.
Hail Mary……….
(Repeat three times)
Holy Mary, * Succour the miserable, help the faint hearted * Cheer those that weep, Pray for the people , be the advocate of the clergy, * Intercede for all devout women, * Let all feel thine aid,* Who implore thy perpetual succour.

Leader: Thou has been made for us O Lady, a Refuge.
All: A helper in need and tribulation.

LET US PRAY
O Lord Jesus Christ,* Who hast given us Thy Mother Mary, * Whose wondrous image we venerate, * To our Mother ,* Ever ready to succour us,* grant , we beseech Thee,* That we, who earnestly implore her maternal aid, * May deserve to enjoy perpetually the fruit of thy redemption * Who lives and reigns world without end. Amen.

THE MEMORARE
Remember, O Most gracious Virgin Mary, * That never was it known,* That anyone who fleld to thy protection, implored thy help * Or sought thy intercession,* was left unaided * Inspired with this confidence,* I fly to thee, O vigin of Virgins, my Mother * To thee I come , * before thee I stand, * sinful and sorrowful, * O Mother of the world Incarnate * Despise not my petitions, * but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen

We fly to thy patronage, O holy Mother of God; despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

Leader: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
All: Amen.

May Our Lady Of Perpetual Help be loved, praised, invoked and eternally blessed! May she be my hope, my love, my Mother, My refuge and my life. Amen.

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Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help

NOVENA TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP STARTS TOMORROW 18th to 26th, feast day 27th June.

In the next 9 days, as we approach the Feast Day of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, please join in an online Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual  Help. Each day we will focus on one particular part of the icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, with a teaching, a scripture reading, and a prayer.

The icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help is not merely a beautiful picture – it is a timeless message.  In it, Mary points out and directs us to Jesus.  Her watchful care for us, her beloved children, never ends; it is perpetual.
To comprehend fully the richness in the icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help simply looking at it is not enough.  We need to get in touch with its spiritual message by “reading” the symbolism it contains.  That is what the guided meditations in this novena are meant to do.  May the prayers you offer using this novena help deepen your devotion to Mary under the title “Mother of Perpetual Help.”
Through these prayers and devotions, we bring our Blessed Lady into our lives and share with her our needs and worries. We ask Mary to join her prayers with ours, and as we do, our friendship with her grows.
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Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Pray for us.

Note: Novena starts every 18th day of June and the Feast Day  is June 27..

God Bless you
Rev. Fr Benjamin-Maria Igbinovia
Chaplain, Marian Societies