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Sunday, December 22, 2019

Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help (Wednesday)

Our Lady of Perpetual Help statuette photo at St. James Cathedral

Opening Hymn

Immaculate Mother
To You do we plead
To ask God, our Father
For help in our need.
Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria
Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria

We pray for our country
The land of our birth,
We pray for all nations,
That peace be on earth.
Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria
Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria

Immaculate Mother
To You do we plead
To ask God, our Father
For help in our need.
Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria
Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria

We pray for our country
The land of our birth,
We pray for all nations,
That peace be on earth.
Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria
Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria

Opening Prayer

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.

All: Merciful Father you sent your Divine Son to redeem us by his death and resurrection and to give us new life. By this, you make us your children to love one another in Christ. How many times in the past we have forgotten this sublime dignity.

We have sinned against our brothers and sisters; we have offended you, Merciful Father, forgive us. Repenting sincerely of our sins we ask your mercy; may we always live as your truly devoted children.

PLEASE KNEEL

Novena Prayer

Dearest Mother of Perpetual Help, from the cross Jesus gave you to us for our Mother. You are the kindest, the most loving of all mothers. Look tenderly on us your children, as we now ask you to help us in all our needs, especially this one (say your petition…)

While you were on earth, dear Mother, you willingly shared in the sufferings of your Son. Strengthened by your faith and confidence in the fatherly love of God, you accepted the mysterious designs of His will.

We, too have our crosses and trials. Sometimes they almost crush us to the ground. Dearest Mother, share with us your abundant faith and confidence in God. Make us aware that God never ceases to love us; that He answers all our prayers in the way that is best for us. Strengthen our hearts to carry the cross in the footsteps of your Divine Son. Help us to realize that he who shares the cross of Christ will certainly share his resurrection. Dearest Mother, as we worry about our own problems, let us not forget the needs of others.

You have always loved others so much; help us to do the same. While praying for our own intentions and for the intentions of all here present at this Novena, we earnestly ask you, our Mother, to help us comfort the sick and the dying; give hope to the poor and the unemployed; heal the broken-hearted; lighten the burden of the oppressed; teach justice to their oppressors and bring back to God all
those who have offended Him.

Dearest Mother, help us to avoid sin, which separates us from our Heavenly Father and from one another. Full of trust in you, we place ourselves under the mantle of your maternal protection and confidently hope for your powerful help. Amen.

Prayer for the Home

Mother of Perpetual Help, we choose you as Queen of our homes. We ask you to bless all our families with your tender motherly love. May the Sacrament of Marriage bind husbands and wives so closely together that they will always be faithful to each other and love one another as Christ loves his church.

We ask you to bless all parents. May they love and cherish the children whom God has entrusted to them. May they always give them the example of a truly Christian life. Help them to bring up their children in the love and fear of God.

Bless all children that they may love, honor and obey their fathers and mothers. To your loving care, we especially entrust the youth of today. Give us all sense of responsibility that we may do our part in making our home a haven of peace like your own home at Nazareth. We take you as our model. Help us to grow daily in a genuine love of God and neighbor so that justice and peace may happily reign in the entire family of mankind. Amen.

Petitions to Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Holy Mary... Pray for us.

Holy Virgin conceived without sin... Pray for us.

Our Mother of Perpetual Help... Pray for us.

We sinners call to you... Loving Mother help us.

That we may be filled with the Holy Spirit and become courageous witnesses of Christ’s love for men... Loving Mother help us.

That we may be more and more like our Divine Lord, as you were... Loving Mother help us.

That we may reverence our bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit... Loving Mother help us.

That we may be meek and humble of heart like your Son, Jesus... Loving Mother help us.

That we may fear losing God’s friendship forever by unrepented sin... Loving Mother help us.

That we may seek Christ’s mercy and forgiveness constantly in the sacrament of Penance... Loving Mother help us.

That we may be aware of God speaking to us in the events of daily life... Loving Mother help us.

That we may pray daily with love and trust, especially in moments of temptation... Loving Mother help us.

That we may realize the value of worshipping God together in the Eucharist... Loving Mother help us.

That we may grow in the love of Christ and neighbor by frequent Communion... Loving Mother help us.

That we may strive to be true Christians by our loving concern for others... Loving Mother help us.

That we may proclaim the dignity of work by doing our own work conscientiously... Loving Mother help us.

That we may forgive from our hearts those who have wronged us... Loving Mother help us.

That we may see the evil of seeking our own interest at the expense of others.... Loving Mother help us.

That we may work for the just distribution of this world’s goods... Loving Mother help us.

That we may share our talents with others for the good of the community... Loving Mother help us.

That we may accept our responsibility in the community in a spirit of genuine service... Loving Mother help us.

That the Holy Spirit may guide and strengthen Pope Francis, the bishops, and the clergy... Loving Mother help us.

That we may be blessed with an increase of priestly and religious vocations... Loving Mother help us.

That we may bring the knowledge and love of Christ to those who do not know Him... Loving Mother help us.

That we may be aware of our dependence on God in the midst of human achievements... Loving Mother help us.

That we may be ready at death to enter the home of our heavenly Father... Loving Mother help us.

That we may die at peace with Christ and our fellowmen... Loving Mother help us.

That we may be comforted at the death of our dear ones in the hope of the Risen Lord... Loving Mother help us.

That our departed brothers and sisters quickly share in your Son’s resurrection... Loving Mother help us.

Let us pray in silence for our own intentions... (pause)

All: Holy Mary help us in our needs, pray for all the people of God; may all experience your perpetual help.

Leader: Lord you gave us Mary to be our Mother ever ready to help us; grant us the grace to have recourse to her in all our needs.

All: Amen.

Thanksgiving Prayer

All: Lord Jesus Christ, truly present in the Most Blessed Eucharist, we adore you. It has pleased the Father that in You all his fullness should dwell and that through You He should reconcile all things to Himself. Grant us the grace to be truly grateful for all that our Father has done for us. Grant that we may be truly sorry for our sins and do penance for them. Through you, we thank the Eternal Father for the gift of life. He has created all the wonderful things of this world for us. May we learn to use them well so that through them we may grow in love for Him.

Above all, we thank our Father for sending you to us, as the greatest expression of his love; to save us and all creation by Your death and resurrection. We thank you, Lord, for giving us your own Mother to be our Mother of Perpetual Help. May the countless favors we have received through her intercession, and especially through the Novena, inspire us to greater confidence in God’s loving mercy and her perpetual help. Grant that we may always do the holy will of God and persevere in his love. To the Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit be honor, glory, and thanksgiving forever and ever. Amen.

Prayer for the Sick

All: Lord Jesus Christ, you bore our sufferings and carried our sorrows in order to show us clearly the value of human weakness and patience; graciously hear our prayers for the sick. Grant that those who are weighed down with pain and other afflictions of illness may realize that they are among the
chosen ones whom you call blessed. Help them to understand that they are united with You in Your sufferings for the salvation of the world. Amen.





Reference
Sto. NiƱo de Paz Community Greenbelt Chapel. (n.d.). Novena to our Mother of perpetual help (Wednesday) [Pamphlet].

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