Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Novena Prayers of Perpetual Help
Dear Mother of Perpetual Help, from the cross Jesus gave you to us for our Mother. You are the kindest, and most loving of all mothers. Look tenderly upon us your children as we now ask you to help us in all our needs, especially this one...
(pause to recall your petition).
While you were on earth dear Mother, you willingly shared in the sufferings of you 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 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.
Prayers for the Home to Our Mother of Perpetual Help
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 Jesus love 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 then 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 a sense of responsibility, that we may do our part in making our home a haven of peace like you own home of Nazareth. We take you as our model. Help us to grow daily in 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 Mothers help us.
That we may be filled with the Holy Spirit and become courageous witnesses of Christ’s love for mankind... 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 be meek and humble of heart like your Son Jesus... Loving Mother help us.
That we may fear losing God’s Friendship forever by unreported 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 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 reverence our bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit... 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 procain the dignity of work by doing our own work conscientiously... Loving Mother help us.
That we may forgive from the heart 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 diligently to help the poor, the orphans and the widows of this needful world... Loving Mother help us.
That we may share our gifts both spiritual and physical with all those God calls us to help... Loving Mother help us.
That we may accept our crosses daily with patience and love... Loving Mother help us.
That The Holy Spirit may guide and strengthen Our Holy Father the Pope, Our Bishop and our 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 dependance on God in the midst of human achievement... Loving Mother help us.
That we may be ready at death to enter into our eternal home of our Heavenly Father... Loving Mother help us.
That we may die at peace with Christ Jesus... Loving Mother Help us.
That we may be comforted at our death and the death of our loved ones by you loving mother and by The Risen Lord Jesus Christ... Loving Mother help us.
We pray for our departed brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus may they be welcomed to share eternal life with you Loving Mother in heaven. Amen
Let us pause in silence for our own intentions.
Holy Mary, help us in all our needs, pray for all who love The Lord.
May all of us experience your perpetual help.
From His cross, Jesus gave You Mary to be our Mother ever ready to help us, grant us the grace to have recourse to you dear Mother in all our needs. Amen.
Lord Jesus Christ truly present in the Most Blessed Eucharist we adore you . It has pleased the Eternal Father that in You all His fullness should dwell and that through You He should reconcile all mankind 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 Eternal 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 this 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. We love you Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be honor, glory and thanksgiving to you forever and ever. Amen.
Prayer for the Sick
Lord Jesus Christ you bore our sufferings and carried our sorrows in order to show us clearly the value of human suffering with patience. Graciously hear our prayers for the sick. Grant that those who are weighed down with pain and other afflictions of illness of mind or body 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 suffering for the salvation of the whole world. Amen.
Prayer for Financial Help to Our Mother of Perpetual Help
Realizing dear Mother, that you are our perpetual help, not only in spiritual but also in temporal necessities, we ask you to help us in our present financial worry. Because of unavoidable circumstances which have arisen in our lives, we are in great want and financial embarrassment, since we are unable to meet our honest debts. We are not asking, dearest Mother of Perpetual Help, for wealth, if the possession of it is not in accordance with the will of God. We merely ask you for that assistance which will help us settle our present obligations. We believe dear Mother of God, that you are extremely kind and generous to all your loving and devoted children. We plead with you, therefore, dear Mother, obtain for us the help we urgently need. We are trying so earnestly to solve our problem but believe in your powerful intercession with Our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son and Our Redeemer. Amen.
Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Temptation
(St. Alphonsus Ligori)
Mary, my mother, your love for us could not be greater of more powerful. You are rich in love an you power brings us relief. You want everyone to be saved. I ￼beg you therefore, protect me in temptation and strengthen me when I weaken. I struggle daily to be faithful to Jesus, your Son. Help me, my Mother, at every moment. But above all, take me by the hand when you see that I am weakening and about to fall. I will have to battle with temptation till the day I die. My Lady, you are my hope, my refuge, and my strength; never let me lose the Grace of God. In every temptation, I resolve to turn to you at once and pray. Mary help me.
End with the Memorare:
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.
Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help
Oh Mother of Perpetual Help, grant that I may ever invoke your powerful name, the protection of the living and the salvation of the dying. Purest Mary, let your name henceforth be ever on my lips. Delay not, Blessed Lady, to rescue me whenever I call on you. In my temptations, in my needs, I will never cease to call on you, ever repeating your sacred name, Mary, Mary. What a consolation, what sweetness, what confidence fills my soul when I utter your sacred name or even only think of you! I thank the Lord for having given you so sweet, so powerful, so lovely a name. But I will not be content with merely uttering your name. Let my love for you prompt me ever to hail you Mother of Perpetual Help. Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for me and grant me the favor I confidently ask of you.
(Then say three Hail Mary’s).
Prayer found under Christ’s Sepulcher
O God Almighty, who suffered death upon the Cross, particularly, for my sins, be with me.
Holy Cross of Jesus - have pity on me.
Holy Cross of Jesus - be my protector.
Holy Cross of Jesus - take away all bitter pains.
Holy Cross of Jesus - take away all evil.
Holy Cross of Jesus - let me walk in the way of salvation.
Preserve me from any temporal accidents, take away any danger of sudden death. I always adore the Holy Cross of Jesus Christ; Jesus of Nazareth crucified, have pity on me; Make the spirit of evil leave me for all times; Oh, Mother of Perpetual Help, I come before Thy Sacred picture and with childlike conscience invoke thy aid. Show Thyself a Mother to me now. Have pity on me. Oh, dearest Mother of Perpetual Help, for the love Thou barest to Jesus and in honor of His Sacred wounds, help me in this my necessity; (Mention your intention here). Oh, Loving Mother, I leave it all to Thee in the Name of The Father; I leave it all to Thee in the Name of The Son; I leave it all to Thee in The Name of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Pray for us. (3 times)