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Novena of Mary, "The Mother of Forgiveness"

 

NOVENA PRAYER DAY 1
Heavenly Father, in Jesus' name, and by the power of the Spirit, I thank You for forgiving me of an unimaginable debt of sin. May I accept Your grace to pass on this forgiveness to others (see Mt 18:32-33).

Mary, "the Mother of Forgiveness" help me to recognize my sins, know better the effects of my sins, and realize that I had a part in Jesus' crucifixion and death.

Mary, "the Mother of Forgiveness," pray for me.

Daily Prayer

"Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, I ask for the willingness to forgive and the grace to forgive immediately all who have sinned against me. On Calvary, You gave Mary the grace to forgive me for my part in killing her Son. Then you gave Mary the grace to become my mother (Jn 19:26-27).

Mary, Mother of Forgiveness, may I forgive others as you forgave me in imitation of your Son. Mary, take my hand and lead me as I decide to accept God's grace to forgive (name the person) for (name the sin), etc.

Jesus, thank You for giving me Mary, 'Mother of Forgiveness' to be my mother.

'Mary, Mother of Forgiveness,' pray for me."

NOVENA PRAYER DAY 2
Heavenly Father, in Jesus' name, and by the power of the Spirit, I pray for the willingness to forgive all those who have sinned against me. I know Your grace to forgive is always available to me and therefore is available at this moment. You are waiting for me. I repent of my unwillingness to forgive.

Mary, "the Mother of Forgiveness," pray for me to forgive immediately as you did 70 x 7 when Jesus, Joseph, and you were rejected and looked down on throughout your days and years as a housewife in Nazareth.

Mary, "the Mother of Forgiveness," pray for me.

Daily Prayer

"Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, I ask for the willingness to forgive and the grace to forgive immediately all who have sinned against me. On Calvary, You gave Mary the grace to forgive me for my part in killing her Son. Then you gave Mary the grace to become my mother (Jn 19:26-27).

Mary, Mother of Forgiveness, may I forgive others as you forgave me in imitation of your Son. Mary, take my hand and lead me as I decide to accept God's grace to forgive (name the person) for (name the sin), etc.

Jesus, thank You for giving me Mary, 'Mother of Forgiveness' to be my mother.

'Mary, Mother of Forgiveness,' pray for me."

NOVENA PRAYER DAY 3
Heavenly Father, in Jesus' name, and by the power of the Spirit, teach me the true meaning of forgiveness. I repent of changing the meaning of forgiveness to make it humanly possible.

Mary, "the Mother of Forgiveness," thank and praise the Lord with me forever for the miracle of forgiveness. "To err is human, to forgive is divine." No one can forgive by human power. Forgiveness is a miracle. Pray for me to receive the miracle of forgiveness you received on Calvary at the foot of the cross.

Mary, "the Mother of Forgiveness," pray for me.

Daily Prayer

"Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, I ask for the willingness to forgive and the grace to forgive immediately all who have sinned against me. On Calvary, You gave Mary the grace to forgive me for my part in killing her Son. Then you gave Mary the grace to become my mother (Jn 19:26-27).

Mary, Mother of Forgiveness, may I forgive others as you forgave me in imitation of your Son. Mary, take my hand and lead me as I decide to accept God's grace to forgive (name the person) for (name the sin), etc.

Jesus, thank You for giving me Mary, 'Mother of Forgiveness' to be my mother.

'Mary, Mother of Forgiveness,' pray for me."

NOVENA PRAYER DAY 4
Heavenly Father, in Jesus' name, and by the power of the Spirit, You are rich in mercy (Eph 2:4). Mercy is always given in Your forgiveness. Lord, have mercy on the merciful (Mt 5:7).

Mary, "the Mother of Forgiveness," you are also "the Mother of Mercy." May I treat those who have sinned against me with mercy, that is, treat them better than they deserve. I don't deserve to have you as my mother. Thank you.

Mary, "the Mother of Forgiveness," pray for me.

Daily Prayer

"Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, I ask for the willingness to forgive and the grace to forgive immediately all who have sinned against me. On Calvary, You gave Mary the grace to forgive me for my part in killing her Son. Then you gave Mary the grace to become my mother (Jn 19:26-27).

Mary, Mother of Forgiveness, may I forgive others as you forgave me in imitation of your Son. Mary, take my hand and lead me as I decide to accept God's grace to forgive (name the person) for (name the sin), etc.

Jesus, thank You for giving me Mary, 'Mother of Forgiveness' to be my mother.

'Mary, Mother of Forgiveness,' pray for me."

NOVENA PRAYER DAY 5
Heavenly Father, in Jesus' name, and by the power of the Spirit, as I forgive graciously and am forgiven by You in the same way (Mt 6:12), give me a great love and joy in going to Confession.

Mary, "the Mother of Forgiveness", encourage me to go to Confession at least monthly and invite others to do the same. Mother me as you mothered the apostles in the upper room before the first Christian Pentecost.

Mary, "the Mother of Forgiveness," pray for me.

(Remember to fast during part of the novena.)

Daily Prayer

"Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, I ask for the willingness to forgive and the grace to forgive immediately all who have sinned against me. On Calvary, You gave Mary the grace to forgive me for my part in killing her Son. Then you gave Mary the grace to become my mother (Jn 19:26-27).

Mary, Mother of Forgiveness, may I forgive others as you forgave me in imitation of your Son. Mary, take my hand and lead me as I decide to accept God's grace to forgive (name the person) for (name the sin), etc.

Jesus, thank You for giving me Mary, 'Mother of Forgiveness' to be my mother.

'Mary, Mother of Forgiveness,' pray for me."

NOVENA PRAYER DAY 6
Heavenly Father, in Jesus' name, and by the power of the Spirit, now that I have received the miracle of forgiveness, heal me in every way, especially heal my memories.

Mary, "the Mother of Forgiveness," pray that the Lord will remove from me the sting of painful memories as He healed your memories of me in my sinfulness.

Mary, "the Mother of Forgiveness," pray for me.

Daily Prayer

"Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, I ask for the willingness to forgive and the grace to forgive immediately all who have sinned against me. On Calvary, You gave Mary the grace to forgive me for my part in killing her Son. Then you gave Mary the grace to become my mother (Jn 19:26-27).

Mary, Mother of Forgiveness, may I forgive others as you forgave me in imitation of your Son. Mary, take my hand and lead me as I decide to accept God's grace to forgive (name the person) for (name the sin), etc.

Jesus, thank You for giving me Mary, 'Mother of Forgiveness' to be my mother.

'Mary, Mother of Forgiveness,' pray for me."

NOVENA PRAYER DAY 7
Heavenly Father, in Jesus' name, and by the power of the Spirit, each year in recent times countless thousands of Christians are being martyred for love of You. Thank you for giving these martyrs the grace to forgive.

Mary, "the Mother of Forgiveness," pray for me to forgive as you forgave Judas, Peter, the apostles, Pontius Pilate, the high priests, and me.

Mary, "the Mother of Forgiveness," pray for me.

Daily Prayer

"Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, I ask for the willingness to forgive and the grace to forgive immediately all who have sinned against me. On Calvary, You gave Mary the grace to forgive me for my part in killing her Son. Then you gave Mary the grace to become my mother (Jn 19:26-27).

Mary, Mother of Forgiveness, may I forgive others as you forgave me in imitation of your Son. Mary, take my hand and lead me as I decide to accept God's grace to forgive (name the person) for (name the sin), etc.

Jesus, thank You for giving me Mary, 'Mother of Forgiveness' to be my mother.

'Mary, Mother of Forgiveness,' pray for me."

NOVENA PRAYER DAY 8
Heavenly Father, in Jesus' name, and by the power of the Spirit, I pray that I will be a messenger of reconciliation (2 Cor 5:18). After I have forgiven those who have sinned against me, send me forth to pray, preach, and teach that all will forgive all people for all sins committed against them. Make me a witness of your miracle of forgiveness.

Mary, "the Mother of Forgiveness," pray for me to help others to forgive as you helped the Christians in the early Church to forgive their persecutors.

Mary, "the Mother of Forgiveness," pray for me.

Daily Prayer

"Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, I ask for the willingness to forgive and the grace to forgive immediately all who have sinned against me. On Calvary, You gave Mary the grace to forgive me for my part in killing her Son. Then you gave Mary the grace to become my mother (Jn 19:26-27).

Mary, Mother of Forgiveness, may I forgive others as you forgave me in imitation of your Son. Mary, take my hand and lead me as I decide to accept God's grace to forgive (name the person) for (name the sin), etc.

Jesus, thank You for giving me Mary, 'Mother of Forgiveness' to be my mother.

'Mary, Mother of Forgiveness,' pray for me."

NOVENA PRAYER DAY 9
Heavenly Father, in Jesus' name, and by the power of the Spirit, at the next Mass I pray, let me see a glimpse of Your infinite forgiveness and mercy.

Mary, "the Mother of Forgiveness," pray for me to love the body and blood of Jesus. May I go to Mass daily or as often as possible, and may I never go to a Mass without forgiving all who have sinned against me. Mary, "the Mother of Forgiveness," I will do whatever Jesus tells me (Jn 2:5).

Mary, "the Mother of Forgiveness," pray for me.

Daily Prayer

"Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, I ask for the willingness to forgive and the grace to forgive immediately all who have sinned against me. On Calvary, You gave Mary the grace to forgive me for my part in killing her Son. Then you gave Mary the grace to become my mother (Jn 19:26-27).

Mary, Mother of Forgiveness, may I forgive others as you forgave me in imitation of your Son. Mary, take my hand and lead me as I decide to accept God's grace to forgive (name the person) for (name the sin), etc.

Jesus, thank You for giving me Mary, 'Mother of Forgiveness' to be my mother.

'Mary, Mother of Forgiveness,' pray for me."

 

Nihil obstat: Reverend Ralph J. Lawrence,July 8, 1997
Imprimatur: Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, July 21, 1997



Novena to Mary Help of Christians.

FIRST DAY:

Hail, Star of the sea, Blessed Mother of God, ever fecund Virgin, happy gate of heaven.

PRAYER: O Virgin Most Holy, powerful help of Christians, who confidently have recourse to the throne of thy mercy, hear the prayers of this poor sinner that begs for thy help, so he may always flee from sin and from the occasions of sin. Behold the first grace that I want to receive from this novena. So be it.

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be
Hail Holy Queen
Mary, Help of Christians, Pray for us.

A SHORT BIBLICAL READING:

And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. (Apoc. 12: 1)

And the dragon was angry against the woman: and went to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. (Apoc. 12: 17

Two distinguishing signs of the authentic faithful: Jesus and Mary, salvation of believers and help of Christians. Unto death I promise that I shall remain faithful to my religion: the Holy, Roman, Catholic and Apostolic Church.

 

SECOND DAY:

Taking that sweet Ave, which from Gabriel came, peace confirm within us, changing Eve's name.

PRAYER: Mary Most Holy, Mother of goodness and mercy, who with thy visible patronage oftentimes freed the Christian people from the assaults and barbarism of Moslems, I ask Thee to deliver my soul from the onslaughts of the world, devil and the flesh, and grant that I may be able obtain at all times complete victory over the enemies of my soul.

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be
Hail Holy Queen
Mary, Help of Christians, Pray for us.

A SHORT BIBLICAL READING:

And Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord: be it done to me according to your word. (Luke 1: 38)

In short, Mary Most Holy offers us an example of humility, obedience and readiness to do the Will of God and cooperate in the realization of His Plan of Salvation. "Lord, what dost Thou want me to do? Make me an instrument of thy peace."

 

THIRD DAY:

Break the sinners' fetters, make our blindness day, chase from us all evils, for all blessings pray

PRAYER: O Mary, most powerful Queen, who alone triumphed over the many heresies that sought to take away so many children from the bosom of Holy Mother Church, help me, I beg thee, to keep and preserve my faith firmly and my heart pure amidst the snares and venom of such perverse doctrines.

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be
Hail Holy Queen
Mary, Help of Christians, Pray for us.

A SHORT BIBLICAL READING:

And Mary rising up in those days, went into the hill country with haste into a city of Juda. And she entered into the house of Zachary and saluted Elizabeth And Mary abode with her about three months. And she returned to her own house. (Luke 1: 39-40, 56)

Certainly, Mary remained until the birth of St. John the Baptist, for she knew that expectant mothers need special care and help. Here, we have a beautiful example of charity. I too promise to always practice charity and acts of mercy.

 

FOURTH DAY:

Show thyself our Mother by taking our voice to One Who deigned to be born for us, from Thee

PRAYER: O Mary, my most sweet Mother, thou who art Queen of Martyrs, through so many heroic acts of courage and fortitude that thou performed on earth, deign to instill in my heart the necessary strength to keep me constantly under thy service, so that, despising all human respect, I may be able to fulfill all my religious duties openly and without shame and that I may show myself thy devout son at all times and even unto death.

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be
Hail Holy Queen
Mary, Help of Christians, Pray for us.

A SHORT BIBLICAL READING:

And seeing him, they wondered. And his mother said to him: Son, why have you done so to us? Behold your father and I have sought you sorrowing. (Luke: 2, 48)

With what admirable kindness Mary admonishes her lost Son found in the temple. It is a beautiful example to parents. Children grow in wisdom, stature and grace before God and men when they receive the good example of their parents. In raising my children I promise to always practice patience, prudence and seriousness.

 

FIFTH DAY:

O Virgin unexcelled and most gentle, make us meek and pure and preserve us from evil.

PRAYER: Mary, beloved Mother, who showed thy precious Patronage in the triumph of Pope Pius VII, extend thy holy mantle over the whole Holy Church, specially on her August Head, Pope (Benedict XVI), against the assaults of so many enemies; deliver him from temporal sufferings and assist him always that he may securely steer the barque of St. Peter to port and overcome the proud waves that attempt to drown it.

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be
Hail Holy Queen
Mary, Help of Christians, Pray for us.

A SHORT BIBLICAL READING:

And the third day, there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee: and the mother of Jesus was there. And Jesus also was invited, and his disciples, to the marriage. And Jesus also was invited, and his disciples, to the marriage. Seeing the wedding feast's lack of wine, Jesus performed a miracle upon the confident request of his mother. She invites us to also obey Jesus in a special way, saying: "Whatsoever he shall say to you, do it." "Happy are those that hear the Word of God and fulfill it" (John 2: 1-11).

 

SIXTH DAY:

Keep our life all spotless, make our way secure till we find in Jesus, joy for evermore

PRAYER: O Mary, Queen of the Apostles, take under thy precious protection the Sacred Ministers and all the faithful of the Catholic Church, obtain for them the spirit of unity, perfect obedience to the Supreme Pontiff and fervent zeal for the salvation of souls; and deign particularly to extend thy loving aid to missionaries, that they may lead all peoples of the earth to the true faith, so that the world becomes one fold under the guidance of only one Shepherd, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be
Hail Holy Queen
Mary, Help of Christians, Pray for us.

A SHORT BIBLICAL READING:

The Lord is your praise, and your God, that has done for you these great and terrible things, which your eyes have seen. (Deut. 10:21)

In fact, God, gazing at the humility of his faithful servant, Mary Most Holy, gave us through her the Savior of all men, Our Lord Jesus Christ. "O Mary, grant us the grace to imitate thy love of God and neighbor."

 

SEVENTH DAY:

Praise be to God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit now and forever. Amen.

PRAYER: O Mary, Mother of mercy and clemency, who so often saved Christians from the plague and other bodily scourges through thy effective intercession, Help them and deliver them now from the plague of impiety and irreligion, which insinuates itself in a thousand ways into their souls to keep them away from the Church and pious practices, especially through sects, the press and perverse schools. I humbly ask thee to help the good, that they may persevere; strengthen the weak, call to penance sinners and the wayward, so that the Truth and the Kingdom of Jesus Christ may triumph here on earth, and thus increase thy glory and the number of the elect in Heaven.

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be
Hail Holy Queen
Mary, Help of Christians, Pray for us.

A SHORT BIBLICAL READING:

Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount that is called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, within a Sabbath day's journey. And when they had come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James of Alpheus and Simon Zelotes and Jude the brother of James. All these were persevering with one mind in prayer with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren. (Acts 1: 12-14)

O Mary, teach us to pray, confide and persevere.

 

EIGTH DAY:

Glorious Lady, more brilliant than the sun, with thy breast thou feedest the God who created thee.

PRAYER: O Mary, the Church's spiritual pillar and Help of Christians, I beseech thee to keep me firm in the Divine Faith and maintain in me the freedom and dignity of God's children. For my part I promise thee never to stain my soul with sin, nor be a part of any society condemned by the Holy See; I promise thee to obey the Supreme Pontiff and the bishops in communion with him, since I want to live and die within the bosom of the Catholic Religion, the only one in which I can expect with certainty my eternal salvation.

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be
Hail Holy Queen
Mary, Help of Christians, Pray for us.

A SHORT BIBLICAL READING:


Now there stood by the cross of Jesus, his mother and his mother's sister, Mary of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore had seen his mother and the disciple standing whom he loved, he says to his mother: Woman, behold your son. After that, he says to the disciple: Behold your mother. And from that hour, the disciple took her to his own..

We can never forget the words of the dying Jesus, Mother, behold thy son. Son, behold thy Mother." "Upon death, he entrusted his mother Mary to his disciple so that the faithful might have such a Mother present in their last agony." (John 19: 25-27)

 

NINTH DAY:

What Eve had destroyed, thou creates once again in the Son, opening Heaven's gate and giving refuge to the sad.

PRAYER: O Mary, my most gracious Mother, who at all times wish to be the help of Christians, assist me with thy powerful patronage throughout my life and especially at the hour of death; grant that, having loved and venerated thee on earth, I may sing thy mercies in Heaven. So be it.

O God who hast established the Mother of Thy beloved Son as Mother and help of Christians, grant, we beseech thee, that we may live under thy protection and the Church may rejoice in thy everlasting peace.

Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, in union with the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be
Hail Holy Queen
Mary, Help of Christians, Pray for us.

SHORT BIBLICAL READING:

When Jesus therefore had seen his mother and the disciple standing whom he loved, he says to his mother: Woman, behold your son. After that, he says to the disciple: Behold your mother. And from that hour, the disciple took her to his own. (John 19: 26-27)

Mary Most Holy, lovingly consenting with maternal fervor to the immolation of the victim she bore, through Jesus Himself dying on the cross, was given as a mother to the disciple and all of us. The Virgin Mary is the Church's model of faith and charity. Mary, help of Christians, cooperates in the work of the Redeemer to restore the supernatural life in souls. "Behold, thy Mother."

Prayers to be said with the Novena

Our Father

Our Father, Who art in heaven Hallowed be Thy Name; Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace. Our Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory Be

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Hail Holy Queen

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God... that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen.

 

 


 

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