Holy Rosary Novena
September 29 - October 7
“Hail Mary, full of grace”
“And coming to her, he said, ‘Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you.’” (Luke 1:28) Mary, the archangel Gabriel greeted you to tell you of the Annunciation. This message from God must have evoked feelings of fear, wonderment and happiness. I pray for your intercession when I, too, have mixed emotions. Help me to sort out my true feelings, and be with me as I struggle to find my way. Amen.
“The Lord is with you”
Heavenly Mother, like your divine Son, you are a gift from God. You were perfectly created in goodness, filled with limitless grace and charity. Be with us now, Mary, as we follow in your holy ways. May we imitate
your goodness and always strive to do God’s will. Teach us to be kind and generous, beacons of peace and love wherever we wander. Amen.
“Blessed are you among women”
“For He has looked upon His handmaid’s lowliness; behold, from now on all ages will call me blessed.” (Luke 1:48) Blessed are you, Mary, Mother of God! You were chosen by the Father to be conceived without sin and to be the mother of His only Son, Jesus. Help us to live as you lived, Mary. We are sinners, but we strive to be better. Guide us as we struggle to do God’s will. Hear our prayers for help, and deliver us safely to the Almighty Father in heaven. Amen.
“And blessed is the Fruit of your womb, Jesus”
Mary, you gave birth to the Son of God. We know that He could not have been born of anyone else but you, the Immaculate Virgin. You raised Jesus to know and love His Father, and taught Him to live a spiritual life devoted to others. Be with us always, Mary, as our mother and spiritual guide. Amen.
“Holy Mary, Mother of God”
“And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” (Luke 1:43) I ask your ever-present intercession, Mary, for you are the Mother of God. I am blessed by your presence. Holy Mary, accept my prayers as proof of my love and devotion to you and please present my intentions to your divine Son, Jesus. Amen.
“Pray for us sinners”
Mary, you were born without sin. While we strive to walk in your footsteps, we seem to falter daily. Show us how to live by God’s will and help us to always strive to do more in His name. We seek your guidance, heavenly Mother, as we reach out with God’s love to bring hope and happiness into our troubled world. Amen.
“Now, and at the hour of our death”
Mary, we ask you to intercede for us in our daily spiritual and material needs. We especially seek your guidance during our final hour, when the fear of death gives way to the promise of immortality. Guide us to live in God’s holy ways, so that when we pass from this earthly life, we may rise again in the heavenly kingdom. Amen.
Mother of God, I pray that you accept my Holy Rosary prayers and hear my plea for your intercession. I put all my confidence in you, since your prayers before God are most powerful. For the greater glory of God and for the sake of Jesus, your loving Son, hear and grant my prayers. Amen.
“Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us”
My dearest mother Mary, today I conclude these nine days of prayer in your name. I ask you to grant my petitions and always guide me. Through your holy intercession and with your guidance, I am confident that my prayers have been heard. Help me to accept and understand God’s answer to these prayers. I pray that I may be forever filled with the warmth of God’s love. Amen.