top of page

Novena Prayers

Novena Prayer


Mother of Perpetual Help,

with the greatest confidence

we come before your holy picture

to be inspired by the example of your life.

We think of you at that moment when, 

full of faith and trust,

you accepted God's call

to be the Mother of his Son.

Help us, your children,

to accept with joy our own calling in life.

When you learned that your cousin Elizabeth was in need

you immediately went to serve her

and offer your help.

Help us, like you, 

to be concerned for others.

We think of you, Mother, 

at the foot of the cross.

Your heart must have bled to see your Son in agony.

But your joy was great

when he rose from the dead,

victorious over the powers of evil.

Mother of Sorrows, 

help us through the trials and disappointments of life.

Help us not to lose heart.

May we share with you and your Son

the joy of having courageously faced up

to all the challenges of life.



Thanksgiving Prayer

O Mother of Perpetual Help, 

with grateful hearts we join you in thanking God

for all the wonderful things

he has done for us

especially for giving us

Jesus, your Son, as our Redeemer.

O God our Creator, 

we thank you for the gift of life 

and all the gifts of nature:

our senses and faculties, 

our talents and abilities.

We thank you for creating us in your image and likeness,

and for giving us this earth to use and develop,

to respect and cherish.

Despite our failures, you continue to show your love for us

by increasing the life of your Spirit in us, 

at the Eucharistic table.

Finally, we thank you, living Father,

for giving us Mary, the Mother of your Son, 

to be our Mother of Perpetual Help.

We are grateful for all the favours we have received

through her intercession.

We pray that those past favours may inspire us

to greater confidence in your loving mercy 

and to seek the aid of our Mother of Perpetual Help.


bottom of page