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Novena To Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Day 9
NOVENA PRAYER DAY 9
ACT OF CONTRITION
My Lord Jesus Christ, true God and true man, my father and redeemer, behold at Thy feet a poor sinner who has so grievously afflicted Thy loving Heart. O lovable Jesus, how could i have offended thee and filled with bitterness that Heart that love me so and that has spared no effort to attain my love? How great has been my in gratitude! But, O my saviour, be consoled, be consoled, I say to thee; now i find myself repentant, such grief i feel for the afflictions i have caused thee, that i would like to die of poor sorrow and contrition. O my Jesus! who could have make me weep for sin as Thou hast wept for them in Thy mortal life! My soul is oppressed for having offended Thee. Eternal father, in satisfaction for my offences I offer Thee the affliction and sorrow the Heart of Thy Divine Son has felt for them. And Thou, O Loving Jesus! give me such a horror for sin that from now on it may make me avoid even the most trifling of faults. Depart from my heart, earthly affections; I do not want to love anything now but my most bountiful Redeemer. O my Jesus, help me, strengthen me, and pardon me.
My Mother of perpetual help, intercede for me and obtain for me the pardon of my sins.
PREPARATORY PRAYER(To be said everyday)
O Most Blessed Virgin Mary! Who to inspire us with boundless confidence has been pleased to take the sweet name of Mother of Perpetual help, I implore Thee to come to my aid always and everywhere, in my temptations, after my falls, in my difficulties, in all the miseries of life, and above all, at the hour of my death. Give me, O loving Mother, the desire, nay more, the habit always to have recourse to Thee, for i feel assured that if i am faithful in invoking Thee, Thou will be faithful in coming to my assistance. Obtain for me, then, this grace of graces, the grace to pray to Thee without ceasing, and with childlike trust, that, by means of my constant plea, I may ensure Thy Perpetual Help and final perseverance. Bless me, O tender and solicitous Mother, pray for me now and at the hour of my death. Amen
NINTH DAY MEDITATIONOur Lady of Perpetual Help assists Her devotees in Purgatory.
Will the exercise of Mary's mercy be limited, by chance, to the threshold of eternity or before the tribunal of Jesus Christ? O no! Remember that Her help is perpetual. With maternal solicitude, She continues working on our behalf until She sees us at Her side in glory. This compassionate Mother helps Her devotees not only in all the necessities of life and at death, but also in Purgatory. since the imprisoned souls need greater help, because they are more tormented and cannot be relieved by their own efforts, this Queen of mercy busies Herself with greater efficacy in helping them.
Above all, just hearing Her most holy name pronounced alleviates those unhappy prisoners. They are consoled on thinking that the help of their Mother is perpetual and that it extends, therefore, even to that horrifying prison. One day, Jesus told Her, as St. Bridget heard it: "Thou art My Mother, the Mother of mercy, the consolations of those who find themselves in Purgatory;" and the Blessed Virgin said to the aforementioned saint, that just as the words of consolation she addresses to a poor, sick, afflicted and abandoned one, on his bed of sorrow, delights him, so also were those souls consoled with just hearing her name. For Her dear children, this name is a great relief in that prison, for which they invoke it often. And the loving Mother, on hearing them invoke it, provides them Her maternal help, directs Her pleas to God with which many souls are helped and refreshed, as with heavenly dew, in their great sufferings.
Moreover, as sovereign Queen, She exercises in that prison Her dominion and the fullness of Her powers, not only to relieve, but also to free from their pains those holy prisoners. And in regard to relieving them, St. Bernadine of Siena, applying to the matter we are dealing with, those words of Ecclesiasticus, "I have walked in the waves of the seas, "says: "this is, visiting and helping in the necessities and pains of My devotees, who are My children. The pains of purgatory may be called waves, " adds the aforementioned saint, " that never pass; and they may be called waves of the sea, because they are very bitter pains."
Afflicted by those pains, the devotees of Mary are often visited and aided by Her. Mary Herself revealed to St. Bridget that She was the Mother of all the souls that are found in Purgatory, because all the pains they deserve for the offences they committed in life, in a certain manner, are mitigated, hour by hour, by Her pleas. the compassionate Mother does not disdain descending at times to that holy prison to visit and console Her afflicted children. How important is it, then, to dedicate oneself to the veneration of that kindest Queen, since Her devotees are not forgotten in the purifying flames of Purgatory!
But Mary not only consoles, aids and visits Her children in that prison of expiation, but also at times, She takes them away from there to carry them to Heaven. On the day of Her glorious assumption, one pious tradition holds, Purgatory was left vacant, because Mary had asked and obtained from Jesus Christ the privilege of taking with Her to glory all the souls that were then grieving in that place where fire purifies all stains. And it is a matter of faith that with Her plea and petitions She has the singular privilege of freeing as it pleases Her, the souls in Purgatory, and especially those of Her most devoted children. Be a sincere devotee of this tender Mother, therefore, so you, too, may feel the sweet effects of Her maternal help when you are in Purgatory. Even more: ask Her to grant you, before death, the grace of making an act of such perfect love that you may fly to Heaven without even passing through those purifying flames
Meditate and ask for what you wish to obtain from Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
JOYSAT THE END OF EACH PARAGRAPH SAY
Thou art Perpetual Help benign;
Hear, O Virgin pure,
Stained by guilt and sin
Free the careless soul
Wretched in this vale
If my virtue wanes
To Thy faithful child
Free my fickle heart
In the final clash
In purgatory's fire,
Grant me, Mother dear,
Come hasten to assist me
O Mother of Perpetual Help! Have mercy on the souls in Purgatory and especially those who were most devoted to Thee. Amen
Hear Mass and receive Communion in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Help for souls.
O Mother of Perpetual Help! O Thou Who does never abandon Thy children and help them perpetually in life, in death, and even in Purgatory itself, behold here at Thy feet a poor sinner who, filled with confidence, has recourse to Thee and gives himself to Thee. Many and great are the sins I have committed; I hope, O my Mother, that they have been forgiven; but i do not know if I have done for them the penance due, and it is likely that I may have to continue expiating them in Purgatory. Ah, if such would be my lot, do not cease to visit me in that terrible prison; console me then and alleviate my pains. Finally, be my perpetual help until you see me in Heaven, praising Thee and singing of Thy mercies for all eternity. Amen.
Austria 1876: A God-fearing woman had a son of very bad character and with very bad habits. To maternal advice he was apt to reply: "I know what I must do." One day the mother, filled with confidence, made a pilgrimage to Catzelsdodrf, some four league distant, by a laborious road, to a sanctuary of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. As soon as she arrived before the altar of the Virgin she knelt down and prayed a long time, begging with abundant tears for the conversion of her son. Meanwhile, her son, who remained at home, began to feel a sudden change of heart, together with a great confidence in Her Who is the Refuge of sinners.
The good mother returned to her home, related what she had seen and heard, and spoke of her emotion in the presence of the holy image. The prodigal son, on hearing this, could not resist grace and made a resolution to make that same pilgrimage as soon as possible. He did it alone and without his mother's knowing of it. Our Lady finished what she had begun, granting to that unfortunate one, as a reward for that act of virtue, the grace of a sincere contrition and of a good confession. Reconciled with his God, he received communion and returned home. It was his luck that he had not been deaf to the voice of God, for a little later he was a victim in a sad accident and died suddenly. His poor mother was ignorant of this conversion. How great, then, was her bitter and inconsolable sorrow, believing her son had died in the sins of his past. She could do nothing but weep day and night.
But She Who had saved the sinner, did not leave the pious mother without consolation. One night she saw her son in her dreams. He was in Purgatory and from the midst of the flames he extended his arms, crying" "My mother, my mother, I am not condemned, but I suffer horribly in this place. Go, I beg you, on a pilgrimage to Our Lady of Catzelsdorf!"
As soon as she awoke, the poor woman, without concerning herself with her duties, went to the Church mentioned.
Prostrate at the feet of the Virgin, after having received Holy Communion, she prayed fervently for her dead son. And then she learned from his confessor: what she has being ignorant of: that a few days before, her son, too, had come to pray before the protective image and had not returned to his house without having reconciled himself with God and prepared himself for death.
On hearing such happy news, her grief was transformed into pure joy. Praising and blessing the merciful Mother, she went to relate everywhere the wonders worked by Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
May Our Lady Of Perpetual Help be loved, praised, invoked and eternally blessed! May she be my hope, my love, my Mother, My refuge and my life. Amen.
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CONSECRATION TO OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP(Optional)
My Queen and my Mother, before Your throne of mercy, I come for help and intercession. I beg for mercy and healing touch upon me and those that are sick, especially those that are terminally ill. Mother of mercy present all those that are sick before your Son; our lord Jesus Christ, who is the greatest physician; for miraculous cure and wholeness. Uproot every infirmity in our lives and grant us divine healing.
Mother of perpetual help, intercede for me now and always, be my constant and sure aid in times of need, trouble or affliction. Help me to always serve, love and obey your Son; my lord Jesus Christ. lead me by the hand in this life that I live, that I may not stray from the path of life, but live according to the will of God, in order to have a blessed life here on Earth and to rejoice also in the afterlife.
I commit to You today my life. I pray that You sustain and increase all sources of my joy and happiness and remove every form of discomfort and pain which is not of God in my life. Give me the grace to serve and please God that He may bless, favour and guard me in all that I do.
I pray for the grace to always be your devotee and to always call on you in my daily life. I consecrate my family to you, asking you to always intercede on our behalf in every moment and at all time and I ask you to preserve our soul and lead us to your son; our Lord Jesus Christ. I give you my whole life and my entire being asking you to take strict possession of me from now hence forth as your property. I also consecrate today, all members of my family wherever they are, asking you to take over their entire lives.
Mother of perpetual help, I give you my heart and my soul. Preserve them in love and for the love of Your Son my lord and saviour Jesus Christ. Make my heart fear God and desist from displeasing and hurting God as long as I live. Give me the grace to love Him truly with all my heart, my mind and my strength and my neighbour as myself. Mother, preserve me in my earthly journey so that I can attain salvation at the end of my life, there to rejoice forever with you and the heavenly host. Amen
PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP FOR A SPIRITUAL NEED(Optional)
Oh mother of perpetual help, with a great confidence, i come before you today, in order to invoke your unfailing aid. You have seen the wounds which my lord and master has taken upon Himself to receive for my soul. You have seen the precious blood of your adorable son flowing for my salvation, you oh Mother know how much your Son; our lord Jesus Christ desire so much to save me. Behold, i cast myself at your feet, and ask you to obtain for me the grace I stand so much in need of. O mary my queen and mother, o most loving of all mothers, obtain from me from Jesus, the source of all good things, these grace here (mention your intention). My mother of perpetual help, you desire my salvation far more than i myself: our lord has given you to me for my mother; you yourself has chosen to be called mother of perpetual help. I trust not in my merit, but in your powerful intercession; i trust in your goodness and mercy; I trust in your powerful motherly love. Mother of perpetual help, for the love of your son Jesus, our Redeemer, for the love of my soul, grant me what I humbly ask of you.
CONSECRATION OF FAMILY TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP(Optional)
Most Holy Virgin Mother of Perpetual Help with great respect and love I thank you. Most humble and precious mother, I kneel before you to consecrate to you in a special manner my home and everybody and everything in it. I take you most loving, as the mother of my family. Queen of heaven, make us worthy to become your favours children. Hold us under your protection. Protect us from sin and sinful occasions, and teach us to love Jesus your most holy child. I thank you most holy mother for your maternal protection, and numerous graces we have received through your powerful intercession. Grant that all who live may always invoke your good name for your name o mother is help in life and salvation in death. O Mother of Perpetual Help, bless and my household, pour your blessings on us, bless all those who think about you. So that we may contribute to you are family, may imitate you in love, humility, chastity and resignation to the will of God, so that if we serve you worthily in this world, we may praise you and thank you forever in the world to come. amenAmen
MIRACLES | TESTIMONIES
I started my novena to our mother of perpetual help and after I rounded up I became pregnant after months of trying our mother is really powerful.
I am grateful to Our blessed Mother Mary, Mother of Perpetual Help for her miraculous intercession on my behalf before her son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.
I was diagnosed of a very terrible bone infection through an X-ray result, but instead of having that as the real report of my medical condition, Mother Mary through her most efficacious intercession, directed the medical doctor to the very serious medical condition that has kept me in pains for months (Post Traumatic Arthritis). She in her love towards me, arrested the worsening of the medical condition and helped me in the swift medical response to my painful medical situation.
If not for Mother Mary, I would have lost the effective function of my left foot. O Mother Mary, Mother of Perpetual Help, you're truly my love, my Mother, my hope, my refuge and my life. Thank you Mother Mary, Mother of Perpetual Help.
My daughter was booked for a kidney surgery and the hospital kept on posting us and prolonging the time of her surgery. This went on for months. They finally embarked on a strike So I decided to invoke my mother of Perpetual Help to either give us funds to have the surgery privately or let the hospital’s strike be called off so we have the surgery. The strike was called off, but the hospital still didn’t do it and God provided us with the millions we needed to take her to a private hospital. She had the surgery and came out successfully. May God be praised forever. Thank you mama🙏
I want to thank my mother of perpetual help for answered prayers with faith. I believe and know that i am healed and my marriage is blessed and fruitful. Thank you mama for everything. I will return again with my evidence Amen
Ave Maria! Ave Maria! Ave Maria! I started Novena to our Mother of perpetual help on 01/05/20 in the middle of terrible affliction which even prevented me from sleeping day and night. The doctor had to administer sleeping pills to even help with some sleep. As the pills finished on the 5th day of the novena the problem persisted. On the 8th day of the novena Mother of perpetual help showed up & through her powerful intercession God took away the affliction completely, restored me to health of mind and body and gives his beloveth sleep. I promised to testify and I am doing it to the glory of God. Glory be to Jesus, honour be to Mary!
I started this novena of our mother perpetual help asking our mother to help me in my terminal illness, on the 8th day of the novena i feel healed lo and behold i dont experience it anymore. Am grateful to God, thankfully to Our Lady of Perpetual help.
My marriage was on the verge of collapse. I endured verbal, emotional, psychological and physical abuse from my husband. I had given up on my marriage and was separated from my husband and children.My sister in-law spoke to me about my mother of perpetual help and for the sake of my children I sought her mercy.
I started the nine days novena asking God to transform him completely and to remove any negative influence from his life. I told her make my marriage like to that of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. And today, to the glory of God hubby came and apologized and am back to my home and my hubby is so much changed that his plan is to do only things that pleases ma and our children. I am so much grateful my dear mother of perpetual help for restoring love, joy, peace, trust, understanding and tolerance to my home.
Thank you mother of perpetual help for making us found by our spouses (my sis and I), Mum continue please don't stop helping me through the journey and battle of life.
So many many many favors and blessings I have received from my mother. 1st in my pregnancy. 2nd in my daughter's health, 3rd my hubby's work place. I cant say it all. Please help me thank her so so so well. She is great and wonderful.
Okpalaonwuka Veronica Onyinye
I thank my mother for the prayers answered and I still believe She will grant more of my requests. May Her name be praised now and forever Amen!!!
I applied for change of degree in the university, as things went, I had no hope because my old department didn't release me, but after taking the novena, there came a ray of hope, I got released from my department, but in the course, the form sent to the department to accept me got misplaced, and I was not accepted to the new one, thereby released from the old one and not accepted into the new one, I took the novena a second time and the form was found, now I changed to the department of my choice, which was obviously only a miracle, I had no hope, nothing could be done, but our mother did something for me.
I was introduced to this prayer by a friend that was 2014 after 2years of marriage without a child, my -inlaws had given my husband suggestion to impregnate another woman, I was devastated and my doctor too was tired cos no period no pregnancy and I started this prayer and told mama that I need twins boy and girl fro God to shun my enemies, just b4 I finished the prayer l was confirmed positive for twins.
Thanking God for his blessings, mercy, health and Life and for blessing me with a son in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
This woman is just amazing! Within the 9 days, I have seen her great hands. Before now, I had lost all hopes. I stopped saying the novena and became tepid. I decided to go back to our Lady and she has shown me help at work and everywhere. I pray she blesses my family and save us from sicknesses and terminal diseases.
I prayed to our Mother of perpetual help for the manifestation of my blissful marriage and it has been. Thank you Mother for your intercession
I prayed with the Novena of our Mother of perpetual help, for her intercession for me to get married and our mother interceded on my behalf.To the glory of God I got married to my hubby this 25-01-2020.
MY MOTHER so loving and kind, always coming through her devotees. Ive always known about the Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help but I never prayed it. I submitted myself to her will when I was in a serious financial snag. My little girl missed an entire term because of this. It broke my heart and I went to her and I prayed the Novena and on the 4th day I think I got a call for a project. I didn't even stress for and got paid in full before even starting the project. I was ecstatic i broke down in tears and started praising her name. My girl is in school now with her mates. I vouched never to stray from her. She will always be MY MOTHER. I will forever consecrate to HER my whole being, my life and home without reserve.
Thanking our Mother of Perpetual help for her constant intercession, i have faith and believe that Mother Mary will answer all my prayers. Amen🙏🙏🙏
Dear Mother of Perpetual Help, thank you for interceding. I have made the 9 days Novena to you asking for my business to grow and also financial needs to support the growth of the business. Thank you Mother for blessing me with these requests. THANK YOU
This Novena prayer is beyond powerful I started the prayers 2yrs ago and I can't start telling the testimonies cos they 're alot financial promotions favour I say this Novena when I feel I'm loosing touch trust me it brings back that burning desire to always work in accordance to God's will and all of a sudden inner peace.... And she really is perpetual I'm helping I 've prayed for friends and they was testimony especially using devotive candles.
Example I pray for financial help for my colleagues wedding and it was done... I pray for peace and love in my colleagues troubled marriage and it was restored.... I prayed for great sales at work and I got beyond my expectations with a promotion. Mama u 're too much this is just but a few 😉
Cecilia nwakaego muolee
My mother opened my womb after years of suffering from acute fibroid, the novena was given to me by my dearest elder sister, and with faith I ask queen that if she can bless me with a baby boy that I will tell everyone around me of her motherly love n care,immediately after the novena I found out that am pregnant and lo n behold it was a baby boy!(2011)today am blessed with three(3) cure boys!
Our mother of perpetual help is a powerful prayer. My brother who has been waiting for his Canadian visa for more than a year now, on the 8th day of my novena at midnight he received an invitation to Canada finally. This brought so much joy in my family.
Our mother of perpetual help, thank you so much and I am still waiting for more miracles... Amen.
I am a medic, and so I had this patient who was bleeding. She had lost so much blood that she was in shock. We needed an access into her veins so we could give her blood, but her veins were mostly collapsed. I tried twice to secure an access, I failed. I left and called another colleague who also tried and couldn't get access. Then, I decided to try again and this time, I prayed silently, to our lady of perpetual help for assistance, as I advanced the cannula. And instantly, without stress, I secured a wide access with which we were able to deliver blood to this patient who could have easily bled to death in our very presence. May the virgin of Perpetual Help be loved, praised, invoked and eternally blessed! May she be our hope in our hopelessness! Amen.
I am a devotee of our lady. I asked for direction on my decision pertaining to my state of life. Am at the stage to get married and I wanted to know if it is God's will that I should accept the proposal before me.Before embarking on the novena which ended today, I was confused about my decision and indecision. During the fourth day of my novena, I was encouraged to pray about my decision by my confessor. He said say a novena prayer to our lady of perpetual help or to Sy Jude. Already I had embark on the novena to our lady of perpetual help. I started praying about my decision. On the midnight of the seventh day, I was restless, couldn't sleep, I had a dream that what I had was been taken away from me. I shouted no and woke up. I realised then what our lady was telling. And from that day forward my decision to be with the person has not changed and I started to realise certain things that I have not taken not of before in the person. This person in question is not a catholic but respect the fact that I request the intercession of our lady. Because I believe that our lady brought us together and will continue to sustain our relationship till the end. We are in the process of getting married. Continue to intercede for me and my future husband. Thank you.
I started 9 days novena to our Mother of Perpetual help for a job i applied for. On the 6th day of the novena, that same institution called me. It is like a dream. I thank our Mother of Perpetual help.
Enyinnah Henry Adiole
My friend who is doing her master degree needed accommodation in the school hostel in University of Lagos Nigeria because she transports her self to school everyday with not less than #1300 everyday. Initially the school portal said that there's no more accommodation. I told her not to panic that holy mother of perpetual help will do it for us. We started the novena together though we are not residing in the same state, As God may have it, a professor took the case up and directed her to the person in charge of the hostel with a letter that she should provide an accommodation for her, On the 3rd day of the novena I asked her have you checked the accommodation portal she said yes, "I checked it but it's still saying the same thing, you can check by yourself since you have my details" then on the early hours of the sixth day I was checked it, Lo and behold, 'You have been assigned 1 space in Henry Carr Hall B, 022, follow the link and complete the process to claim it before 27th of June", immediately I called her she did not pick because it was around 2am midnight, I sent her a text. Immediately she woke up she called back and said she's confirmed it and we have not stopped thanking Holy mama for what she did for us oo. Our mother of perpetual help Pray for us.
Edith Azere Ayoyi
She is preparing a home for me any my family.
She saved me from deadly Spiritual affliction and attacks.
I want to thank Her for Her intercession and for saving me from untimely death.
Okafor Onyinye Judith
I learnt about this prayer in school. We usually pray the novena nine days to our exams and honestly it helped me a lot I put so much confidence in this prayer that I became d best among my mates and even graduated as d best student even though I had a little child at hand then.when I say this prayer,am usually filled with so much confidence that makes me believe I can succeed in anything and that I have nothing to fear and it has been working for me.
SECONDLY: When I fell sick for months I said my novena continuously and prayed and hoped in God for divine healing.Today am a living testimony of God's love and the power of prayer.May All Glory and honour be unto your name God,I will continue to testify your goodness forever.
I thank My Lady for interceding for me and my sisters for the blessings of GOD for our own spouses and homes. It’s done! Alleluia! I believe.
I have known about this Novena for a very long time now, but I haven't been able to successfully complete it anytime I started it.
Then one day a friend sent me the link to this website on August 13th, to start the Novena on Thursday 15th feast of Assumption. I had my Prayer points among which was financial blessings especially in my business which wasnt moving well for some time now. On the 3rd day of the Novena the whole diocese of my area went for our Lady's birthday at the National Shrine of Mother of perpetual help... and I was in attendance too.
I prayed for her intervention in my life amongst other things. Few days later on the 5th day of the Novena i received favours from an unexpected quarter and since then things have been turning around for my good!
I have been receiving favours all round unlike before things were tight for me but now I can see a lot of improvement. I attribute it to our Lady's intercession and I promise to continue to be her strong and faithful devotee. May God be praised through our Mother Mary! Mother of perpetual help! I love you!
I want to thank our mother of perpetual help for her special intercession..I thank you most pure, most holy and ever true mother for restoration of my health. I am healed, glory to GOD I AM HEALED!!
Mama has been interceding for me and now I have been blessed by GOD with my own spouse, children and home. More than I could ever ask. Thank you Mama for helping fight all spiritual battles! I love you too much and always.
Thanking GOD for answered prayers - healing on Mr Idoko, Mrs Blessing Odoh and one who was in coma. Also thanking GOD for a very happy, blissful and successful marriage this year.
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