NOVENA FOR THE NATIVITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY: DAY 3 (For the unemployed, those who have lost their jobs and for workers who seek better employment opportunities)

MORNING PRAYERS

V. O God, come to my aid +
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Hymn

I’ll sing a hymn to Mary,
The Mother of my God,
The Virgin of all virgins,
Of David’s royal blood.
O teach me, holy Mary,
A loving song to frame,
When wicked men blaspheme thee,
To love and bless thy name.

O noble Tower of David,
Of gold and ivory.
The Ark of God’s own promise,
The gate of Heav’n to me.
To live and not to love thee
Would fill my soul with shame;
When wicked men blaspheme thee,
I’ll love and bless thy name.

The saints are high in glory,
With golden crowns so bright;
But brighter far is Mary,
Upon her throne of light.
Oh that which God did give thee,
Let mortal ne’er disclaim;
When wicked men blaspheme thee,
I’ll love and bless thy name.

But in the crown of Mary,
There lies a wonderous gem,
As Queen of all the angels,
Which Mary shares with them;
No sin hath e’er defiled thee,
So doth our faith proclaims;
When wicked men blaspheme thee,
I’ll love and bless thy name.

 

Scriptural Meditation
Read the following passage and meditate gently on it
Apocalypse 12:1-6.

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.

Prayer
Oh, Blessed Virgin Mary! Chosen and destined by the majestic Trinity to be the Mother of the only begotten Son of the Father, announced by the prophets, expected from the Patriarchs, and desired by all people; Tabernacle and living Temple of the Holy Spirit, Sun without spot, because you were conceived without original sin, Lady of heaven and earth, Queen of angels; we humbly come before you, and rejoice in the solemn annual celebration of your joyful birth; and from the depths of our hearts, we beseech you to be graciously born spiritually in our souls, so that we may be captivated by your love and sweetness, may we always remain united to your so sweet and loving heart.

Today, we beseech your maternal intercession on behalf of all the unemployed, those who have lost their jobs, and workers seeking better employment opportunities, especially (mention the names of those you wish to pray for). You know their anxieties, pains, sufferings, challenges, etc. We ask that through the prayers of this novena and with thy maternal intercession, God may look with mercy upon them and be gracious to them so that they may be gainfully employed, for the glory of God’s name, for their sanctification, and the good of humanity.

Our Father…10 Hail Marys…(State your private intentions)…Glory be…

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.

We fly to thy patronage, O holy Mother of God;
despise not our petitions in our necessities,
but deliver us always from all dangers,
O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

May the Divine assistance remain always with us, and may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you.

Let us pray.
Grant that we, your servants, Lord
may enjoy unfailing health of mind and body,
and through the prayers of the Blessed Virgin Mary in her glory
free us from our sorrows in this world
and give us eternal happiness in the next.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Blessing+
May the Lord bless + us, and keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

(If possible, kindly accompany this novena with the Holy Rosary at any hour of the day, either 5 or 10 or 15 or 20 decades…)

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NIGHT PRAYERS

V. O God, come to my aid
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Examination of conscience
(This is an excellent opportunity to examine one’s way of life throughout the course of the day for about 2 minutes)

You were sent to heal the contrite of heart, Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
You came to call sinners: Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
You are seated at the right hand of the Father to intercede for us: Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

May almighty God have mercy on us,
forgive us our sins,
and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.

Hymn

Daily, Daily Sing To Mary;
Sing, My Soul, Her Praises Due.
All Her Glorious Actions Cherish,
With The Heart’s Devotion True.
Lost In Wondering Contemplation,
Be Her Majesty Confessed!
Call Her Mother, Call Her Virgin,
Happy Mother, Virgin Blest!

She Is Mighty To Deliver;
Call Her, Trust Her Lovingly.
When The Tempest Rages Round You,
She Will Calm The Troubled Sea.
Gifts Of Heaven She Has Given,
Noble Lady, To Our Race;
She, The Queen, Who Clothes Her Subjects
With The Light Of God’s Own Grace.

All Our Joys Do Flow From Mary;
All Then Join Her Praise To Sing.
Trembling, Sing The Virgin Mother,
Mother Of Our Lord And King.
While We Sing Her Awesome Glory,
Far Above Our Fancy’s Reach,
Let Our Hearts Be Quick To Offer
Love The Heart Alone Can Reach.

Scriptural Meditation
Read the following passage and meditate gently on it:
Matthew 12: 46-50

Our Father…3 Hail Marys… Glory be… (For the intentions of the Holy Father, Pope Francis; and for peace in Nigeria, especially the incessant killings in Southern Kaduna)

We fly to thy patronage, O holy Mother of God;
despise not our petitions in our necessities,
but deliver us always from all dangers,
O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

May the Divine assistance remain always with us, and may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you.

Blessing+
The Lord grant us a quiet night and a perfect end.
Amen.

Final Anthem to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Ave Regina caelorum,
Ave Domina Angelorum:
Salve radix, salve porta,
Ex qua mundo lux est orta:
Gaude Virgo, gloriosa,
Super omnes speciosa,
Vale o valde decora,
Et pro nobis Christum exora.

OR

Hail, queen of heaven,
Hail lady of the angels.
Hail, root, hail door
From whom the Light of the world was born.
Rejoice, glorious Virgin,
Precious above all.
Hail, O very beautiful one,
And plead for us to Christ.

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Shalom!

Compiled and written by,
© Fr. Chinaka Justin Mbaeri, OSJ
Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Fatima, Vila Sabrina, São Paulo, Brazil
nozickcjoe@gmail.com / fadacjay@gmail.com

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She Is Mighty To Deliver;
Call Her, Trust Her Lovingly.
When The Tempest Rages Round You,
She Will Calm The Troubled Sea

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