NOVENA FOR THE NATIVITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY: DAY 4 (For those who desire to enter into a marital union and those who are yet to sanctify their union in the Church)

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

Mary, let Perpetual Succour
Be the answer, to our prayer,
For thy Son, of all the wretched
Gives to thee perpetual care.

Chorus:
Ever ready help hast thou,
Let thy children feel it now.

Of our passions we are weary,
Weary of the yoke of sin;
Yet though longing to be holy,
Faint of heart we ne’er begin.

Succour all, both priests and people,
Who to thee their homage pay,
Toiling men and praying women,
Help them on thy festal day.

Scriptural Meditation

Read the following passage and meditate gently on it
John 19:26-27

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 those who desire to enter into a marital union and those who are yet to sanctify their union in the Church (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 by granting them a befitting companion or helpmate and that the union be sanctified through the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony, for the glory of God’s name, and for their sanctification and salvation

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

Refrain: Mother Of Jesus And Mother Of Lowliness
Bearing The Light Of The World
Radiant With Glory, The Glory Of Jesus,
Conceived By The Spirit Of God

1. In the Beginning Of Time,
God’s Holy Spirit Did Shine
Breathed On The Deep And The Darkness Of Night,
Bringing The Promise Of Light

Refrain…

2. Then In The Fullness Of Time,
Came In The Same Spirit Sublime
Breathed On The Womb Of The Virgin Of Grace,
Called Her The Chosen of God

Refrain…

3. Wondrous The Moment That Heard,
You Say “Amen” To The World
Son Of The Father And Light Of His Light,
Face Of The Godhead Unveiled

Refrain…

4. Mary, Our Lady Of Light,
You Are The Father’s Delight
Pray For Us, Sinners, To Jesus, Your Son,
Show Us The Light Of The World

Refrain…

5. Mother Of Jesus And Mother Of Lowliness
Bearing The Light Of The World
Radiant With Glory, The Glory Of Jesus,
Conceived By The Spirit Of God

Scriptural Meditation
Read the following passage and meditate gently on it:
Acts. 1:12-14

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

O most holy one,
O most  pitiful,
O sweet Virgin Mary,
Mother best beloved,
Mother undefiled, pray for us…

OR

O, sanctissima, o, piissima,
Dulcis Virgo Maria!
Mater amata, intemerata,
Ora, ora pro nobis!

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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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Adaeze
2 months ago

Amen morning prayer

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