NOVENA FOR THE NATIVITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY: DAY 5 (For married couples seeking the ‘fruit of the womb’)

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

‘Tis the month of our Mother,
The blessed and beautiful days.
When our lips and our spirits
Are glowing with love and with praise.

Oh! what peace to her children,
‘Mid sorrows and trials to know
That the love of their Mother
Hath ever a solace for woe.

And what joy to the erring.
The Sinful and sorrowful soul.
That a trust in her guidance
Will lead to a glorious goal.

Scriptural Meditation

Read the following passage and meditate gently on it
Song of Solomon 6: 9-10

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 married couples who seek the ‘fruit of the womb’ (mention the names of those you wish to pray for). O blessed Mother, You know their deep desire for a child; a little one to love and to hold, to care for, to cherish. Intercede with the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life, from whom all parenthood proceeds, that their bodies may conceive and raise healthy children who will please God in this life and be heirs to the Kingdom of Heaven. Grant that they may be guided in all their choices so that the conception, pregnancy, and the child’s birth would be in line with the divine will. Amen.

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

Holy Mary, Mother mild,
O sweet, sweet Mother!
Hear, O hear they feeble child,
O sweet, sweet Mother!

Brightest in the courts above,
O sweet, sweet Mother!
Joy of angels, Queen of love,
O sweet, sweet Mother!

O, exult ye Cherubim!
And rejoice ye Seraphim!
Praise her, praise her!
O praise our spotless Mother!

Scriptural Meditation
Read the following passage and meditate gently on it:
Ps. 45:9-15

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 Maria gratia plena, Maria gratia plena, Maria gratia plena.
Ave ave Dominus. Dominus te cum. Benedicta tu In muliaribus.
Et benedictus. Et benedictus fructus ventris,
Ventris tui Jesus. Ave Maria.

Ave Maria Mater Dei. Ora pro nobis pecatoribus.
Ora ora pro nobis. Ora ora pronobis pecatoribus.
Nuc in hora mortis. In hora mortis nostrae.
In hora mortis mortis nostrae. In hora mortis nostrae. Ave Maria.

OR

Recite/sing the Hail Mary…

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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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2 months ago

Morning Prayer… Amen

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2 months ago

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you; blessed are you amongst women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus… HolyMay, Mother of God pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen

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