Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.


Thessalonians 5:16-18

   

               
 





Mary Help of Christians Novena

The title, “Mary, Help of Christians” refers to the special role of Mary in the trials of the Church. The title goes back to 1571, when Christianity was saved by Mary, Help of Christians when Catholics throughout Europe prayed the Rosary and had a decisive victory of Christianity over Islamic aggressors from the Ottoman Empire.

Churches, ministries and organizations around the world have been founded under Mary’s protection. St. John Bosco is well-known for his devotion to Mary, Help of Christians. He saw her profound influence as protector and patroness. He would tell people, “Have faith in the Blessed Sacrament and Mary, Help of Christians and you will see what miracles are.” He founded the Salesians, a religious order with a focus on helping poor children and educating boys to the priesthood, through her intercession.

The feast day of Mary, Help of Christians is May 24th.

Mary, Help of Christians Novena Prayers:

Day 1:

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, and sought thy intercession, was left unaided, inspired with 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.

Mary, Help of Christians, you helped defend the Christian faith over the course of history. Free me from infidelity or faithlessness and give me perseverance and strength to live an authentically Christian life in the world today. Mary, pray for me and ask God to grant the intentions I hold within my heart. (State your intentions here…)

Most loving Mary, you were given to all Christians as their help and protector in the most difficult times in the life of Christians and the life of the Church. Help me to come to you during times of need and especially at the time of my death, that I may be victorious over the evil one as you are. Amen.

Mary Help of Christians, Pray for us!

Amen.

Day 2:

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, and sought thy intercession, was left unaided, inspired with 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.

Mary, Help of Christians, listen to my prayers as I ask for your help to avoid sin. Have mercy on me! Mary, pray for us and ask God to grant the intentions we hold within our hearts. (State your intentions here…)

Most loving Mary, you were given to all Christians as their help and protector in the most difficult times in the life of Christians and the life of the the Church. Help me to come to you during times of need and especially at the time of my death, that I may be victorious over the evil one as you are. Amen.

Mary Help of Christians, Pray for us!

Amen.

Day 3:

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, and sought thy intercession, was left unaided, inspired with 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.

Mary, Help of Christians, you showed your great protection over the Church throughout the centuries. In this time that Christians are persecuted throughout the world, spread your protection over the Church and protect Christians and the Holy Father from attacks of the enemy. Mary, pray for us and ask God to grant the intentions we hold within our hearts. (State your intentions here…)

Most loving Mary, you were given to all Christians as their help and protector in the most difficult times in the life of Christians and the life of the Church. Help me to come to you during times of need and especially at the time of my death, that I may be victorious over the evil one as you are. Amen.

Mary Help of Christians, Pray for us!

Amen.

Day 4:

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, and sought thy intercession, was left unaided, inspired with 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.

Mary, Help of Christians, you overcame heresies that sought to tear apart the Church. Help guard the purity of our hearts so that we may always have faith in Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Mary, pray for us and ask God to grant the intentions we hold within our hearts. (State your intentions here…)

Most loving Mary, you were given to all Christians as their help and protector in the most difficult times in the life of Christians and the life of the Church. Help me to come to you during times of need and especially at the time of my death, that I may be victorious over the evil one as you are. Amen.

Mary Help of Christians, Pray for us!

Amen.

Day 5:

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, and sought thy intercession, was left unaided, inspired with 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.

Mary, Help of Christians, as Christians we come to you for assistance. Help us to love and venerate you every day so that we may tell of your mercy in heaven. Mary, pray for us and ask God to grant the intentions we hold within our hearts. (State your intentions here…)

Most loving Mary, you were given to all Christians as their help and protector in the most difficult times in the life of Christians and the life of the Church. Help me to come to you during times of need and especially at the time of my death, that I may be victorious over the evil one as you are. Amen.

Mary Help of Christians, Pray for us!

Amen.

Day 6:

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, and sought thy intercession, was left unaided, inspired with 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.

Mary, Help of Christians, you freed the Christian people from assaults from the Muslim Turks. Free us today, and every day from attacks of any kind so that nothing will come in the way of our salvation. Mary, pray for us and ask God to grant the intentions we hold within our hearts. (State your intentions here…)

Most loving Mary, you were given to all Christians as their help and protector in the most difficult times in the life of Christians and the life of the Church. Help me to come to you during times of need and especially at the time of my death, that I may be victorious over the evil one as you are. Amen.

Mary Help of Christians, Pray for us!

Amen.

Day 7:

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, and sought thy intercession, was left unaided, inspired with 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.

Mary, Help of Christians, please protect all priests, nuns, missionaries and people who share the life of Jesus in the world. Help them to attract all souls to have faith in Jesus. Mary, pray for us and ask God to grant the intentions we hold within our hearts. (State your intentions here…)

Most loving Mary, you were given to all Christians as their help and protector in the most difficult times in the life of Christians and the life of the Church. Help me to come to you during times of need and especially at the time of my death, that I may be victorious over the evil one as you are. Amen.

Mary Help of Christians, Pray for us!

Amen.

Day 8:

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, and sought thy intercession, was left unaided, inspired with 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.

Mary, Help of Christians, you are the Queen of Martyrs. Help us to be devoted Christians in life and through death. Mary, pray for us and ask God to grant the intentions we hold within our hearts. (State your intentions here…)

Most loving Mary, you were given to all Christians as their help and protector in the most difficult times in the life of Christians and the life of the Church. Help me to come to you during times of need and especially at the time of my death, that I may be victorious over the evil one as you are. Amen.

Mary Help of Christians, Pray for us!

Amen.

Day 9:

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, and sought thy intercession, was left unaided, inspired with 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.

Mary, Help of Christians, protect our ability to freely practice our Christian faith. There are many people and governments in the world that wish to destroy our faith. Protect us from religious intolerance so we may always be in communion with Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Mary, pray for us and ask God to grant the intentions we hold within our hearts. (State your intentions here…)

Most loving Mary, you were given to all Christians as their help and protector in the most difficult times in the life of Christians and the life of the Church. Help me to come to you during times of need and especially at the time of my death, that I may be victorious over the evil one as you are. Amen.

Mary Help of Christians, Pray for us!

Amen.

Mary, Help of Christians is Patron of…

The intercession of Mary, Help of Christians is called on especially in the following cases:

  •      Argentina
  •      Australia
  •      China
  •      Poland
  •      Salesians

The feast day of Mary, Help of Christians is May 24th but you can pray this novena for any reason that you want, so go ahead and start praying!


 













 
 
 
 

 

 



 
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