Novena's & Prayers




Remember O most amiable most benevolent, most kind and most merciful Father St. Joseph, that the great St. Teresa, assures us, that she never had recourse to thy protection without obtaining relief. Animated with the same confidence, O dear St. Joseph, I come unto thee, and groaning under the heavy burden of our many sins, we prostrate ourselves at thy feet. O most compassionate father, do not, we beseech thee, reject our poor and miserable prayers, but graciously hear and grant our petitions. Amen.

Ant. Joseph, son of David, fear not to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is so of the Holy Spirit.  She shall bring forth a son, and you shall call His name Jesus.`                       

      V.    Pray for us, Holy Father St. Joseph,

      R.   That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


We beseech you, O Lord, that the merits of the spouse of you most Holy Mother may avail on our behalf and that we may obtain by his intercession the graces which of ourselves we cannot deserve. Who live and reign for ever.  R. Amen.



In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O white lily of purity, sublime example of poverty, true mirror of humility, resplendent star of sanctity, O glorious St.  Anthony, who didst enjoy the sweet privilege of receiving into thy arms the infant Jesus, I beseech thee to take me under thy powerful protection. Thou, in whom the power of working miracles shines forth among, the other gifts of God, have pity upon me and come to my aid in this my great need. (Make your petition) Cleanse my heart from every disorderly affection, obtain for me a true contrition for my sins, and a great love of God and of my neighbour that, serving God faithfully in this life, I may come to praise, enjoy, and bless Him eternally with thee in Paradise.  Amen.

            V.   Pray for us, St. Anthony.

            R.  That we may made worthy of promises of Christ. 


Most merciful Jesus, who hast glorified in an  admirable manner Thy holy confessor, St. Anthony , by continued miracles, give us Thy grace to feel assured that we shall obtain through his intercession and merits  what we ask in confidence. Who livest and reignest with God the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever, Amen. 


     1.    COME HOLY GHOST (Kneel)

Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest,
And in our Souls take up thy rest,
Come with thy grace and heavenly aid,
To fill the hearts which thou hast made.

 V.  Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created:
 R.  And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

O God, who didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people by sending them the light  of the Holy Spirit,  grant us by the same spirit, to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort, through Christ Our Lord, Amen. 


('Here,O God is my sacrifice, a broken spirit, a heart that is humbled and contrite, thou, O God, will never disdain; ps. 50. 19) 

My God, I believe in thee, I hope in thee, I love thee above all things with all my soul, with all my heart and with all my strength: I love thee because Thou are infinitely good and worthy of being loved: and because I love thee, I repent with all my heart of having offended thee:  have mercy on me a sinner Amen. 


(To gain the indulgences attached to this Novena in this Church.  )

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven, Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us: and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, Amen. 

Hail Mary, full of grace, the lord is with thee blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary Mother of God, Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.

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. 


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

PriestO Mother of Perpetual Succour thou whose very name inspires confidence
People: Help me, O loving Mother.

Pr. That I may love and serve God with all my heart
Pe  Help me, O loving Mother.
Pr. That I may never neglect prayer
Pe. Help me, O loving Mother
Pr. In temptations against the holy virtue of purity
Pe. Help me, O loving Mother
Pr. That I may quickly rise again should I have the misfortune to fall into sin
Pe. Help me, O loving Mother
PrThat I may labour zealously to get rid of my sinful habits
Pe. Help me, O loving Mother
Pr. That I may courageously resist the seductions of the world, evil companions, bad  books and films.      
Pe. Help me, O loving Mother
Pr  That I may often and devoutly receive the Sacraments and fulfill  my Christian duties and the duties of my state.
Pe. Help me, O loving Mother
Pr. That I may be patient and resigned in all trials and troubles of life
Pe. Help me, O loving Mother
Pr. In sickness and pain, in poverty and distress
Pe. Help me, O loving mother
Pr. That I may not delay my conversion from day to day
Pe. Help me, O loving Mother
Pr. That I may ever love and serve thee and invoke thy assistance
Pe. Help me, O loving Mother
Pr. That I may be able to lead others to love, serve and pray to thee
Pe. Help me, O loving Mother
Pr. When death is near and I am about to pass into eternity
Pe. Help me, O loving Mother
Pr. To my last hour, to my last breath do thou watch over me
Pe. Help me, O loving Mother.
Pr. Pray for us O Mother of Perpetual Succour
Pe. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.  

O Almighty and merciful God who in order  to assist the human race hast willed the Blessed Virgin Mary to become the Mother of Thy only begotten Son  grant we beseech thee that by her intercession we may  avoid the contagion of sin and serve Thee with a pure heart Through  the same Christ Our Lord . Amen 


6.         NOVENA PRAYERS 

O  Mother of Perpetual Succour behold me a miserable sinner at thy feet.  I have recourse to thee and put my trust in thee O Mother of Mercy, have pity upon me, I here thee called by all the refuge and my hope of sinners: be then my refuge and my hope, Succour me for the love of Jesus Christ: stretch forth thy hand to me, a poor sinner who recommend and dedicate myself to thee as thy perpetual servant. I bless and thank God for having in His Mercy given me this confidence in Thee, the pledge, as I believe of my eternal salvation  Alas, too often in past times have I miserably fallen because I had not recourse to thee  I  Know that with thy help I shall conquer.  I know that thou wilt help me if I recommend myself to thee, but I fear lest in the occasion of falling I should cease to call upon thee and so should lose my soul.  This then is the grace I seek from Thee, and I beg of thee, as far as I know how and can , to obtain it for me,  namely, in the assaults of hell, always to have recourse to thee and to say to thee: O Mary, help me. Mother of Perpetual Succour, suffer me not to lose my God.  Amen. 

Pr.                  Mother of Perpetual Succour
Pe.                 Pray for thy Children.

Hail Mary... (repeat three times) 

Holy Mary, succour the miserable, Help the faint hearted, cheer those that weep, pray for the people, be the advocate of the cleargy, intercede for all devout women, let all feel thine aid, who implore thy perpetual succour. 

Pr :      Thou, has been made for us O lady, a Refuge.
Pe:      A helper in need and tribulation. 

O Lord Jesus Christ, Who hast given us Thy Mother Mary, whose wondrous image we venerate, to be our Mother ever ready to succour us, grant, we beseech Thee, that we, who earnestly implore her maternal aid, may deserveto enjoy perpetually the fruit of Thy redemption. Who lives and reigns world without end. Amen. 

     7.    HYMN- MOTHER DEAR OH PRAY FOR ME            

   Mother dear, Oh, pray for me
   Whilst far from Heaven and thee,
   I wander in fragile bark
   O'er life's tempestuous sea.
   O Virgin Mother, from Thy Throne,
   So bright in bliss above,
   Protect thy child, and cheer my path,
   With thy Sweet smile of love. 


             Mother dear, Oh pray for me
             And never cease thy care:
             Till in Heaven eternally,
             Thy love and bliss I share. 



     9.    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 thy intercession, was left unaided.  Inspired with this confidence. I fly to thee, O Virgin of Virgins, my Mother; to thee 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. 


V.   Our help is in the name of the Lord,
R.   Who made heaven and earth.

V.   Lord, hear my prayer
R.   And let my cry come unto Thee.

V.   The Lord be with you.
R.   And with you also.

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God that these Thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body: and by the glorious intercession of Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, be delivered from present sorrow and enjoy eternal gladness Through Christ our Lord Amen.

  (Extending his right hand towards the sick) 

    May the Lord Jesus Christ be amongst you, to defend you: within you: to preserve you: before you, to guide you: after you to guard you: above you to bless you: who with the Father and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen. 

                Through the intercession of our Mother of Perpetual Succour may the blessing of Almighty God, + Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, descend upon you and remain with you forever .  Amen.  


 Mary from thy sacred image,
With those eyes so sadly sweet,
Mother of Perpetual Succour,
See us kneeling at thy feet.

In thy arms thy Child  thou bearest
Source of all thy joy and woe:
What thy bliss, how deep thy sorrows,
Mother, thou alone canst know.


"To be with the children of men is my happiness" says the Lord.

Jesus lived among the people as a friend and helped them in their needs. He healed everyone who had faith in him and came to be known as a spiritual physician. Here represented as a Child, He stretches out His helping hand, to all of us in all our needs and cares. "The more you honour me, the more will I bless you", says the Infant Jesus.



            O Holy Infant Jesus, through your life on earth, you revealed to us many marvels your hidden power. So now bless us abundantly with your uplifted hand and graciously deign to hear the petitions of those who call upon you in faith and trust. Amen.

OUR FATHER..And the word became flesh, And dwelt among us. (3)

HAIL MARY..And the word became flesh, And dwelt among us (12)

GLORY BE.....O Infant Jesus, bless us and hear our prayers (3) 


            O Miraculous Infant Jesus, look upon us, as we, turn to you, imploring your assistance in our needs and anxieties. Let your compassionate heart be moved to pity by our supplications and grant us the favour which we ardently implore you. Free us from all affliction and despair, all trials and misfortunes and give us your support and consolation so that we may praise you with the Father, and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen. 

Hymn, Scripture Reading, Reflections. 


            O Most generous Infant Jesus, we on our knees before your Sacred Image, have come to express our deep thankfulness to you for all the favours we have received at your hands. We believe, Jesus, that together with the father and the Holy Spirit you are Creator and Saviour. Henceforth, we place all our trust in you. Through this miraculous statue, may your devotion be spread throughout the world and may all Christians pay homage to your Childhood and gain thereby untold divine blessings and favours. All praise and honour be to the Infant Jesus. Amen. 


May the Lord Jesus be with you to defend you; may He be with you to sustain you; may He go before you to show you the way; may He follow you to guard you; from above may He bless you with Father and the Holy Sprit who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

May the Almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. 


Most merciful Jesus.  Thy goodness is infinite and the treasure of Thy Grace inexhaustible. I have infinite Trust in Thy Mercy, which is above all Thy works. I surrender myself to Thee entirely and without reserve that I may thus live and strive for Christian Perfection.  I desire to spread Thy Mercy through the performance of both spiritual and corporal works of Mercy, particularly in converting sinners, in consoling and aiding the needy, the afflicted and the sick. 

            Guard me, then as Thy possession and Thy glory, for  while I have everything to fear from  my  human weakness, at the same time I have everything to hope for from Thy Mercy.  May all men come to know the fathomless depths of Thy Mercy, to confide in it and to glorify it forever.  Amen.           

            Jesus, I trust in Thee!



O glorious Virgin Mary, Queen of Carmel, Mother of God, and poor sinners, special protectress of all those who wear the holy Scapular, we supplicate you, by the glory that has been accorded you by the Incarnate Word in choosing you for His Mother, to obtain for us the pardon of our sins, amendment of life, consolation in our pains, and in particular the grace we ask in this novena, provided it be conformable to the will of your divine Son. Amen.

Hail Mary(thrice), Glory be.

 V        Our Lady of Mount Carmel
 R        Pray for us

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