Prayers and Novenas
PRAYER TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP
Mother of Perpetual Help, with the greatest confidence we kneel before you. We implore your help in the problems of our daily life. Trials and sorrows often depress us, reverses of fortune and painful privations bring misery into our lives; everywhere we meet the cross. Have pity on us, compassionate Mother. Take care of our needs, free us from our sufferings or if it be the will of God that we should suffer still longer Grant that we may endure all with love and patience. These graces we ask, trusting not in our merits but in your Love and power, O Mother of Perpetual Help.
MY NOVENA ROSE PRAYER TO ST. THERESE
Little Therese of the Child Jesus, please pick for me a rose from the heavenly gardens and send it to me as a massage of love.
O little flower of Jesus, ask God today to grant the favour I now place with the confidence in your hand. (Mention specific request)
St. Therese, help me to always believe as you did, in God’s great love for me, so that I might imitate your “Little Way” each day.
PRAYER TO ST. GERARD
Most Blessed Trinity, I, Your child, thank You for all the gifts and privileges which You granted to St. Gerard, especially for those virtues with which You adorned him on earth and the glory which You now impart to him in heaven. Accomplish Your work, Oh Lord, for the greater glory of Your kingdom on earth. Through his merits, in union with those of Jesus and Mary, grant me the grace for which I ask…. (Mention your request)
And you, my powerful intercessor, St. Gerard, always so ready to help those who have recourse to you, pray also for me. Prostrate yourself before the throne of Divine Mercy and Please do not leave it without being heard. To you I confide this important and urgent affair…. Graciously take my cause in hand and do not let me end this novena without having experienced in some way the effects of your intercession.