Novena Prayers in Preparation for the Feast Day of Mother Mary Birthday

 

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

 

Resplendent Lily of Paradise, lovable Mary,

the Holy Spirit takes delight in your birth

for He sees in you the soul never stained by sin,

which would forever be His worthy Temple.

May your birth give joy to my soul too,

by obtaining for me from the Holy Spirit

His divine love

and final perseverance.

Dearest Mother,

please pray for me

and for these my intentions…

…………………….. (State your intentions)

 

5 Hail Mary…

 

Prayer:

Your Nativity, O Virgin Mother of God,

was the herald of joy to the whole world;

since from you arose the Sun of Justice,

Christ our God, Who, destroying the curse,

bestowed the blessing

and confounding death,

rewarded us with life everlasting.

 

V. Let us celebrate with joy the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

 

R. That she may intercede for us with Our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Let us pray:

Grant to us Your servants,

we beseech you, O Lord,

the gift of Your heavenly grace,

that as our salvation was begun

in the child-bearing of the Blessed Virgin,

so from this solemn festival of her Nativity

may we obtain an increase of peace.

Through Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

 

 

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

 

 

OR

 

 

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Novena Prayers – Day 5

 

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

 

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.

 

Opening Prayer

 

Resplendent Lily of Paradise, lovable Mary, the Holy Spirit takes delight in your birth for He sees in you the soul never stained by sin, which would forever be His worthy Temple. May your birth give joy to my soul also, by obtaining for me from the Holy Spirit His divine love and final perseverance. Dearest Mother, please pray for me and for these my intentions… (State your intentions). Amen

 

Scriptural Meditation

 

“Who is this arising like the dawn, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in battle array?’” (Song of songs 6:10)

 

Pause for a moment…

 

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.

 

1 Our Father… 10 Hail Marys… 1 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.

 

Short Invocations to Our Lady

 

Great Mary (Pray for us)

Greatest of Marys

Greatest of Women

Mother of Eternal Glory

Mother of the Golden Light

Honour of the Sky

Temple of the Divinity

Fountain of the Gardens

Serene as the Moon

Bright as the Sun

Garden Enclosed

Temple of the Living God

Light of Nazareth

Beauty of the World

Queen of Life

Ladder of Heaven

Mother of God.

 

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 and born without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you.

 

Your Nativity, O Virgin Mother of God, was the herald of joy to the whole world; since from you arose the Sun of Justice, Christ our God, who, destroying the curse, bestowed the blessing, and confounding death, rewarded us with life everlasting.

 

V. Let us celebrate with joy the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

 

R. That she may intercede for us with Our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

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+

Through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, may the Lord bless + us, and keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

 

FINAL ANTHEM TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

 

Immaculate Mary!

Our hearts are on fire,

that title so wondrous

fills all our desire.

 

Ave, ave, ave Maria!

Ave, ave, ave Maria!

 

We pray for God’s glory,

may His kingdom come!

We pray for His vicar,

our Father, and Rome.

 

We pray for our mother

the church upon earth,

and bless, sweetest Lady,

the land of our birth.

 

For poor, sick, afflicted

thy mercy we crave;

and comfort the dying,

thou light of the grave.

 

In grief and temptation,

in joy or in pain,

we seek thee, our mother,

nor seek thee in vain.

 

O bless us, dear Lady,

with blessings from heaven.

And to our petitions

let answer be given.

 

To God be all glory

and worship for aye,

and to God’s virgin mother

an endless Ave

 

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

 

(Conclude this novena with the Holy Rosary at any hour of the day, either 5 or 10 or 15 or 20 decades. You may choose to say the Rosary before the Novena prayers. The Rosary Prayer Is Compulsory!)