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.

 

Mediatrix between God and mankind, admirable Mary,

by your birth you perfected the joy

of all the children of Adam,

who, through you,

have received the Author of Grace,

for He has made you

the treasurer of all the graces

which are imparted to us.

May your birth be a special cause of joy to my soul

by obtaining for me from God,

eternal salvation

and all the graces necessary to obtain it.

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 9

 

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

 

Mediatrix of graces, admirable Mary, by your birth you perfected the joy of all the children of Adam, who, through you, have received the Author of Grace, for He has made you the treasurer of all the graces which are imparted to us. May your birth be a special cause of joy to my soul by obtaining for me from God, eternal salvation and all the graces necessary to obtain it. Dearest Mother, please pray for me and for these my intentions… (State your intentions). Amen

 

Scriptural Meditation

 

“And Mary said: ‘My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour; because he has looked upon the humiliation of his servant. Yes, from now onwards all generations will call me blessed, for the Almighty has done great things for me. Holy is his name, and his faithful love extends age after age to those who fear him. He has used the power of his arm, he has routed the arrogant of heart. He has pulled down princes from their thrones and raised high the lowly. He has filled the starving with good things, sent the rich away empty. He has come to the help of Israel his servant, mindful of his faithful love according to the promise he made to our ancestors — of his mercy to Abraham and to his descendants forever.’” (Luke 1:46-55)

 

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 thy maternal intercession for all Priests and Religious all over the world. Grant them the grace of perseverance as they follow Christ more closely by living out the gospel values. May they be continually blessed as they minister and bless the people of God in their various apostolates. Fill them with the spirit of wisdom and strength, and protect them physically and spiritually. May they continually grow in discernment and love, following the example of our Lord and Saviour, as One who did not come to be served but to serve. O dearest Mother, through your prayers and intercessions, may they never waver in faith, and may your presence be with them throughout their life’s journey on earth, in order that they may attain the everlasting joys of heaven at the end of their lives.

 

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

 

1. Ave, Maria! O Maiden, O Mother,”

proudly thy children are calling on thee!

Thine are the graces unclaimed by another,

Sinless and beautiful, star of the sea!

 

Chorus:

Mater amabilis, ora pro nobis!

Pray for thy children who call upon thee;

Ave, sanctissima! Ave, purissima!

Sinless and beautiful, star of the sea!

 

2. Ave, Maria! thy children are kneeling,

words of endearment are murmured to thee;

softly thy spirit upon us is stealing,

Sinless and beautiful, star of the sea!

 

3. Ave, Maria! thou portal of heaven,

harbour of refuge, to thee, do we flee;

lost in the darkness, by stormy winds driven,

Sinless and beautiful, star of the sea!

 

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!)