Novena Prayers in Preparation for the Feast Day of the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary
Opening Prayers for Each Day:
First Day 30th August:
LEADER/ALL: Heavenly Child, lovable Mary, the Eternal Father delights in your birth, for He beholds in your coming into this world one of His creatures who is so perfect that she will become the worthy Mother of His divine Son. May your birth give joy to our soul also, by obtaining for us from the heavenly Father, the pardon of our sins, and an abiding sorrow for them.
Second Day 31st August:
LEADER/ALL: O Chosen One among the daughters of Adam, admirable Mary, the Son of God delights in your birth, for He beholds the one chosen to be His Mother, and oh! such a beloved Mother. May your birth give joy to our soul also, by obtaining from your divine Son the grace to be born again spiritually to a holy life, perfectly conformed to yours, so that we may merit to obtain eternal glory.
Third Day 1st September:
LEADER/ALL: O Chosen One among the daughters of Adam, lovable Mary, the Eternal Word takes delight in your birth, for He sees the source of His Immaculate Blood. May your birth give joy to our soul also, by obtaining for us from the Word made Flesh, the grace to find in this Divine Blood the eternal happiness of our soul.
Fourth Day 2nd September:
LEADER/ALL: O Chosen One among the daughters of Adam, admirable Mary, the Redeemer, promised to mankind from the beginning of the world, takes delight in your birth, for He sees the one who is destined to become the Co-redemptress of souls by uniting her tears to the Bloodshed on the Cross to save mankind.
Fifth Day 3rd September:
LEADER/ALL: 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 our soul also, by obtaining for us from the Holy Spirit His divine love and final perseverance.
Sixth Day 4th September:
LEADER/ALL: Most Beautiful Branch of the tree of David, most admirable Mary, whose birth was such a consolation to St. Joachim and St. Anne who were delighted to be the parents of so holy a child, may your birth be the consolation of our soul, by obtaining for us from God, victory over the world and detachment from all the things of this earth.
Seventh Day 5th September:
LEADER/ALL: Resplendent Morning Star, lovable Mary, your birth was the cause of great joy to the angels, for they beheld in you the Mother of the Redeemer of the world, who by His Death would repair the loss sustained by the fall of rebellions angels in paradise. May your birth give joy to our soul also, by obtaining for us from God, victory over the infernal enemy, deliverance from all his snares, and the grace to be associated in glory with the angels in heaven.
Eighth Day 6th September:
LEADER/ALL: Brilliant Aurora of Heaven, lovable Mary, your birth brought great consolation to the souls of the saints detained in limbo, for it announced the approach of the Sun of Justice, Jesus Christ, who would enlighten their darkness and then conduct them to paradise. May your birth give joy to our soul also, and obtain for us from God, patience in all adversities, a perfect and constant conformity to His most holy will.
Ninth Day 7th September:
LEADER/ALL: 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 our soul by obtaining for us from God, eternal salvation and all the graces necessary to obtain it.
LEADER/All: Blessed Child Mary, destined to be the Mother of God and our loving Mother, by the heavenly graces you lavish upon us, mercifully listen to our supplications. In the needs which press upon us from every side and especially in our present tribulation, we place all our trust in you. O holy Child, by the privileges granted to you alone and by the merits which you have acquired, show that the source of spiritual favours and the continuous benefits which you dispense are inexhaustible, because your power with the Heart of God is unlimited. Deign through the immense profusion of graces with which the Most High has enriched you from the first moment of your Immaculate Conception; grant us, O Celestial Child, our petition, and we shall eternally praise the goodness of your Immaculate Heart. Amen