Oh Most Holy Virgin! You
were chosen by the Most Adorable Trinity from all
eternity to be the most pure Mother of Jesus. Permit me,
your humble and devoted servant, to remind you of the
joy received in the instant of the Most Sacred
Incarnation of our Divine Lord and during the nine
months you carried Him in your chaste womb. I wish most
sincerely that I could renew, or even increase that joy,
by the fervour of my Prayers.
Oh! Tender Mother of the afflicted! Grant me under my
present necessities that special protection You have
promised to those who devoutly commemorate this
ineffable joy. Relying on the infinite mercies of your
Divine Son, trusting in the promise which He has made
that those who ask should receive, and penetrated with
confidence in your powerful prayers, I most humbly
entreat you intercede for me. I beg you to obtain for me
the favours which I petition for in this novena, if it
be the Holy Will of God to grant them; to ask for me
whatever graces I most stand in need of.
(Here specify your requests)
I desire by this novena, which I now offer in your
honour, to prove the lively confidence I have in your
intercession. Accept it, I beseech you, in honour of
that supernatural love and joy, with which your
Immaculate Heart was replenished during the abode of
your divine Son in your womb; in veneration of which, I
offer you the sentiments of my heart.
(Repeat the Hail Mary nine times)
and then say the following prayer:-
Oh! Mother of God! accept these salutations in union
with the respect and veneration with which the Angel
Gabriel first hailed you, "Full of Grace" I wish most
sincerely that they may become so many gems in the crown
of your incidental glory, which will increase in
brightness to the end of the world.
I beseech you, Oh! comfortress of the afflicted, by the
joy you received, when the word was made flesh, to
obtain for me the favours and graces, which I have now
implored through your powerful intercession. For this
end I offer you all the good works which have even been
performed in your honour. I most humbly entreat you for
the love of the amiable Heart of Jesus, with which yours
was ever so inflammed, to hear my humble prayers and to
obtain my requests.
This Novena prayer will be helpful to those helpless
people when everything fails, and who wants speedy and
visible answers to their agony.