August 30, 2017

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Novena for Marriage and Families 2017 | Day 1

Nativity of the Virgin Mary

August 30, 2017

Society is built and sustained by families. The sacred foundation of the family is marriage. Today, the family and marriage are under attack. However, this did not happen in a vacuum. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput observed, “No society can sustain itself for long if marriage and the family fall apart on a mass scale.” When marriages suffer, families suffer. And when families suffer, society breaks down. We say this novena for marriage and family, for all marriages and families that are suffering in any way. Let us pray for peace in our homes, hearts and families.

Nativity of the Virgin Mary Novena for Marriage and Families - Day 1

Say the following three times:

Jesus, I trust in You. Please grant through Your mother’s intercession that I may always bring Your hope into my family.

Then say:

Our Lady, on this feast of your birth, please pray for stronger and holier marriages. Amen.

Most lovable Mother Mary, our Father in Heaven created you with delight. You are His creature whom He made worthy to become the holy Mother of His Son. You were born into a family of Saints. Pray for me today that my joy in your Son will increase and that my family may become more holy.

Dearest Mother, please pray for me and for these my intentions…

(State your intentions)

Hail Mary…

Impart to your servants, we pray, O Lord, the gift of heavenly grace, that the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin may bring deeper peace to those for whom the birth of her Son was the dawning of salvation. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who reigns with you and with the Holy Spirit, forever. Amen.

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