September 8 is the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  There is a novena that began, August 30, and we  have been asked to pray for marriage and families.  A novena is a prayer that lasts for nine successive days and is believed to obtain special intercessory graces.

Day 2 – Novena for Marriage and Family
Jesus, I trust in you. Please grant through your mother’s intercession that I may always bring Your hope into my family.
Jesus, I trust in you. Please grant through your mother’s intercession that I may always bring Your love into my family.
Jesus, I trust in you. Please grant through your mother’s intercession that I may always bring Your mercy into my family.
Our Lady, on this feast of your birth, please pray for stronger and holier marriages.
Amen.
Oh most holy daughter of Adam, your precious Son chose you as the vessel for his entry to the world. Where our first mother, Eve, fell short, you fulfilled God’s call for a Mother’s holiness. Pray for me today that the feast of your birth may give great joy to my soul that I may be born to new life through your Son.
Dearest Mother, please pray for me and for these my intentions…
(State your intentions)
Hail Mary…
Amen.


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