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 4 – 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 the line of King David, the Redeemer of the world loves you with the singular love of a Child for His mother. Pray for me today that the feast of your birth may give great joy to my soul that I may have a greater love and devotion to my Mother and Father.
Dearest Mother, please pray for me and for these my intentions…
(State your intentions)
Hail Mary…
Amen.
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