A novena prayer request is known in the Roman Catholic Church as being a special form of worship which revolves around saying a specific set of prayers for nine consecutive days. There are countless saints as well as Marian dedications that you can devote a novena to. There are also several causes that you can focus on as you pray a novena. Here are just a few examples of novenas for a miracle.
We will print and place your prayer request on the Stone of Anointing; the place where Christ’ body was laid down after being removed from the crucifix and prepared for burial.
Novena to St. Jude for a Miracle
St. Jude is not only a first century saint but he was also one of the original twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. St. Judge would ultimately die for his faith and became one of the first Christian martyrs. Today, Catholics all over the world incorporate a prayer request to St. Jude into their daily life by making the dedication of saying a novena to St. Jude for a miracle. A popular example of a St. Jude novena for a miracle prayer is:
O Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given such great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present and urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and cause you to be invoked. St. Jude pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen.
Novena to St. Padre Pio
Without question, St. Padre Pio struggled with different aspects of his life. This is one of the reasons why so many people dedicate novenas to Padre Pio on a regular basis. If you find yourself struggling with a certain health issue, you may want to consider incorporating a powerful novena to St. Padre Pio by incorporating this prayer into your prayer life for nine days:
Dear God, You generously blessed Your servant,
St. Pio of Pietrelcina, with the gifts of the Spirit. You marked his body with the five wounds of Christ Crucified, as a powerful witness to the saving Passion and Death of Your Son. Endowed with the gift of discernment, St. Pio labored endlessly in the confessional for the salvation of souls. With reverence and intense devotion in the celebration of Mass, he invited countless men and women to a greater union with Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Through the intercession of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, I confidently beseech You to grant me the grace of (here state your petition). Glory be to the Father… (three times). Amen.
Novena to St. Rita
St. Rita is another example of a saint that people often turn to when they have a hopeless cause. St. Rita of Cascia was an Italian Roman Catholic nun who was born in the late 1300s. Although she struggled through certain parts of her life, she never lost her focus or her dedication to God through the turmoil which is why a prayer request to St. Rita is something that is so powerful. One of the common examples of a novena prayer request to St. Rita includes:
O Holy Patroness of those in need, St. Rita, whose pleadings before thy Divine Lord are almost irresistible, who for thy lavishness in granting favors hast been called the Advocate of the HOPELESS and even of the IMPOSSIBLE; St. Rita, so humble, so pure, so mortified, so patient and of such compassionate love for the Crucified Jesus that thou couldst obtain from Him whatsoever thou askest, on account of which all confidently have recourse to thee, expecting, if not always relief, at least comfort; be propitious to our petition, showing thy power with God on behalf of thy suppliant; be lavish to us, as thou hast been in so many wonderful cases, for the greater glory of God, for the spreading of thine own devotion, and for the consolation of those who trust in thee. We promise, if our petition is granted, to glorify thee by making known thy favor, to bless and sing thy praises forever. Relying then upon thy merits and power before the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we pray thee grant that (here mention your request).