8th September Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Prayer for the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

O Virgin immaculate, thou who by a singular privilege of grace was preserved from original sin, look with pity upon our separated brethren, who are nevertheless thy children, and call them back to the centre of unity. Not a few of them, although are separated from the Church, have kept a certain veneration for thee; and do thou, generous as thou art, reward them for it, by obtaining for them the grace of conversion.

Thou wast conqueror the infernal serpent from the first instant of thy existence; renew even now, for it is now more necessary than ever before, thine ancient triumphs; glorify thy divine Son, bring back to Him the sheep that have strayed from the one-fold and place them once more under the guidance of the universal Shepherd who holds the place of thy Son on earth; let it be thy glory, O Virgin who destroys all heresies, to restore unity and peace once more to all the Christian people.

COLLECT

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 lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever.

To Our Blessed Mother

We fly to your protection, most holy Mother of God; please listen to our petitions and needs, and deliver us from all dangers, ever glorious and blessed Virgin Mary.

Mary, our model and mother, by your obedience and patience you have taught us how to be true children of God. Please help us by your powerful assistance to overcome all our weaknesses, and to fulfil perfectly our tasks in life.

By your compassionate aid may we ever stand in spirit with you beneath the cross of Christ so that we may also rejoice with you in your divine Son’s triumphant victory over sin and death.

In your maternal kindness help us to be faithful to prayers in the company of God’s Church as you were one with the Apostles in the upper room as you waited for the promised Spirit of Pentecost.

With your gracious assistance may we be near you in the glory of Christ’s kingdom come to sing with you and all the faithful the eternal praise of God. Amen.

V. O Mary, conceived without sin,

R. Pray for us who have recourse to you.

You are all fair, O Virgin Mary,

You never knew the stain of sin;

You are the glory of Jerusalem,

You, the joy of Israel,

You, the great honour of our people,

You, the advocate of sinners.

O Mary, Virgin most prudent,

O Mary, Mother most merciful,

Pray for us,

Intercede for us with our Lord,

Jesus Christ.

Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary Novena Prayer to Our Lady

O most Holy Virgin,

You were chosen to become the Mother of Jesus. Permit me your devoted client to praise you for this unique privilege. O tender Mother and Comfortress of the afflicted grant me the special protection which you have promised to those who venerate you. Relying on thy infinite mercies of your Divine Son trusting on His promises that those who ask would receive and penetrated with confidence in your powerful intercession. I most humbly entreat you to obtain for me the favours which I petition for in this novena if it is the holy will of God or else whatever graces I most stand in need of

(Here specify your request)

In veneration of the love and joy with which your heart was replenished when the “Word was made Flesh in your womb”.

I offer you the sentiments of my heart.

(Here recite three Hail Marys)

O mother of God, accept these salutations in union with the veneration with which the Angel Gabriel first hailed you “Full of Grace”. I wish most sincerely that these may become so many gems in the crown of your celestial glory.

Mother Mary to your keeping Soul and body we confide. Toiling, resting, walking, sleeping Be you ever at our side. Cares that vex us joys that please us, Life and death we trust in you ,you make yours all for Jesus And for all eternity. Amen.

Novena for the Nativity of Our Lady

Opening Prayer

V. O God, come to my assistance.

R. O Lord, make haste to help me.

V Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

R. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen

Day One

Heavenly Child, lovable Mary, the Eternal Father delights in your birth, for He beholds in your coming into this world one of His creatures who is so perfect that she will become the worthy Mother of His divine Son.

May your birth give joy to my soul also, by obtaining for me from the heavenly Father, the pardon of my sins, and an abiding sorrow for them.

Dearest Mother, please pray for me and for these my intentions… (State your intentions)

Hail Mary….

Closing Prayer

Your Nativity, O Virgin Mother of God, was the herald of joy to the whole world; since from you arose the Sun of Justice, Christ our God, who, destroying the curse, bestowed the blessing, and confounding death, rewarded us with life everlasting.

V. Let us celebrate with joy the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

R. That she may intercede for us with Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Let us pray

Grant to us your servants, we beseech you, O Lord, the gift of Your heavenly grace, that as our salvation was begun in the child-bearing of the Blessed Virgin, so from this solemn festival of her Nativity may we obtain an increase of peace. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

Day Two

O Chosen One among the daughters of Adam, admirable Mary, the Son of God delights in your birth, for He beholds the one chosen to be His Mother, and oh! such a beloved Mother.

May your birth give joy to my soul also, by obtaining from your divine Son the grace to be born again spiritually to a holy life, perfectly conformed to yours, so that I may merit to obtain eternal glory.

Dearest Mother, please pray for me and for these my intentions…. (State your intentions)

Hail Mary….

Closing Prayer

Day Three

O Chosen One among the daughters of Adam, lovable Mary, the Eternal Word takes delight in your birth, for He sees the source of His Immaculate Blood

May your birth give joy to my soul also, by obtaining for me from the Word made Flesh, the grace to find in this Divine Blood the eternal happiness of my soul.

Dearest Mother, please pray for me and for these my intentions…. (State your intentions)

Hail Mary….

Closing Prayer

Day Four

O Chosen One among the daughters of Adam, admirable Mary, the Redeemer, promised to mankind from the beginning of the world, takes delight in your birth, for He sees the one who is destined to become the Co-redemptress of souls by uniting her tears to the Blood shed on the Cross to save mankind.

Dearest Mother, please pray for me and for these my intentions…. (State your intentions)

Hail Mary….

Closing Prayer

Day Five

Resplendent Lily of Paradise, lovable Mary, the Holy Spirit takes delight in your birth for He sees in you the soul never stained by sin, which would forever be His worthy Temple.

May your birth give joy to my soul also, by obtaining for me from the Holy Spirit His divine love and final perseverance.

Dearest Mother, please pray for me and for these my intentions…. (State your intentions)

Hail Mary….

Closing Prayer

Day Six

Most Beautiful Branch of the tree of David, most admirable Mary, whose birth was such a consolation to St. Joachim and St. Anne who were delighted to be the parents of so holy a child, may your birth be the consolation of my soul, by obtaining for me from God, victory over the world and detachment from all the things of this earth.

Dearest Mother, please pray for me and for these my intentions…. (State your intentions)

Hail Mary….

Closing Prayer

Day Seven

Resplendent Morning Star, lovable Mary, your birth was the cause of great joy to the angels, for they beheld in you the Mother of the Redeemer of the world, who by His Death would repair the loss sustained by the fall of rebellious angels in paradise.

May your birth give joy to my soul also, by obtaining for me from God, victory over the infernal enemy, deliverance from all his snares, and the grace to be associated in glory with the angels in heaven.

Dearest Mother, please pray for me and for these my intentions…. (State your intentions)

Hail Mary….

Closing Prayer

Day Eight

Brilliant Aurora of Heaven, lovable Mary, your birth brought great consolation to the souls of the saints detained in limbo, for it announced the approach of the Sun of Justice, Jesus Christ, who would enlighten their darkness and then conduct them to paradise.

May your birth give joy to my soul also, and obtain for me from God, patience in all adversities, a perfect and constant conformity to His most holy will.

Dearest Mother, please pray for me and for these my intentions…. (State your intentions)

Hail Mary….

Closing Prayer

Day Nine

Mediatrix between God and mankind, admirable Mary, by your birth you perfected the joy of all the children of Adam, who, through you, have received the Author of Grace, for He has made you the treasurer of all the graces which are imparted to us.

May your birth be a special cause of joy to my soul by obtaining for me from God, eternal salvation and all the graces necessary to obtain it.

Dearest Mother, please pray for me and for these my intentions…. (State your intentions)

Hail Mary….

Closing Prayer