Dear Mother of Perpetual Help
from the cross Jesus gave you to us for our Mother.
You are the kindness,
the most loving of all mothers.
Look tenderly on us your children
as we now ask you to help us
in all our needs especially this one.
(State your intention here...)
While you were on earth,
dear Mother you willing shared in the sufferings of your Son.
Strengthened by your faith and confidence in the fatherly love of God
you accepted the mysterious designs of His Will.
We too have our crosses and trials.
Sometimes they almost crush us to the ground.
Dearest Mother, share with us your abundant faith and confidence in God.
Make us aware that God never ceases to love us;
that He answers all our prayers in the way that is best for us.
Strengthen our hearts to carry the cross
in the footsteps of your Divine Son.
Help us to realize that he who shares the cross of Christ
will certainly share His resurrection.
Dearest Mother, as we worry about our own problems
let us not forget the needs of others.
You always love others so much;
help us to do the same.
While praying for our own intentions
and for all the intentions of all here present
at this Novena we earnestly ask you, our Mother,
to help us comfort the sick and the dying,
give hope to the poor and unemployed,
heal the broken-hearted,
lighten the burden of the oppressed,
teach justice to their oppressors
and bring back to God all those who have offended Him.
Dearest Mother, help us to avoid sin
which separates us from our heavenly Father
and from one another.
Full of trust in you,
we place ourselves under the mantle of your maternal protection
and confidently hope for your powerful help.