NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF FATIMA - October 5 to 13, 2014
Pray this prayer for 9 Consecutive Days
Beginning Oct. 5 and ending on Oct. 13; Oct. 13 is the anniversary of the last day the Blessed Mother appeared in Fatima
Immaculate Heart of Mary, my Mother. I come to you this day as a little child in prayer. I beg to make this offering of my heart as simple and childlike as I can. The three little ones of Fatima have taught us what pleases your maternal heart. I earnestly desire that all the people of the world be brought to a humble knowledge and love of the Sacred Heart of your dear Son. I pray, dear Mother of my God that the indescribable beauty and the snow-white purity of your own Immaculate Heart may so captivate our souls that we will detest all sin and dedicate our lives to the honor and glory of the God who created us.
I give my heart to you, my heavenly Queen, and in utmost confidence I leave to you the choice of what is best for me in answer to my prayer of love and reparation.
Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, I give you my heart.
Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, I put my trust entirely in you.
Immaculate Heart of the Mother of my God we implore, through your powerful intercession, the conversion of the hearts of men, complete victory over sin, and the return of peace which you have promised.
Now Pray a decade of the Rosary as requested by the Blessed Mother, reflecting on the Annunciation mystery (Luke 1:26-39) by saying the following:
1 Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, and 1 Glory Be
Pray the entire Rosary
Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Hail Mary, full of grace.
Our Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning,
and ever shall be,
world without end.
More instructions on how to pray the Rosary
What is a Novena?
A novena (from the Latin novem, meaning “nine”) is a series of prayers that are said for nine consecutive days, usually as a petition for special graces but sometimes as prayers of thanksgiving. These prayers are typically linked to a specific devotion (for instance, devotion to Our Lady of Fatima) or to liturgical celebration (a novena for Assumption, for example). They may be used for a specific intention – for instance, you can offer a novena to petition Our Lady of Fatima for the healing of a sick person or someone who is far away from God. When we use this kind of prayer, we align our minds and hearts with the meaning of the words, giving God praise, renewing our faith and trust, and asking him for things we need or desire.