A friend of mine sent me an invitation to join her and others in praying this novena. It was given to her by a mutual friend a decade ago. Julie reports “each year, I am overwhelmed by the reports of the novenas prayed and the amazing prayers answered. Please seriously consider praying this quick prayer with me for the next nine months. I promise you: it will revolutionize your relationship with Our Lady, and your prayers will be heard and answered.”
Julie has confidence in the regular prayers of the novena when she says:
If you do take it on, I further promise you: you will likely fail. You’ll forget a day; you might forget several days. Do what you must to remind yourself—stick the prayer to your bathroom mirror, and pray it while you’re brushing your teeth! Place it by your bed, inside or on top of something that you will look at every night. If (WHEN) you fail, then simply double up, or say it five extra times, if it makes you feel better. Whatever! Just do NOT give up. Run to your Mother, confide in her, and be certain that she won’t disown you when you fall down. God bless you and thank you for praying with me!
I am doing the same here: please join me in this sacrifice of prayer.
Nine Month Novena in Honor of the Virgin of the Incarnation
Prayed each day from the Solemnity of the Annunciation the Solemnity of the Nativity, March 25 – December 25. In this novena offer to Our Lady three intentions.
- Salve Regina (the Hail, Holy Queen…)
O Virgin of the Incarnation, a thousand times we praise thee, a thousand times we greet thee, for the joy thou didst know when the Son of God became flesh in thy womb. Because thou art most powerful, O Virgin Mother of God, grant what we beseech thee for the love of God: (here name the three intentions).
- Memorare (Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary…)
- Hail Mary
May the heart of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament, be praised, adored and loved with grateful affection at every moment in all the tabernacles of the world and in the hearts of all men, even until the end of time. Amen.