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Novena for Impossible Requests

As I always teach in the Classical Liberal Arts Academy, Catholic parenting and homeschooling is work that exceeds human strength. Grace is not transmitted like genetics from parent to child and parents have to patiently endure many trials, in love. One popular devotion Catholics can make use of is the “Novena for Impossible for Requests“. This is no easy devotion, but is one worth pursuing for those who feel that their needs are extraordinary, if not impossible. This devotion is to be offered daily for none months.

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How to Pray the Novena

Novena for Impossible Requests – First Request

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us; and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

V. Pray for us, most holy mother of God.

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Virgin of the Incarnation, a thousand times we greet thee, a thousand times we praise thee for thy joy you had when God was incarnated in you. Because you are so powerful a Virgin and Mother of God, grant what we ask of thee for the love of God.

Here present your first request.

Novena for Impossible Requests – Second Request

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us; and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

V. Pray for us, most holy mother of God.

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Virgin of the Incarnation, a thousand times we greet thee, a thousand times we praise thee for thy joy you had when God was incarnated in you. Because you are so powerful a Virgin and Mother of God, grant what we ask of thee for the love of God.

Here present your second request.

Novena for Impossible Requests – Third Request

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us; and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

V. Pray for us, most holy mother of God.

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Virgin of the Incarnation, a thousand times we greet thee, a thousand times we praise thee for thy joy you had when God was incarnated in you. Because you are so powerful a Virgin and Mother of God, grant what we ask of thee for the love of God.

Here present your third request.

Conclusion

Remember, O most Gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of Virgins, my mother. To thee do I cry, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us, sinners, now, and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

Blessed and praised be the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar, in Heaven, on earth and everywhere.

Amen.

Conclusion

The Novena of Impossible Requests offers Catholic parents a comforting resource for parents who have a need that they feel is impossible for men, but possible for God. Remember that this novena is to be prayed everyday for nine months, traditionally beginning on Christmas Day.

God bless your families,
William C. Michael, Headmaster
Classical Liberal Arts Academy