Day 9 of the Novena To Our Lady of Good Health,

Vailankanni

 

Opening Prayer

Oh! Our Lady of Health, 

who is showering abundant favours on all who honour You, 

obtain for us the grace to make this novena in a spirit of giving glory to Jesus Christ, Your Son.

Oh! Our Lady of Health, Our protection, 

we are coming to You to express our deep gratitude and petition in person.

You who know our hearts, 

graciously grant us the grace to grow in the love of God and neighbour and thus give You glory. 

Let us honour You as our Mother and may we accept Christ as our Saviour. 

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

The Ninth Day

 

Our Mother of Health, Vailankanni,  we proclaim Your glory and call the whole creation with all the creatures to join in our song of rejoicing.

 

All God’s creatures and creation bless and praise our Mother of Health, our Heavenly Queen. 

Angels of God bless and praise our Lady of Health, the Queen of all Angels. 

All that are above, praise the Queen of all things.

 All saints in Heaven bless and praise Our Lady of Health. 

Sun and moon, praise our Heavenly Queen; stars that shine above, praise our Mother of Health; rain and snow, praise our Heavenly Queen; heat and cold, praise our Lady of Health; 

mountains and valleys, praise our Heavenly Queen; 

light and darkness, praise our Mother of Health; clouds and lightning, praise our Heavenly Queen. 

All plants and trees that grow on earth, praise our Mother of Health. 

Storms, springs and rivers, praise our Heavenly Queen; sea and all that live therein, praise our Mother of Health. 

Birds and all animals on the earth, praise our Heavenly Queen.

 

Accept our praises and those of the whole creation; we pray to You our Mother of Health, to bless us all with health of soul and body.

 Obtain all graces we need to be holy and make us pleasing children in the presence of God. 

May God’s reign come on earth and may His Holy Name be praised by all men through You, Holy Mother, Amen.

Selected Prayer to Our Lady

Day 9  Prayer by St. Francis de Sales

 

O most holy and blessed Lady, You who are in the highest place in God’s happy Heaven, have pity on us who are still in this desert of misery. You are in the abundance of delight, we are in the abyss of desolation. Give us, then, strength to bear well all our trials, and may be ever be supported by Your Divine Son, the one object of our hope, the one reward of our labours, the one remedy for all our ills.

 

Sweet Virgin Mary, Mother of God, I salute You and choose You for my most dear Mother, and I beg You to receive me as Your servant and child. I beg You then, my sweet and gracious Mother, to remember that I am Your child; that You are very powerful, and that I am a poor and needy beggar in need of Your help and protection.

 

Most holy Virgin, Mother mine, give me a share in Your riches and Your virtues, especially in Your humility, Your spotless purity, Your fervent charity, but grant me especially

 

(Here mention the spiritual and temporal benefit You need most at the moment)

 

Say not, O Gracious Virgin, that You are not able; for Your Blessed Son has given You all power in Heaven and on earth; neither say that You ought not to grant it, for You are the common Mother of all the children of Adam, and mine especially. 

 

Since then, O sweet Virgin, You are my Mother and very powerful, what excuses can You make, if You do not come to my assistance? You see, my dear Mother, that You are obliged to grant me what I ask and to yield to my sighs and groans. 

May You then, be blessed and praised, and by Your intercession bestow on me all the gifts and graces which are pleasing to the Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the object of all my love. Amen.

 

Novena to Our Lady of Health Vailankanni

Oh most Holy Virgin! You were chosen by the Most Adorable Trinity from all eternity to be the most pure Mother of Jesus. Permit me Your humble and devoted child, to remind You of the joy You received at the instance of the most sacred incarnation of our Divine Lord, and during the nine months You carried Him in Your chaste womb. I wish most sincerely that I could renew, or even increase that joy by the fervour of my prayers. Oh tender Mother of the afflicted! Grant me under my present necessities that special protection You have promised to those who devoutly commemorate this ineffable joy. Relying on the infinite mercies of Your Divine Son, trusting that those who ask should receive and penetrated with confidence in Your powerful prayers, I most humbly entreat You to intercede for me. I beg You to obtain for me the favours which I petition for in this novena, if it be the Holy will of God to grant them; and if not, to ask for me whatever graces I most stand in need of.

 

(Here specify Your requests)

 

I desire by this novena which I now offer in Your honour, to prove the lively confidence I have in Your intercession. Accept, it I beseech You, in honour of that supernatural love and joy, with which Your Immaculate Heart replenished during the abode of Your Divine Son in Your womb, in veneration of which, I offer You the sentiments of my heart.

 

(Repeat the Hail Mary nine times)

 

O Mother of God, accept these salutations in union with the respect and veneration with which the angel Gabriel first hailed You “full of grace” I wish most sincerely that they may become so many gems in the crown of Your glory, which will increase in brightness to the end of the world.

I beseech You, O comfortress of the afflicted, by the joy You received when the Word was made Flesh, to obtain for me the favours and graces which I have now implored through Your powerful intercession. For this end I offer You all the good works which have ever been performed in Your honour. I most humbly entreat You, for the love of the amiable heart of Jesus, with which Yours was ever so inflamed, to hear my humble prayers and obtain my requests. Amen.

 

Concluding Prayer

O Mary! Our Lady of Health, and Our Heavenly Queen, seated on Your throne of mercy

and compassion in Your Holy Shrine at Vailankanni, we praise and honour You to be our

refuge and our relief. Numberless are the sick, who, through You, have recovered health.

Relying on Your power and goodness we fly to You and implore Your intercession for

the healing of all our infirmities and to obtain for us perfect health of body and soul, that we

may better be able to serve You and Your Divine Son. At all times, You have been the help

and consolation of the infirm. You obtain for them health when it is conducive to their

salvation. You assist them at the time of their death. Help us then, O most amiable Mother

and obtain for us cure of all our sufferings, or patience to endure them in the spirit of

resignation agreeable to God’s Holy Will, so that all our trials and sufferings may help purify

our souls and help us to detach ourselves from all earthly ties. Amen

Please Click Here for Other Prayers  you wish may to say as part of your Novena. These include the Litany of Our Lady and some beautiful Divine Mercy Prayers.