Day 7 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 Seventh Day

 

Our merciful Mother of Sorrows, You suffered with Your Divine Son for our sake. We grieve for all our sins and offer our sufferings in union with You, so that we may obtain God’s mercy. We pray You to remove from our hearts all sinful affections and inclinations, and to inflame within our souls the ever glowing love for God.

Our loving Mother most pure! Defend us from all dangers, both of soul and body. Like the bird that escapes in the air at the sight of a hunter, and like the deer that hides in its shelter at the sight of a tiger we have our recourse to Your most Immaculate heart, where we are sure to be safe. Holy Mother, lead us all safe till we reach our eternal life, where we will praise God in union with You for ever and ever.

 

Selected Prayer to Our Lady

Day 7  

 

Hail Mary, hope of those who are in despair, help of the destitute; Hail, You whom the Son so greatly honours, whatever You ask, You at once obtain; whatever You wish is at once done. To You are the treasures of the kingdom of Heaven entrusted. Grant O lady, that amid the storms of this life I may always remember You. To Your charitable mercy I commend my soul and body. O my sweet protectress, direct and protect me in every hour in every moment of my life. Amen.

 

Hail most benign Mother of mercy! Hail our comfortress, Mary, the desire of our hearts! Who is there that loves You not? You are our light in doubts, our comfort in sorrows, our relief in distress, our refuge in dangers and temptations. You, after the only begotton Son, are our certain salvation; blessed are those who love You, O Lady. Incline, I beseech You, your ear to  Your servant, a miserable sinner, and dispel the darkness of my vices by the rays of Your sanctity, that I may please You. (Louis Blosius)

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.