Novena Day 4: Workers in the Vineyard

When Christ gave us the Great Commission, He instructed us to “go and make disciples of all nations.” On this fourth day of the National Novena to Our Lady of Good Help, we pray for all those working in the Lord’s vineyard, and we ask our Blessed Mother to assist us as we bring the Good News of her son into our homes, our schools, our workplaces, our communities, our nation, and our world.

Mary, Queen of Apostles, as you proclaimed the greatness of the Lord in your Magnificat, may we also proclaim the greatness of the Lord as we live out our individual vocations. Let us never tire of working in service to God and our neighbor, and may we be open to the movement of the Holy Spirit in our lives, that all we meet may experience the love, mercy, peace, and joy of God.

How to pray the novena:

  1. Pray the daily intention prayer below (check back each day for that day’s intention.)
  2. Pray the main novena prayers, found here

Day Four: Workers in the Vineyard
“Why are you standing here in idleness while your companions are working in the vineyard of my Son”
O Mary, you were one of the first to spread the good news, as you carried the Christ child in your womb to visit your cousin Elizabeth. Today, your son calls each of us to service in the His vineyard, just as he called Adele long ago. Help us in whatever vocation we live, to never be idle, but always ready to proclaim the good news to whomever we meet. In a special way, I ask you to intercede and obtain from your son, many graces for those who serve as missionaries, priests, and consecrated religious.

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