Novena Day 6: For Penance and Reparation

As members of the Body of Christ, when one member sins it affects the entire body – most especially the head, which is Christ. As Scripture tells us, “If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part is honored, all the parts share its joy. On this sixth day of the National Novena to Our Lady of Good Help, we pray for the conversion of hearts and the desire to do penance and make reparation for the damage our sins have caused.

Blessed Mother Mary, your heart was pierced by the sword of our sins. Pray for us sinners, that we may never again offend God, and that we may offer sacrifices and penance to heal the wounds our sins have inflicted on your children.

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 Six: Reparation
“Convert and Do Penance”
O Mary, you have asked in many apparitions for us to do penance and make reparation for sin which offends God. Help us by your prayers so we may know the areas of our lives in which we need conversion and enlighten our minds to know the sins of our past for which we need to repent. I pray that the sacrifices and penance I make, may be found pleasing to you my mother, and to Almighty God.

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