Novena Day 7: For Youth

Jesus told His disciples, Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. On this seventh day of the National Novena to Our Lady of Good Help, we ask for Our Lady’s intercession for all young people. May they be given a firm foundation in their faith, kept free from harm and temptation, and grow in virtue and wisdom each day.

Mary our mother, intercede for your children. May they know the love of their heavenly Father, experience a personal encounter with your son, Jesus, and be filled with the Holy Spirit all the days of their life.

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 Seven: For Youth
“Gather the children…”
O Mary, with a mother’s love you want all to know about your son, and God’s love for them, young or old alike. As you instructed Adele to gather the children and teach them, we ask you to pray for all our young people. By your intercession, obtain for them an open mind and heart so they may desire a deeper relationship with God and live according to his commands.

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