praying the following Novena Prayer to Our Lady of Good Help
by The Most Reverend David L. Ricken, D.D., J.C.L.
Bishop of Green Bay
O Dear Lady of Good Help, you revealed yourself as the Queen of Heaven to your servant Adele. You gave her a mission to pray for the conversion of sinners, to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to others and to prepare the children for the reception of the sacraments.
I trust that as you called Adele to holiness, you are calling me, in my station in life, to live a holy life, devoted to Jesus Christ with the help of your maternal love.
I bring before you now my worries and anxieties. I abandon my attachments to them and place them at your feet.
I ask you to hear the deepest longings of my heart as I pray most earnestly for: ____________ (your intention).
Dear Lady, you told Adele and you say to all of us “Do not be afraid; I will help you.” Help me now as I place this intention with complete confidence and trust.
What is a Novena?
Novenas consist of a series of prayers recited over nine days recalling the nine days that the Apostles and the Virgin Mary spent in prayer between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost Sunday.