Novena Prayer to Mary

Mary, Mother of Carmel, channel of God’s tenderest mercy
to all who seek your refuge and advocacy,
with confidence I place myself at your feet.
I ask that you guide my efforts
to be open to God’s Word as revealed in the life,
death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, your Son.
I desire to follow your example of humble submission to God’s will,
even as I now place my needs and desires before you.
(Pause to mention request/need silently.)
I thank you for the many blessings
that I have enjoyed through your intercession on my behalf to your Son.
Continue to be with me in my experiences of joy and sorrow,
my times of challenge and peace
and in all the ordinary moments of my life.
With confidence I ask all in the name of Jesus.