Litany and Novena of Our Lady Healer of Families

LITANY OF OUR LADY HEALER OF FAMILIES

Lord, have mercy on us
Christ, have mercy on us
Lord, have mercy on us
Christ, hear us
Christ, graciously hear us 

God the Father of heaven,
have mercy on us
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
have mercy on us
God the Holy Spirit,
have mercy on us
Holy Trinity one God,
have mercy on us

Hail full of grace, Daughter of St. Anne & St. Joachim, Pray for us

Hail full of grace, Daughter of the LORD, the Great I AM, Pray for us

Hail full of grace, Daughter of the Creator of Heaven and Earth, Pray for us

Hail full of grace, Daughter of Adonai, the Lord God Almighty, Pray for us

Hail full of grace, Daughter of Abba, our Heavenly Father, Pray for us

Most devoted daughter, Pray for us

Most peaceful daughter, Pray for us

Most obedient daughter, Pray for us

Most modest daughter, Pray for us

Most pure daughter, Pray for us

Most joyful daughter, Pray for us

Most favored daughter, Pray for us

Hail Mary, Full of Grace, the Lord is with you, Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus

Mary, Daughter of God the Father, Pray for us

Blessed are you, Spouse of St. Joseph, Pray for us

Blessed are you, Spouse of the Paraclete, Pray for us

Blessed are you, Spouse of the Consuming Fire, Pray for us

Blessed are you, Spouse of the Peaceful Dove, Pray for us

Blessed are you, Spouse of the Seal of Anointing, Pray for us

Most affectionate spouse, Pray for us

Most humble spouse, Pray for us

Most loyal spouse, Pray for us

Most hopeful spouse, Pray for us

Most united spouse, Pray for us

Most selfless spouse, Pray for us

Most merciful spouse, Pray for us

Hail Mary, Full of Grace, the Lord is with you, Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus

Mary, Spouse of the Holy Spirit, Pray for us

Holy Mary, Mother of Jesus, Pray for us

Holy Mary, Mother of the Light of the World, Pray for us

Holy Mary, Mother of the Prince of Peace, Pray for us

Holy Mary, Mother of the Lamb of God, Pray for us

Holy Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, Pray for us

Most prayerful mother, Pray for us

Most gentle mother, Pray for us

Most patient mother, Pray for us

Most gracious mother, Pray for us

Most encouraging mother, Pray for us

Most compassionate mother, Pray for us

Most accepting mother, Pray for us

Hail Mary, Full of Grace, the Lord is with you, Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus

Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, Pray for us

Our Lady Healer of Families, Daughter of God the Father, bring an end to all heresies

Our Lady Healer of Families, Spouse of the Holy Spirit, restore unity among all of humanity

Our Lady Healer of Families, Mother of Jesus Christ, crush the head of Satan and lead all souls back to your Son

O Most Holy Trinity, in our efforts to sow peace amongst the unrest, Unite us and heal us

In our efforts to offer forgiveness to those who offend, Unite us and heal us

In our efforts to sacrifice for one another, Unite us and heal us

In our efforts to love beyond measure, Unite us and heal us

In our efforts to trust in the midst of suffering, Unite us and heal us

In our efforts to proclaim the Truth in word and deed, Unite us and heal us

In our efforts to surrender our will to Yours, Unite us and heal us

Let us pray, 

O Most Immaculate Virgin, Daughter of God the Father, Spouse of the Holy Spirit, and Mother of Jesus Christ our Savior, you are the perfect example of human relationship with the Divine Will. Help us, O Most Holy Mother, to heal the broken bonds within our families, our friendships, and all our other relationships. Help us to love others the way that Christ loves us with self-sacrificing love. In particular, heal my relationship with (state intentions here). Intercede for us O Holy Daughter, Spouse, and Mother, so that through the mercy of God, the chains of division will be broken, uniting us once again as you are ever united to the Most Holy Trinity. 

Our Lady Healer of Families, pray for us

We ask this in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

NOVENA OF OUR LADY HEALER OF FAMILIES 

NOVENA

Pray the following Our Lady Healer of Families prayer, the Memorare and an optional Peace Rosary each day, along with the specific meditation for the day.

OUR LADY HEALER OF FAMILIES PRAYER

O Most Immaculate Virgin, Daughter of God the Father, Spouse of the Holy Spirit, and Mother of Jesus Christ our Savior, you are the perfect example of human relationship with the Divine Will. Help us, O Most Holy Mother, to heal the broken bonds within our families, our friendships, and all our other relationships. Help us to love others the way that Christ loves us with self-sacrificing love. In particular, heal my relationship with (state intentions here). Intercede for us O Holy Daughter, Spouse, and Mother, so that through the mercy of God, the chains of division will be broken, uniting us once again as you are ever united to the Most Holy Trinity. We ask this in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

DAY 1

DAUGHTER OF PURITY

“And Mary said, My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” (Luke 1:46-47)

Mary, you are a glowing light of purity and virtue for us to imitate. During your life on earth, you remained pure in mind, body and spirit and the Holy Spirit would find a holy dwelling place in you. Although you were predestined by the Father to be free from the stain of original sin, you freely chose, in every moment, to live a life of pure devotion to the Lord. It was love of the Lord that led you to choose purity, because you knew that remaining in right relationship with the Lord would allow you to hear the promptings of the Holy Spirit in every moment.

Our Lady Healer of Families, we turn to you today to seek guidance for all of those who are struggling with impurity. Through your immaculate heart, safeguard their mind, body and spirit and protect them from all degradation, corruption and temptation.  May their hearts be softened so that they may receive the love of the Father in such a way that He may enrich their love of charity, chastity and right belief. Daughter of Purity, it is always your desire to loosen the chains of sin in this world in order to bring all souls into closer union with our Heavenly Father. Encourage us now, through the grace of the Holy Trinity, to yearn evermore for purity in our own lives and intercede for our loved ones in this same way. May we remain in this grace so that we will turn to prayer in our weakness, avoid occasions of impurity, be courageous in our practice of modesty, and keep a constant vigilance over ourselves. 

DAY 2

DAUGHTER OF HOLY OBEDIENCE

“For he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden.” 

(Luke 1:48a)

Mary, from the moment of your Immaculate Conception, you emulated Holy Obedience to the Father. Each and every day you emptied yourself, becoming poor in spirit, in order to fully receive the abundance of gifts that the Lord desired to give to you. Not rejecting any request of the Father, you faithfully obeyed and sacrificed your own plans and desires in order to allow the Father’s Will to be done “on earth as it is in heaven”. In this complete surrender, you found true freedom and as a result The Word was made flesh in your womb.

Our Lady Healer of Families, today we seek your intercession for all those with hardened hearts. Where sin and shame have blocked the way to obedience in these souls, we ask you to gently break down these barriers, soften hearts, and allow these souls to truly taste the goodness of the Lord. May we too continually choose to decrease, out of reverence and love of the Lord, so that He may increase in us and use us to bring about His Kingdom in this broken world. Daughter of Holy Obedience, let your example of tenderness always be our guide so that we may more effectively lead others to Jesus.

DAY 3

DAUGHTER OF HUMILITY

“For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed.” 

(Luke 1:48b)

Mary, O most humble of hearts, through your profound humility, the Lord looked upon you with favor. You willingly offered all of yourself in humility and as a result you became the Mother of God and all generations will call you blessed. By surrendering your will to the Will of God, you allowed God to work through you in a very powerful way and all of your deeds were done through the glory of His name. It was through your tremendous humility, that you were exalted.

Our Lady Healer of Families, we seek your intercession for all those who struggle with pride. We ask you to intercede for them so that they may not run away from opportunities to exercise humility, but rather have the courage to use every opportunity to examine themselves and embrace their need for continual conversion of heart. Daughter of Humility, you know so well that when we attempt to exalt ourselves, we will be humbled, but when we humble ourselves, we will be exalted. Mary, pray for us to remain open to the hand of the Master Potter who wants nothing more than to mold us into a beautiful work of art. May we receive sufficient graces in order to choose humility each and every time it is being asked of us.

DAY 4

SPOUSE OF FAITH

“For he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.” (Luke 1:49)

Mary, within the receptiveness of your heart lay the fertile soil in which the virtue of faith flourished. Your love of the Father was deeply rooted in the living memory of His fidelity to His chosen people. When the Angel Gabriel appeared to you, it was your FIAT that ushered in the full union of your spirit with the Holy Spirit, which brought about new life. At that moment, you chose to trust in the Will of God even when the road ahead was unclear. Fidelity to the Holy Spirit does not come easy; it is nevertheless filled with the same love and heartache, joy and despair, pleasure and pain of all relationships. Mary, you graciously held onto the unrest that faith requires, without trying to control or fix things yourself. You placed your confidence in the Lord and in that complete surrender, your faith never wavered.

Our Lady Healer of Families, we ask that you intercede for us today on behalf of those who are struggling to remain faithful in their relationship with the Lord or in their relationships with one another. As the world looks inward to self gratification as a means of lasting happiness and peace, the need for fidelity to God and one another has become scarce in the human heart. Spouse of Faith, remind us of the salvific value of this virtue so that we may seek it from the Father, be renewed in it, and live it out in our lives. May we draw strength and fortitude from the Holy Spirit so that we may remain true to our relationships, always seeking forgiveness and restoration in the name of unity.

DAY 5

SPOUSE OF UNITY

“And his mercy is on those who fear him from generation to generation.” (Luke 1:50)

Mary, your Immaculate Heart was perpetually united to the Holy Spirit in all things, which allowed you to live in the fullness of the Divine Will. Through a life devoted to the Lord, you remained united to the Holy Spirit in all things. You drew others in by your mere presence, for it was Christ in you that they were encountering in such a real and most profound way. Through your perfect union with the Holy Spirit, you were able to connect very intimately and deeply with others, drawing them ever closer to the Lord.

Our Lady Healer of Families, we beseech you today, to intercede on behalf of those who are experiencing division in their relationships. Rekindle the Flame of Love in them through the power of the Holy Spirit so that they may turn to the Lord and experience complete healing of their wounds. Lord we all have been wounded and you are the Divine Healer who unites and restores us to yourself and to one another. Pour out your mercy upon us so that we may unselfishly seek the good of others and begin to restore all of our broken relationships. Spouse of Unity, you live now in Heaven in perfect union, body and soul, with the Holy Trinity. Even so, your hand is ever-extended to your children here on earth, interceding on our behalf, and like a good mother, placing yourself in perpetual service to us in our need. May our lives become a model of your complete union with the Holy Trinity.

DAY 6

SPOUSE OF HOPE

“He has shown strength with his arm, he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.” (Luke 1:51)

Mary, full of the grace of God, you remained hopeful despite the many struggles you endured. It was your steadfast confidence in God that allowed you to patiently wait for the promise, in joyful hope, demonstrating your unending trust in the power of the Holy Spirit. We too are called to this same heroic hope in our own lives. When we cling to the hope of the resurrection, despite the challenges that may ensue, the Holy Spirit dwells within us, bringing peace in the storm. It is this virtuous hope that keeps us on the straight and narrow path, for it enriches our hearts and leads us into closer union with the Father.

Our Lady Healer of Families, today we seek your intercession for all who are struggling with despair and those who find it difficult or impossible to remain hopeful. We pray that they receive the necessary grace to entrust their hearts to the Lord, so that through each and every act of the will, the Holy Spirit may enliven their soul with true and lasting peace, love and joy. Spouse of Hope, our human nature desires immediate resolution, especially in times of struggle. We pray that our hearts will be strengthened by heavenly hope, and as a result will receive the gifts of peace and patience.

DAY 7 

MOTHER OF TRUTH

“He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted those of low degree” (Luke 1:52)

Mary, you received prevenient grace from the Holy Spirit at your Immaculate Conception. Free from original sin, you were able to see clearly and understand fully the truth, so much so that the Truth itself became flesh within your womb. With every thought, word and deed, your life was lived out in the fullness of the Truth. Your cooperation with the Father in the redemption of the world, through the incarnation, life, death and resurrection of Jesus, is what we are all called to in our own lives. May this truth always remain within us and may it fill our days with wonder and awe of the Lord. 

Our Lady Healer of Families, we ask that you wrap your mantle around all of your children, leading them along the straight and narrow path of truth and goodness. May we be surrounded by others whose words and deeds speak and live the fullness of the truth. May the Holy Spirit pour out the gift of wisdom upon us, anointing us with the fire of the love of God, so that we may share the truth with all those we meet. Give us and those whom we lift up to you in prayer, the courage to walk in the fullness of the truth, allowing the Spirit to renew in them their desire for healing, holiness and righteousness.

DAY 8

MOTHER OF CHARITY

“He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away.” (Luke 1:53)

Mary, you made space for the Spirit of God to live and dwell in you through the perpetual surrender of your own desires. You lived in a state of hunger and thirst for the Lord, which allowed you to fully receive the charity of the Father. This gift of love was never contained by you for your own satisfaction or your own glory, but instead it overflowed and poured out upon all those you encountered. During your Son’s passion and death, the Divine Charity you received up until that moment, you gave back to Jesus in the form of steadfast courageous compassion. O Sorrowful Mother, you reveal to us what true charity looks like as you standat the foot of the cross. 

Our Lady Healer of Families, today we seek your intercession for those who are holding on to feelings of anger and unforgiveness, those whose hearts are uncharitable. As the world glorifies judgement and revenge, we ask that you give us an abundance of compassion so that we may reach out to others who are in need of your mercy. May we turn to the Lord to find peace; the peace that we are so desperately seeking, but that the world cannot give.  May our hearts be filled with charity, so that the gifts of the Holy Spirit that the Lord wants to give to us will no longer be blocked or covered over, but will be generously shared with our neighbor in perfect harmony. 

DAY 9

MOTHER OF MERCY

“He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity for ever.” (Luke 1:54-55)

Mary, you remained in right relationship with the Father throughout the entirety of your life, humbling yourself before the Father and keeping your eyes fixed on Him in all things. Your soul, so full of grace, allowed you to see the world and all of creation, all of humanity, through the merciful eyes of Christ. This free and perfect sharing of God’s love, brought about harmony and unity in all of your encounters. Infused with the mercy of God, every choice you made, every thought and act of your will, was done in union with the Merciful Father, thus it was all done with great joy and love. Mary, you stand as a perfect witness to the freedom that comes from being deeply rooted in Divine Mercy. 

Our Lady Healer of Families, today we seek your intercession for all the souls who are turning away from the mercy of God, as well as those who believe themselves not to be worthy of His mercy.  Mother Mary, intercede for them at this time so that whatever bitterness or unforgiveness they are carrying in their hearts may be washed clean through the ocean of mercy that is available to each one of us through Christ Jesus. Guide also the souls of those who measure their dignity by the standards of the world. Help them to realize that their worth can only be seen with full transparency through the eyes of God, who created them, designed them in His image and likeness, poured out upon them an abundance of spiritual gifts, and  has given them a purpose and destiny. Mother of Mercy, many of your children are broken, they are tired, and they have wandered far away from your Son. They are desperately yearning to feel the love of the Father in a real way. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, pour out Divine Mercy from the Father upon them and lead them to your Son, who is Love and Mercy. May all of our deepest desires be quenched by the source of everlasting life, who is Jesus Christ. 

PEACE ROSARY

The Peace Rosary or Workers Rosary is a traditional Yugoslavian/Croatian devotion that is over 100 years old. It was made popular by the alleged visionaries in Medjugorje who said the Blessed Mother encouraged young children to pray the Peace Rosary.  It consists of Saying the Creed and then 7 sets of the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be.  It concludes by asking the Queen of Peace to pray for us.  The set of seven is because of the biblical significance of the number seven, and in this booklet has been adapted to the Seven Sorrows of Mary.  (www.pietystall.co.uk/the-workers-rosary/)

Begin with:

Apostles Creed

For each group of 3 beads pray:

Our Father

Hail Mary

Glory Be 

Meditating upon one of the Seven Sorrows of Mary:

  1. Prophecy of Simeon 
  2. Flight into Egypt 
  3. Loss of the Child Jesus
  4. Meeting of Mary & Jesus on the Way of the Cross 
  5. Crucifixion 
  6. Taking Jesus down from the Cross
  7. Burial of Jesus

Conclude with:

Mary Queen of Peace, Pray for us.

Litany and Novena composed by Ashley Blackburn and Susan Skinner