Novena Prayer to Saint Maria Goretti

Novena Prayer List

Novena Prayer

O Saint Maria Goretti, who, strengthened by God's grace, did not hesitate, even at the age of eleven, to shed your blood and sacrifice life itself to defend your virginal purity, deign to look graciously on the unhappy human race which has strayed far from the path of eternal salvation.  Teach us all, and especially our youth, the courage and promptness to flee for love of Jesus, from anything that could offend Him or stain our souls with sin. 

Obtain for us from our Lord and our Lady immaculate victory in temptations, comfort in the sorrows of life, purity in soul and body and the grace which we earnestly beg of thee (mention your petition), so that we may one day enjoy with thee the imperishable glory of heaven.  Amen.

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by Thy name.  They kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy spirit.  As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen.

Repeat nine days