NOVENA PRAYER — DAY 5
Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ name, and by the power of the Spirit, as I forgive graciously and am forgiven by You in the same way (Mt 6:12), give me a great love and joy in going to Confession.
Mary, “the Mother of Forgiveness”, encourage me to go to Confession at least monthly and invite others to do the same. Mother me as you mothered the apostles in the upper room before the first Christian Pentecost.
Mary, “the Mother of Forgiveness,” pray for me.
(Remember to fast during part of the novena.)
“Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, I ask for the willingness to forgive and the grace to forgive immediately all who have sinned against me. On Calvary, You gave Mary the grace to forgive me for my part in killing her Son. Then you gave Mary the grace to become my mother (Jn 19:26-27).
Mary, Mother of Forgiveness, may I forgive others as you forgave me in imitation of your Son. Mary, take my hand and lead me as I decide to accept God’s grace to forgive (name the person) for (name the sin), etc.
Jesus, thank You for giving me Mary, ‘Mother of Forgiveness’ to be my mother.
‘Mary, Mother of Forgiveness,’ pray for me.”