NFP Novenas

Annunciation Novena

A Heart Open to God's Will 


O Mary, Blessed Mother of God,
when the angel greeted you
you were surprised and fearful;
yet, in wonder you listened and
opened your heart to the divine message.

Your life had been ordinary,
like so many of Adam's children,
but your "yes" changed your life
and led to the salvation of us all,
because you invited Christ Our Lord
to grow inside of you.

Mother of Our Savior, help me to open my
heart to the Father's will in my life.
Prayer for me to the Lord God as I pray to Him,

O God, prepare my heart
for it is hard for me to trust in your will.
Give me clarity of vision,
that I may see your way.
Open my ears,
that I may hear your words.
Place your hand on my shoulder,
that I may feel your guidance.
Enlighten the darkness of my soul,
that I may be filled with your light.

Grant me wisdom as I ask (mention your requests here).

Generous and loving God,
like your daughter Mary,
help me to know and do your will
in this life and in the next.

Grant me a grateful heart and help me to always pray as Mary prayed:

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for He has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is His Name.
He has mercy on those who fear Him
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children for ever.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever.


Annunciation Novena Pdf


Novena to Saints Joachim and Anne


Good parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
grandparents of our Savior, Jesus Christ,
When life seems barren,
help us to trust in God's mercy.
When we are confused,
help us to find the way to God.
When we are lost in the desert,
lead us to those whom God has called us to love.
When our marriage seems lifeless,
show us the eternal youth of the Lord.
When we are selfish,
teach us to cling only to that which lasts.
When we are afraid,
help us to trust in God.
When we are ashamed,
remind us that we are God's children.
When we sin,
lead us to do God's will.
You who know God's will for husband and wife,
help us live chastely.
You who know God's will for the family,
keep all families close to you.
You who suffered without children,
intercede for all infertile couples.
You who trusted in God's will,
help us to respect God's gift of fertility.
You who gave birth to the Blessed Mother,
inspire couples to be co-creators with God.
You who taught the Mother of God,
teach us to nurture children in holy instruction.
You whose hearts trusted in God,
hear our prayers for ….. (mention your requests here)
Pray with us for the ministry of Catholic family life.
Pray with us for the ministry of Natural Family Planning.
Pray with us for all who give their time, talent and treasure to this good work.

Hail Mary ... Our Father ... Glory to the Father ...

God of our fathers,
you gave Saints Anne and Joachim
the privilege of being the parents of Mary,
the mother of your incarnate Son.
May their prayers help us to attain
the salvation you have promised to your people.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.


Novena to Saints Joachim and Anne Pdf | En Español

The  novenas to Saints Anne and Joachim and that of the Annunciation are available  in print from the Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities' Respect Life Catalog.  To order, call  toll-free, 1-866-582-0943 or e-mail

To  order the novena to Saints Anne and Joachim, ask for item #0422 (English)  and #0423 (Spanish).

To order the Annunciation Novena, ask for item  #0726.  This novena is not yet available in Spanish.

Permission is granted for  copying and reprinting the NFP information on this website. Please cite the  source of the information and unless otherwise noted, please include the  following text: "Used with permission from the NFP Program, United States  Conference of Catholic Bishops. All rights reserved."