Novenas to the Holy Angels
O all ye holy Angels, who contemplate unceasingly the uncreated beauty of the Divinity, in company with our ever glorious Queen, we present and offer to thee this novena not only as a means of obtaining favors [here specify your request], but also as a reparation for our past ingratitude, and that of all men. Deign to accept it, O amiable Spirits, in union with the love and devotion of such Saints as were especially devout to thee, and obtain for us the grace to spend this life fervently that it may be the commencement of that blessed life which we hope to live forever with thee in Heaven.
Who with wonderful
order hast regulated the functions of Angels and men, grant that those
who always assist before Thy throne in Heaven may defend our lives here
on earth, through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and
with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end.
O HOLY ANGEL, whom God, by the effect of His goodness and His tender regard for my welfare, has charged with the care of my conduct, and who assists me in all my wants and comforts me in all my afflictions, who supports me when I am discouraged and continually obtains for me new favors, I return thee profound thanks, and I earnestly beseech thee, O most amiable protector, to continue thy charitable care and defense of me against the malignant attacks of all my enemies. Keep me away from all occasions of sin. Obtain for me the grace of listening attentively to thy holy inspirations and of faithfully putting them into practice. In particular, I implore thee to obtain for me the favor which I ask for by this novena. [Here mention your petition.] Protect me in all the temptations and trials of this life, but more especially at the hour of my death, and do not leave me until thou hast conducted me into the presence of my Creator in the mansions of everlasting happiness. Amen.