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The Efficacious Three Hail Mary Novena

Oct 09, 2017 By Gretchen Filz

There is a centuries-old traditional practice in the Catholic Church of praying three Hail Marys each day in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and to request her assistance throughout the course of our daily life.

One of the first to recommend this practice was St. Anthony of Padua, and later St. Mechtilde (Matilda) and St. Alphonus Liguori.  This practice originated in the Church at about the same time period as the Holy Rosary in the form that we pray it today.


The Three Hail Mary novena is a very beautiful prayer recited in honor of three of Mary's special gifts given to her by God: her power, wisdom, and mercy.  In this novena we ask her to use these gifts on our behalf to obtain our petitions from her Son, Jesus Christ, and most importantly, to help us lead a holier life.

The words of this prayer are very powerful and will undoubtedly bring about noticeable changes in your life. Pray this Three Hail Mary Novena faithfully and sincerely every day as a perpetual novena, and you will receive a shower of special graces from the loving heart of our Blessed Mother.

The 3 Hail Mary Novena



— In honor of Our Lady's power —

Oh, Immaculate Mary, Virgin most powerful, I beseech thee, through that immense power which thou hast received from the Eternal Father, obtain for me purity of heart, strength to overcome all the enemies of my soul, and the special favor I implore in my present necessity.

[Name your prayer intention]

Mother most pure! Forsake me not, despise not my prayer, graciously hear me for God's glory, thy honor, and the welfare of my soul.

To obtain this favor I honor thy power by reciting:

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 death.  Amen.

— In honor of Our Lady's wisdom —

Oh Virgin Mary, my Mother, through that ineffable wisdom bestowed upon thee by the Incarnate Word of God, I humbly beseech thee, obtain for me meekness and humility of heart, a perfect knowledge of the Divine Will, and strength to accomplish it always.

Oh Mary, Seat of Wisdom; as a tender Mother lead me in the path of Christian virtue and perfection; enlighten and enable me to do what is most pleasing to thy beloved Son, and obtain my petition.

To obtain this grace I honor thy wisdom by reciting:

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 death.  Amen.

— In honor of Our Lady's mercy —

Oh, Mother of Mercy, Mother of penitent sinners, I stand before thee sinful and sorrowful, beseeching thee through the immense Love given to thee by the Holy Spirit for us poor sinners, obtain for me true and perfect contrition for my sins, which I hate and detest with all my heart, because I love God.

Mother most merciful, help me in my present necessity. Turn, then those eyes of mercy toward us, oh clement, oh loving, oh sweet Virgin Mary!

To obtain this precious gift, I honor thy loving mercy by reciting:

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 death.  Amen.

Three Hail Mary Novena


Dearest Blessed Mother, I humbly ask your intercession to ask your beloved Son Jesus to grant our family good health, protection from harm, and love for God's Word. Give us courage, Faith and Generosity . Thank you dear Mary for your help and love..Amen
Robert says
Feb 14 2019 4:49AM
Thank you hail Mary for allowing me to be able to pray to you ...
Robert n
Robert n says
Feb 13 2019 12:35PM
I believe in you hail Mary x
Marilyn Peluso
Marilyn Peluso says
Feb 11 2019 3:53PM
Thy will be done!
Allana says
Feb 11 2019 6:45AM
Thank you for answering my prayers and staying with me throughout my tribulations. Amen
Cecilia says
Feb 10 2019 6:07PM
Pls help me pray gemma langbid will return the land titles to me. Thank you and God Bless
Agnes says
Feb 10 2019 9:46AM
Please Dear Mother , healing of depression for my granddaughter Sophie . Good test results for Jim when he goes to the eye doctor. Healing of my knees so that I don’t fall and become a burden to my children . Thank you dear Mother for hearing my prayers and granting my petitions.
Blessed of mother please pray for me. I pray for my marriage to be restored. I pray for my family to be put back together, please fix my broken home. amen!
Blessed mother fixed my daughters relationship so they can grow together and not apart.
Mom who loves them
Mom who loves them says
Feb 8 2019 8:40AM
Pray for daughter that she and her boyfriend of four years work through their problems and be stronger and continue their relationship in a loving way. And she realize what is necessary not to lose him .
Maria says
Feb 8 2019 5:35AM
Please intercede for me so that my son is able to sell his home and save his job. Please fill his heart with love, faith hope and joy by helping him in this time of need and desperation.
Beaufuful scared heart of Jesus and Blessed Mother Mary, help me in this great time of need, protect me from side effect of the antibitic, I feel so awful and sick, protect me Blessed Mother and Sweet Jesus from all evil and give me strenght to endure this dufficult time, I thank you, and I live you! All is possible with you Mother Mary and Jesus!
Susan ortolani
Susan ortolani says
Feb 6 2019 6:27AM
Thank you Many for answering all my prayers
Dearest mother, bless my family. Help us to live in peace, harmony and love. Keep us in good health. Let my husband find a suitable job which will keep him happy and successful. Thank you
Beautiful Blessed Mother Mary, please hear my request, free me from urinary tract infections and make my bladder healthy, protect me during these times of stress and worry, protect me from any bad side effects from the medicine and give me the strenght to endure this long journey for a healthy bladder, keep me safe thru you son Jesus, who I love with all my hear and you Virgin Mary most powerful!
Say this prayer in times of urgent need... Powerful Prayer Say it nine consecutive times Make the sign of the cross everytime you say the Prayer O Great Passion O Deep Wounds O Blood Shed In Abundance O Meekness O God of Meekness O Cruel Death Have Mercy On Me And Grant My Request If It Be For My Salvation ( Say Request) Sacred Heart of Jesus, I Trust Thee... Scared Heart of Jesus Thy Kingdom Come Amen All is possible with Jesus and The Blessed Mother Mary, Believe with your whole heart And Say the Rosary!
Deirdre says
Jan 29 2019 5:53AM
Please Blessed Mother help my marriage..please help me to be able to care about my husband again. Please change his hard heart and uncaringness.
terry says
Jan 23 2019 8:11AM
dear mother please help us with this loan. with all my love terry.
Robert says
Jan 22 2019 2:19PM
Please help hail Mary amen
Shebba bwalya
Shebba bwalya says
Jan 21 2019 5:03PM
Dear mother Mary

My mother! Intercede for Abraham my boyfriend to find employment and be able to be independent

I ask all this throug your son Jesus christ

Charles says
Jan 18 2019 11:35PM
Dear blessed mother Mary, I seek you with a contrite heart believing and having Faith that Jesus Christ your son loves you and listens to you, please Hail Mary intercede for me to your lovely and caring Son Jesus Christ , please plead for me to get gainful employment.I've been out of a job for three years and routinely I apply for any and all available positions that I believe dovetail well with my qualifications and experience but to date I am still unemployed.Please Hail Mary, my beloved mother, intercede on my behalf
Rita Daniel
Rita Daniel says
Jan 16 2019 1:47AM
Dear Blessed Mother,

Please help my daughterplease!

Don Valentine Pius
Don Valentine Pius says
Jan 13 2019 6:31PM
Mary my dearest mother, I thank for for your unending live upon your children. Please mother, make my dream of becoming a priest come through.
Vickie says
Jan 13 2019 12:04AM
Please, Mary, take the hand of your lost one and bring him back into the fold. Shock him that he might clearly see the danger of the path he is following. Remove the torpor from his conscience and let him see the sharp pain sin brings to Your Son, you, and finally himself. Prompt him to hasten to you, his mother.
Please someone explain to me in details the prayer of the three hail marys in conjuction to the Lady of Mount Carmel, no one is clear in how to do it, I understand saying the Hail mary prayer three times a day, after each prayer like the wisdom prayer do i say the mount carmel one? This novena needs to be explained in details, please someone explain it clearly so i can begin my novena, thank you, God Bless!
A - I haven't heard of combining those two devotions, so I'm not sure what that would look like. Maybe do each one separately in it's own time?

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Gretchen is a Lay Dominican with a passion for fostering an increase in Catholic faith and devotion through content writing and journalism. She works as a digital content writer, creator, and marketer for The Catholic Company. In addition to blogging at, she is also editor of the daily devotional email and author at She holds an M.A. in Christian Apologetics and converted to the Catholic Church in 2011. She is also active in R.C.I.A., pro-life work, and various faith-based web projects.

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