These are various Novenas that I’ve said (including the Novena itself, why you should pray it/its primary purpose, and my personal experience with the results). I hope that these can and will be useful in your lives!
Novena to the Thirteen Blessed Souls (Jesus and the Twelve Apostles) This novena is especially meant for those seeking employment. Source.
Oh my thirteen Blessed souls so wise and understanding, I ask you for the Love of God that my request be answered. Oh my thirteen Blessed souls so wise and understanding, I ask you for the Love of God that my request be answered. Of you I ask for the sake of the blood that Jesus shed that my request be answered. My Lord Jesus Christ, that Your protection wrap me with your arms. Guard me with Your eyes. O God of kindness, You have been my defender in life and death. I ask that You free me from the difficulties that torment me. My thirteen blessed souls so wise and understanding having received the grace I seek from you (state request) I will be devoted to you. [[Say Thirteen Our Father’s and Thirteen Hail Mary’s for thirteen consecutive days. Publish this prayer (share it with a friend) and give a Mass of Thanksgiving.]]
My mom has been unemployed since March 2011. As a single mother with a daughter in college, living off of unemployment was extremely difficult. I said this novena and the day right after I finished (January 3, 2012), she got a call about a job with a date for orientation. Thanks be to God!
Novena to St. Jude This novena is meant to be said in times of desperation, as St. Jude is the patron of hopeless cases. When you’re in such despair that you don’t know what to do, say this novena. Source.
Oh glorious apostle St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor who delivered thy beloved Master into the hands of His enemies has caused thee to be forgotten by many, but the Church honors and invokes thee universally as the patron of hopeless cases—of things despaired of. Pray for me who am so miserable; make use, I implore thee, of that particular privilege accorded thee of bringing visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need, that I may receive the consolations and succor of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly (mention your request), and that I may bless God with thee and all the elect throughout eternity. I promise thee, O blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, and I will never cease to honor thee as my special and powerful patron, and to do all in my power to encourage devotion to thee. Amen.
O Holy St Jude! Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor for all who invoke you, special patron in time of need; to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart, and humbly beg you, to whom God has given such great power, to come to my assistance; help me now in my urgent need and grant my earnest petition. I will never forget thy graces and favors you obtain for me and I will do my utmost to spread devotion to you. Amen. St. Jude, pray for us and all who honor thee and invoke thy aid. [[Say 3 Our Father’s, 3 Hail Mary’s, and 3 Glory Be’s after this.]] Say these prayers for nine consecutive days.
I finished saying this novena on January 9, 2012. My intentions for this novena were pretty ambitious and I know that it will take time for them to be fulfilled, but I have faith that they will be. This was my first time really invoking the intercession of St. Jude and it was very comforting. I will update this once I know how God has answered my prayer! Thanks be to God and thank you, St. Jude, for your intercession.
Novena to the Rose of St. Therese of the Child Jesus I said this novena in French because St. Therese was, of course, French. As such, the novena listed below is in French (which I highly recommend saying) and can be found here. You can find the English version here.
Très sainte Trinité, Père, Fils et Saint Esprit, je vous remercie pour toutes les grâces et faveurs dont vous avez enrichi votre servante Sainte Thérèse de l’enfant Jésus, pendant les 24 années passées sur cette terre et par les mérites de cette Sainte, concédez moi la grâce qu’ardemment je désire si elle est conforme à votre sainte volonté et pour le bien de mon âme. Aidez ma foi et mon espérance. O ! Sainte Thérèse, réalisez encore une fois votre promesse de passer votre ciel à faire du bien sur la terre en permettant que je reçoive une rose comme signe de la grâce que je désire obtenir.
On récite alors 24 « Gloire soit au Père, au Fils et au Saint Esprit comme il était au commencement, maintenant et toujours et dans les siècles des siècles. Amen. » pour remercier Dieu des dons concédés à la Sainte pendant les 24 années de sa vie sur la terre. Chaque « Gloria » est suivi de l’invocation suivante : « Sainte Thérèse de l’enfant Jésus, priez pour nous. »
After saying this novena, the first rose I saw was a rose pen that a woman near me was holding. Once again, my intention was pretty involved for this novena and may take awhile to be answered fully. However, I have faith that it will be.