A Prayer For Urgent Needs

Updated: December 21, 2023

Have you been in situations where there isn’t any time to pray a novena for 9 consecutive days or even for 9 consecutive hours?

Times when you’re almost at the verge of of panic…You need immediate help, relief, comfort, etc.

Times like these, I pray the Memorare to St. Joseph or the Memorare to our Blessed Mother nine consecutive times. I then pray a 10th Memorare in thanksgiving, knowing God would act.

I learned this from an article I read years ago about Mother Theresa. The article said the Memorare to our Blessed Mother was one of her secret weapons and when faced with difficult situations, she would pray an “express novena”, nine Memorares in a row. Then she would pray a 10th Memorare, confident that her prayers would be answered.

I first prayed this novena when my Mom lost consciousness for the first time because of her aortic stenosis. Beforehand, her doctor told me when that happens not to call 911/paramedics anymore but instead just wait until she regains consciousness or she may not regain consciousness at all.

Waiting was such a torment for me so I would pray the Memorare to St. Joseph or to our Blessed Mother.

My Mom has lost consciousness 11 times in the past 3 years and each time, I waited and wondered if she would ever regain her consciousness.

And each time, I prayed the Memorare and each time, she regained consciousness as soon as I finished praying the Memorare the 10th time.

Praying the Memorare gives me so much inner peace. I instantly feel Mama Mary or St. Joseph is right beside me, and their presence envelops me with so much comfort and peace.

Note that this prayer is not a magic formula but a sincere expression of a great faith in God and belief in the powerful intercession of our Blessed Mother and St. Joseph.

You may be familiar with the Memorare but if you’re not, below are the words of the Memorare:


Memorare to St. Joseph

Remember, O most chaste spouse of the Virgin Mary
that never was it known that anyone who implored 
your help and sought your intercession was left unassisted.

Full of confidence in your power, I fly unto you
and beg your protection.

Despite not, o guardian of the Redeemer, my humble supplication
but in your bounty, hear and answer me. Amen.

Memorare to our Blessed Mother

Remember o most gracious Virgin Mary 
that never was it known that anyone who 
fled to your protection, implored thy help or
sought your intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly to you 
o Virgin of Virgins, my Mother.

To you I come, before you I stand sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petition
but in your mercy, hear and answer me. Amen.

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    • Joseph A. Builsah
    • December 11, 2014

    Am praying for job and financial breakthrough.

    • Anonymous
    • March 23, 2016

    Am praying very hard for full-time permanent employment and hope the Memorare will help me.

    • Judy Trynda
    • February 16, 2018

    I am praying for a ten year old grandson who does not have a healthy diet and eats chocolate ,cookie dough and not too much more. He does not look healthy.
    I pray for him everyday .

    • John Hippner
    • December 17, 2018

    Please pray for God to deliver me from tinnitus. Holy mother of God Mary and blessed Joseph please I beg thee intercede on my behalf

    • terry f
    • May 10, 2019

    I pray that my daughter’s house that is in a flood zone will sell immediately. I ask the Holy Mother of God & the Blessed St Joseph to intercede on her behalf.

    • MichelleD
    • May 20, 2019

    Thank you St Joseph for hearing my prayers and interceding for me. I am grateful for all that you have done for me and have faith that you will be able to assist me again with my request. I am forever grateful!

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    Thank you Blessed Mother and St Joseph for listening to my request for a financial breakthrough in your mighty name please help me and show me how to do what you want to do I believe in you Amen

      • Sue
      • August 13, 2021

      I pray for all those who have left there request I offer my Intention for there prayers to be answered amen

    • Tiffanie
    • June 13, 2021

    God I pray for all of Dexter’s false talk about me and my foods to go back to him and for him to have every false tounge stopped in Jesus name

    • Georgia
    • July 16, 2021

    I am praying for a financial break through to fix an issue with my family member. I beg for mercy and forgiveness for the wrong i did and i pray to be spared from loosing my job

    • Anonymous
    • August 4, 2021

    Thank you so much St. Joseph & Mama May for your unending support to my requests always. Again, I am asking to please grant my request for my financial needs to pay my debts. Please help me God. Amen.

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