The Novena consists of five decades of the Rosary each day for twenty-seven days in petition; then immediately five decades each day for an additional twenty-seven days in thanksgiving, whether or not the request has been granted.
The meditations vary from day to day. On the first day meditate on the Joyful Mysteries; on the second day the Luminous Mysteries; on the third day the Sorrowful Mysteries; on the fourth day the Glorious Mysteries. On the fifth day, meditate again on the Joyful Mysteries; and so on throughout the first twenty-seven days.
After the first twenty-seven days, begin the circle again with the Joyful Mysteries.
THANKSGIVING: It does not matter if your petition has not been granted within the first 27 days, proceed to the Thanksgiving cycle anyway.
Say your rosary the way you normally say the rosary, with any additional prayers or meditations you like you do. Just add the Petition and Thanksgiving prayers.
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy. Amen.
Petition Prayer (27 Days): Blessed Mother, hear my plea and bring it before the throne of your Son, my Lord, Jesus Christ. Please look with favor on this devotion, and grant me [say your intention here.] I ask these things of you, my Mother, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Thanksgiving Prayer (27 Days): Blessed Mother, thank you for hearing my prayer and interceding on my behalf. Mary, Mother of my Soul, be with me all my days, and accept my humble thanks for your many gifts, which I accept in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.