Trust in prayer. This makes a powerful novena said for 9 days with your prayer intention. When we ask a special friend to pray for us, why not ask a friend closest to Jesus? We believe Mary hears us and prays for us to Our Lord on our behalf, just as we pray for others on earth, those in heaven closest to God intercede for us. We believe in life eternal, right? So why then could not an eternal soul in God’s heavenly kingdom hear and pray for us? They are not dead to us, they are very much alive …more alive than ever. Believe. Trust. Pray.