Here are 'off-the-top-of-my-head' versions of each Novena. Tell me what you think:
NOVENA TO ST. MARIA FAUSTINA
St. Maria Faustina, you are the Apostle of Divine Mercy, chosen by Our Lord to spread His message of mercy, love and His desire that all souls would return to Him. Help me to accept and recognize His love and mercy in all things and, in turn, to be merciful and loving to others. Help me to follow Christ out of love for Him, not fear of damnation.
Acquire for me the grace of Final Salvation and repentance, that my sins may be forgiven and my entry into Heaven secured and that I may live in eternal bliss with Our Lord, Our Lady and all the Angels and Saints.
St. Maria Faustina, Apostle of Divine Mercy, please pray for me and accept my Novena of prayers to you. Amen.
10x Glory Bes for the intention of:
1) Experiencing God's love and mercy
2) Growing in love for God
3) Final Salvation from Hell and entry into Heaven
NOVENA TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Holy Mary, you are the Queen of Heaven and Earth and the Patroness of the Americas and Our Most Loving and Dear Mother. As I discern a life of politics, help me to always faithfully represent Your Son and His Church in everything I do. Help me to avoid scandal and sin, dishonesty and backbiting, to be a politician who truly lives out his faith, not as a mere show, but out of true devotion to you--My Most Loving Mother--Your Son, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and the Church whom He suffered and died for.
Grant me political success that I might faithfully represent the Church and help bring about Her social values, especially an end to the murder of the unborn and all unjust wars, oppression and prejudice. Grant me the humility to always remember your loving intercessions and that it is on your prayers, the prayers of all the Angels and Saints and the mercy and love of Our Lord Jesus Christ that I should rely upon .
Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth and Patroness of the Americas, pray for me now and at the hour of my death and accept my Novena of prayers to you. Amen.
10x Hail Marys for the intention of:
1) The grace to serve God, His Church and Our Blessed Mother in the political realm
2) Success in the political realm
3) Humility to remember my reliance on the prayers and intercessions of Mother Mary and all the Saints and Angels and my reliance on the mercy and love of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
((Is 10x Glory Bes and 10x Hail Marys enough since there are three intentions in each case and I am only 10 total of each or 3 1/3 per intention?))
EDIT: I worry the 2nd Novena is too prideful since I do desire success politically and a part of me would enjoy the trappings of power and honor/glory that go with being a successful politician.
EDIT 2: Part of what draws me to politics is I enjoy the strategizing and planning and being in the thick of things as it were, but there is a definitely a part of me that would enjoy the trappings of power (i.e. living in the Governor's Mansion, that sort of thing) and there is something neat about being able to have a major effect on things.