CHRISTMAS NOVENA FROM 16TH TO 24TH DECEMBER

CHRISTMAS NOVENA FROM 16TH TO 24TH DECEMBER

IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER AND OF THE SON AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AMEN

SAY THIS AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH DAY

OPENING PRAYER: O LORD, Word of God, You whose glory is complete, came to us in perfect humility as a child in the womb. Your love for us and humility is unsurpassed and brings us to our knees in prayer and worship. Your incarnation forever changed the world. All glory be to the Father and the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning is now and forever shall be, world without end. Amen.

O LORD, infant Jesus, give us your peace! You are the Prince of Peace and the ultimate fulfillment of your incarnation brings us to You in heaven where peace will come to perfection. We pray for peace this Christmas.

SAY THIS AT THE END OF EACH DAY

CLOSING PRAYER: O Almighty and ever living God, LORD of heaven and earth, who revealed yourself to little ones, grant, we beg You, that we celebrate and honor the most holy mysteries of your Son, the infant Jesus, and strive to imitate them, we may arrive at the heavenly kingdom which You have promised to little children, through the same Jesus Christ our LORD.

We pray also for the intentions ………………… (State your intentions here). May your holy will be done in my life and with these intentions. We pray that the work of salvation that your first coming began will reach fulfillment in each of us.

All glory be the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning is now and forever shall be, world without end. Amen

DAY 1
THE INCARNATION AND JOY: O most sweet infant Jesus, who descended from the bosom of the eternal Father into the womb of the Virgin Mary, where, conceived by the Holy Ghost, You took upon yourself, O Incarnate Word, the form of a servant for our salvation. Have mercy on us. O LORD, infant Jesus, fill us with Joy! The birth of any child is a cause for joy and so much more is the birth of You our Savior. We pray in union with Mary, your Mother, for a greater joy this Christmas.

Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory be. Have mercy on us, O LORD. Have mercy on us.

DAY 2
THE VISITATION AND HUMILITY: O most sweet infant Jesus, who by means of your Virgin Mother, visited St. Elizabeth, and filled your servant St. John the Baptist with the Holy Spirit, sanctifying him in his mother’s womb. Have mercy on us. O infant Jesus, grant us great humility! You gave us the model of perfect humility in your incarnation, life and death. We pray for a greater Humility this Christmas.

Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory be. Have mercy on us, O LORD. Have mercy on us.

DAY 3
THE EXPECTATION OF BIRTH AND FAITH: O most sweet infant Jesus, who waited for nine months enclosed in the womb, and inflamed the heart of the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph with the most powerful love and expectation, all for the salvation of the world. Have mercy on us. O LORD, infant Jesus, give us the gift of Faith! You, LORD, deserve our complete faith. We pray for deeper and more perfect faith in You this Christmas.

Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory be. Have mercy on us, O LORD. Have mercy on us.

DAY 4
THE HOLY NATIVITY AND HOPE:  O most sweet infant Jesus, born of the Virgin Mary in Bethlehem, wrapped in poor swaddling clothes, laid in a manger, glorified by angels, and visited by shepherds. Have mercy on us. O LORD, infant Jesus, bring us the Hope that saves! Your birth to the Virgin Mary brought a Hope to the world that continues to sustain us. We pray for a saving Hope this Christmas.

Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory be. Have mercy on us, O LORD. Have mercy on us.

DAY 5
THE CIRCUMCISION AND LOVE: O most sweet infant Jesus, circumcised when eight days old, and called by the glorious name Jesus, and proclaimed both by your Name and by your Blood, to be the Savior of the world. Have mercy on us. O LORD, infant Jesus, inspire in us your selfless Love! You humbled yourself to become like us in all things but sin, and even humbled yourself to die on a cross. We pray that you will help us to love as You love this Christmas.

Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory be. Have mercy on us, O LORD. Have mercy on us.

DAY 6
THE ADORATION OF THE KINGS AND PEACE: O most sweet infant Jesus, who was made known to the three kings, who worshiped You as You lie on Mary’s breast, and offered You the mystical presents of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Have mercy on us. O LORD, infant Jesus, give your Peace! You are the Prince of Peace and the ultimate fulfillment of your incarnation brings us to You in heaven where peace will come to perfection. We pray for Peace the Christmas.

Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory be. Have mercy on us, O LORD. Have mercy on us.

DAY 7
THE PRESENTATION AND FORGIVENESS: O most sweet infant Jesus, presented in the temple by the Virgin Mary, embraced by Simeon, and revealed to the Jews by Anna the prophetess. Have mercy on us. O LORD, infant Jesus, move us to forgive others as you forgive us! Your Divine Mercy is unending! We pray for your Divine Mercy on us and that we may participate in your mercy by Forgiving others this Christmas.

Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory be. Have mercy on us, O LORD. Have mercy on us.

DAY 8
THE FLIGHT INTO EGYPT AND HOLINESS: O most sweet infant Jesus, whom Herod tried to slay, carried by St. Joseph with your Mother into Egypt, saved from death by Flight, and glorified by the blood of the holy innocents. Have mercy on us. O LORD, infant Jesus, inspire us to be repulsed by Sin! You, LORD, are holy but we are not. We pray that You will make us holy and keep us from temptation this Christmas.

Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory be. Have mercy on us, O LORD. Have mercy on us.

DAY 9
THE JOURNEY IN EGYPT AND LIFE ETERNAL: O most sweet infant Jesus, who dwelled as an exile in Egypt for seven years, where You spoke your first Words, and first began to walk upon this earth. Have mercy on us. O LORD, infant Jesus, bring us to live eternal with You! Jesus, your nativity was not without purpose. Your purpose was to bring us to You. We pray that You will bring us to Life Eternal with You this Christmas.

Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory be. Have mercy on us, O LORD. Have mercy on us.

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