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Novena to the Holy Infant Jesus

To be prayed every hour for nine hours within a day. If petitions are so urgent, one may make a daily nine-hour novena for nine days, go to Confession and receive Holy Communion.

 

“The More You Honor Me,

the More I will Bless You.”

 

Opening Prayer

 

In the Name of the Father….

 

Let us have a moment of silent contemplation; exhale slowly towards our heart to place our attention in the presence of God in His Divine Indwelling within us…. (Silence for a few seconds)

 

Divine Indwelling Prayer

 

My Lord and my God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I believe that you are dwelling in spirit in the deepest center of my soul. I adore you. I love you. And I trust in you; for you are the source of my being and my life in all that I think, say and do. Help me to see You in the heart of others; and see the reflection of You in everything that You have made. Help me to understand the things that I cannot change. And may your Name be praised, blessed and glorified forevermore. Amen.

 

Prayer of Petitions

 

O Holy Infant Jesus and still the great Omnipotent God, I implore through your Most Holy Mother’s most powerful intercession and through your boundless mercy of your Omnipotence as God for a favorable answer to the petitions I so earnestly ask for in this novena.

 

O Holy Infant Jesus, hear my prayer and grant my petition. (3 x)

 

Our Father…. Hail Mary….

 

O Jesus, you said, “Ask and you shall receive. Seek

and you shall find. Knock and it shall be opened unto you.” Through the intercession of Mary your Most Holy Mother I knock, I seek and I ask that my prayer be granted. (Humbly state your petition.)

 

O Jesus, you said, “Whatever you need you just come unto me. Do not be afraid; for whatsoever you ask of the Father in My Name he will grant you.” Through the intercession of Mary your Most Holy Mother, I humbly and urgently ask the Father in your Name that my prayer be granted. (Humbly state your petition.)

 

O Jesus, you said, “Heaven and earth shall pass away but my word shall not pass.” Through the intercession of Mary, your Most Holy Mother, I feel confident that my prayer will be granted. (Humbly state your petition.)

 

O Infant Jesus, through the intercession of Mary, your Mother, I beg your help in my needs. I believe that you are Omnipotent and can shield me. Full of confidence, I come unto you, knowing that you will give me graces. Repenting for my sins and asking that you free me from its fetters, I now give my heart entirely to you. I firmly propose to amend my ways and never to offend you again. I resolve to patiently suffer all for you so as to serve you exter-nally. For you I will love my neighbor as myself. I implore you, sweetest Jesus, help me in my needs so that I may enjoy you for all eternity with Mary, Joseph and the angels. Amen.

 

Glory be….

 

O Holy Infant Jesus, bless and protect us.

 

In the Name of the Father….

 

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(The prayers below are optional, to be prayed at the end of the 9th hour)

 

Prayer of Thanksgiving

for Graces Received from the Infant Jesus

 

I prostrate myself before your holy image, O most gracious Infant Jesus, to offer you my most fervent thanks for the blessings you have bestowed on me. I shall incessantly praise your ineffable mercy and confess that you alone are my God, my helper, and my protector. Henceforth my entire confidence shall be placed in you. Everywhere I will proclaim aloud your mercy and generosity, so that your great love and the great deeds which you perform through this miraculous image may be acknowledged by all. May devotion to your holy infancy increase more and more in the hearts of all Christians and may all who experience your assistance persevere with me in showing unceasing gratitude to your most holy infancy, to which be praise and glory forever. Amen.

 

Chaplet

 

Divine Infant Jesus, I adore your cross and I accept all the crosses you will be pleased to send me. Adorable Trinity, I offer you for the glory of the Holy Name of God all the adorations of the Sacred Heart of the Holy Infant Jesus.

 

L. And the word was made flesh (before each bead)

A. And dwelt among us.

L. Our Father (3 beads)

L. Hail Mary (12 beads)

A. Holy Infant Jesus, bless and protect us.

 

The Mystery of the Devotion to the Holy Infant is the Mystery of Incarnation, Humility, Simplicity and Truth.

 

“Unless you become as a little child, you cannot enter the Kingdom of God.”

 

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