Hail, and blessed be the hour and moment
which the Son of God was born
Of a most pure Virgin
stable at midnight in Bethlehem
In the piercing cold
hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee,
To hear my prayers and grant my
meditated on here).
Through Jesus Christ and His most Blessed Mother.
(Say the above novena prayer every day then move to the daily links above to finish.)
God Bless and Hear us! AMEN
O Great Son of God, Thou
hast become man in order to make Thyself loved by men. But where is
the love that men give Thee in return?
Thou hast given Thy
life blood to save our souls. Why then are we so unappreciative
that, instead of repaying Thee with love, we spurn Thee with
ingratitude? And I, Lord, I myself more than others have thus ill
But Thy Passion is my hope. For the sake of that
love which led Thee to take upon Thyself human nature and to die for
me on the cross, forgive me all the offenses I have committed
I love Thee, O Word Incarnate; I love Thee, O
infinite goodness. Out of love for Thee, that I could die of grief
for these offenses. Give me, O Jesus, Thy love. Let me no longer
live in ungrateful forgetfulness of the love Thou bearest me.
wish to love Thee always. Grant that I may always preserve in
this holy desire.
O Mary, Mother of God and my Mother, pray
for me that thy Son may give me the grace to love Him always, unto
O Dearest Infant! Tell
me, what hast Thou come on earth to do? Tell me, whom art Thou
seeking? Yes, I already know. Thou has come to die for me, in order
to save me from hell. Thou hast come to seek me, the lost sheep, so
that, instead of fleeing from Thee any more, I may rest in Thy
Ah my Jesus, my treasure, my life, my love and my
all! Whom will I love, if not Thee? Where can I find a father, a
friend, a spouse more loving and lovable than Thou art?
love Thee, my dear God; I love Thee, my only good. I regret the many
years when I have not loved Thee, but rather spurned and offended
Thee. Forgive me, O my beloved Redeemer; for I am sorry that I have
thus treated Thee, and I regret it with all my heart. Pardon me, and
give me the grace never more to withdraw from Thee, but constantly
to love Thee in all the years that still lie before me in this life.
My love, I give myself entirely to Thee; accept me, and do not
reject me as I deserve.
O Mary, thou art my advocate. By
thy prayers thou dost obtain whatever thou wilt from thy Son. Pray
Him then to forgive me, and to grant me holy perseverance until
O Dear Infant
Jesus, how could I be so ungrateful and offend Thee so often, if I
realized how much Thou hast suffered for me? But these tears which
Thou sheddest, this poverty which Thou embracest for love of me,
make me hope for the pardon of all the offenses I have committed
My Jesus, I am sorry for having so often turned
my back on Thee. But now I love Thee above all else. "My God and my
From now on Thou, O my God, shalt be my only treasure
and my only good. With Saint Ignatius of Loyola I will say to Thee,
"Give me the grace to love Thee; that is enough for me." I long for
nothing else; I want nothing else. Thou alone art enough for me, my
Jesus, my life, my love.
O Mary, my Mother, obtain for me the
grace that I may always love Jesus and always be loved by Him.
O Dearest Savior, Thou
hast embraced so many outrages for love of me, yet I have not been
able to bear one word of insult without at once being filled with
resentful thought, I who have so often deserved to be trodden under
foot by the demons in hell! I am ashamed to appear before Thee,
sinful and proud as I am. Yet do not drive me from Thy presence, O
Lord, even though that is what I deserve. Thou hast said that Thou
wilt not spurn a contrite and humbled heart. I am sorry for the
offenses I have committed against Thee. Forgive me, O Jesus. I will
not offend Thee again.
For love of me Thou hast borne so many
injuries; for love of Thee I will bear all the injuries that are
done to me. I love Thee, Jesus, who was despised for love of me. I
love Thee above every other good. Give me the grace to love Thee
always and to bear every insult for love of Thee.
recommend me to Thy Son; pray to Jesus for me.
O Jesus, my sweet Love!
I too have kept Thee suffering through all Thy life. Tell me, then,
what I must do in order to win Thy forgiveness. I am ready to do all
Thou askest of me. I am sorry, O sovereign Good, for all the
offenses I have committed against Thee. I love Thee more than
myself, or a least I feel a great desire to love Thee. Since it is
Thou who hast given me this desire, do Thou also give me the
strength to love Thee exceedingly.
It is only right that I,
who have offended Thee so much, should love Thee very much. Always
remind me of the love Thou hast borne me, in order that my soul may
ever burn with love of Thee and long to please Thee alone. O God of
love, I, who was once a slave of hell, now give myself all to
Graciously accept me and bind me to Thee with the bonds of
Thy love. My Jesus, from this day and forever in loving Thee will I
live, and in loving Thee will I die.
O Mary, my Mother and my
hope, help me to love Thy dear God and mine. This is the only favor
I ask of thee, and through thee I hope to receive it. Amen.
O my Dear Redeemer! Where should I be now,
if Thou hadst not borne with me so patiently, but hadst called me
from life while I was in the state of sin? Since Thou hast waited
for me till now, forgive me quickly, O my Jesus, before death finds
me still guilty of so many offenses that I have committed against
Thee. I am so sorry for having vilely despised Thee, my sovereign
Good, that I could die of grief. But Thou canst not abandon a soul
that seeks Thee.
If hitherto I have forsaken Thee, I now seek
Thee and love Thee. Yes, my God, I love Thee above all else; I love
Thee more than myself. Help me, Lord, to love Thee always during the
rest of my life. Nothing else do I seek of Thee. But this I beg of
Thee, this I hope to receive from Thee.
Mary, my hope, do
thou pray for me. If thou prayest for me, I am sure of grace.
Dear Infant Jesus, crying
so bitterly! Well hast Thou reason to weep in seeing Thyself
persecuted by men whom Thou lovest so much. I, too, O God, have once
persecuted Thee by my sins. But Thou knowest that now I love Thee
more than myself, and that nothing pains me more than the thought
that I have so often spurned Thee, my sovereign Good.
me, O Jesus, and let me bear Thee with me in my heart n all the rest
of the journey that I have still to make through life, so that
together with Thee I may enter into eternity. So often have I driven
Thee from my soul by my sins. But now I love Thee above all things,
and I regret above other misfortunes that I have offended Thee. I
wish to leave Thee no more, my beloved Lord. But do Thou give me the
strength to resist temptations. Never permit me to be separated from
Thee again. Let me rather die than ever again lose Thy good
O Mary, my hope, make me always live in God's love and
then die in loving Him. Amen.
O Jesus, my Savior! When I
consider how, for love of me, Thou didst spend thirty years of Thy
life hidden and unknown in a poor workshop, how can I desire the
pleasures and honors and riches of the world? Gladly do I renounce
all these things, since I wish to be Thy companion on this earth,
poor as Thou wast, mortified and humble as Thou wast, so that I may
hope to be able one day to enjoy Thy companionship in heaven. What
are all the treasures and kingdoms of this world? Thou, O Jesus, art
my only treasure, my only Good!
I keenly regret the many
times in the past when I spurned Thy friendship in order to satisfy
my foolish whims. I am sorry for them with all my heart. For the
future I would rather lose my life a thousand times than lose Thy
grace by sin. I wish never to offend Thee again, but always to love
Thee. Help me to remain faithful to Thee until death.
Mary, thou art the refuge of sinners, thou art my hope. Amen.
Infant Jesus! I should not have the boldness to cast myself at Thy
feet, if I did not know that Thou Thyself invitest me to draw near
Thee. It is I who by my sins have made Thee shed so many tears in
the stable of Bethlehem. But since Thou hast come on earth to pardon
repentant sinners, forgive me also, now that I am heartily sorry for
having spurned Thee, my Savior and my God, who art so good and who
hast loved me so much.
In this night, in which Thou bestowest
great graces on so many souls, grant Thy heavenly consolation to
this poor soul of mine also. All that I ask of Thee is the grace to
love Thee always, from this day forward, with all my heart. Set me
all on fire with Thy holy love. I love Thee, O my God, who hast
become a Babe for love of me. Never let me cease from loving Thee
O Mary, Mother of Jesus and my Mother, thou canst
obtain everything from thy Son by thy prayers. This is the only
favor I ask of Thee.
Do thou pray to Jesus for me. Amen.