Christmas Novena

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Christmas Novena

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Christmas Novena Prayers

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 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 – Joy

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.

Day 2 – Humility

O Lord, 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.

Day 3 – Faith

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.

Day 4 – Hope

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.

Day 5 – Love

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.

Day 6 – Peace

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.

Day 7 – Forgiveness

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.

Day 8 – Holiness

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.

Day 9 – Life Eternal

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.

Closing Prayers

We pray also for these 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 to 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.

Christmas Novena Version 2

Opening Prayer:

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V. O God, come to my assistance.
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.
Glory be to the Father…

Our Father…

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Day 1

The Incarnation.

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.

Have mercy on us, O Lord. Have mercy on us.

Hail Mary…
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Day 2

The Visitation.

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 from his mother’s womb.
Have mercy on us.

Have mercy on us, O Lord.  Have mercy on us.

Hail Mary…

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Day 3

The Expectation of Birth.

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.

Have mercy on us, 0 Lord. Have mercy on us.

Hail Mary…

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Day 4

The Holy Nativity.

O most sweet infant Jesus, born of the Virgin Mary in
Bethlehem, wrapped in poor swaddling clothes, laid
in the manger, glorified by angels, and visited by
shepherds. Have mercy on us.

Have mercy on us, O Lord. Have mercy on us.

Hail Mary…

O Jesus born of Virgin bright,
Immortal glory be to thee;
Praise to the Father infinite,
And Holy Ghost eternally.

Christ is at hand. O come, let us worship him.

Our Father…

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Day 5

The Circumcision.

O most sweet infant Jesus, circumcised when
eight days old, and called by the glorious name
of Jesus, and proclaimed both by your name and
by your blood, to be the Savior of the world.
Have mercy on us.

Have mercy on us, O Lord. Have mercy on us.

Hail Mary…

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Day 6

The Adoration of the Kings.

O most sweet infant Jesus, who was made known
to the three kings, who worshipped you as you lie on
Mary’s breast, and offered you the mystical presents
of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Have mercy on us.

Have mercy on us, 0 Lord. Have mercy on us.

Hail Mary…

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Day 7

The Presentation.

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.

Have mercy on us, O Lord. Have mercy on us.

Hail Mary…

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Day 8

The Flight into Egypt.

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.

Have mercy on us. O Lord. Have mercy on us.

Hail Mary…

O Jesu! born of Virgin bright,
Immortal glory be to thee
Praise to the Father infinite,
And Holy Ghost eternally.

Christ is at hand. 0 come, let us worship him.

Our Father…

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Day 9

The Journey in Egypt.

O most sweet infant Jesus, who dwelled as an exile
in Egypt for seven years, where spoke your first words,
and, first begin to walk upon this earth. Have mercy upon us.

Have mercy on us, O Lord. Have mercy on us.

Hail Mary…

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Closing

LET US PRAY

0 almighty and everliving God, Lord of heaven and earth,
who revealed yourself to little ones, grant, we beg you,
that while we celebrate and honor the most holy mysteries
of your Son, the infant Jesus, and strive to imitate them,
we may arrive at that heavenly kingdom which you have
promised to little children, through the same
Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

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  1. THAT R.B.J. KNOWS HOW MUCH I LUV HIM AND THAT HE FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT ME.. I HAVE LUVED HIM 9 YEARS.. I WANT TO BRING HIM BACK TO THE CHURCH.. PLEASE, PRAY.. I WANT TO SPEND THE REST OF MY LIFE WITH HIM… I HAVE KNOWN HIM FOR 27 YEARS.. IN JESUS NAME, AMEN

  2. From Adams Grandpaents: “I am sorry to report that Adam (Age 4) passed away at 1:45 PM this afternoon in the arms of his parents. He was surrounded by both sets of grandparents and his great aunt. Thank you for all of the prayers, good thoughts, gifts and everything else that you have done. He is now at peace and with God. We miss him so much already. He is my favorite person of all time.”. Please continue to pray for Adam now in God’s hands and for the family who will suffer this great loss of a wonderful little boy. Thank you.

  3. Please pray that my husband and I remain healthy and are able to be prosperous to pay off all debts.
    Please pray that my daughter’s fiancée finds another job quickly so that they can afford their new house and not struggle to pay bills anymore.
    Pray that my daughter gets healthy as she has been sick for months.
    Thank you for all blessings and answered prayers.

  4. I am believing St Jude to intercede for my fiancé Kahri Walker job transfer to come through to the GM plant in Arlington Texas and its approved and accepted. Also that our communication and our relationship gets better and that Kahri stays faithful to me.

  5. for my husband health to improve
    for my husband and I to be blessed with good health and long life
    for my daughter in law to somehow learn organizational skills so she can provide a less kaotic and neater home for her family
    for my son to continue to pursue the employment that will not only be something he loves to do but make him the most financially so he can continue to support his family.
    for my son and daughter in law to be given the knowledge of what it takes to keep the new home they have been blessed with so they don’t ever lose it or have to move again anytime soon.

  6. My prayer intentions are-
    Financial breakthrough
    Family protection and God fearing family
    Own a house,car and a good sustainable financial income.

  7. I would like to thank you all for letting God in your lives.My prayer intention is for me to put God first in my life.Please help me pray too for God to guide me as i go through a difficult time,uncertainty and instability in my life.I pray for God’s mercy on my family,friends and myself so we can experience His love,peace,life ,health and success.Thanks you all and God Bless you

  8. Hello, my request to God is for him to put in my path some friends soon, since I’ve lost all of my old friends, I really want some good friends please God send me people I can call my friends and that last and are good for me, please! Love lots! And all of you reading this, God bless, you are in my prayers as well!

  9. PLEASE PRAY FOR MY DAUGHTER CANDI D. …
    SHE IS 25 YEARS OLD AND WAS JUST DIAGNOSED
    WITH A BRAIN CYST IN THE CENTER (PINEAL)
    PART OF THE BRAIN. HER SIDE EFFECTS ARE GETTING
    WORSE. SHAKING, MEMORY LOSS, HEADACHES,
    AND SLOWED SPEECH. SHE IS OFF OF WORK. SHE IS
    2000 MILES AWAY IN ARIZONA AND HER FAMILY
    IS IN MICHIGAN. WE NEED IT REMOVED WITH A
    TOP NOTCH SURGEON AND THEY ARE ALL HESITANT
    BECAUSE OF THE SUCCESS RATE…
    HELPLESS IN MICHIGAN,
    PLEASE PRAY..

    • Hi Barb, When Jesus wallked the earth, he never asked for a medical diagnosis. Nothing is impossible with the God who created your daughter, who died and redeemed her of all iniquities and sorrows. I plead His precious blood to dissolve the cyst, and to restore your daughter completely healed. Thank You, Lord, for hearing us. You always do, in Jesus name, I pray, amen

  10. I really need you all to help me in prayers in the following areas:

    1. My first born 2year old son has cerebral palsy and he hasn’t yet started walking nor standing. I need him to walk and stand in Jesus name.
    2. My husband has recently been dismissed from work for no tangible reason and I want him to find a better job than before or to be called back.

    These are the two petitions I need God’s intervention.

    Regards to you in Christ Jesus.

    Amen.

  11. Please pray for unity and deep Christian love for my family. Bring us all closer to God so that we may love one another with selfless love. God bless all who will pray for these intentions.

  12. Please pray that that my inlaws sell their house and that they get relief from their financial strain.
    Thank you and God Bless.

  13. I ask that you all help in praying for a family member of mine who is dealing with severe depression. He has done so much for many in his life and is now suffering this awful mental illness. Thank you!

  14. Please keep my sister in your prayers. Plse beg God to heal her so that she can get back to her family. I’m at my wits end. Thank you all so much.

  15. I’m having a complete knee replacement on January 20. I’m almost 76 and in pretty good health, but I’d so appreciate you keeping me in prayer for a successful surgery and recovery. Your Novenas mean so much to me and I downloaded the 9 Days book. Thank you so much for your lovely Christmas card and the download and for being a part of my prayer life.

    Sincerely, Carol

    • Hi Barb, When Jesus wallked the earth, he never asked for a medical diagnosis. Nothing is impossible with the God who created your daughter, who died and redeemed her of all iniquities and sorrows. I plead His precious blood to dissolve the cyst, and to restore your daughter completely healed. Thank You, Lord, for hearing us. You always do, in Jesus name, I pray, amen

  16. Please join with me in prayer to ask God in His infinite goodness and mercy to aid us in the sale of our home and the couple also that we have a contract with as there is the contingency that they sell their home to buy ours. We have purchased a home and really need ours to be sold. Also, please pray for my children who say they do not believe in God because it cannot be proven that HE exists.

    Thank you all!

    D.H.

  17. I want to thank God for answering one of my intentions for the Christmas Novena. Safe delivery!!! I practically delivered like the Hebrew women just like I prayed for. I’m now a mother to a very healthy boy. I’m so grateful to have come across this novena and I hope to receive other intentions so I could also share the testimony to everyone. Remain blessed!

  18. Please pray for my daughter Karlie who has her annual gynocoligical exam at 1:30 today, 1/6. Please pray all parts of the exam go well and any test is clear and no lumps or masses detected
    Thank you
    Jim

  19. Happy new year.may God bless you.i would like you to join me in prayers to St. jude to pray for my wedding which am planning for the month of August.please pray that it succeed and St. jude see us through it peacefully and successful.

    Regards

    Jackline

  20. Please pray for my boyfriend Kevin, he suffers from bi polar depression… He has been free of manic depression episodes for over 3 years. We finally found each other and love each other deeply. The devil has caught him again with a horrible addiction rearing its ugly head again. He left Friday and never came home…. I am sick with fear for him and just want him home safe.
    In Jesus’ name please pray for his safe return.
    Amen
    * I love you Kevin…. Come home….please

  21. Please pray for my boyfriend Kevin, he suffers from bi polar depression… He has been free of manic depression episodes for over 3 years. We finally found each other and love each other deeply. The devil has caught him again with a horrible addiction rearing each ugly head again. He left Friday and never came home…. I am sick with fear for him and just want him home safe.
    In Jesus’ name please pray for his safe return.
    Amen
    * I love you Kevin…. Come home….please

  22. I just finished my novena last dec 24. I hope my petition will be granted as i badly needed help. Please God grant this favor. Have mercy on me. Thank you.

  23. Dear Holy Mother and Infent Jesus. I ask for you blessings in 2015. Please help me to be a better person in 2015.

    Please help to keep my family healthy, happy and holy in 2015.

    Thank you for all your blessing!

  24. For world peace, especially on Jan. 1, a day of prayer and fasting. Here’s a link that I hope you all can sign to stop child slavery. It’s an online petition, so all you need to be able to sign it is an email. :) Happy New Year for all of us, our friends and our enemies.

  25. I was recently a victim of an internet money scam. Please say a prayer for me that it is resolved & the perpetrators are brought to justice. Thank you & God bless you.

  26. On the 22nd my husband got an accident because he was drunk, he swore not to drink anymore to my surprise he came back last night when he was drunk again, Please Infant Jesus I pray my husband stops this habit completely.

    Thank you for answering my prayer

    Amen

  27. Good Morning Sweet Jesus…
    I am owing a lot of people lots of money and i cannot repay them..this has brought a lot of depression in my life and has affected my children as i cannot afford to buy anything for them and their material, educational and financial needs. For them Christmass is no longer a time for enjoyment but to watch other people enjoying the spirit of Christmass.
    This indebtnesess has been through my own misjudgements concerning the handling of Finance. I pray that the little Lord Jesus takes me out of this muddy and miry clay because can no longer cope and i am scared !!!i pray tht the Lord gives me strenght to see my mistakes and help me to correct them as i do not like the person that i am.

  28. Please pray with me that my husband can separate himself from the grips of alcohol and find joy in our family and in our two small children. Pray he gives up alcohol forever. Thank you. In Christ, Amanda

  29. Please pray for my friends daughter who has brain cancer. I pray chemo will help her and that she will recover fully and for all those who are sick. Please God heal this young girl and bless her w good health and give hope, joy, and peace to her and the family, In Jesus name!! God Bless All!

  30. Please pray for a safe journey for my son and his family who will be traveling on standby to New York tomorrow…. and for their safety while in New York City…..and for a smooth ride back home. It is just a short trip – may it be enjoyable and memorable in the best way possible. THANK YOU!!!

  31. Please pray to St. Peregrine for my dear friend YAF who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and will undergo surgery on Jan 5. Praying for a positive outcome and to be cancer free please Jesus.

  32. Dear St jude Thank you so much you have granted my answers, I am very greatfull to you and your blessing. my boyfriend start talking with me, but he is going home n come back please blessed him his name is franceisco help him in his need,Irene lepcha.

  33. Good Morning, Please pray for my husband as we had to say good bye to our beloved friend our sheltie Shelby week before Christmas she was a beautiful dog and very faithful but very sick had to make up my mine up to keep her or let her go in peace and out of pain the vet was going to give us drugs and pain killer but I choose not to do that so with a lot of soul searching I choose to put her down, now I pray that I did the right thing as I miss her so much, there is a lot of tears, and wondering if I did the right thing, Please pray for me Father that I did the right thing for her and that I stop feeling guilty. Thanks Father for your help in prayers and that soon feel in peace that I did the right thing. Penny Cadeau

  34. Please pray for my nephew TANUJ as he is having kidney problem and put to dialysis and now he is in the ICU with chronic pneumonia. Please pray that he gets healed soon.

  35. Please please help me, my son has so many issues, he gets depressed, he drinks, smokes marijuana and I dont know how to handle him he is 24years old, I am as I have been told that I am an ignorant mexican, because I dont want him coming home at odd hours or have his friends in my apartment when i am not home, I work and have tried to explained to him i need to sleep to turn volume down on tv, and that even angers him, today we had an disagreement because he took a cord from my cable box and tv to use on his labtop and I asked him not to be taking things because he doesnt ever returns things back, he said I was mean but I am just tired, he threw food in the kitchen made a mess, came out with no clothes on him and telling me I am a bitch, made holes on two walls from slamming the doors, I am so Desperate please please help me, please please pray that he can see what he is doing is so wrong, please Lord come to my aide I am so desperate, sad, scared. Please Pray for him so he can see how wrong the things he does. LORD I SO DESPARTLEY NEED YOU. FORGIVE ME.

    • Rebecca;
      We are praying with you.
      Do not give up. Offer some fasting if you can – it is powerful to fast along with daily scripture readings and the St Michael chaplet.
      God bless!

    • Don’t worry. I can see that you’re troubled, probably more than I can understand, but I’ve prayed for you that God will grant you peace. We’re all here for each other, and all of the Saints and Angels in Heaven are praying for you. Don’t worry. You’re not alone. You’ll find a way through this. God bless you with peace and may we all learn to love our enemies. You have a good, honest heart.