Tuesday, December 22, 2015

For the Feast of Christmas

Although there a a few days remaining in the season of Advent, I wanted to provide you with these beautiful prayers for the holy day of Christmas.  I pray your Christmas is filled with the love and joy of the newborn King!

Nativity Prayer of St. Augustine of Hippo

Let the just rejoice,
for their justifier is born.

Let the sick and infirm rejoice,
For their saviour is born.

Let the captives rejoice,
For their Redeemer is born.

Let slaves rejoice,
for their Master is born.

Let free men rejoice,
For their Liberator is born.

Let All Christians rejoice,
For Jesus Christ is born.

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Litany of the Infant Jesus
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy.
Christ, have mercy, Christ, have mercy.
Lord have mercy, Lord, have mercy.

Infant Jesus, hear us.
Infant Jesus, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, graciously hear us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, graciously hear us.
God the Holy Spirit, graciously hear us.
Holy Trinity, One God, graciously hear us.

Infant Jesus, have mercy on us. *** (repeat each time)
Infant, very God, ***
Infant, Son of the Living God, ***
Infant, Son of the Virgin Mary, ***
Infant, begotten before the morning star, ***
Infant, Word made flesh,***
Infant, Wisdom of Thy Father, ***
Infant, Purity of Thy mother, ***
Infant, only Son of Thy Father, ***
Infant, First-Born of Thy mother,***
Infant, Image of Thy Father, ***
Infant, Creator of Thy mother, ***
Infant, Splendor of Thy Father,***
Infant, Honor of Thy mother, ***
Infant, equal to Thy Father, ***
Infant, subject to Thy mother, ***
Infant, Joy of Thy Father, ***
Infant, Riches of Thy mother, ***
Infant, Gift of Thy Father,***
Infant, Offering of Thy mother, ***

Infant, precious fruit of a virgin, ***
Infant, Creator of man, ***
Infant, Power of God, ***
Infant, our God, ***
Infant, our Brother, ***
Infant, perfect Man from Thy conception, ***
Infant, ancient in wisdom from Thy childhood, ***
Infant, Father of ages, ***
Infant, of days, ***
Infant, giving life, and nourished at the breast, ***
Infant, Eternal Word, and making Thyself dumb, ***
Infant, weeping in the crib, ***
Infant, thundering in Heaven, ***
Infant, terror of hell, ***
Infant, Joy of Paradise, ***
Infant, dreaded by tyrants, ***
Infant, desired by the Magi, ***
Infant, exiled from Thy people, ***

Infant, King in exile, ***
Infant, Destroyer of idols, ***
Infant, Vindicator of the glory of God, ***.
Infant, strong in weakness, ***
Infant, powerful in abasement, ***
Infant, Treasure of Grace, ***
Infant, Fountain of Love, ***
Infant, Author of the blessings of Heaven, ***
Infant, Repairer of the evils of earth, ***
Infant, Head of the angels, ***
Infant, Stem of the patriarchs, ***
Infant, Word of the prophets, ***
Infant, Expectation of nations, ***
Infant, Joy of the shepherds, ***
Infant, Light of the Magi, ***
Infant, Salvation of children, ***
Infant, Hope of the just, ***
Infant, Teacher of doctors, ***
Infant, First-fruits of the saints,***

Be merciful, Spare us, O Infant Jesus,
Be merciful, Graciously hear us, O Infant Jesus.

From the bondage of the children of Adam, Infant Jesus, deliver us. *** (repeat each time)
From the slavery of the devil, Infant Jesus, ***
From the corruption of the world, Infant Jesus, ***
From the lust of the flesh, Infant Jesus, ***
From the pride of life, Infant Jesus, ***
From the immoderate desire of knowledge, Infant Jesus, ***
From the blindness of mind, Infant Jesus, ***
From the perversity of will, Infant Jesus, ***
From our sins, Infant Jesus, ***

Through Thy most pure conception, Infant Jesus, ***
Through Thy most humble birth, Infant Jesus, ***
Through Thy tears, Infant Jesus, ***
Through Thy most painful circumcision, Infant Jesus, ***
Through Thy most glorious epiphany, Infant Jesus, ***
Through Thy most devout presentation, Infant Jesus,***
Through Thy most innocent conversation in the world, Infant Jesus, ***
Through Thy most holy life, Infant Jesus, ***
Through Thy poverty, Infant Jesus, ***
Through Thy sorrows, Infant Jesus, ***
Through Thy labors and travails. Infant Jesus, ***

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Infant Jesus.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Infant Jesus.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us, O Infant Jesus.

Infant Jesus, hear us.
Infant Jesus, graciously hear us.

Let us pray.  O Lord Jesus, Who allowed the greatness of Thy incarnate divinity and most sacred humanity to be born in time, to become a little child, and to suffer bitter death, grant that we may acknowledge infinite wisdom in the silence of a child, power in weakness, majesty in abasement, so that adoring Thy humility and littleness on earth we may contemplate Thy glories in Heaven. We ask this of Thee, who, with the Father and the Holy Ghost, lives and reigns God, forever and ever. Amen.

May you have a very blessed Christmas!

God bless!

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