Nine Hour Novena to the Infant of Prague

This novena is to be said at the same time every hour for nine consecutive hours in one day.

This is a good novena for urgent requests that cannot wait nine days to be prayed. You pray it every hour for nine hours at the same time. For example, if you begin praying at 12:00, your next prayer is at 1:00, then 2:00, until your ninth prayer is at 9:00.

O Jesus, Who has said,
ask and you shall receive,
seek and you shall find,
knock and it shall be opened to you,
through the intercession of Mary,
Your Most Holy Mother, I knock,
I seek, I ask that my prayer be granted.

(Make your request)

O Jesus, Who has said,
all that 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 Your Father
in Your Name that my prayer be granted.

(Make your request)

O Jesus, Who has 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.

(Make your request)

Evening Prayer to the Infant of Prague

This is recited every evening in the Sanctuary of Arenzano.

O Holy Infant Jesus, who shed Your blessings on whoever invokes Your name, look kindly on us who kneel humbly before Your holy Image, and hear our prayers. We commend to Your mercy the many poor and needy people who trust in Your Divine Heart.

Lay Your all powerful hand upon them and help them in their needs. Lay Your hand upon the sick, to cure them and sanctify their suffering; upon those in distress, to console them; upon sinners, to draw them into the light of your divine grace; upon all those who, stricken with grief and suffering, turn trustingly to You for loving help.

Lay Your hand also upon all of us and give us Your blessing. O little King, grant the treasures of Your divine mercy to all the world, and keep us now and always in the grace of your love!

A Prayer for Healing to Christ’s Infinite Mercy

O most Dear and sweet Child Jesus, behold me a poor suffering person who, sustained by a lively faith, invokes Your divine aid to cure my infirmity. I put all my trust in You. I know that You can do all things and that You are most merciful, indeed You are Yourself Infinite Mercy.

O great Little Child, for the sake of Your divine virtue and the immense love Your bear for all the suffering, the oppressed and the needy, hear me; bless me, console me.

Amen.

Glory Be (3x).

Who is Jesus?

Who Is Jesus?

Now when Jesus came into the parts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Who do men say that the Son of man is? And they said, Some say John the Baptist; some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But who say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

Matthew 16:13-16

Something that I’ve noticed far too often is that many Catholics do not know who Jesus is. If you ask the average person this question, they would tell you that He is the Son of God, or that He is the Messiah or our Saviour. This is said without understanding what this really means or who He truly is.

Jesus is God.

This is something I learned years after becoming confirmed as an adult Catholic and after going through the RCIA. A priest once told me that when he speaks to Catholics, he takes the approach that he is speaking to pagans and not knowledgeable Christians. This is because many people have forgotten what they have learned in their youth. “Use or lose it”, as the saying goes. If you don’t keep up with your knowledge, you will forget it, assuming that you had it in the first place.

The way I learned the divinity of Christ was rather unique. When I moved to Richmond, BC from Edmonton, Alberta, I started listening to a great deal of Christian radio, or Protestant radio to be more accurate. I never listened to Christian radio in Edmonton because Canada does not allow religious broadcasts from a single organization. Since Richmond is so close to the US border, I was able to pick up the Christian radio broadcasts from Washington state.

In one program that I listened to, the evangelist frequently said that Jesus is God. After hearing him say this many times, I began to wonder what he meant by it. “How can Jesus be God” I thought, “he is the Son of God, not God the Father.” I asked my Protestant friends, and they confirmed that Jesus, is indeed, God. What a surprise that was to me! With the zeal of a new convert, I ran around telling Catholics that Jesus is God, but all of them told me that I was mistaken. I discovered that many Catholics don’t know their faith very well.

Jesus is God.

Jesus is God.

Jesus is God!

I can’t state this truth enough. If Jesus is not God, there is no church or Christianity. This is what separates us from all other religions. This is why we’re right and they’re wrong. Priests need to tell this to their parishioners … don’t assume they already know this. Parishioners, tell this to your family and friends, don’t assume anything either. Jesus is God!

Praise the Lord.

Litany of the Infant Jesus

Lord, (have mercy on us)
Christ, (have mercy on us)
Lord, (have mercy on us)
Christ, (hear us)
Christ, (graciously hear us).

God, the Father of heaven, (have mercy on us)
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, (have mercy on us)
God, the Holy Spirit, (have mercy on us)
O miraculous Child Jesus, (have mercy on us)
O Divine Infant Jesus, true God and true man, (have mercy on us)
O Divine Infant Jesus, Lord of heaven and earth, (have mercy on us)
O Divine Infant Jesus, whose love knows no bounds, (have mercy on us)
O Divine Infant Jesus, who came on earth to show us the Way, (have mercy on us)
O Divine Infant Jesus, true Light of the world, (have mercy on us)
O Divine Infant Jesus, Font of eternal life, (have mercy on us)
O Divine Infant Jesus, patient and loving, (have mercy on us)
O Divine Infant Jesus, source of peace and consolation, (have mercy on us)
O Divine Infant Jesus, hope of all men, (have mercy on us)
O Divine Infant Jesus, burning furnace of love, (have mercy on us)
O Divine Infant Jesus, lover of justice and truth, (have mercy on us)
O Divine Infant Jesus, dispenser of all graces, (have mercy on us)
O Divine Infant Jesus, Teacher of all virtues, (have mercy on us)
O Divine Infant Jesus, King of all hearts, (have mercy on us)
O Divine Infant Jesus, Divine Wonder-worker, (have mercy on us)

Be merciful, (spare us, O Lord)
Be merciful, (graciously hear us, O Lord)

From all sins, (O Jesus, deliver us)
From a sudden death, (O Jesus, deliver us)
From lightning and storms, (O Jesus, deliver us)
From floods and plagues, (O Jesus, deliver us)
From loss of faith in You, (O Jesus, deliver us)
From everlasting hell-fire, (O Jesus, deliver us)
Through Your birth, (O Jesus, deliver us)
Through Your baptism, (O Jesus, deliver us)
Through Your holy life, (O Jesus, deliver us)
Through Your passion, (O Jesus, deliver us)
Through Your death, (O Jesus, deliver us)
Through Your resurrection, (O Jesus, deliver us)
Through Your ascension, (O Jesus, deliver us)
Through Your infinite love, (O Jesus, deliver us)

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, (spare us, O Lord).
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, (graciously hear us, O Lord).
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, (have mercy on us).

Jesus, (hear us).
Jesus, (graciously hear us).

Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory Be.

Rosary of the Infant Jesus

Revealed by Jesus to the Venerable Margaret of the Sacred Heart.

Jesus revealed this rosary to the Venerable Margaret of the Sacred Heart (a Discalced Carmelite nun) in the 17th Century. He asked her to make it known throughout the world and those who would recite it while meditating on the mysteries of the Divine Infancy would receive special graces.

The rosary is prayed in the following way,

  1. And the Word was made flesh (3 times), Our Father
  2. And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.
  3. Hail Mary (12 times)
  4. Glory Be

The three Our Fathers are to honour the Holy Family (Jesus, Mary, Joseph) and the twelve Hail Mary’s are to honour the memory of Jesus childhood.