Novena to the Infant Jesus of Prague
O Sweet Child Jesus,
here at Your feet is a soul that, conscious of its nothingness,
turns to You, who are all.
I have so much need of Your help.
Look on me, O Jesus, with love,
and, since You are all powerful,
help me in my poverty.
O Splendour of the heavenly Father,
in whose face shines the light of the divinity,
I adore You profoundly
and I confess You as the true Son of the living God.
I offer You, O Lord, the humble homage of all my being.
Grant that I may never separate myself from You, my highest good.
O Holy Child Jesus, in gazing upon Your countenance,
from which comes the most beautiful of smiles,
I feel myself filled with a lively trust.
Yes, I hope for all from Your goodness.
Shed, O Jesus, on me and on those dear to me
Your smile of grace
and I will praise Your infinite mercy.
O Child Jesus, whose head is adorned with a crown,
I accept You as my absolute sovereign.
I do not wish to serve any longer the evil one,
my passions or sin.
Reign, O Jesus over this poor heart
and make it all Yours for ever.
I gaze upon You, O Most Sweet Redeemer,
dressed in a mantle of purple.
It is Your royal attire.
How it speaks to me of blood,
that Blood which You have shed solely on my account.
Grant, O Child Jesus,
that I may respond to Your great sacrifice
and not refuse, when You offer me some difficulty,
to suffer with You and for You.
O Most Lovable Child,
in contemplating You as You sustain the world,
my heart fills with joy.
Among the innumerable beings that You sustain
I also am one.
You look on me,
uphold me at every instant
and guard me as Your own.
O Jesus, look after me, Your lowly creature,
and help me with my many needs.
On Your breast, O Child Jesus,
shines a Cross.
It is the standard of our redemption.
I also, O Divine Savior, have my cross, that,
although light, very often weighs me down.
Help me to bear my cross as You did Yours,
and make the carrying of my cross to be fruitful.
You well know weak and worthless I am.
Together with the cross,
I see on Your breast, O Child Jesus,
a little golden heart.
It is the image of Your heart,
which is truly golden on account of its infinite tenderness.
You are the true friend who generously gives Himself,
even immolates Himself,
for the one He loves.
Continue to pour out on me, O Jesus,
the enthusiasm which Your love inspires
and teach me to respond always to Your great love.
How many blessings, O Little Child,
has Your almighty right hand poured out
on those who honor You and call upon You.
Bless me also, O Child Jesus,
my soul, my body and my interests.
Bless and help me in my necessities,
and grant me what I now desire.
Listen with compassion to my prayers
and I will bless Your Holy Name every day.
- - Our Father
- - Hail Mary
- - Glory Be
By Your Divine Infancy, O Jesus, grant me the the grace that I now ask,
if it is according to Your will and for my true good.
Do not look upon my unworthiness,
but rather on my faith,
and show me Your infinite mercy.
O, Jesus, it is sweet to remember You,
true joy of the heart,
but sweeter than honey,
sweeter than any other creature,
is Your presence.
It is the most delightful song,
the most joyous to the ear;
it is the sweetest thought, Jesus, Son of God.
You are the hope of the repentant,
You are benign with those who ask,
You are good to all who seek;
the spoken word cannot describe,
nor the written word express,
but only those who have experienced it can believe
what it is to love You, Jesus.
O Jesus, be our joy, and one day be our eternal rest;
in You is our glory, now and forever.
Blessed be the name of the Lord, now and forever.
O God, who appointed Your only begotten Son
as Savior of the human race,
and who wished that He be called Jesus,
grant us one day to contemplate Him face to face in Heaven
whose Holy Name we venerate on earth.
- Source: Catholic Culture. Edited to my taste.
Memorare to the Child Jesus
Remember, O Holy Child Jesus, that You have said to Venerable Sister Margaret of the Blessed Sacrament these words so full of consolation for our poor, burdened and suffering humanity: “Draw from this Divine Heart. Ask all that you desire through the merits of My Holy Childhood. Nothing will be refused to you.” Full of confidence in You O Jesus, Who are Truth itself, we come to make known all our misery to You. Help us to lead a Holy life in order to attain a Blessed Eternity. Grant us through the Merits of Your Incarnation and of Your Childhood, the graces of which we are most in need. No, we shall not be deceived in our hope. We abandon ourselves to You, O Omnipotent God, in virtue of Your Divine Promise, You will favorably receive and deign to grant our prayer.