Novena to The Holy Child (Sto. Nino)


First day
O admirable Jesus! I know that your beauty attracts the hearts of people who have the privilege to see you. For this reason, I adore you with fervent devotion, and sing in your honor the Divine Praises with the choir of Angels. And I ask you to inflame my heart in order to love you with unchangeable and burning love and thus I may be worthy of the glory of heaven. Amen.

Concluding prayer
O Infant Jesus, who came down from the bosom of the Father for our salvation, teach us how to be kind to our fellowmen. If we love each other, we shall be giving a sure proof that we belong to you. You said: “By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” O Divine Infant Jesus, in your infinite goodness and kindness, listen to my humble petition; and if it be pleasing to you, grant my intention/s in this novena (mention them here).
Help me, sweet Infant Jesus, for without you I can do nothing. Amen.

Gentle Infant Jesus, I trust you.
Mother of Mercy, pray for us.

Second day
O sweet infant Jesus, your first house on earth was a cave, and your first companions were the animals. You did not mind enduring the cold and humidity of that cave and enjoyed the company of sheep, cattle and goats. You who created the heavens and the earth share the joys of the shepherds. O Divine Infant Jesus, in your simplicity, listen to my humble petition/s(mention them here).
Help me, Infant Jesus, for without you, I can do nothing. Amen.

Concluding prayer
O sweet Infant Jesus, teach me the virtue of true humility. As you increased in wisdom and grace during your life in Nazareth, grant me an increase of blessings. Hear my prayer, most loving Jesus; and, if it be pleasing to you, and beneficial to me, grant my petitions in this novena (mention them here).
Help me always to remember that the humble shall be exalted, and the proud shall be turned away empty. Grant me the grace in obtaining the rest to my soul which you have promised to all those who listen to your loving invitation. Amen.

O Blessed Virgin Mary, our Immaculate Mother, pray for us.
Holy Infant Jesus, have mercy on me.

Third day
O sweet Infant Jesus! I know that because of your love for humanity, you do not deny help to everyone approaching you. You listen attentively to us because you know our needs and problems, even before saying them to you. I ask you to help me become a better follower. Make me stubborn in resisting temptation and evil so that I may grow in holiness and mature in your love. Amen.

Concluding prayer
Eternal Father, I offer to you honor and glory, for my eternal salvation and for the salvation of the world, the mystery of the infancy of your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. We thank you for your infinite love in sending him into this world as our Savior and Redeemer. And you, O Holy Infant Jesus, conceived in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary, through the work of the Holy Spirit, teach me to love you more and more. If it be for my greater honor and glory and the salvation of my soul, I humbly implore you to grant my earnest petition/s in this novena (mention them here).
Sweet Infant Jesus, I place my confidence in you. Amen.

O Blessed Virgin Mary, our Immaculate Mother, pray for us.
Holy Infant Jesus, have mercy on me.

Fourth day
O miraculous Jesus! I know that your light drives away the darkness of ignorance, and illuminates human heart and spirit. For this reason, I adore you with fervent devotion and sing in your honor the Divine Praises. I ask you to illumine always my mind and my actions with your light in order that I may not stray far from the straight path, and thus I may be worthy of the glory of Heaven. Amen.

Concluding prayer
O Divine Infant Jesus, you obeyed perfectly your Heavenly Father in all things. Teach me how to obey all your commandments. You were pleased to be born in a cave to free me from the darkness of sin; now graciously draw me unto you, and lend an attentive ear to my fervent supplication. If it be for your greater glory and the salvation of my soul, I humbly pray that you may grant the petition/s in this novena (mention them here).
O Holy Infant, I adore you as my Creator and Redeemer, I acknowledge you as my King and Lord. Set me on fire with your love, and accept the tribute of all the affections of my poor heart. Help me to live a life worthy of your Divine Promises. Amen.

O Blessed Virgin Mary, our Immaculate Mother, pray for us.
Holy Infant Jesus, have mercy on me.

Fifth day
O powerful Jesus I know that your grandeur sparkles with miracles which you demonstrated while on earth. For this reason, I adore you with fervent devotion, and sing in your honor the Divine Praises with the choirs of angels in heaven. And I ask you to grant me virtues like cleanliness, goodness, and piousness which may constitute my shield against temptations, and thus I may be worthy of the glory of Heaven. Amen.

Concluding prayer
O Sweet Infant Jesus, you who came upon earth to teach us the way to heaven, enkindle in my heart the love of mortification, self-denial, and penance. Help me make sacrifices to gain and retain your grace. Make my soul become an altar on which I may offer you the sacrifice of my acts of mortifications. Listen, Divine Infant Jesus to my trustful supplication. If it be pleasing to you and beneficial to my soul, grant me the intention/s in this novena (mention them here).
Teach me how to fulfill your will here on earth, that one day I may come to enjoy your infinite loveliness in heaven. Amen.

Sweet infant Jesus, have mercy on us.
Mary, Queen of Martyrs, pray for us.

Sixth day
O most Holy Jesus! I know that your omnipotence prevails over the hearts of men and women, inasmuch as it is created by love and greatness. For this reason, I adore you with fervent devotion, and sing in your honor the Divine Praises with the choirs of angels. And I ask you to grant my desire to comply always with your commandments, and thus I may be worthy of the glory of Heaven. Amen.

Concluding prayer
O Holy Infant Jesus, I thank you for all the sufferings which you endured in this mortal life for me. At your birth, a humble manger was your cradle. Your entire life was spent among the poor, and it was for them that your greatest miracles were performed. O Prince of Peace, Redeemer of mankind, the very Son of God, I recommend my earnest petition/s to you in this novena (mention them here).
Teach me to be poor in spirit that I may receive the blessed reward which you have promised. Enlighten my mind, strengthen my will, and inflame my heart with love for you. Amen.
Mother of God, pray for me.
O Holy Infant Jesus, have mercy on me.

Seventh day
O sweet Jesus! I know that your humility made it possible for you as the Son of God to be seated at the right hand of the Father. For this reason, I adore you with fervent devotion, and sing in your honor the Divine Praises. And I ask you to allow your greatness to reside in my heart and soul, and thus I may be worthy of the glory of Heaven. Amen.

Concluding prayer
O Sweet Infant Jesus, you emptied your heart for love of me, give me a new heart with which to love you. Make known to my spirit the excellence
and power of your Holy Name, so that in all the trials of this life I may pronounce it with confidence and with love. Be pleased to lend an attentive ear to my suppliant prayer; and, if it be for your glory and the good of my soul, grant me the petition/s in this novena (mention them here).
Now, as I leave you, gentle child Jesus, help me to remember that you are our All. O affectionate Jesus! I know that your love for humankind is without comparison, and this is proven by your help and protection to those who have faith in you. For this reason, I adore you with fervent devotion, and sing in your honor the Divine Praises with the chorus of the Seraphims that ardently love God. And I ask you that my love for you should not diminish so that I may
never forget God, and thus I may be worthy of the glory of Heaven. Amen.

Mother of God, pray for me.
O Holy Infant Jesus, have mercy on me.

Eighth day
O sweet Jesus, you know how firmly I believe in your words. You promised us eternal life, and I am obsessed to reach heaven which you give to all your faithful followers. Let me always think of heaven as my final home and let me not lose my way due to sin. Thank you for the graces you have given me throughout this novena, and may your words enlighten my mind and heart as I continue to walk as a pilgrim towards your kingdom. Amen.

Concluding prayer
O sweet Infant Jesus, keep me faithful to you in every circumstance of my life, and keep me from all the occasions of sin. Knowing that you are faithful to all your promises, I am certain of receiving your priceless blessings every time I honor you. Inspire me to ask for only those graces which are in keeping with your Divine Will. As I confidently present my earnest petition/s, open the door of your merciful heart while I knock with faith and confidence (mention them here).
Remember sweet Infant Jesus that you have promised to give whatever we ask in your Name. Now, relying upon your infinite goodness and promises I hope to obtain the pardon of my sins, the help of your grace, and life everlasting through your Divine Merits, as my Lord and Redeemer. Amen.

Mother of God, pray for me.
O Holy Infant Jesus, have mercy on me.

Ninth day
O wise Jesus! I know that your wisdom was already admired, when as a child, you were lost and then found sitting among and discussing with the wise men in the Temple. For this reason, I adore you with fervent devotion, and sing in your honor the Divine Praises with the choirs of the Cherubs. And I ask you to grant me wisdom that I may not be deceived by the tricks of the devil, and thus I may be worthy of the glory of Heaven. Amen.

Concluding prayer
O Holy Infant Jesus, you who reveal yourself to little ones, show me your mercy and compassion. While venerating this sacred mystery of your
mortal life, grant that I may learn to exercise this noble virtue of mercy toward my fellow beings for the love of you. Look mercifully upon me as I kneel before you and implore your powerful assistance. If it be for your greater glory and the good of my soul, I humbly entreat you to grant my petition/s in this novena (mention them here).
Teach me to be merciful for you have said: “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.” Amen.

Mother of God, pray for me.
O Holy Infant Jesus, have mercy on me.

 

 

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