17th December 2017.
Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold.
In that hour hear my prayer oh God and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ and of His Blessed Mother. Amen.
All hail, most loving, most holy, most amiable infant Jesus, King of our souls. Blessed be the hour in which thy Holy mother will give thee to us as our ransom. Oh most beautiful above the children of men, give us the grace to receive thee worthily on the feast of thy Nativity, and grant us the true spirit of that festival
Pray: 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and 1 Glory be.
The word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.
Let us pray.
Oh God who gladdens us by the annual expectation of our redemption, grant that we who joyfully receive Thy only begotten son as a Redeemer may behold without fear the same Lord Jesus coming as a Judge, who with thee liveth and reigns ,world without end. Amen.
(Message of Our Lady of Medjugorje, through Jakov 25th December 2014)
“Dear children! Today, on this day of grace, I desire for each of your hearts to become a little stable of Bethlehem in which the Saviour of the world was born. I am your mother who loves you immeasurably and is concerned for each of you. Therefore, my children, abandon yourselves to the mother, so that she may place each of your hearts and lives before little Jesus; because only in this way, my children, your hearts will be witnesses of God’s daily birth in you. Permit God to illuminate your lives with light and your hearts with joy, so that you may daily illuminate the way and be an example of true joy to others who live in darkness and are not open to God and His graces. Thank you for having responded to my call. ”
Prayer to the Child Jesus.
Most dear Lord Jesus Christ, who being made an infant for us, was willing to be born in a cave, to free us from the darkness of sin ,to draw us to Thyself, and to inflame us with thy holy love.
We adore thee as our Creator and redeemer, we acknowledge and choose thee as our King and Lord and for tribute we offer thee all the affections of our poor hearts.
Dear Jesus our Lord and our God we ask you accept our offering and may it be worthy of thy acceptance.
Pardon us all our faults, enlighten us and inflame us with thy holy fire which thou came to bring into the world and en-kindle in our hearts.
May our souls thus become an altar on which to offer thee our mortification and sacrifices. Grant that we may ever seek thy greater glory here on earth, so that we may one day come to rejoice in thy infinite loveliness in Heaven, Amen.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in your faith, so that in the power of the Holy Spirit you may be rich in hope. Rom 15:13
Dear Jesus we ask you to fill us with the gift of you Joy, that it may permeate our lives.
We pray that we may witness this joy of your presence in our hearts to all we meet. AMEN.