20th 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 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
Our Father, Hail Mary and 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, 25th December 2008
“Dear children! You are running, working, gathering – but without blessing.
You are not praying! Today I call you to stop in front of the manger and to meditate on Jesus, Whom I give to you today also, to bless you and to help you to comprehend that, without Him, you have no future.
Therefore, little children, surrender your lives into the hands of Jesus, for Him to lead you and protect you from every evil.
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.
‘Always be joyful; pray constantly; and for all things give thanks; this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.’ 1 Thes 5:16
Dear Jesus, we thank you for all your graces and blessings and we ask you to give us the gift of prayer, that our day may be filled with prayer to commune with you and that we always make time to pray with our heart. AMEN