Nativity Novena to the Divine Child

Nativity Novena to the Divine Child

Sign of the Cross (3x)

  • The first Sign of the Cross in honor of the God the Almighty Father
  • The second Sign of the Cross in honor of God the Son, our Savior
  • The third Sign of the Cross in honor of God the Holy Spirit, the Counselor

 

Act of ContritionNativity

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you, and I detest all my sins, because of Your just
punishments, but most of all because they offend You, my God, who are all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Your grace, to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin.

 

Nativity Novena

V. O God, come unto my assistance!
R. O Lord, make haste to help me!

V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Our Father

I. Jesu, sweetest Child, Who didst come down from the bosom of the Father for our salvation, Who wast conceived by the Holy Ghost, Who didst not abhor the Virgin’s womb, and Who,nativity2 being the Word made flesh, didst take upon Thee the form of a servant, have mercy on us.
R. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us.

Hail Mary

II. Jesu, sweetest Child, Who by means of Thy Virgin Mother didst visit Saint Elizabeth, Who didst fill Thy forerunner, John the Baptist, with Thy Holy Spirit and didst sanctify him in his mother’s womb, have mercy on us.
R. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us.

Hail Mary

III. Jesu, sweetest Child, Who, enclosed for nine months in Thy Mother’s womb, wast looked for with eager expectation by the Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph, and wast offered by God the Father for the salvation of the world, have mercy on us.
R. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us.

Hail Mary

IV. Jesu, sweetest Child, born in Bethlehem of the Virgin Mary, wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger, announced by Angels and visited by shepherds, have mercy on us.
R. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us.

Hail MaryNativity

All honor, laud, and glory be, O Jesu, Virgin-born, to Thee;
All glory, as is ever meet,
To Father and to Paraclete. Amen.

V. Christ is near us;
R. Come, let us adore Him.

Our Father

V. Jesu, sweetest Child, wounded after eight days in Thy circumcision, called by the glorious Name of Jesus, and at once by Thy Name and by Thy Blood foreshown as the Saviour of the world, have mercy on us.
R. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us.

Hail Mary

VI. Jesu, sweetest Child, manifested by the leading of a star to the three Wise Men, worshiped in the arms of Thy Mother, presented with the mystic gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh, have mercy on us.
R. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us.

Hail Mary

VII. Jesu, sweetest Child, presented in the temple by Thy Virgin Mother, taken up in Simeon’s arms, and revealed to Israel by Anna, a prophetess, have mercy on us.Infant Jesus
R. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us.

Hail Mary

VIII. Jesu, sweetest Child, sought by wicked Herod to be slain, carried with Thy Mother into Egypt by Saint Joseph, rescued from the cruel slaughter, and glorified by the praises of the martyred Innocents, have mercy on us.
R. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us.

Hail Mary

All honor, laud, and glory be, O Jesu, Virgin-born, to Thee;
All glory, as is ever meet,
To Father and to Paraclete. Amen.

V. Christ is near us;
R. Come, let us worship.

Our Father

IX. Jesu, sweetest Child, Who didst dwell in Egypt with most holy Mary and the Patriarch, Saint Joseph until the death of Herod, have mercy on us.
R. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us.

Hail MaryInfant Jesus

X. Jesu, sweetest Child, Who didst return from Egypt to the land of Israel with Thy parents, suffering many hardships in the way, and didst enter into the city of Nazareth, have mercy on us.
R. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us.

Hail Mary

XI. Jesu, sweetest Child, Who didst dwell most holily in the holy house at Nazareth, in subjection to Thy parents, wearied by poverty and toil, and didst increase in wisdom, age and grace, have mercy on us.
R. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us.

Hail Mary

XII. Jesu, sweetest Child, brought to Jerusalem at twelve years of age, sought by Thy parents sorrowing and found with joy after three days in the midst of the Doctors, have mercy on us.
R. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us.

Hail Mary

All honor, laud, and glory be, O Jesu, Virgin-born, to Thee;
All glory, as is ever meet,
To Father and to Paraclete. Amen.

(For Christmas Day and its Octave):Infant Jesus

V. The Word was made flesh, alleluia.
R. And dwelt amongst us, alleluia.

(For the Epiphany and its Octave):

V. Christ hath manifested Himself to us, alleluia.
R. O come and let us worship, alleluia.

(Throughout the year, for those who would like to make the novena outside of Advent and Christmas):

V. The Word was made flesh,
R. And dwelt amongst us.

Let us pray.
Almighty and everlasting God, Lord of Heaven and earth, Who dost reveal Thyself to little ones; grant, we beseech Thee, that we, venerating with due honor the sacred mysteries of Thy Son, the Child Jesus, and copying them with due imitation, may be enabled to enter the kingdom of Heaven which Thou hast promised to little children. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful, who devoutly take part in the pious exercises of a public novena before the Feast of Christmas.

Litany of the Infant Jesus

Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy,
Christ, have mercy, Christ, have mercy,
Lord have mercy, Lord, have mercy.

Infant Jesus, hear us,
Infant Jesus, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, graciously hear us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, graciously hear us.
God the Holy Ghost, graciously hear us.
Holy Trinity, One God, graciously hear us.

Infant Jesus, have mercy on us.
Infant, very God, have mercy on us.
Infant, Son of the Living God, have mercy on us.
Infant, Son of the Virgin Mary, have mercy on us.
Infant, begotten before the morning star, have mercy on us.
Infant, Word made flesh, have mercy on us.
Infant, Wisdom of Thy Father, have mercy on us.
Infant, Purity of Thy mother, have mercy on us.
Infant, only Son of Thy Father, have mercy on us.
Infant, First-Born of Thy mother, have mercy on us.
Infant, Image of Thy Father, have mercy on us.
Infant, Creator of Thy mother, have mercy on us.
Infant, Splendor of Thy Father, have mercy on us.
Infant, Honor of Thy mother, have mercy on us.
Infant, equal to Thy Father, have mercy on us.
Infant, subject to Thy mother, have mercy on us.
Infant, Joy of Thy Father, have mercy on us.
Infant, Riches of Thy mother, have mercy on us.
Infant, Gift of Thy Father, have mercy on us.
Infant, Offering of Thy mother, have mercy on us.

Infant, precious fruit of a virgin, have mercy on us.
Infant, Creator of man, have mercy on us.
Infant, Power of God, have mercy on us.
Infant, our God, have mercy on us.
Infant, our Brother, have mercy on us.
Infant, perfect Man from Thy conception, have mercy on us.
Infant, ancient in wisdom from Thy childhood, have mercy on us.
Infant, Father of ages, have mercy on us.
Infant, of days, have mercy on us.
Infant, giving life, and nourished at the breast, have mercy on us.
Infant, Eternal Word, and making Thyself dumb, have mercy on us.
Infant, weeping in the crib, have mercy on us.
Infant, thundering in Heaven, have mercy on us.
Infant, terror of hell, have mercy on us.
Infant, Joy of Paradise, have mercy on us.
Infant, dreaded by tyrants, have mercy on us.
Infant, desired by the Magi, have mercy on us.
Infant, exiled from Thy people, have mercy on us.

Infant, King in exile, have mercy on us.
Infant, Destroyer of idols, have mercy on us.
Infant, Vindicator of the glory of God, have mercy on us.
Infant, strong in weakness, have mercy on us.
Infant, powerful in abasement, have mercy on us.
Infant, Treasure of Grace, have mercy on us.
Infant, Fountain of Love, have mercy on us.
Infant, Author of the blessings of Heaven, have mercy on us.Infant Jesus
Infant, Repairer of the evils of earth, have mercy on us.
Infant, Head of the angels, have mercy on us.
Infant, Stem of the patriarchs, have mercy on us.
Infant, Word of the prophets, have mercy on us.
Infant, Expectation of nations, have mercy on us.
Infant, Joy of the shepherds, have mercy on us.
Infant, Light of the Magi, have mercy on us.
Infant, Salvation of children, have mercy on us.
Infant, Hope of the just, have mercy on us.
Infant, Teacher of doctors, have mercy on us.
Infant, First-fruits of the saints, have mercy on us.

Be merciful, spare us, O Infant Jesus.
Be merciful, graciously hear us, O Infant Jesus.

From the bondage of the children of Adam, Infant Jesus, deliver us
From the slavery of the devil, Infant Jesus, deliver us
From the corruption of the world, Infant Jesus, deliver us
From the lust of the flesh, Infant Jesus, deliver us
From the pride of life, Infant Jesus, deliver us
From the immoderate desire of knowledge, Infant Jesus, deliver us
From the blindness of mind, Infant Jesus, deliver us
From the perversity of will, Infant Jesus, deliver us
From our sins, Infant Jesus, deliver usHoly Family

Through Thy most pure conception, Infant Jesus, deliver us
Through Thy most humble birth, Infant Jesus, deliver us
Through Thy tears, Infant Jesus, deliver us
Through Thy most painful circumcision, Infant Jesus, deliver us
Through Thy most glorious epiphany, Infant Jesus, deliver us
Through Thy most devout presentation, Infant Jesus, deliver us
Through Thy most innocent conversation in the world, Infant Jesus, deliver us
Through Thy most holy life, Infant Jesus, deliver us
Through Thy poverty, Infant Jesus, deliver us
Through Thy sorrows, Infant Jesus, deliver us
Through Thy labors and travails. Infant Jesus, deliver us

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Infant Jesus,
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Infant Jesus,
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, O Infant Jesus.

Infant Jesus, hear us,
Infant Jesus, graciously hear us.

LET US PRAY
O Lord Jesus, Who allowed the greatness of Thy incarnate divinity and most sacred humanity to be born in time, to become a little child, and to suffer bitter death, grant that we may acknowledge infinite wisdom in the silence of a child, power in weakness, majesty in abasement, so that adoring Thy humility and littleness on earth we may contemplate Thy glories in Heaven. We ask this of Thee, who, with the Father and the Holy Ghost, lives and reigns God, forever and ever. Amen.

 

Infant JesusChristmas Anticipation Prayer

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 vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires, [here mention your request] through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. Amen.