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First Day - January 5


The Love Of The Infant Jesus for Mankind

“For God so loved the world as to give His Only Begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him will not perish, but may have life everlasting."

The love which the Infant Jesus has for us is incomparable. He had loved us from the creation of time. Each and everyone of us has been present in His mind from all eternity. And, when the fullness of time had come, Jesus assumed human flesh and was born of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Why did Jesus become Man? To save us from sin and everlasting death. Indeed, innumerable are the proofs of the love of Jesus for mankind. During His life on earth, He lived in poverty, suffered hunger, and thirst, and was very often lacking the ordinary necessities of life. In what specific ways did Jesus prove his love for us. By hard labour, by suffering contradictions, and by being betrayed; betrayed by one of his very own!

Indeed the Sacred heart of Jesus is all love! What greater proof of love could He have manifested for us than by remaining always in the Holy Eucharist? Though Our Divine Redeemer has gone to His Heavenly Father, He still remains with us. He is always in our midst; for His delight is to be with the children of men. Only the Heart of a loving Jesus could have devised such a wonderful plan! Not only does he remain with us but He comes into our hearts and abides in our souls. Everyday of our life on earth we are privileged to receive Jesus as the nourishment of our souls. We can be intimately united with Him as one.
In proving his tremendous love for us, not only did the Infant Jesus condescend to be born as the Man-God, to suffer and to shed every drop of His Precious Blood on our behalf, but He has made himself our Daily Bread. He dwells within us and transforms us into Himself. So inseparably united to Jesus are we, that after Holy Communion each of us can truly say: “I live now, not I, but Christ lives within me.!”

Let us thank the Infant Jesus for his surpassing goodness to us by making frequent acts of love, from the depths of our heart. More than all, let us strive to return love for love by faithfully serving Him. This we can do by fulfilling all his precepts and commandments that are made known to us through the Catholic Church. “Love is repaid by love alone."

Let us pray ...

O Holy Divine Infant Jesus of Prague, see us prostrate at Your feet imploring Your blessing and assistance. We strongly believe in Your goodness, Your love and Your mercy. We also know that the more we honour You, the more You will bless us. Remember that You have told us to ask, to seek, and to knock at the Door of Your Infinite Mercy. So it is with the greatest confidence that we kneel before You today. Teach us how to ask that we may receive; show us how to seek that we may find. Be pleased to listen while we knock, O Divine Infant Jesus, and open Your loving Heart to our trustful supplication. Amen.

O Mary, Mother of God and our Immaculate Mother pray to Jesus your Divine Son for us.

Our Father ....
Hail Mary ...
Glory be to the Father ...

Concluding Prayer

Eternal Father, I offer to Your honour and glory, for my eternal salvation and for the salvation of the whole 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 Saviour and Redeemer. And You, O Holy Infant Jesus, conceived in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary, through the operation of the Holy Spirit, teach me to love you, daily more and more. If it be for your greater honour and glory and the salvation of my soul, I humbly implore you to grant my earnest petition of this Novena ...
(Here mention petition)
Sweet Infant Jesus, I place my confidence in You, Amen.

O Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Infant Jesus, and our Immaculate Mother, pray for us.

O Holy Infant Jesus, I love You!

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit ...

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this opportunity. Please I need the PDF format of this wonderful novena prayers. Thanks


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