We worship the divine infant, Jesus Christ (Second person of the Blessed Trinity) and encourage you to adore Him too!
A great, simple (vocal) devotional prayer is the “Divine Infant Chaplet.” This is a great prayer for families and for all who have a special devotion to the Divine Infant of Prague.
To say the Chaplet, make the sign of the cross
and say three “Our Fathers” in honor of the holy family. After each
“Our Father,” state aloud “And the Word was made flesh.” Then say 12
“Hail Mary’s” in honor of the divine child’s 12 years of
infancy/childhood. *Before the first “Hail Mary,” state aloud “And the
Word was made flesh and dwelt among us,” then meditate on the divine
infant’s infancy/childhood (consider particularly the inspired material
related to Him in the first 2 chapters of Luke’s Gospel).
(by Michael Ruggiero, M.A.)
Utilize a Rosary to pray this chaplet.
Begin this beautiful chaplet by blessing yourself then saying the Apostles’ creed followed by three “Hail Mary’s” and the “Glory be…”
On the large beads state, “Lord Jesus Christ our Savior, Almighty Father, Creator, and Holy Spirit, Sanctifier,
I worship and adore thee.”
Then ponder each person of the Holy Trinity as you pray, stating on the small beads...
“Oh Holy Trinity and undivided unity I long for eternal union with thee.”
Conclude with three “Glory Be’s…”
and on the last bead state “Divine savior, Jesus Christ, I adore thee.”
Then bless yourself.
Other Great Prayers
(You’ll receive great grace from Jesus through our Blessed Mother, Mary, as Elizabeth and John the Baptist did — see Lk. 1:39-45.)
The Holy Rosary was/is the favorite prayer of the Saints!
The Golden Arrow
“May the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, most mysterious and unutterable name of God be always praised, blessed, loved adored and glorified in heaven, on the earth and under the earth by all of the creatures of God and by the sacred heart of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the altar. Amen.”
“Saint Michael the Archangel defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil, may Almighty God rebuke him we humbly pray, and do thou, oh Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.” Amen.
( Honor St. Michael the Archangel by praying his chaplet and St. Joseph by praying to him through a number of devotional prayers. Simply click on their names (above), then go down to the EWTN section listed “Prayers of the Saints” and click on their prayer listings!)
The Chaplet of St. Michael the Archangel: honor the mighty prince – click the link above! He promises his assistance in life and freedom from purgatory to all who pray his chaplet daily (he also promises the same for all of your relatives!)
Watch over us, oh dear Holy family!
Our Lady of Vladimir, one of the oldest images of the Mother of God (Theotokos).
Honor the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary by clicking below:
The Seven Sorrows of Mary:
1. The Prophecy of Simeon (that a sword would pierce Mary’s heart).
2. The Flight into Egypt.
3. The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple.
4. Mary Meets Jesus Carrying the Cross.
5. The Crucifixion.
6. Mary Receives the Dead Body of Her Son.
7. The Burial of Her Son and Closing of the Tomb.
Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament
Recite this vocal prayer while adoring our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament (for at least one decade):
On the “Our Father” bead of your Rosary state:
“Most glorious, Everlasting Father Lord Jesus, really present before me, as your adopted (insert – son or daughter) my heart longs for permanent spiritual union with you.”
On the “Hail Mary” beads state:
“Eucharistic Jesus, my Everlasting Father and Lord, prisoner of love for me, help me to do your will when I’m tempted today.”
A Daily Prayer to Our Mother of Perpetual Help:
“Mother of Perpetual Help to thee we come imploring help to ask of thee our help to be. Perpetual help we beg of thee our souls from sin and sorrow free, protect our wandering feet aright and be thyself our own true light. And when this life is over for me, this one request I ask of thee, that in heaven I may obtain this grace – to see my dear savior, Jesus, face to face.”
*The Meditations of St. Francis de Sales:
use the introductory meditations to purge yourself from your affection for sin. You will find these meditations in “Introduction to the Devout Life,” by St. Francis de Sales, available at your local Catholic book store!
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