Novena to The Infant Jesus of Prague
Every Tuesday, after daily mass, the parish says a novena to The Infant Jesus of Prague.
Prayer of Rev. Cyrillus a Matre Dei
JESUS, unto Thee I flee,
Through Thy Mother praying Thee
In my need to succor me.
Truly, I believe of Thee
God Thou art with strength to shield me.
Full of trust, I hope of Thee
Thou Thy grace wilt give to me.
All my heart I give to Thee,
Therefore, do my sins repent me;
From them breaking, I beseech Thee,
Jesus, from their bonds to free me
Firm my purpose is to mend me;
Never more will I offend Thee.
Wholly unto Thee I give me,
Patiently to suffer for Thee,
Thee to serve eternally.
And my neighbor like to me
I will love for love of Thee.
Little Jesus, I beseech Thee,
In my need to succor me,
That with Joseph and Mary
And the Angels, I may Thee
Once enjoy eternally. Amen.
O Dearest Jesus, tenderly loving us, * Your greatest joy is to dwell among us and to bestow Your blessing upon us! * Though I am not worthy that You should behold me with love, * I feel myself drawn to you , O dear Infant Jesus, * because You gladly pardon me and exercise Your almighty power over me.
So many who turned with confidence to You * have received graces and had their petitions granted. * Behold me, in spirit I kneel before Your miraculous image on Your altar in Prague, * and lay open my heart to You, * with its prayers, petitions and hopes. * Especially the affair of … I enclose in Your loving Heart. * Govern me and do with me and mine according to Your holy Will, * for I know that in Your Divine wisdom and love You will ordain everything for the best. * Almighty gracious Infant Jesus, do not withdraw Your hand from us, * but protect and bless us forever.
I pray You, sweetest Infant, * in the name of Your Blessed Mother Mary who cared for You with such tenderness, * and by the great reverence with which St. Joseph carried You in his arms, * comfort me and make me happy * that I may bless and thank You forever from all my heart. Amen.