A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ORIGN
Devotion to the infant Jesus of Prague was practiced for over two over two centuries in Europe. Originally the statue come from Spain. It was brought to Bohemia by Maria Manriquez de Lara, a Spanish Princes in whose family the statue had been treasured highly as a miracuious treasure. This noble lady presented the cherished image to her daughter Princes Polizena lobkowiz. After the death of her husband in 1623, Princess Polizena resolved to spend the reset of her life in work of piety and charity and gave this miraculous statue to the Carmelites of Prague to appease their huger. She gave it to the monks of the monastery saying these prophetic words:
I give you what I price most highly in the world "HONOUR AND RESPECT THE CHILD JUSUS AND YOU SHALL NEVER BE IN WANT".
These words community prospered spiritually and even temporarily. The shrine soon became a refuge for the monks when they were beset by difficulties of body and soul. The most devout of these monks was Cyrillus in 1630. The Novitiate of the Carmelites was removed to Munich during the disturbances of the Thirty years War. After the enemy withdrew from the city. Father Cyrillus who was sent by his superiors from Munich to the convent at Prague helped to restore the Sacred statue to its original place of worship. But the statue was found mutilated and Father Cyrillus shed many tear of sorrow while praying before his beloved infant jesus.
After Father Cyrillus knelt before the mutilated statue absorbed in his favourite devotion, he distinctly heard these words:-
"HAVE PITY ON ME AND I WILL HAVE PITY ON YOU. GIVE ME MY HANDS AND I WILL GIVE YOU PEACE".
These words were a command which he sought to fulfill. A very sick patient gave him a generous donation for the repair of the statue But the pair - bought an entirely new statue and placed it in the oratory. Contrary to the express instruction of the mysterious voice. Scarcely had it been installed. It was struck by a faling candle stick and broke to pieces. Beside, the Prior became dangerously ill and resigned his office. It is a clear manifestation of the infant's displeasure at the indifference shown to the original statue.
The succeeding prior received another donation for this purpose and had the original state repaired. The Divine infant manifested. His pleasure in a wonderful way. The Prior fell a victim to city wide prestilence. He vowed that if he is restored to health he would offer Holy Mass for nine successive days before the image. His favour was granted and he fulfilled his pledge. He assigned a special place of honour to the statue and it removed to the church adjoining the monaslery so that people also would benefit by this miraculous infant. Favours were granted and miracles took place ever after that
since then, the statue of the Holy infant became venerated throughout Progue. The devotion has spread far and wide because of the marvelous cures, conversions and miracles wrought by the Divine Infant Jesus among His faithful worshippers in all parts of the world.
POWERFUL HOURLY NOVENA PRAYER
(To be said at the same time every hour for nine consecutive hours)
O Jesus, who has said Ask and You shall receive seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you , through the intercession of Mary your Holy mother.
I seek, I ask that my prayer be granted (mention your request)
O Jesus who said, "All that you ask of the Father in My name, He will grant you" trough the intercession of Mary. You Holy mother! humbly and urgently ask your Father in your name that my prayer be granted (mention your request).
O Jesus who has said , "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my word shall not pass" through the intercession of Mary. Your Holy Mother I feel confident my prayer will be granted (mention your request) Amen.
INFANT JESUS ROSARY
The Rosary is compared of three Our FATHERS to honour the Holy Family, twelve HALL MARYS in memory of the twelve years on the saviours childhood and three GLORY BE in honour of the Holy Trinity. Each of the OUR FATHER is preceded by "And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us and before each of the GLORY BE Holy Child Jesus, bless us - any grant us our petitions".
The mysteries of the Holy Childhood are to be said before each Holy Mary :
1. The incarnation - Hail Mary etc
2. The Visitation - Hail Mary etc
3. The Nativity - Hail Mary etc
4. The Adoration of the Shepherds - Hail Mary etc
5. The Circumcision - Hail Mary etc
6. The Adoration of the Wise Men - Hail Mary etc
7. The Presentation - Hail Mary etc
8. The Flight into Egypt - Hail Mary etc
9. The Sojourn in Egypt - Hail Mary etc
10. The return from Egypt - Hail Mary etc
11. The life of Jesus at Nazareth - Hail Mary etc
12. Jesus in the midst of the Doctors - Hail Mary etc
LET US PRAY
O Holy Child Jesus , whose omnipotence is manifested in a wonderful manner and whose Miraculous Hand raised in benediction , fill us with all blessings graciously design to hear all who call upon you with confidence. Amen.
The infant Jesus designed to make known to his faithful servant venerable Sister Margaret, how pleasing is this Holy practice to him. He promised to grant special graces, above all, that of purity and innocence to those who carry this chaplet with devotion and recite it in honour of the Mysteries of his holy Infancy.
Pious parents, do you wish to preserve the baptismal innocence of your children ? . Inspire, them with a tender devotion, make them carry and recite this chaplet with devotion, calling on their Divine model, whom they should love and imitate.
(300 days indulgence for the recitation of this little Rosary)
Lord have mercy*
Christ have mercy *
Lord, have mercy*
Christ hear us*
Christ graciously hear us*
God the Father of heaven*
God the son Redeemer of the world*
God the Holy Spirit*
O miraculous Infant Jesus*
Infant Jesus, Whose omnipotence is manifested in a wonderful manner*
Infant Jesus, Whose wisdom searches our heart and reigns *
Infant Jesus, Whose goodness continually inclines to aid us *
Infant Jesus, Whose Providence leads us to our last end and destiny*
Infant Jesus, Whose truth enlightens the darkness of our hearts *
Infant Jesus, Whose generosity enriched our poverty *
Infant Jesus, Whose friendship consoles the affected *
Infant Jesus, Whose mercy forgives our sins *
Infant Jesus, Whose strength invigorates us *
Infant Jesus, Whose power turns away all evil *
Infant Jesus, Whose justice deters us from Sin *
Infant Jesus, Whose lovely countenance attracts our hearts *
Infant Jesus, Whose greatness holds the universe in His hand *
Infant Jesus, Whose love - inflamed heart kindles our cold hearts *
Infant Jesus, Whose miraculous hand raised in benediction fills us with all Blessings *
Infant Jesus, Whose sweet end holy Name rejoices the hearts of the faithful*
Infant Jesus, Whose Glary fills the whole world *
* - Have Mercy On Us
Be merciful, spare us, O Jesus*
Be merciful, Graciously hear us, O Jesus *
From all evil *
From all Sins *
From all distrust of your infinite goodness *
From all doubts against your power of miracles. *
From all lukewarmnes in your veneration *
From all evils and misfortunes *
Through the intercession of Mary *
Your virgin Mother and Joseph *
Your foster father
That you would pardon us*
* - Deliver us, O Jesus
* - We beseech you, hear us
That You would preserve and increase in us love and devotion to you sacred infancy*
That You would never withdraw your miraculous hand from us*
That You would keep us mindful of your numberless benefits*
That You would inflame us more with love for your sacred Heart*
That You would graciously design to hear all who call upon you with confidence *
That You would preserve our country in peace*
That You would free us from all impending evils*
That You would give eternal life to all who acts generously towards you*
That You would pronounce a merciful sentence on us the Judgment*
That You would in your miraculous image *
Remain our consoling refuge *
Jesus Son of the God and Mary *
* - We beseech You , Hear us
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, Spare , us O jesus*
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Jesuss*
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us*
Jesus, hear us
Jesus , Graciously hear us
Our father, etc.
LET US PRAY
O miraculous infant Jesus ! we prostrate before you Sacred image and beseech you to cost a merciful look on our troubled hearts let your tender Heart, so inclined to pity, be softened by our prayers and grant us that grace for which we ardently implore you, Take from us all affliction and despair, all trials and misfortunes with which we are laden. For Your Sacred infancy's sake hear our prayers and send us consolation and aid that we may praise you with the father and the Holy Sprit for ever and ever, Amen.
THANKS GIVING PRAYER
O Most gracious infant Jesus, I kneel before you and after you my fervent thanks for the blessings you have showed on me. I shall always praise your mercy and confess that you alone are my helper and my protector. Henceforth, my entire confidence shall be placed in you I shall proclaim all over, your mercy and generosity, may your great love and the great deeds performed, be acknowledged by all. May the devotion to your infancy extend more and more in the hearts of all mankind. May all who experience. Your assistance be ever greatful to your infancy. May they praise and glorify you all eternity. - Amen
VERY EFFICACIOUS PRAYER
O Sweet Jesus, filled with admiration and reverence we praise thee, we love thee with our whole heart and our whole soul. We are heartily sorry for our sins; we entreat of Thee to give us strength to overcome them and we resolve never to offened Thee again. Hence forth we wish to serve Thee faithfully and love our neighbour as ourselves.
O Most miraculous infant Jesus we besech Thee to cast a merciful look on our troubled hearts. Let they tender Heart, so inclined to pity softened at our prayers and grant us that grace which we ardently implore (mention your request)
Take from us the affliction and despair, the trials and misfortunes with which we are laden. For the sake of they Holy Mother, hear our prayers and send us consolation and did that we may praise Thee with the father and the Holy Spirt for ever. Amen
1 Our Father , 1 H.Mary, 1 Glory
Miraculous infant Jesus, have mercy on us.
PRAYER FOR GRACE
All powerful and glorious INFANT JESUS You have taught us to call the Almighty God as our Father; Grant us the blessings to follow your teachings as you are the way and the Truth and the Life ( John 14:6)
We are burdened with numerous troubles in our hearts. We come to you to unburden all our affliction, despair, trails and misfortunes, as we firmly believe you saying that "Come to me, all you are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest". ( Mathew 11:28)
Grant us the Grace to unburden our sins and lead the peaceful life on the Earth, so that we the entire family will praise the Almighty God with you and the Holy Spirit forever and ever in the eternal life in Heaven. Amen
PRAYER TO INFANT JESUS
O Miraculous Infant Jesus , we prostrate before your image and beseech you to cast a merciful look on our troubled hearts. Let your tender Heart, so inclined to pity, be soffened by our prayers and grant us that grace for which we ardently implore you.
(Mention your request)
Take from us all affliction and despair, all trials and misfortunes with which we are laden. For your Sacred infancy's snake, hear our prayers and send us consolation and did that we may praise you with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever. - Amen
HOW TO SAY THE ROSARY
The Rosary is a combination of vocal and mental prayer on the mysteries of our redemption. It is composed of fifteen decades of mysteries. Each decade consists of the OUR FATHER , ten HALL MARYS and the GLORY BE TO THE FATHER, and a MYSTERY(TRUTH).
As you recite the vocal prayers, think about the mystery as it applies to you.
PRAYERS OF THE ROSARY
In the name of the father, and the son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
THE APOSTLES CREED
I BELIEVE in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; who conceived
by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius, was crucified; died , and was buried. he descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended-into heaven, sits at the right
hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to jundge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Sprit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.
THE OUR FATHER
OUR FATHER is heaven, holy be your name, Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread, forgive us our sins as we forgive those whi sin against us, do not bring us to the test, but deliver us from evil.Amen
THE HAIL MARY
HAIL MARY, full of grace, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus, Holy Mary, Mother of God ; pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen
GLORY BE TO THE FATHER
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Sprit; as it was in the beginning , is now, and ever shall be, world without end- Amen.
THE LITANY OF OUR LADY
Lord, have mercy on Us.
Lord have mercy on Us.
Christ, have mercy on Us.
Christ, have mercy on Us.
Lord, have mercy on Us.
Lord have mercy on Us.
Christ hear Us.
Christ graciously hear us
God the Father of heaven
Have mercy on us.
God the Son. Redeemer of the world
Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity one God.
Have mercy on us.
Holy Mother of God.
Holy Virgin of Virgins.
Mother of Christ.
Mother of the Church.
Mother of divine grace.
Mother most pure
Mother most chaste
Mother most amiable
Mother most admirable
Mother of good counsel
Mother of our creator
Mother of our Saviour
Virgin most prudent
Virgin most Venerable
Virgin most renowned
Virgin most powerful
Virgin most merciful
Virgin most faithful
Mirror of justice
Seat of wisdom
Cause of our joy.
Vessel of honour
Singular vessel of devotion
Tower of David.
Tower of ivory.
House of gold
Ark of the convenant.
Gate of heaven
Health of the sick
Refuge of sinners
Comforter of the afflicted.
Help of Christians
Queen of Angels
Queen of Partriarchs
Queen of Prophers.
Queen of Apostles.
Queen of Martyrs
Queen of Confessors.
Queen of Virgins.
Queen of all Saints.
Queen conceived without original sin.
Queen assumed into heaven.
Queen of the most Holy Rosary.
Queen of Peace.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.
Spare us. O Lord
Lamb of God . etc. graciously hear us. O Lord
Lamb of God etc. have mercy on us
Ant : We fly to your patronage. O Holy Mother of God: despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers. O glorious and Blessed Virgin.
V : Pray for us. O holy Mother of God
R : That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us Pray
Defend, we bessech you. O Lord by the intercession of Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, this your family from all adversity: and being prostrate before you with all our hearts, mercifully protect us from the snares of the enemy. Through Christ our Lord. Amen
In the name of the Father. Etc.
MY LORD INFANT JESUS BE WITH ME
JESUS be with me at either hand,
Jesus behind before me stand,
Jesus with me where ever I go,
Jesus around, above, below
Jesus be in my heart and mind,
Jesus within my soul enshrined,
Jesus control my wayward heart,
Jesus abide in me and never depart,
Jesus my life and only way,
Jesus my lantern night and day;
Jesus be my unchanging friend
Guide and shepherd to the end.
THE HAIL HOLY QUEEN
Halt, holy queen, Mother of Mercy hall our life , our sweetness, and our hope. To Thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley, of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us; and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of the womb, Jesus O clement; O loving O sweet Virgin mary.
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God
R. That we may be made worthy of the promise of Christ
LET US PRAY
O God , whose only begotten son by his life, deadth , and resurrection has purchased for us there words of eternal life ; grant, we beseech Three; that meditating upon these mysteries in the most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain, and obtain what they promise; through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen
RENEWAL OF THE CONSECRATION OF THE FAMILY
(With all families in which the Sacred Heart has been enthroned.)
O Lord Jesus, humbly kneeing at your feet, we renew the consecration of our family to your divine heart. Be our king forever in your we have full and entire confidence. May your sprit penetrate our thoughts. Our desires, our words and our deeds. Bless our undertakings share in our joys. In our trails and in our labours. Grant us to know your better, to love you more, to serve you without faltering.
By the immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of Peace, set up your kingdom in our country. Enter closely into the midst of our families and make them your own through the solemn Enthronement of your sacred Heart, so that soon one cry may resound from home to home. May the triumphant Heart of Jesus be everywhere loved, blessed and glorified forever honour and glory to the sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
Sacred Heart of Jesus protect our families!
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