John 3:16


AN ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS # 3

Posted in Consecration to Jesus by mrjudepereira on June 25, 2008

AN ACT OF CONSECRATION TO
THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS # 1

Oh dear Sacred Heart of Jesus,
I give You my whole heart.
I see Your Heart on fire for love of me.
I want to be in this fiery furnace
and know the love of God.
Take me, Jesus.
Use me as Your little servant
to spread Your love to this world.
I give myself entirely to You
and I ask the Holy Spirit
to make me more like You.
I want to be a little child of the Father.
I give You my heart,
keep me in Your Heart
and teach me Your way of love.

Amen

AN ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS # 2

Posted in Consecration to Jesus by mrjudepereira on June 25, 2008

AN ACT OF CONSECRATION TO
THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS # 1

(For children)

Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus,
I love You so much
and I give You my heart.
Help me to love God.
Help me to love my neighbor
as a child of God.
Help me to love myself
as a child of God.

Amen

AN ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS # 1

Posted in Consecration to Jesus by mrjudepereira on June 25, 2008

AN ACT OF CONSECRATION TO
THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS # 1

By St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

I give myself
and consecrate to the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ,
my person and my life,
my actions,
pains and sufferings,
so that I may be unwilling to make use
of any part of my being other than to honor,
love and glorify the Sacred Heart.
This is my unchanging purpose, namely,
to be all His,
and to do all things for the love of Him,
at the same time renouncing with all my heart
whatever is displeasing to Him.
I therefore take You,
O Sacred Heart,
to be the only object of my love,
the guardian of my life,
my assurance of salvation,
the remedy of my weakness and inconstancy,
the atonement for all the faults of my life
and my sure refuge at the hour of death.

Be then, O Heart of goodness,
my justification before God the Father,
and turn away from me the strokes of his righteous anger.
O Heart of love,
I put all my confidence in You,
for I fear everything from my own wickedness and frailty,
but I hope for all things from Your goodness and bounty.

Remove from me all that can displease You
or resist Your holy will;
let your pure love imprint Your image
so deeply upon my heart,
that I shall never be able to forget You
or to be separated from You.

May I obtain from all Your loving kindness
the grace of having my name written in Your Heart,
for in You I desire to place all my happiness and glory,
living and dying in bondage to You.

Amen.

Novena To The Infant Jesus Of Prague 3

Posted in Novena To Jesus by mrjudepereira on June 25, 2008

NOVENA TO THE
INFANT OF PRAGUE

1 st day: THE NATIVITY

Scripture Reading:

While they were there, the days of her confinement were completed.
She gave birth to her first born Son and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes
and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the place
where travelers lodged.

There were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping night
watch by turns over their flock. The angel of the Lord appeared to them,
and the glory of the Lord shone around them: “You have nothing to fear!
I come to proclaim good news to you, tidings of great joy to be shared by
the whole people. This day in David’s city a Saviour has been born to you,
the Messiah and Lord. Let this be a sign to you: in a manger you will find
an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes.” [Luke 2:6-12.]

Prayer:

Jesus, Divine Infant, my companion, confidant and friend,
I come eagerly and often to unite myself closely to You.
Your church shall be my Bethlehem, the altar, the crib;
bread and wine, the swaddling clothes by which I can recognize You as my God.
I take You into my arms as Mary,
Joseph and the shepherds did in adoration to You,
my Saviour and Messiah.

Pause for personal meditation…

Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…

O Jesus Divine Infant, have mercy on us.

2 nd day: THE PRESENTATION

Scripture Reading:

There lived in Jerusalem at the time a certain man named Simeon.
He was just and pious, and awaited the consolation of Israel,
and the Holy Spirit was upon him. It was revealed to him by the
Holy Spirit that he would not experience death until he had seen
the Anointed of the Lord. He came to the temple now, inspired
by the Spirit; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus
to perform for Him the customary ritual of the law, he took Him
in his arms and blessed God in these words: “Now, Master, you
can dismiss your servant in peace; you have fulfilled your word.
For my eyes have witnessed your saving deed displayed for all
the peoples to see; a revealing light to the Gentiles, the glory
of your people Israel.” [Luke 2:25-32]

Prayer:

Jesus, Divine Infant,
Your presentation in the temple was Your first external consecration
to your priestly mission.
This mission continues today at Daily Mass in the hands of all Your priests.
Through frequent Holy Communion,
make me more like You,
that my whole life may be a holy sacrifice pleasing to God.

Pause for personal meditation…

Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…

O Jesus Divine Infant, have mercy on us.

3 rd day: THE FINDING IN THE TEMPLE

Scripture Reading:

The parents of Jesus used to go every year to Jerusalem for the
feast of the Passover, and when Jesus was twelve they went up for
the celebration as was their custom. As they were returning at the
end of the feast, unknown to His parents, the child Jesus remained
behind. Thinking He was in the party, they continued their journey
for a day, looking for Him among their relatives and acquaintances.

Not finding Him, they returned to Jerusalem in search of Him. On
the third day they came upon Him in the temple sitting in the midst
of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. All
who heard Him were amazed at His intelligence and His answers.

When His parents saw Him they were astonished, and His mother said
to Him, “Son, why have You done this to us? You see that Your father
and I have been searching for You in sorrow.” He said to them, “Why
did you search for Me? Did you not known I would be in My Father’s
house?” But they did not grasp what He said to them. Luke 2:41-50

Prayer:

Jesus, Divine Infant, Mary and Joseph searched for three days to find You.
How often we, too, search for answers to life’s complex problems.
In our impatience we become frustrated and angry and lose our way.
Instill in us a supreme faith in God’s love.
Through the prayers of Your dear mother an father,
teach us to abandon ourselves completely in Your Divine plan.

Pause for personal meditation…

Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…

O Jesus Divine Infant, have mercy on us.

4 th day: THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN

Scripture Reading:

Jesus went out and made His way, as was His custom, to the Mount of
Olives; His disciples accompanied Him. On reaching the place He said
to them, “Pray that you may not be put to the test.” He withdrew from
them about a stone’s throw, then went down on His knees and prayed in
these words: “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup from Me; let
not My will but Yours be done.” An angel then appeared to Him from
heaven to strengthen Him. In His anguish He prayed with all the greater
intensity, and His sweat became like drops of blood falling to the
ground. Then He rose from prayer and came to His disciples, only to
find them asleep, exhausted with grief. He said to them, “Why are you
sleeping? Wake up, and pray that you may not be subject to the trial.”
[Luke 2:39-46]

Pause for personal meditation…

Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…

O Jesus Divine Infant, have mercy on us.

5 th day: CARRYING THE CROSS

Scripture Reading:

Jesus was led away, and carrying the cross by Himself, went out to what
is called the Place of the Skull (in Hebrew, Golgotha). There they
crucified Him, and two others with Him, one on each side, with Jesus
in the middle. Pilate had an inscription placed on the cross which read,
JESUS THE NAZARENE, KING OF THE JEWS. This inscription, in Hebrew, Latin
and Greek, was read by many of the Jews, sine the place where Jesus was
crucified was near the city. The chief priests of the Jews tried to tell
Pilate, “You should not have written, ‘The King of the Jews.’ Write
instead, ‘This man claimed to be king of the Jews.’ Pilate answered,
“What I have written, I have written.” John 19:16-22

Prayer:

Jesus, Divine Infant,
You and the cross are at last together
and Your heart is already nailed to it.
Teach me to bear my pains and disappointments
patiently in atonement for my sins.
Make my cross of life Your own,
and help me to love my sufferings
as You loved Your cross.

Pause for personal meditation…

Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…

O Jesus Divine Infant, have mercy on us.

6 th day: THE CRUCIFIXION

Scripture Reading:

Near the cross of Jesus stood His mother, His mother’s sister, Mary the
wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. Seeing His mother there with the
disciple whom He loved, Jesus said to His mother, “Woman, there is your
son.” In turn He said to the disciple, “There is your mother.” From that
hour onward, the disciple took her into his care.

After that, Jesus, realizing that everything was now finished, said to
fulfill the Scripture, “I am thirsty.” There was a jar there, full of
common wine. They stuck a sponge soaked in this wine on some hyssop and
raised it to His lips. When Jesus took the wine, He said, “Now it is
finished.” Then He bowed His head, and delivered over His spirit.
[John 19:25-30]

Prayer:

Jesus, Divine Infant,
at last Calvary is reached.
The soldiers seized You roughly
and strip the garments from Your torn body.
Strip me of all sinfulness
and clothe my poor soul with Your own purity and holiness.
I thank You for Your love for me.
May I always live for love of You.

Pause for personal meditation…

Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…

O Jesus Divine Infant, have mercy on us.

7 th day: THE RESURRECTION

Scripture Reading:

When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and
Salome bought perfumed oils with which they intended to anoint Jesus. Very
early, just after sunrise on the first day of the week they came to the
tomb. They were saying to one another, “Who will roll back the stone for
us from the entrance to the tomb?” When they looked, they found that the
huge boulder had been rolled back. On entering the tomb they saw a young
man sitting at the right, dressed in a white robe. This frightened them
thoroughly, but he reassured them: “You need not be frightened! You are
looking for Jesus of Nazareth, the one who was crucified. He has been
raised up/ He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. Go now
and tell His disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you to Galilee,
where you will see Him just as He told you.'” [Mark 16:1-7]

Prayer:

Jesus, Divine Infant,
after Your burial Your enemies sealed the opening of Your tomb
and rejoiced that they had conquered You at last.
Through Your glorious resurrection
I hope that you will make my body like Your own in glory,
and permit me to dwell with you in heaven.

Pause for personal meditation…

Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…

O Jesus Divine Infant, have mercy on us.

8 th day: THE ASCENSION INTO HEAVEN

Scripture Reading:

Jesus said to His disciples, “Thus it is written that the Messiah must
suffer and rise from the dead on the third day. In His name, penance for
the remission of sins is to be preached to the nations, beginning at
Jerusalem. You are witnesses of this. See, I send down upon you the promise
of My Father. Remain here in the city until you are clothed with power from
on high.”

He then led them out near Bethany, and with hands upraised, blessed them.
As He blessed, He left them, and was taken up to heaven. They fell down to
worship Him, then returned to heaven. They fell down to worship Him, then
returned to Jerusalem filled with joy. There they were to be found in the
temple constantly, speaking the praise of God. [Luke 24:46-53]

Prayer:

Jesus, Divine Infant,
on this fortieth day after Your resurrection,
standing on the Mount of Olives
You prepare to ascend on high to where the glories of heaven await You.
When the struggle of this life is over,
give me the grace to share Your joy and triumph
in heaven for all eternity.

Pause for personal meditation…

Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…

O Jesus Divine Infant, have mercy on us.

9 th day: THE DESCENT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Scripture Reading:

When the day of Pentecost came it found them gathered in one place. Suddenly
from up in the sky there came a noise like a strong, driving wind which was
heard all through the house where they were seated. Tongues as of fire
appeared which parted and came to rest on each of them. All were filled with
the Holy Spirit. They began to express themselves in foreign tongues and make
bold proclamation as the Spirit prompted them.

Staying in Jerusalem at the time were devout Jews of every nation under heaven.
They heard the sound, and assembled in a large crowd. They were very confused
because each one heard these men speaking his own language. The whole
occurrence astonished them. [Acts 2:1-7]

Prayer:

Jesus, Divine Infant, You have fulfilled Your promise
“I will ask the Father and He will give you another paraclete,
to be with you always.”
Being filled with Your Divine grace,
may we go forth fearlessly to preach Jesus Christ in both word and deed.

Pause for personal meditation…

Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…

O Jesus Divine Infant, have mercy on us.

Novena To The Infant Jesus Of Prague 2

Posted in Novena To Jesus by mrjudepereira on June 25, 2008

Novena to the
Infant of Prague

Recite the following prayer for nine days…

The Prayer
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
and lay open my heart to You,
with its prayers, petitions and  hopes.
Especially the affair of

(State your intentions here…)

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.

The Novena

Eternal Father,
I offer to Your honor and glory,
for my eternal salvation
and for the salvation of the whole world,
the mystery of the birth of our Divine Redeemer.

Glory be…

Eternal Father,
I offer to Your honor and glory,
and for my eternal salvation
and that of the whole world,
the sufferings of the most holy Virgin
and St. Joseph on that long and weary journey
from Nazareth to Bethlehem,
and the anguish of their hearts
at not finding a place of shelter
when the Saviour of the world was about to be born.

Glory be…

Eternal Father,
I offer to Your honor and glory,
and for my eternal salvation
and that of the whole world,
the sufferings of Jesus in the manger
where He was born,
the cold He suffered,
the tears He shed
and His tender infant cries.

Glory be…

Eternal Father,
I offer to Your honor and glory,
and for my eternal salvation
and that of the whole world,
the pain which the Divine Child Jesus
felt in His tender Body
when He submitted to the rite of circumcision:
I offer You that Precious Blood
which He then first shed
for the salvation of all mankind.

Glory be…

Eternal Father,
I offer to Your honor and glory,
and for my eternal salvation
and that of the whole world,
the humility, mortification, patience,
charity and all the virtues of the Child Jesus;
I thank You, I love You,
and I bless You tenderly
for this ineffable mystery
of the Incarnation of the Word of God.

Glory be…

The Word was made Flesh,
And dwelt among us.

Let us pray,

O God, whose only-begotten Son
has appeared in the substance of our flesh;
grant, we beg You,
that through Him,
whom we acknowledge to have been outwardly like us,
we may deserve to be renewed in our inward selves.
Who lives and reigns with You
for ever and ever.

Amen.

Novena To The Infant Jesus Of Prague 1

Posted in Novena To Jesus,Novenas by mrjudepereira on June 25, 2008

NOVENA TO THE
INFANT OF PRAGUE

(This Novena is to be said at the same time every hour for Nine consecutive hours in just one day).

O Jesus, Who hast said,
ask and you shall receive,
seek and you shall find,
knock and it shall be opened to you,
through the intercession of Mary,
Thy Most Holy Mother,
I knock, I seek,
I ask that my prayer be granted.

(Make your request)

O Jesus, Who hast said,
all that you ask of the Father in My Name,
He will grant you.
Through the intercession of Mary,
Thy most Holy Mother,
I humbly and urgently ask Thy Father
in Thy Name that my prayer be granted.

(Make your request)

O Jesus, Who hast said,
“Heaven and earth shall pass away
but My word shall not pass”,
through the intercession of Mary,
Thy Most Holy Mother,
I feel confident that my prayer will be granted.

(Make your request)


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