Sunday, December 14, 2008

Time to Get Serious...

I've written here about being a member of Friends of the Suffering Souls, and today I received yet another email from them concerning a new novena (many of which, I admit, I had not heard of before) so it occurred to me to post it here so others, who also might not have heard of it, may say it too.
The first day is Tuesday, the 16th, but I wanted to talk about it now, so I won't let the time slip by...and this prayer is so beautiful, why not say it for just a couple of extra days, eh? There's no reason why we can't do this ~ and then, on Tuesday, get serious about the nine-day succession...(which involves an additional prayer each day).
Christmas is less than two weeks away and what have we done? Have we been giving alms to the poor at this most holy and yet (for so many) sad and lonely time of the year? Jesus came to all of us for the salvation of everyone, yet Our Lady has told us that there are millions of souls in Hell. Have we been saying our daily prayers ~ EVERY DAY ~ for the Holy Souls, for the conversion of sinners, for the spiritual welfare of ourselves and our families, for an end to the scourge of abortion, for the Holy Father and his intentions?!?!
Now is the time to get serious!

Christmas Novena

Hail, and blessed be the hour and moment
At which the Son of God was born
Of a most pure Virgin
At a stable at midnight in Bethlehem
In the piercing cold
At that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee,
To hear my prayers and grant my desires
(mention request here).

Through Jesus Christ and His most Blessed Mother.

Such a wonderful prayer deserves to be said throughout the month of December, doesn't it? I wish I had known of this one before! You can bet I won't forget it again!
Here is the link to the entire novena so anyone who cares to take part may read it on their own, without having to wonder if I'm going to remember to post it every day, lol:
Christmas Novena

4 comments:

Crystal said...

Jenn, thank you for sharing this! I needed this more than ever! I'm going to share it on my blog as well.

Kate said...

My goodness, I love that. I've never heard it before either!! Beautiful. I hope you are having a blessed Advent!!! *warm hugs!* I am playing blog catch up...It's going to take me awhile! LOL

~~JennD.'J.M.J.'~* said...

hi Ladies ~
I was happy to share it; this prayer is beautiful, eh?
I hope you both are having a very holy and happy Advent ~ and may your Christmas be bright, as they say! :)

Dawn said...

We do this novena every year on a Yahoo group called novenaprayers. So beautiful. Our next novena is going to be on conversion from contraception in the 9 days before Roe v Wade anniversary. It is here if you are interested: http://www.catholicdoors.com/prayers/english3/p02671.htm

God Bless
Dawn