Devout Exercise to the Infant Jesus


℣. Incline unto my aid, O God.
℟. O Lord, make haste to help me.
℣. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
℟. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Our Father etc.

1. Jesus, sweetest Child, Who, coming down from the bosom of the Father for our salvation, did not disdain the womb of a Virgin, where, conceived by the Holy Ghost, You, the Word incarnate, took upon Yourself the form of a servant, have mercy on us!

℟. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us! Hail Mary etc.

2. Jesus, sweetest Child, Who in Your Virgin Mother's womb, visited St. Elizabeth, and filled Your precursor, John the Baptist, with the Holy Ghost, sanctifying him from his Mother's womb, have mercy on us!

℟. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us! Hail Mary etc.

3. Jesus, sweetest Child, during nine months hidden in Your Mother's womb, and awaited with eager expectation by the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph, and by them offered to God the Father, for the salvation of the world, have mercy on us!

℟. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us! Hail Mary etc.

4. Jesus, sweetest Child, born in Bethlehem of the Virgin Mary, wrapped in swaddling clothes, laid in a manger, heralded by angels, visited by shepherds, have mercy on us!

℟. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us! Hail Mary etc.

O Jesus, born of Virgin bright,
Infinite glory be to You! 
Praise to the Father infinite,
And Holy Ghost eternally. Amen.

℣. Christ is at hand.
℟. Come, let us adore Him.
Our Father etc.

5. Jesus, sweetest Child, wounded in the circumcision on the eighth day, called by the glorious name of Jesus, and, by Your name and by Your blood, foreshown as the Savior of the world, have mercy on us!

℟. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us! Hail Mary etc.

6. Jesus, sweetest Child, made known to the holy Magi by a star, adored by them on Mary's bosom, honored with the mystical gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, have mercy on us!

℟. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us! Hail Mary etc.

7. Jesus, sweetest Child, presented in the temple by Your Virgin Mother, taken by Simeon into his arms, and embraced, and made known to Israel by Anna the prophetess, have mercy on us!

℟. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us! Hail Mary etc.

8. Jesus, sweetest Child, Whom Herod sought to slay, Whom St. Joseph carried with Mary into Egypt, Who was saved by flight from a cruel death, and glorified by the praises of the Holy Innocents, have mercy on us!

℟. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us! Hail Mary etc.

O Jesus, born of Virgin bright,
Infinite glory be to You! 
Praise to the Father infinite,
And Holy Ghost eternally. Amen.

℣. Christ is at hand.
℟. Come, let us adore Him.
Our Father etc.

9. Jesus, sweetest Child, Who, with Mary most holy and the Patriarch St. Joseph, dwelt in Egypt until the death of Herod, have mercy on us!

℟. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us! Hail Mary etc.

10. Jesus, sweetest Child, Who returned with Your parents from Egypt into the land of Israel, Who suffered many toils by the way, and entered the city of Nazareth, have mercy on us!

℟. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us! Hail Mary etc.

11. Jesus, sweetest Child, Who lived most holily in the blessed house of Nazareth, subject to Your parents, spending Your life in poverty and toil, and growing in wisdom, in age, and in grace, have mercy on us!

℟. Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us! Hail Mary etc.

12. Jesus, sweetest Child, brought to Jerusalem when twelve years old, sought by Your parents with much sorrow and after three days found, to their great joy, among the doctors, have mercy on us!

℟.Have mercy on us, Child Jesus, have mercy on us! Hail Mary etc.

O Jesus, born of Virgin bright,
Infinite glory be to You! 
Praise to the Father infinite,
And Holy Ghost eternally. Amen.

℣. Christ is at hand.
℟. Come, let us adore Him.
Our Father.

For the Nativity, during its Octave, and throughout the year.

℣. The Word was made flesh. Alleluia.
℟. And dwelt among us. Alleluia.
(Throughout the year the Alleluia is omitted.)

For the Epiphany and during its Octave.

℣. Christ manifested Himself to us. Alleluia.
℟. Come, let us adore Him. Alleluia.

Let us Pray:

Almighty and everlasting God, Lord of heaven and earth, Who reveal Yourself to little ones, grant us, we beseech You, to honor worthily the holy mysteries of Your Son, the Child Jesus, and to follow Him humbly in our life, so that we may come to the eternal kingdom promised by You to little ones. Through the same Jesus Christ, etc. Amen.

To all who perform this exercise with a contrite heart, an indulgence of 5 years.
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