Kitchen Catechism: Prayers
EFFICACIOUS PRAYER TO THE HOLY CHILD JESUS
This novena prayer comes to us from a revelation said to have been made by the Blessed Mother to the Venerable Servant of God, Father Cyril a Mater Dei. I found it on a little Infant of Prague pamphlet dated Jan. 2, 1942. That was during WWII and I’m sure many Catholic women were saying it for their loved ones in combat.
O Child Jesus, I have recourse to Thee by Thy Holy Mother. I implore Thee to assist me in this necessity, for I firmly believe that Thy Divinity can assist me. I confidently hope to obtain Thy holy grace. I love Thee with my whole heart and my whole soul. I am heartily sorry for my sins and entreat Thee, O good Jesus, to give me strength to overcome them. I am firmly resolved never to offend Thee again and to suffer everything rather than displease Thee. Henceforth, I wish to serve Thee faithfully. For love of Thee, O Divine Child, I will love my neighbor as myself. O Jesus, omnipotent Child, I entreat Thee again to come to my assistance in this necessity. (Make your request)
Grant me the grace of possessing Thee eternally with Mary and Joseph and of adoring Thee with Thy holy Angels and Saints.