Devotion to the Infant Jesus of Prague is devotion to the Child Jesus. It is a veneration of the Son of God who, in the form of an infant, chose a stable for a palace, a manager for a cradle, and shepherds for worshipers. Our Saviour grants special graces to all who venerate his sacred infancy.

            The Image of the Child Jesus known as the Infant Jesus of Prague was in reality of Spanish origin. In the 17th century this beautiful statue was brought by a Spanish princess to Bohemia and presented to a Carmelite monastery. For over 300 years this statue has been enshrined on a side altar in the Church of Our lady of Victory in the City of Prague. It is clothed in royal mantle, and has a beautiful jeweled crown on its head. Its left hand holds a globe signifying sovereignty.

            So Many graces were received by those who invoked the original statue of the divine child that it was called “The Miraculous Infant Jesus of Prague”. We read the following in an old book printed in Kempt:

            All who approach the miraculous statue and pray there with confident, receive assistance in danger, consolation in sorrows, aid in poverty, comfort in anxiety, light in spiritual darkness, streams of grace in sickness, and hope in despair.

            No colice is so painful, no fever so violent, no malady so dangerous, no peril so great, no insanity so raving, no complaint so irritating, no assault of Satan so furious, no pestilence so infectious, no swelling so serious, as not to be dispelled or cured by this blessed child. The holy infant puts an end to enmities, frees prisoner, save those who are condemned to death, brings obstinate sinners to repentance and blessed parents with offspring, In short He becomes all to all.

            What is said of the original statue may be applied also to the image of the “Little King” which are venerated everywhere, in churches and chapels, homes and school, monasteries and convents the world over. From small beginnings, this devotion has grown to great proportions, so that it is almost as universal as the church itself. The divine child attracts an ever-increasing number of devotees, who appeal to him in every need.

 

THIS IS MY PRAYER

            This is my prayer to Thee my Lord, Strike, strike at the root of penury in my heart.

1.         Give me the strength lightly to bear my joys and sorrows;

2.         Give me the strength to make my love fruitful in service.

3.         Give me the strength never to disown the poor or bend my knees before insolent might.

4.         Give me the strength to raise my mind high above daily trifles.

5.         Give me the strength to surrender my strength to Thy will with love.                          

- Rabindranath Tagore

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father in heaven, Hallowed Holy be Thy name / Thy Kingdom come / Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven / Give us today our daily bread / Forgive us our sins / as we forgive / those who sins against us / Do not lead us into temptation / but deliver us from evil.

            - Amen

 

POWERFUL HOLY NOVENA PRAYER

(To be said at the same time every hour for nine consecutive hours)

            O Jesus, who said, ask and you shall receive seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you, through the intercession on Mary your most Holy mother, I knock, 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” through the intercession of Mary your most Holy Mother, I humbly and urgently ask your father in your name that my prayer be granted.   

 (mention your request)

 

           

O Jesus who said, “heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass” through the intercession of Mary your most Holy Mother, I feel confident that my prayer will be granted.                                             

(mention your request)

 

LET US PRAY

            O! Miraculous Infant Jesus, we prostrate before your image and beseech you to cast a merciful look on your troubled hearts. Let your tender heart, so inclined to purity to be softened 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 trails 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 spirit for ever and ever. Amen.

SONG

                    Arputha Kulanthai Yesuve

                   Anbenil emmai Valarpavare                     (2)

                   Eppothum yen thunai irunthidia              (2)

                   Innalgal neeki kathidia

                   Vattum thunpam yethu vanthalum

                   Valvil neeyea thunai vara vendum

                  Neethi pathaiku thadai vandhalum

                  Thadai udaika balam thara vendum

                  Poimai pesum manithar naduvil

                 Unmai pesum udamai vendum                  (2)

 

MORNING PRAYER SONGS

1.         There shall be showers of blessings,

            This is the promise of love

            There shall be seasons refreshing

            Sent from the saviour above

Cho:    Showers of blessing

            Showers of blessings we need

            Mercy drops round us are falling

            But for the showers we plead.

            There shall be showers of blessings

            precious reviving again

            Over the hills and the valleys

            Sound of abundance of grace.                        (Cho)

2.         Be still and know that I am God                    (4)

            I am the Lord who heals your pain     (4)

            In you O Lord I put my trust              (4)

3.         Open your heart (3) to jesus

            He knocks today

            Do not delay, but open your hearts to jesus

            In to my heart                                                 (2)

            Come in to my heart Lord Jesus

            Come in today, come in to stay

            Come in to my heart Lord Jesus

4.         God my saviour comes to me

            To stay with me for ever                                 (2)

            He will take care of my life

            and fill my heart with - Peace

            He will shower amazing - grace

            And fill my life with joy

            He will show the way of hope

            And fill my mind with love

 

 

 

5.         Grant me the grace to see your face

            And rest at your feet                                       (4)

            Grand me the grace to see your face

            And rest at your feet                                       (4)

6.         Thank you Jesus

            Thank you Jesus

            Thank you Lord for living me

            Thank you Jesus                                                          (2)

            Thank you Lord for living me

            You gave us happiness You care and love for us

            Thank you Lord for living me.

7.         Show me your face God of mercy

            Show me your face God of Love

            Let your eyes rest on me and

            Make my eyes behold your eyes                     (2)

            Let your love burn on me and

            Make my love burn out for you                      (2)

            Let your music melt in me and

            Make my heart sing for you.

 

ADVENT

Yahweh we are waiting for Thy promised one

Each dawn of day returning

We wait our saviour Lord

Out of Sion’s beauty, our Lord shall come forth soon

They make our world more lovely, and his people pure

Stand on high Oh Jerusalem Behold Thy joy come forth

Await in peace and patience, Await His glorious birth.

 

BHAJANS

1.         Om Guru (2) Sachidhanandha

            Sachidhanandha Guru Chinamayanandha          (2)

            Mam Guru (2) Sachidhanandha

            Sachidhanandha

            Jagat Guru (2)

            Sachidhanandha Mam Guru (2)

            Sachidhanandha

2.         Iswara Jagadeeswara

            Paramesa padam Namo Nama

            Iswara Sakaleswara

            Akilesha padam namo nama

            Iswara Bhuveneswara

            Nikilesha padam namo nama

3.         Asathoma sath gamaya

            Thamasoma jyothir gamaya

            Mrithyoma amrutham gamaya

 

 

 

 

 

TAMIL THAI VAZHTHU

Neeradum kadal udutha nilam adathai kelilolukum

Seerarum vathananamena thikalbaratha kandamethil

Thekkanamum athirchirantha dravidanal thriunadum

Thakkasiru pirainuthalum tharithanarum thilakum ume

Athilaka vasanaipol anaithulakum impamura

Eathisaiyum puzkal manakka irundaperum

Thamizhanke! Thamizhanke!

Uncherilamai thiram viyanth

Seyal maranth vazhthuthume ! vazhthuthume! vazhthuthumel!

 

MORNING INVOCATION PRAYER

            Oh! God our Lord / We offer you this day. / May we begin this day / in your presence. / Help us Oh! Lord / to make the best of / every hour of this day / Help us to enjoy / the love we receive / and share our love. / Teach us / how to learn wisely / use our opportunities gratefully / develop our talents responsibly / and place our learning / at the service of / truth and justice. / Bless our parents, teachers, / brothers and sisters / and the entire universe. Amen

 

SCHOOL EVENING PRAYER

            I adore You my God \ and I love You with all my heart.\

I thank you for having created me, \ for having made me a student of INFANT JESUS community \ and for having preserved me this day. \ Pardon me for the evil,\ pleased to accept the good things I have done \  and protect me from all dangers. \ May your grace be always with me. \ Oh Lord, we pray you to visit our home \ and drive from all snares of the enemy. \ Let Your holy angels dwell in it \ to preserve us in peace; \ and let Your blessing be always upon us. \ Through Christ our Lord. \ Amen.

 

NATIONAL ANTHEM

Jana - Gana - Mana Adhinayaka Jaya He,

            Bharatha - Bhagya - Vidhata

Punjaba - Sindhu - Gujarata - Maratha

            Dravida - Utkala - Banga,

Vindhya - Himachala - Yamuna - Ganga

            Uchala - Jaladhi - Taranga

Tava Subha Name Jage,

            Tava Shubha Assisha Mage

Gahe Tava - Jaya - Gatha

            Jana - Gana - Mangala - Dayaka - Jaya he

Bharatha - Bhagya - Vidhata

            Jaya he, Jaya he, Jaya he,

Jaya, Jaya, Jaya, Jaya he.

PLEDGE

India is my country;

All Indians are my brothers and sisters.

I love my Country; and I am proud of

its rich and varied heritage;

I shall always strive to be worthy of it.

I shall give my parents, teachers and

all elders respect and treat

every one with courtesy.

To my country and my people,

I  Pledge my devotion

in their well - being and prosperity

alone, lies my happiness.