Perpetual Novena

PERPETUAL NOVENA

In Honor Of
SEÑOR SANTO NIÑO

In the name of the Father…

Opening Hymn:

Sto. Niño bendisyone and Tacloban
Imo ugopan, Imo tabangan
Han langitnon nga ka-uswagan
Ha kabukiran, ha kapatagan
Ha mga puro ug kadagatan
Sto. Niño bendisyone an Tacloban
Sto. Niño bendisyone kami nga tanan.

Opening Prayer:

            Our Lord and God, who for your love of us, willed to be a child in whose miraculous image, the Holy Child of Tacloban, you have shown your care and compassion to those who come and call on you, spark in our souls a profound feeling of love for you that we may learn to pity and sympathize now that we still live and grant that thereafter, we can behold you in heaven. Amen.

            Divine and compassionate Holy Child of Tacloban whose image was thrown overboard when the ship that carried it caught fire on its return voyage to Tacloban, we now adore you with greatest humility and the faith of the shepherds who adored you in Bethlehem. We pray you to grant us that faith to prepare ourselves for this novena. This, we implore your Holy Will that we may be able to follow your Blessed Mother and foster father, St. Joseph, who looked after you, as well as your sacred image that we venerate.

            And now, grant we beseech you, our petitions in this novena if, in conformity with your will, they are also for the good of our eternal salvation…(now mention individually in silence the favor sought for). Heavenly child, turn to us your tender eyes. Help us in our prayer, lend us your ears. Our Father…Hail Mary…Glory Be…  Miraculous Child, listen to us in joyful heart.  Our Father…Hail Mary…Glory Be… Divine Child, grant us your blessing and your love. Our Father…Hail Mary…Glory Be…

PRAYER for the FIRST DAY

            Eternal Father, I offer to Your honor and glory, for my eternal salvation and for the salvation of the world, the Mystery of the Infancy of Your Infinite love in sending Him into this world as our Saviour and Redeemer. And you, O Holy Infant Jesus, conceived in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary through the operation of the Holy Spirit, teach me to love You daily more and more. If it be for your greater honor and glory and the salvation lf my soul, I humbly implore You to grant my earnest petition in this novena (mention petitions in silence). Sweet Infant Jesus, I place my confidence in you. Amen.

            O Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus and our Immaculate Mother, pray for us. Our Father…Hail Mary…Glory Be… O Most Holy Child Jesus, I love you.

LITANY/FINAL DAILY PRAYER

PRAYER for the SECOND DAY

            O Sweetest Infant Jesus, who came down from the bosom of the Father for our salvation, teach us to be kind to our fellowmen for love of You. If we love each other, we shall be giving sure proof that we belong to You for You said: “By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” O Divine Infant Jesus, in Your Infinite goodness and kindness, listen to my humble petitions and if it be pleasing to You, grant my intentions in this novena (mention intentions). You, who invite us to come to You for refreshments and peace will not refuse to help me in this necessity. Help me, sweet Infant Jesus, for without You, I can do nothing.Amen.

            Mother of Mercy, pray for us. Our Father…Hail Mary…Glory Be… Gentle Infant Jesus, I trust you!

LITANY/FINAL DAILY PRAYER

PRAYER for the THIRD  DAY

            O Holy Infant Jesus, who reveal Yourself to the little ones, show me Your mercy and compassion. While venerating the sacred mystery of Your mortal life, grant that I may learn to exercise this noble virtue of mercy toward my fellow beings for love of You. Look mercifully upon me as I kneel before you and implore Your powerful assistance. If it be for Your greater glory and for the good of my soul, I humbly entreat you to grant my petitions in this novena (mention petitions in silence). Teach me to be merciful for You said: “Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy.” Amen.

            Mother of God, pray for us. Our Father…Hail Mary…Glory Be… O Most Holy Name of the Child Jesus, be merciful to us!

LITANY/FINAL DAILY PRAYER

PRAYER for the FOURTH  DAY

            O Holy Infant Jesus, teach me the virtue of humility. As You increased in wisdom and grace during Your life in Nazareth, grant me an increase of every blessing. Hear my prayer, Most loving Jesus, and if be pleasing to You and beneficial to me, grant me the earnest petitions of this novena (mention petitions). Help me always to remember that the humble shall be exalted and the proud shall be turned away empty. Grant me the grace to obtain that rest to my soul which You promised to all those who listen to Your loving invitation. While contemplating Your Sacred Heart, may they find rest for their souls. Amen.

            O Mary of Nazareth, most humble handmaid of the Lord, pray for us. Our Father…Hail Mary…Glory Be… Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make our hearts like unto you!

LITANY/FINAL DAILY PRAYER

 

PRAYER for the FIFTH DAY

            O Divine Infant Jesus, You who so perfectly obey Your Heavenly Father, in all things, teach me how to obey all your commandments. You were pleased to be born in a cave to free me from the darkness of sin, now graciously draw me to You and lend an attentive ear to my fervent supplication. If it be for Your greater glory and the salvation of my soul, I humbly pray to you, grant the petitions of this novena (mention petitions). O Holy Infant, I adore You as my Creator and Redeemer. I acknowledge You as my King and Lord. Set me on fire with your love and accept the tribute of all the affections of my poor heart. Help me to lie a life worthy of Your Divine promises. Amen.

            Mary, help of Christians, help me to be obedient to Your Divine Son in all things!  Our Father…Hail Mary…Glory Be…  Divine Infant Jesus, Obedient from the Crib to the Cross, teach us to be obedient to You in all things and have mercy on us.

LITANY/FINAL DAILY PRAYER

PRAYER for the SIXTH  DAY

            O Sweetest Infant Jesus, You who came to earth to teach us the way to heaven, enkindle in my heart the love of mortification, self-denial and penance. Help me to be willing to make any sacrifice to gain and retain Your grace. Aid me to realize that every devotion which does not treat of sacrifice is false.  If it be pleasing to You and beneficial to my soul, grant me the intentions of this novena (mention petitions). Teach me how to fulfill Your will here on earth, that one day, I may come to enjoy Your Infinite loveliness in heaven. Amen.

            Mary, Queen of Martyrs, pray for us. Our Father…Hail Mary…Glory Be…  O Sweetest Infant Jesus, born for me “In suffering and poverty, all honor and glory be to Thee, the Saviour of Humanity!”

LITANY/FINAL DAILY PRAYER

PRAYER for the SEVENTH  DAY

            O Holy Infant Jesus, I thank you for all the sufferings You endured in this mortal life for me. At Your birth, a humble manger was Your cradle. Your entire life was spent among the poor and it was for them that Your greatest miracles were performed. O Prince of Peace, Redeemer of the human race, the very Son of God, I recommend my earnest petitions to You in this novena (mention petitions). Teach me to be poor in spirit that I may receive the blessed reward which You promised. Enlighten my mind, strengthen my will and inflame my heart with love for You. Amen.

            Holy Mother of the Infant Jesus, intercede for us.  Infant Jesus, poor and simple, grant our petitions!

LITANY/FINAL DAILY PRAYER

PRAYER for the EIGHTH  DAY

            O Sweetest Infant Jesus, You who grant me all the love of Your heart, give me a new heart to love You. Make known to my spirit the excellence and power of Your Holy Name, so that in all the trials of his life, I may pronounce it with confidence and with love. Be pleased to lend an attentive ear to my suppliant prayer and if it be for Your glory and the good of my soul, grant me the petitions of this novena (mention petitions).  Now as I leave You, Gentle Child Jesus, help me to remember that You are our all. “May every heart confess Thy Name, and see Thee more and more! May every voice Thy praise acclaim, and ever Thee adore! To those who fall, how kind Thou art, how good to those who seek.”

            O Mary, to whom this thrice Holy Name was first revealed, teach us to love and honour the Most Holy Name of Jesus. Our Father…Hail Mary…Glory Be…  Blessed be the Most Holy Name of Jesus forever!

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PRAYER for the NINTH  DAY

            O Holy Infant Jesus, I adore you and I love you. I thank you for the graces received during this novena and I am confident that You heard my earnest prayer. Increase my faith in You in every circumstance of my life and keep me from all occasions of sin. Knowing that you are faithful to all your promises, I am certain of receiving Your priceless blessings every time that I honor You. Inspire me to ask only those graces which are in keeping with Your Divine Will. As I humbly and confidently present my earnest petitions, open the door of Your Merciful Heart while I knock with faith and confidence (mention petitions). Remember Sweetest Infant Jesus that you promised to give whatever we ask in Your Name. Now, relying upon Your infinite goodness and promises, I hope to obtain the pardon of my sins, the help of Your grace and life everlasting. All these I hop for, through thy Divine Merits, O Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer. Amen.

            Our Father…Hail Mary…Glory Be…  O Mary, Virgin most faithful, pray for us.

LITANY/FINAL DAILY PRAYER

LITANY of the INFANT JESUS

Together:  Lord, have mercy on us.
                 Christ, have mercy on us.
                 Lord, have mercy on us.
                 Jesus, hear us.
                 Jesus, graciously hear us.

Leader:     God the Father of Heaven… Have Mercy On Us
God the Son, Redeemer of the World…
God the Holy Spirit…
Holy Trinity, one God…
Jesus, Son of the Living God…
Jesus, Splendor of the Father…
Jesus, brightness of eternal light…
Jesus, King of Glory…
Jesus, Son of Justice…
Jesus, Son of the Virgin Mary…
Jesus, most amiable…
Jesus, most admirable…
Jesus, mighty God…
Jesus, Father of the world to come…
Jesus, of great counsel…
Jesus, most powerful…
Jesus, most patient…
Jesus, most obedient…
Jesus, meek and humble of heart…
Jesus, lover of chastity…
Jesus, lover of us…
Jesus, God of Peace…
Jesus, author of life…
Jesus, example of virtues…
Jesus, zealous lover of souls...
Jesus, our God…
Jesus, our refuge…
Jesus, Father of the poor…
Jesus, treasure of the faithful…
Jesus, good shepherd…
Jesus, true light…
Jesus, eternal wisdom…
Jesus, infinite goodness…
Jesus, our way and our life…
Jesus, joy of angels…
Jesus, King of patriarchs…
Jesus, master of apostles…
Jesus, teacher of evangelists…
Jesus, strength of martyrs…
Jesus, light of confessors...
Jesus, purity of virgins…
        Jesus, crown of all saints.

Be merciful… Spare us, O Jesus.

Be merciful… Graciously hear us, O Jesus.

                From all evil…Jesus, deliver us.

From all sin…
From thy wrath… 
From the snares of the devil…
From the spirit of fornication...
From everlasting death…
From the neglect of the inspiration…
Through the mystery of the Holy Incarnation…
Through your nativity…
Through your most divine life…
Through your labors…
Through your agony and passion…
Through your cross and dereliction…
Through your sufferings…
Through your infancy…
Through your death and burial…
Through your resurrection…
Through your ascension…
Through your institution of the most Holy Eucharist…
Through your glory…
Through your joys...

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
 Spare us, O Jesus.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Jesus.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on  us, O Jesus.

LET US PRAY

O Lord Jesus Christ, who said: ask and you shall receive; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you; grant, we beseech You to us who ask the gift of your most divine love, that we may ever love You with all our hearts and in all our words and actions and never cease praising you.

            Give us, O Lord, a perpetual fear and love for Your Holy Name, for you never fail to govern those whom you solidly establish in your love, who lives and reigns with you, world without end. Amen.

Our Father…

HIMNO HA SANTO NIÑO

Karawata, Diyos nga bata

Inin amon ha Imo halad
Nga lakip an pasalama
Han maupay nam’ nga palad
Ha butnga han kapaitan
Waray Mo kami talikdi
Guin luwas Mo han kasakitan
An Im’ hadto guin tubos.

An ACT of CONSECRATION to STO. NIÑO

Patron of Leyte

Together:

Sto. Niño,

Bless us who are gathered here today around Your altar
And bless all Leyteños from Maripipi to Pintuyan.
We believe in You, we all hope in You.
We love You, we all worship You.
We all enthrone You in our land, in our towns, in our homes and in our hearts,
so we come to crown and proclaim You as our heavenly Patron and Protector;
And we gladly consecrate ourselves to You.

Sto. Niño,

Bless our children that they grow up in the love of you.
Bless our youth that they become the hope of the Fatherland,
Bless our parents and make them happy in the multitude of good and faithful children,Bless the poor, lest they suffer from hunger and want,
And bless the rich, lest they be wanting in justice and charity.

Sto. Niño,

Bless our mountains with evergreen forests,
Bless our seas with teeming fishes,
Bless our rivers with running waters,
Bless our lands with peace and plenty as you did never before,
Bless the plains of Samaria and the fountains of Galilee.

Sto. Niño,  

Bless our schools and colleges that they promote our cultural growth,
Bless our commerce and industry that they bring about our socio-economic prosperity,
Bless our government with men of competence, men of integrity and men of dedication,
Bless our Church with many saintly priests, zealous pastors of souls formed in the divine mould of your Sacred Heart.

Sto. Niño,          

Bless your people consecrated to You, now and forever. Amen.

FINAL DAILY PRAYER

 

            O amiable Jesus, I know that You are the fountain of love and charity. You are not only powerful but also just and merciful. You do not abandon those who seek Your help. In view thereof, I presently come to You, O dear Child, and beseech You to give peace to my soul. Deliver me from temptations and all evil and grant me Your precious grace.

CLOSING HYMN:

SANTO NIÑO BENDISYONE

Santo Niño Bendisyone
An am’ minahal nga bungto
Karawata gad, pamati-i gad
Inin amon pag-ampo
Did’ ha Imo kalooy
Salirungan an am’ kalag
Santo Niño han Tacloban
Di’ ka namon igbubulag.

SOURCENovenario reproduced by Modesto and Julita Jaojoco and Family, Hermano Mayor, 1999 An Taclobanon Association of Southern California fiesta celebration. (N.A.).     

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