The Adoration of the Magi
Four Glorious Prayers to the Holy Family
O blessed parents of the Infant Jesus, Mary and Joseph, if we came to
solicit thee to obtain for us worldly prosperity, honors and comforts,
our petitions could never reach a God Whose cradle is a manger; a God,
poor, meek, suffering, and humbled even to annihilation. But these are
our desires or petitions. No; we humbly and earnestly implore thee to
beg for us, at the crib of thine Infant Son, that like Him, and as His
true and faithful followers,
we may live in true humility, disengagement from creatures, contempt of
the world and its vanities, constant recollection, fervor and fidelity
in all our duties,
and in the practice of the tenderest charity to our fellow creatures.
May we ever rejoice in our calling to the true faith, which binds us to
be imitators of our
May we ever look with compassionate eyes on those who live but for this
world, and continually pray that all may come to bless, to praise, and
love the Savior Who comes to redeem them. Amen.
Today the King of Heaven deigned to be born to us of a Virgin, that He
might restore lost man to the Heavenly kingdom.
The host of Angels rejoices: for that Eternal Salvation hath appeared
to the human race.
Glory be to God in the highest; and on earth peace
to men of good will!
Come, let us praise the Lord with joy, let us joyfully sing to God our
Savior; let us come before His presence with thanksgiving,
and make a joyful
noise to Him with psalms.
Christ is born unto us, come, let us adore!
Grant unto us, Lord Jesus, ever to follow the example of Thy Holy
Family, that in the hour of our death Thy glorious Virgin Mother,
together with Saint Joseph, may come to meet us, and we
may be worthily received by Thee into everlasting life.
Who livest and reignest world without end. Amen.