Christmas Novena Prayer Meditating on the life of Jesus

Christmas Novena Prayer All 9 Days.

NovenaChristmas Novena
Novena BeginsDecember 16
Feast DayDecember 25
Patron forMeditating on the life of Jesus

About Christmas Novena

Father Charles Vachetta, pastor of the Church of the Immaculate in Turin, Italy, wanted to give his parishioners something special for the Advent of 1721. He wanted them to understand the intertwining of the Old and New Testaments so they could see for themselves the love of God unfold from the beginning of time and for all eternity. Father Vachetta decided to give them the gift of a novena–a prayer going deep into the spirit of Advent, leaving one inspired with inexpressible joy. So Father Vachetta began to write his nine-day prayer, to stir the hearts of his parishioners to eagerly await the coming of Christ.

Father Vachetta was a poet and scholar, steeped in Biblical theology. Using the Latin Vulgate, he wove the novena from the psalms and prophecies of the Old Testament which foretold the coming of the Messiah and crowned his masterpiece by retelling the birth of John the Baptist.

Then, taking some of Scripture’s lesser known prophecies, he composed a canticle, or prayer- song of incomparable beauty called “Let the Heavens Be Glad.” The canticle is sung after the seven major prophecies and makes a fitting antiphon for the Scripture readings of the day.

The Christmas novena, as it is now known, begins on December 16, nine days before Christmas, and ends on Christmas Eve. Father Vachetta left us the heritage of a lovely Advent tradition and his work continues to prepare hearts for the coming of Christ through the prophecies, psalms and Gospels. His Christmas novena will inspire people for ages to come.

Christmas Season Litany

Blessed are you, Lord God.
Blessed are you for ever.
Holy is your name.
Blessed are you for ever.
You have sent your Son to be one of us, our brother.
Blessed are you for ever.
You chose Mary the Virgin to be his mother.
Blessed are you for ever.
You love your people with deepest love.
Blessed are you for ever.
You have sent your Son to save us from sin.
Blessed are you for ever.
Great is your mercy for your people.
Blessed are you for ever.
You fill your children with joy and peace.
Blessed are you for ever.
You call us to praise your name.
Blessed are you for ever.
Look with love upon your holy Church.
Blessed are you for ever.
Send the Spirit of your Son into our hearts.
Blessed are you for ever.
Let us bring glory and praise to your name.
Blessed are you for ever.
Through Jesus Christ your Son.
Blessed are you for ever.
And in the love of your Holy Spirit.
Blessed are you for ever. Amen

Christmas Novena Day 1

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

HAIL, and blessed be the hour and moment At which the Son of God was born Of a most pure Virgin At a stable at midnight in Bethlehem In the piercing cold At that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, To hear my prayers and grant my desires

(Mention your request here…)

Through Jesus Christ and His most Blessed Mother.
(Say 15 times each day)

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Christmas Novena Day 2

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

HAIL, and blessed be the hour and moment At which the Son of God was born Of a most pure Virgin At a stable at midnight in Bethlehem In the piercing cold At that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, To hear my prayers and grant my desires

(Mention your request here…)

Through Jesus Christ and His most Blessed Mother.
(Say 15 times each day)

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Christmas Novena Day 3

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

HAIL, and blessed be the hour and moment At which the Son of God was born Of a most pure Virgin At a stable at midnight in Bethlehem In the piercing cold At that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, To hear my prayers and grant my desires

(Mention your request here…)

Through Jesus Christ and His most Blessed Mother.
(Say 15 times each day)

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Christmas Novena Day 4

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

HAIL, and blessed be the hour and moment At which the Son of God was born Of a most pure Virgin At a stable at midnight in Bethlehem In the piercing cold At that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, To hear my prayers and grant my desires

(Mention your request here…)

Through Jesus Christ and His most Blessed Mother.
(Say 15 times each day)

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Christmas Novena Day 5

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

HAIL, and blessed be the hour and moment At which the Son of God was born Of a most pure Virgin At a stable at midnight in Bethlehem In the piercing cold At that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, To hear my prayers and grant my desires

(Mention your request here…)

Through Jesus Christ and His most Blessed Mother.
(Say 15 times each day)

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Christmas Novena Day 6

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

HAIL, and blessed be the hour and moment At which the Son of God was born Of a most pure Virgin At a stable at midnight in Bethlehem In the piercing cold At that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, To hear my prayers and grant my desires

(Mention your request here…)

Through Jesus Christ and His most Blessed Mother.
(Say 15 times each day)

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Christmas Novena Day 7

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

HAIL, and blessed be the hour and moment At which the Son of God was born Of a most pure Virgin At a stable at midnight in Bethlehem In the piercing cold At that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, To hear my prayers and grant my desires

(Mention your request here…)

Through Jesus Christ and His most Blessed Mother.
(Say 15 times each day)

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Christmas Novena Day 8

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

HAIL, and blessed be the hour and moment At which the Son of God was born Of a most pure Virgin At a stable at midnight in Bethlehem In the piercing cold At that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, To hear my prayers and grant my desires

(Mention your request here…)

Through Jesus Christ and His most Blessed Mother.
(Say 15 times each day)

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Christmas Novena Day 9

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

HAIL, and blessed be the hour and moment At which the Son of God was born Of a most pure Virgin At a stable at midnight in Bethlehem In the piercing cold At that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, To hear my prayers and grant my desires

(Mention your request here…)

Through Jesus Christ and His most Blessed Mother.
(Say 15 times each day)

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Prayer for Christmas

God, thank You for this day and for the love shared by all gathered here. We remain eternally grateful for the gift of Jesus into our world, and we pray that our eyes be opened to the ways in which He continues to be active in our lives, blessing us each and every day. Amen.

Thanks for reading Christmas Novena. Read Also other December Novenas.

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Novena Prayer December 26 January 4
St. John Neumann Novena Prayer December 27 January 5
St. Andre Bessette Novena Prayer December 28 January 6
St. Raymond of Penafort Novena Prayer December 29 January 7