Thursday, 20 December 2012

Christmas Prayer

Christmas Prayer

Hail and blessed be the hour
and moment in which the 
Son of God was born 
of the most pure Virgin Mary, 
at midnight, in Bethlehem,
in piercing cold.
In that hour be gracious,
O my God!
and hear my prayer and grant my desires
through the merits of
Our Saviour Jesus Christ,
and of His Blessed Mother.

(It is previously believed that whoever recites the prayer about fifiteen times a day from the Feast of St. Andrew, November 30 until Christmas will obtain what is asked.)

+Michael Augustine
Archbishop of New York
February 6, 1897