Prayers to The Infant Jesus of Prague

THE INFANT JESUS OF PRAGUE

Created originally as a royal wedding gift, the original Infant Jesus of Prague statue is nineteen inches tall, made of wood and wax. It represents the Infant Jesus dressed in royal robes, wearing a crown. Later, it had been discarded in war and His hand destroyed. Found by a Carmelite, the statue was returned to a place of honor in Carmelite Chapel in Prague.

 

In 1637, as Fr. Cyril prayed before Him, he was filled with wonder, contemplating the loving God who became a child for His people. Suddenly the statue spoke to the stunned Carmelite:

 

Have mercy on me

and I will have mercy on you.

Give me hands

and I will give you peace.

The more you honor me,

the more I will bless you.

 

Many miracles have occurred through intercession to the Diving Infant. For almost four centuries this promise has inspired devotion and love of the Infant Jesus . The original statue has been restored and is preserved in the Church of Our Lady of Victory in Prague.

 

LINK to Our Lady of Victory in Prague

Devotion to the Infant Jesus celebrates the “Child of God”—the great mystery of the Incarnation. The child in all of us believes in the humanity and the divinity of Christ and rejoices in God’s caring love for us.

 

INFANT OF PRAGUE NOVENA PRAYER

O Jesus, Who has said, "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened," through the intercession of Mary, Your Most Holy Mother, I knock, I seek, I ask that my prayer be granted.

(Make your request)

 

O Jesus, Who has 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 will be granted.

(Make your request)

 

O Jesus, Who has said, "Heaven and earth shall pass away but My word shall not pass away," through the intercession of Mary Your Most Holy Mother, I feel confident that my prayer will be granted.

(Make your request)

 

 

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

Divine Infant Jesus, I know You love me and would never leave me. I thank You for Your close Presence in my life.

Miraculous Infant, I believe in Your promise of peace, blessings, and freedom from want. I place every need and care in Your hands.

Lord Jesus, may I always trust in Your generous mercy and love. I want to honor and praise You, now and forever. Amen.