Prayer Devotion to the Señor Santo Niño

Family Enthronement every Sunday (3:00-5:00 p.m.) General Santos City, Philippines Gensan Mother Chapter ~ Since June 1993 IMPRIMATUR:

True Vine Servants Community

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Who’s not in search for a deeper meaning in life? When one stops searching, one ceases to grow spiritually. Today, more than ever, one needs to always look for models – for inspiration. No matter who that is, as long as it leads one to real joy and happiness, one is in the right direction. The Holy Child Jesus teaches us what it takes to be what we are and will be – to be real! What could be more real but being free from corruption, dishonesty, exploitation and all forms of sinfulness. And what would be more real but loving and caring for the people around us and loving our country. And what could be more real but taking responsibility for others – no matter what their belief and cultures are. The Holy Child Jesus is so simple a child but His simplicity mirrors a challenge for a greater spiritual growth to each and everyone of us. Let’s do it. Now. Reverend Father Laure T. Helar, DCI 1.

RAYER DEVOTION TO THE TRAVELING HOLY INFANT JESUS OF CEBU
Sunday Psalms Prayer: Left and Right – Psalm Prayer; Prayer of the Church Song: Lord Jesus We Enthrone You – Charismatic Song The 3-O’-Clock Prayer – Divine Mercy Welcome Prayer by the Family – LGC Sisters House Consecration by the Family – Mama Mary Prayer Prayer: The Holy Rosary – Our Own Mediation Prayer: Novena to the Holy Infant Jesus – Original Novena Prayer of Santo Nino de Cebu Prayer Before the Invocation of the Holy Spirit – Our Own Meditation 9. Litany of Praise – Fr. de Grandes; Miracle Hour Prayer

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10. Prayer of Trust and Confidence – Psalm Prayer 11. Gospel Reading 12. Sharing and Reflection 13. Testimony Portion 14. Thanksgiving or “Sinulog Dance” – Songs & Music of Santo Nino Shrine Davao 15. Prayer Before Lighting the Candle 16. Prayer for Petitions 17. Prayer for Love Offering 18. Concluding Prayer – Original Novena Prayer of Santo Niño de Cebu 19. Concluding Songs and Departure Prayer – Our Own Meditation

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SUNDAY DAYTIME PRAYER (Source: Psalm Prayer; Prayer of the Church) ALL: (Sign of the cross) In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen. Leader: God, come to our assistance. Lord, make haste to help us. ALL: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be world without end, AMEN. ALL: Breathe on me, breath of God; Fill me with life anew. That I may love the things you love and do what you would do. Breathe on me, breath of God; until my heart is pure, until with you I have one will to live and to endure. Breathe on me, breath of God; my soul with grace refine, until this earthly part of me glows with your fire divine. Breathe on me, breath of God; So I shall never die, but live with you the perfect life in your eternity.

PSALMODY ANT. 1: What better can we do than take refuge in the Lord! His love will never fail, alleluia. ALL: (PSALM 118) Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his love endures forever. RIGHT: Let the sons of Israel say: “His love endures forever.” Let the sons of Aaron say: “His love endures forever.” Let those who fear the Lord say: “His love endures forever…” ANT. 1: What better can we do than take refuge in the Lord! His love will never fail, alleluia. LEFT: I called to the Lord in my distress; He answered and freed me. The Lord is at my side; I do not fear. What can man do against me? The Lord is at my side as my helper. I shall look down on my foe. ANT. 1: What better can we do than take refuge in the Lord! His love will never fail, alleluia. RIGHT: It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in men. It is better to take ref-

uge in the Lord than to trust in princes. ANT. 1: What better can we do than take refuge in the Lord! His love will never fail, alleluia. ALL: Glory Be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be world without end, AMEN. ANT. 2: The Lord is my strength, and I shall sing his praise forever, alleluia. ALL: The nation has all encompassed me; In the Lord’s name I crushed them. ANT. 2: The Lord is my strength, and I shall sing his praise forever, alleluia. LEFT: They compassed me, compassed me about; In the Lord’s name I crushed them. They compassed me about like bees; they blazed like a fire among thorns. In the Lord’s name I crushed them. ANT. 2: The Lord is my strength, and I shall sing his praise forever, alleluia.

RIGHT: I was hard-pressed and was falling but the Lord came to help me. The Lord is my strength and my song; He is my savior. There are shouts of joy and victory in the tents of the just. ANT. 2: The Lord is my strength, and I shall sing his praise forever, alleluia. LEFT: The Lord’s right hand has triumphed; His right hand raised me. The Lord’s right hand has triumphed; I shall not die, I shall live and recount his deeds. I was punished, I was punished by the Lord, but not doomed to die. ANT. 2: The Lord is my strength, and I shall sing his praise forever, alleluia. ALL: Glory Be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be world without end, AMEN. ANT. 3: I shall proclaim your goodness Lord, for you have answered me, alleluia.

RIGHT: Open to me the gates of holiness. I will enter and give thanks. This is the Lord’s own gate where the just may enter. I will thank you for you have answered and you are my savior. ANT. 3: I shall proclaim your goodness Lord, for you have answered me, alleluia. LEFT: The stone, which the builders rejected, has become the cornerstone. This is the work of the Lord, a marvel in our eyes. This day was made by the Lord, we rejoice and are glad. ANT. 3: I shall proclaim your goodness Lord, for you have answered me, alleluia. RIGHT: O Lord, grant us salvation: O Lord, grant success. Blessed in the name of the Lord is he who comes. We bless you from the house of the Lord; the Lord is our light. ANT. 3: I shall proclaim your goodness Lord, for you have answered me, alleluia. LEFT: Go forward in the procession with the branches even

to the altar. You are my God, I thank you. My God, I praise you. Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; for his love endures forever. ANT. 3: I shall proclaim your goodness Lord, for you have answered me, alleluia. ALL: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be world without end, AMEN. PSALM PRAYER: Lord God, you have given us the great day of rejoicing: Jesus Christ, the stone rejected by the builders, has become the cornerstone of the Church, our spiritual home. Shed upon your Church the rays of your glory, that it may be seen as the gate of salvation open to all nations. Let cries of joy and exultation ring out from it’s tents, to celebrate the wonder of Christ’s resurrection. ANT. 3: I shall proclaim your goodness Lord, for you have answered me, alleluia. READING: GALATIANS 6: 7-8: A man will reap only what he

sows. If he sows in the field of the flesh, he will reap a harvest of corruption; but if his seed ground is the Spirit, he will reap everlasting life. Leader: Your promise Lord will stand forever. All: In every generation your word is true. CONCLUDING PRAYER: Let us pray, Father, watch over your family and keep us safe in your care, for all our hope is in you. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever… Amen. Let us praise the Lord. And give him thanks. ENTHRONEMENT SONG (Source: Charismatic Songs) Lord Jesus we enthrone You / We proclaim You are King / Standing here in the midst of us / We raise You up with our praise / {And as we worship build a throne } 3x / Come Lord Jesus and take Your place

THE 3 O’CLOCK PRAYER (Source: Divine Mercy) You died Jesus, but the source of life flowed out for souls and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O fountain of life, Immeasurable Divine Mercy, cover the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us. O blood and water, which flowed out from the Heart of Jesus As a fountain of mercy for us, we trust in you. Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, Have mercy on us and the whole world (3x)… Amen Jesus King of Mercy, We Trust in You. WELCOME PRAYER (Source: LGC Sisters) HUSBAND OR WIFE: Today Lord Jesus, our family is very much happy to be visited by your divine image, the traveling Holy Infant Jesus. With gratitude, we welcome you into our humble home. May your stay with us and our humble devotion to you bring us closer to your heart. ALL: O Holy Infant Jesus, we your devotees do hereby welcome you with our hearts. We are fully aware of our shortcomings, our insignificance and our unworthiness. We have been quite tepid and indifferent in the past, but we

know how forgiving you are to your children. With Magdalene-like repentance, mixed with joy and delight, we receive you into our humble home. You are our savior, deign to receive the homage of our filial love, respect and adoration. All that is precious in our minds and hearts, we consecrate to your honor. HOUSE CONSECRATION (Source: Mama Mary Prayer) HUSBAND AND WIFE: I consecrate my house, O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, whose heart is sorrowful and immaculate. Today, we recognize you as the lady and queen of this house. Please have the kindness to preserve it from evil, fire, water, thunder, earthquakes, robbers, wicked people, revolutionaries, war, raids, persecutions, taxes and from any other evil that is known to you. O Mother Mary, please

bless, protect and defend this house, make it as your property especially those who live and dwell here. Keep us away from adversity and misfortune but above all, protect and preserve us from offending God. O Mother Mary, let not a single mortal sin be ever committed in this house. May those who will enter it, work for the glory of God and for the reign of Jesus. Mother Mary, let this house forever be consecrated to you and to Jesus for his greater honor and glory forever, Amen. INTERCESSORY ROSARY PRAYER (Source: Our Own Meditation) The Joyful Mysteries (Every Monday, Sundays of Advent and Saturday) 1. The Annunciation: O Mary, with your “Yes” you have opened heaven’s way. Your intercession is heard in heaven because you have accepted God’s plan. Let us pray that we can say “yes” to the Father in every instance He asks it of us. Mary, help us to be humble and obedient to God’s will, Amen. 2. The Visitation: Eternal Father, you inspired the Virgin Mary, Mother of Your Son, to

visit Elizabeth and assist her in her need. Keep us open to the working of Your Spirit and with Mary may we praise Your Holy Name forever, Amen. 3. The Nativity: Lord, we praise You for creating man and still more for restoring him in Christ. Your Son shared our weakness – may we share in His glory, Amen. 4. The Presentation of our Lord in the temple: Lord, as you fulfilled the hope of Simeon who did not die until he had been privileged to welcome the Messiah, so prepare us to meet Christ in our daily journey of faith, Amen. 5. The Finding of our Lord in the temple: Eternal Father, we want to live as Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in peace with You and one another, strengthen us to face the troubles of life, Amen. The Luminous Mysteries (Every Thursday) 1. The Baptism of the Lord: Almighty God, when the Spirit descended upon Jesus at his baptism in the Jordan, You revealed Him as Your Beloved Son. Keep us, Your children born of water and the Spirit, faithful to our calling, Amen. 2. The Wedding at Cana: Lord, may the Light of Your glory shine within us forever, Amen/

3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God: Lord, You are the light of the world. Grant that we may follow You and carry the Good News to everyone we encounter in our lives, Amen. 4. The Transfiguration: Father, restore our sight that we can look upon Your Son, open our ears that we may listen to His voice. Help us to follow Him in our daily life, Amen. 5. The Institution of the Eucharist: Lord Jesus Christ, You gave us the Eucharist as the memorial of Your suffering and death. May our worship of this sacrament of Your Body and Blood help us to experience the salvation You won for us, Amen. The Sorrowful Mysteries (Every Tuesday, Sundays of Lent and Friday) 1. The Agony in the Garden: Lord, by Your agony in the garden protect us in our struggle against evil. Make this day holy by our self-denial, Amen. 2. The Scourging at the Pillar: Jesus scourged at the pillar for our sins, grant us Your forgiveness and set us free from our enslavement to evil, Amen. 3. The Crowning with Thorns: Jesus crowed with thorns for us, look with mercy upon our

weakness and reach out to help us with Your loving power, Amen. 4. The Carrying of the Cross: Almighty, ever-loving God, you have given us Jesus Christ our Savior as a model of humility. Help us to bear witness to you by following His example of suffering and make us worthy to share His resurrection, Amen. 5. The Crucifixion: Father of mercy, by the suffering and death of Your Son, protect us and grant us peace, Amen. The Glorious Mysteries (Every Wednesday and Ordinary Sundays) 1. The Resurrection: God of Mercy, You have filled us with the hope of resurrection. May we who pray this mystery come to share it in perpetual love, Amen. 2. The Ascension: Father, the ascension of Your Son is our glory and our hope. May we follow Him where He has led and find our joy in His glory, Amen. 3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit: Father of the Light, from whom every good gift comes, send Your Spirit into our lives with the power of a mighty wind and by the flame of Your wisdom, open the horizons of our minds, Amen.

4. The Assumption: Almighty God, You gave a humble virgin the privilege of being the Mother of Your Son and crowned Her with the glory of heaven. May the prayers of the Virgin Mary bring us to the salvation of Christ and raise us up to eternal life, Amen. 5. The Coronation: Father, you have given us the Mother of Your Son to be our Queen and Mother. With the support of Her prayers, may we come to share the glory of Your children in the kingdom of heaven, Amen. HAIL HOLY QUEEN Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, hail our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee, do we send our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, oh most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us and after this our exile, show unto us the Blessed fruit of They womb, Jesus. Oh clement, oh loving, oh sweet Virgin Mary. LEADER : Pray for us, Oh Holy Mary Mother of God. ALL: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

LET US PRAY O God, whose only begotten Son by his life death and resurrection has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life. Grant we beseech thee, that by mediating upon this mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promised through the same Christ, our Lord, Amen. LITANY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY LEADER: Lord, Have mercy on us ALL: Lord, Have mercy on us LEADER: Christ, Have mercy on us ALL: Christ, Have mercy on us LEADER: Lord, Have mercy on us ALL: Lord, Have mercy on us LEADER: Christ, Hear us ALL: Christ, Graciously hear us / God the Father in heaven, Have mercy on us / God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us / God the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us / Holy Trinity, One God, Have mercy on us / Most Sacred d Heart of Jesus, Have mercy on us / St. Joseph,

Pray for us / St. Benedict, Pray for us / St. Francis of Assisi, Pray for us / St. Peter and St. Paul, Pray for us / St. Lorenzo Ruiz, Pray for us / St. Dominic, Pray for us / St. Charbel, Pray for us / St. Catherine of Sienna, Pray for us / St. Stephen the Cupid, Pray for us Leader: St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael, all archangels and Holy angels and saints in heaven All: Pray for us and protect us always, Amen. / Holy Mary, Pray for us / Holy Mother of God, Pray for us / Holy Virgin of virgins, Pray for us / Mother of Christ, Pray for us / Mother of Divine Grace, Pray for us / Mother Most Pure, Pray for us / Mother Most Chaste, Pray for us / Mother Inviolate, Pray for us / Mother Undefiled, Pray for us / Mother Most Amiable, Pray for us / Mother Most Admirable, Pray for us / Mother of Good Counsel, Pray for us / Mother of our Creator, Pray for us / Mother of our Savior, Pray for us / Virgin Most Prudent, Pray for us / Virgin Most Venerable, Pray for us / Virgin Most Renowned, Pray for us / Virgin Most Powerful, Pray for us / Virgin Most Merci-

ful, Pray for us / Virgin Most Faithful, Pray for us / Mirror of Justice, Pray for us / Seat of Wisdom, Pray for us / Cause of our Joy, Pray for us / Spiritual Vessel, Pray for us / Vessel of Honor, Pray for us / Singular Vessel of Devotion, pray for us / Mystical Rose, Pray for us / Tower of David, Pray for us / Tower of Ivory, Pray for us / Ark of the Covenant, Pray for us / Gate of Heaven, Pray for us / Morning Star, Pray for us / Health of the Sick, Pray for us / Refuge of Sinners, Pray for us / Comforter of the Afflicted, Pray for us / Help of Christians, Pray for us / Queen of Angels, Pray for us / Queen of Patriarchs, Pray for us / Queen of Prophets, Pray for us / Queen of Martyrs, Pray for us / Queen of Confessors, Pray for us / Queen of Virgins, Pray for us / Queen of all Saints, Pray for us / Queen conceived without original sin, Pray for us / Queen assumed into Heaven, Pray for us / Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Pray for us / Queen of Peace, Pray for us. LEADER: Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world ALL: Spare us, Oh Lord

LEADER: Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world ALL: Graciously hear us, Oh Lord LEADER: Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world ALL: Have mercy on us PRAYER TO SEÑOR SANTO NIÑO (Source: Original Novena Prayer of Santo Nino de Cebu) Oh Señor Santo Nino, you are our king and our God, we worship you, you are our strong defender, we turn to you. You have made extraordinary wonders through your miraculous image in these chosen islands. Remember us. Look down at these poor souls who come to you for help, lead us with your wisdom, discipline us with your truth, console us with your tenderness, protect us with your might. We consecrate today our thoughts to you, only of you shall they be occupied, our words, only of you shall they speak, our sufferings, that we may endure them for your sake. We beg you Señor Santo Nino, illumine our understanding, kindle our will, cleanse our body and sanctify our soul. We wish what you wish because you wish as You wish, as long as you wish. Grant us Señor Santo Nino that we may feel love towards you,

be strict towards ourselves, be zealous towards our fellowmen and rightly despise the things of the world. Help us to overcome sensuality with strict discipline, avariciousness with generosity, anger with gentleness, and indolence with zealous industry. Make us wise in counsel, courageous in danger, patient in adversity, humble in prosperity. Teach us dear Santo Nino, how worthless is the world, how sublime is heaven, how brief is time and how long is eternity. Grant us lastly, that we may remember you, adore you, love you and serve you here on earth and that we may be happy with you, forever and ever in heaven, Amen.

SUPPLICATIONS TO SEÑOR SANTO NIÑO ( Source: Original Novena Prayer of Santo Nino de Cebu ) LEADER: Lord, have mercy on us ALL: Lord, have mercy on us. LEADER: Christ, have mercy on us ALL: Christ, have mercy on us. LEADER: Lord, have mercy on us ALL: Lord, have mercy on us. LEADER: Jesus, graciously hear us ALL: Jesus, graciously hear us. LEADER: In every need let us come to You with humble trust ALL: Señor Santo Niño, help us. LEADER: In all our doubts, perplexities and temptations ALL: Señor Santo Niño, help us. LEADER: In hours of loneliness, weariness and trials ALL: Señor Santo Niño, help us. LEADER: In the failure of our plans and hopes

ALL: Señor Santo Niño, help us. LEADER: In disappointments, troubles and sorrows ALL: Señor Santo Niño, help us. LEADER: When others fail us and your grace alone can assist us ALL: Señor Santo Niño, help us. LEADER: When we throw ourselves in your tender love as our only refuge ALL: Señor Santo Niño, help us. LEADER: When our heart is casts down by failure ALL: Señor Santo Niño, help us. LEADER: When we are ill and our head and hands cannot work and we are lonely ALL: Señor Santo Niño, help us. LEADER: When we feel impatient and our cross irritates us ALL: Señor Santo Niño, help us. LEADER: Always and always, despite our weakness, faults and shortcomings of every kind ALL: Señor Santo Niño, help us.

LEADER: Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world ALL: Spare us O Lord LEADER: Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world ALL: Graciously hear us O Lord. LEADER: Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world ALL: Have mercy upon all of us Lord. LEADER: Jesus, hear us ALL: Jesus, graciously hear us LET US PRAY (Source: Original Novena Prayer of Santo Niño de Cebu) Oh Señor Santo Nino who has said, ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be open unto you. Give we beseech thee, to us who asked, the gift of your divine love, that we may love you with all our heart, in word and in work and never cease from showing forth your praise. Make us Oh Lord, to have a perpetual fear and love of your holy name, for you never fail to govern them, whom you do solidly established in your love, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

PRAYER FOR THE HOME (Source: Our Own Meditation) We beseech thee Oh Lord, visit this home and drive far from it all the snares of the enemy. Let thy Holy Angels dwell therein, so as to preserve us in peace and let thy blessing be always upon us, through Christ, our Lord, Amen. PRAYER FOR THE FAMILY (Source: Our Own Meditation) O Lord, we beseech thee through the intercession of the Blessed Mary Ever Virgin, guard this family from all adversity and as we humbly bow before thee, with all our hearts, do thou protect us in thy mercy from the snares of the enemy. PRAYER FOR THE ANGEL OF PEACE (Source: Original Novena Prayer of Santo Niño de Cebu) My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love you, I beg pardon of you for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love you. Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore you profoundly and I offer you the most precious body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all tabernacles of the earth in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, which he himself is offended and through

the infinite merit of his most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of you the conversion of all sinners. PRAYER FOR FINANCIAL AID (Source: Novena Prayer of the Mother of Perpetual Help) Realizing dear Mother, that you are our Perpetual Help, not only in spiritual, but also in temporal necessities. We ask you to help us in our present financial worries because of unavoidable circumstances that have arisen in our lives. We are in great want and financial embarrassment, since we are unable to meet our honest debts. We are not asking dearest Mother of Perpetual Help for wealth, if the possession of it is not in accordance with the will of God, we merely ask you for that assistance, which will help us settle our present obligations. We believe dear Mother of God, that you are extremely kind and generous to all your loving and devoted children. We plead with you dear Mother, to obtain for us the help, which we urgently need, we are trying so earnestly to solve our problems, but we believe in your powerful intercession with the Lord Jesus Christ, your Son and our Redeemer, Amen.

PRAYER TO THE HOLY INFANT JESUS (Source: Original Novena Prayer of Santo Niño de Cebu) Oh Holy Infant Jesus, through the intercession of Mary, your Mother, I beg your help in my needs, I believe that you are omnipotent and can shield me. Full of confidence, I come unto you, knowing that you will give me graces, repenting for my sins and asking that you will free me from its fetters. I now give my heart entirely to you. I firmly propose to amend my ways and never to offend you again. I resolve to patiently suffer all for you, so as to serve you eternally. For you I will love my neighbors as myself, I implore you, Sweetest Jesus, help me in my needs, so that I may enjoy with you for all eternity, with Mother Mary, St. Joseph and all the angels, Amen. CONCLUDING PRAYER (Source: Original Novena Prayer of Santo Niño de Cebu) Oh Miraculous Señor Santo Nino, prostrate before your sacred image, we beseech you to cast a merciful look on our troubled hearts. Let your tender love so inclined to pity, be softened by our prayers and grant us that grace for which we ardently implore. Take from us all unbearable afflictions and despair for your Sacred

Infancy’s sake, hear our prayers and send us consolation and aid that we may praise you with the Father and the Holy Spirit forever and ever, Amen. PRAYER BEFORE THE INVOCATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (Source: Our Own Meditation) Dear Holy Infant Jesus, glory, honor and power be to you for always. Today, allow us to invite your Holy Spirit to be with us, to bless and spiritually anoint us. We all believe that the Holy Spirit is waiting for us to open our hearts so he can dwell in us. Lord Jesus, as we welcome your Holy Spirit, let his wings of protection spread upon us and bless our prayers. Today, the ____________ family welcomes you into their humble home. As you stay with them, look upon their needs, help them rise up in all their difficulties in life. Bless them with peace, unity and harmony. Grant to them all the necessary protection and guidance. And bless all of us with health of mind, body and spirit. Make all our works and words be pleasing to you. Grant us the grace to do your will in our day to day life as we invoke the presence of the Holy Spirit.

COME HOLY SPIRIT Come, Holy Spirit, I need You Come, Holy Spirit, I pray Come with Your strength and Your power Come in Your own special way Come like a spring in the desert Come to the weary of soul Lord with sweet healing power Touch me and make me whole Kunsad Espiritu Santo Kunsad nag-ampo ako Kunsad langitnong kalayo Inita kining dughan ko PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT (Source: Our Own Meditation) Oh Holy Spirit, Divine Spirit of life, light and love. We consecrate to you today, our understanding, our hearts and our will. We consecrate our whole being for time and eternity. May our understanding be always submissive to your inspirations and to the teachings of the Holy Catholic Apostolic Church of which you are the infallible guide. May our hearts be ever inflamed with love of God and love of neighbors. May we will be ever conformed to the Divine will and may our lives be ever-faithful imitations of the life and virtues of our Lord Savior Jesus Christ, together with the Father in heaven and of you O Holy Spirit, Amen.

LITANY OF PRAISE (Source: Fr. de Grandes; Miracle Hour Prayer) 1. I praise you Lord Jesus Christ; you are my life, my love. You are the name above all names. You are the Emmanuel, the God who is with us. AMEN 2. I praise you Lord Jesus Christ; you are the King of Kings, the King of creation and the King of the universe. AMEN. 3. I praise you Lord Jesus Christ; you are the Lord of Lords, the Christ and Christ the King. AMEN. 4. I praise you Lord Jesus Christ; you are the Lamb of God, the Lion of Judah, the bright morning star, the champion and the shield. AMEN. 5. I praise you Lord Jesus Christ; you are our strength and our song. You are the way of our life, the only truth and the real life. AMEN. 6. I praise you Lord Jesus Christ; you are the wonderful chancellor, the great counselor, the prince of peace and the light of the world. AMEN. 7. I praise you Lord Jesus Christ; you are the Holy One of Israel, the good shepherd, the sheep gate, the Lord of the Host and the rock of all ages. AMEN 8. I praise you Lord Jesus Christ; you are my hiding pace, the savior of the world, the strong

tower, the mountain refuge and the bread of life. AMEN. 9. I praise you Lord Jesus Christ; you are the living word. You are our redeemer, the messiah, the anointed one and the Holy One of Israel. AMEN. 10. I praise you Lord Jesus Christ; you are the fountain of all holiness, the living water, the true vine, our spouse, our maker and our fortress. AMEN. 11. I praise you Lord Jesus Christ; you are our deliverer, our victory, our salvation, our righteousness and our wisdom. AMEN. 12. I praise you Lord Jesus Christ; you are our sanctification, our justification, our door and our way. AMEN. 13. I praise you Lord Jesus Christ; you are the great I am, the great high priest, the cornerstone, the sure foundation and our joy. AMEN. 14. I praise you Lord Jesus Christ; you are our hope, our strength, our wisdom, our portion and our cup. AMEN. 15. I praise you Lord Jesus Christ; you are our healing and wholeness, our covenant and the promise of the Heavenly Father. AMEN. 16. I praise you Lord Jesus Christ; you are our everlasting one, the most high God, the lamb that was slain and a just judge. AMEN.

17. I praise you Lord Jesus Christ; you are the balm of Gilead, the mighty warrior, our defense and our bridegroom. AMEN. 18. I praise you Lord Jesus Christ; you are our patience, our solid reality, the great provider, our resurrection and our life. AMEN. 19. I praise you Lord Jesus Christ; you are the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end, our source, our guide and goal of all that is. AMEN. 20. I praise you Lord Jesus Christ, you are all that we need, all that we want, you are all worthy of all our praises and worthy to be adored forever. AMEN. PRAYER OF TRUST AND CONFIDENCE (Source: Psalm Prayer) I love you Lord; you are my strength, my rock, my fortress, my Savior and my God, my God is the rock where I take refuge, my shield, my mighty help, my stronghold. The Lord is worthy of all praise. When I call, I am saved from my foes. ~ Gospel Reading ~ Reflection and Sharing ~ Testimony Portion

PRAYER BEFORE THE SINULOG (Source: Our Own Meditation) Heavenly Father, the moment has arrived for us to express our love in your Holy Name. We are gathered before your divine presence and offer to you our own selves. Please bless all of us who are here today in our Sinulog dance. Hopefully, we can glorify your Holy Name, may it delight you as we dance and sing for Jesus for your greater glory. Pit Senor means hear us. O Lord, bless all of us that needs your mercy, heal all our sickness, illness, pains and sufferings we have today. Help us also in all our endeavor, works and labor, provide us answer to our written intentions we now offer to you today and lastly, Father in the name of the Holy Infant Jesus, give all of us peace of mind, healthy body, sound mind, and abundant blessings to this family who welcomes you and us to their humble homes. May all of us your devotees of your Holy Infancy, be gathered together as one flock under your banner of love as we follow Jesus dancing, singing, shouting for mercy, saying together Viva Pit Señor and dancing for joy.

TIME TO THANK THE LORD: SINULOG DANCE (Source: Songs & Music of Santo Niño Shrine Davao ) Viva Pit Señor! 4x / Jesus teach me how to pray. Suffer not my thoughts to stray / Send destruction far away. Sweet Holy Child Let me not be rude or wild. Make me humble, meek and mild. / Pure as angels undefined. Sweet Holy Child When I work or when I pray. Do thou with me through the day. / Teach me what to do and say. Sweet Holy Child Make me love thy Mother’s blest. Safe beneath thy care to rest. / As a bird within its nest. Sweet Holy Child / Viva Pit Señor! 4x

PRAYER BEFORE LIGHTING THE CANDLE Oh Holy Infant Jesus, You are the source of light. In You, there is no dakness, with Your light, we will never stumble. Bless these two little candles in our hands. Bless us and let Your light radiate to our souls. Bless us and let Your ligt shine upon us. Bless us and let Your light soften our hearts. Bless us and let Your light guide our thoughts and desires so that all our intentions, petitions and needs, which we offer to You in our prayers, be given graces, Amen. (Offer 3 Hail Mary’s for the Mother Mary) SONGS WHILE LIGHTING THE CANDLE A. I know the Lord will answer all our prayers... 2x / If I live a Holy life, shut the wrong and do what’s right / I know the Lord will answer all our prayers B. In his time, in his time. He makes all things beautiful in his time. / Lord please show me everyday that you’re teaching me your way / That we’ll do just what you say in your time C. God is so good... 3x / He’s so good to us / God answers

prayers... 3x / He’s so good to us I thank him so... 3x / He’s so good to us / Thank you Jesus… 3x / You’re so good to us PRAYER FOR WRITTEN PETITIONS (Source: Our Own Meditation) O Holy Sweet Child Jesus, we lift up to You our written petitions. We pray and ask You, dear Santo Nino, to help us not only in our spiritual necessities but our temporal needs as well. We thank You, Lord, for answering our past concerns. You are the source of everything that we have – You are our sole provider. As we burn these written petitions, may these be like sweet-smelling incense that will please You so much such that answers to our physical, emotional and spiritual needs will be received in Your own precious time, Amen. (Pray 1 Apostle’s Creed, 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and 1 Glory Be) PRAYER FOR LOVE OFFERING (Source: Our Own Meditation) Generous Señor Santo Niño, we offer to You today our love offering. However little we have shared today, all these come from the bottom of our hearts. Let this be a symbol of our willingness to give back to You what You have provided financially. You have taught us to be generous be-

cause it is in giving that we will be blessed. Teach us to honor You with our time, talent and treasures. Grant us a heart that is willing t share all that we have, Amen. (Pray 1 Apostle’s Creed, 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and 1 Glory Be) PRAYER FOR THE HOST FAMILY (Source: Our Own Meditation) O Sweet Holy Child Jesus, our dear Senor Santo Nino, we thank You for leading our path to this family who has wholeheartedly received Your Divine Image to their home. May Your stay with them for one week be filled with enormous blessings and graces. Protect them, Lord and guard them against evil. Bless them with good health and strengthen their bond as a family. We lift up their petitions, O Lord and pray that You will provide them their concerns in Your own precious time. And may there be more families like them who are open and willing to accept Your image to their humble homes. This we pray in Your most Holy Name, Amen. (Pray 1 Apostle’s Creed, 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and 3 Glory Be)

FINAL PRAYER (Source: Original Novena Prayer of Santo Niño de Cebu) Heavenly Father, in the name of the Holy Infant Jesus, we thank you for another week with you through our devotion to your Holy Infancy. Thank you for allowing us to be with one another enjoying your love, protection and blessings you always showered upon us. We thank you loving Father for whatever reward all of us received from you especially the Family of Bro. ______ and Sis. ______ who welcomes you into their humble home. We also give you thanks for the gift of life you provided to ____ who have his/her ______ celebration/s. Thank you also Lord for all the blessings that you gave to the family of ________ who renew their covenant with you. Lord God, may all of us who are here today be blessed abundantly, which we ask your beloved Son Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. May the blessings of peace, joy and strength be upon as always and may the blessings of the Holy Triune God be upon each and everyone of us… Amen. LEADER: And may the spirit of love, the spirit of peace be always in our way… ALL: May the blessings of the Father, the Son and the Holy

Spirit be upon us always now and forever, Amen.

ALL: We thank you Lord LEADER: For our loveliness and our children ALL: We thank you Lord LEADER: For the capacity to talk, walk see, hear and smell ALL: We thank you Lord LEADER: For the convenience of electricity, water and other things we just take for granted ALL: We thank you Lord LEADER: For all the tears we have shed which have brought closer to you ALL: We thank you Lord LEADER: Dare we thus O Lord Eternal, ask for more ALL: Yes LEADER: And finally that you enlighten us, guide us, strengthen us in mind and body, that with you above us and behind us and before us, we may from this moment of our lives be worthy of your Divine Love. (Offer 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and 1 Glory Be then Sign of the Cross) Thank you Lord for the trials that come my way In that way I can grow each day as I let you lead Thank you Lord for the patience those trials bring In the cross there’s a growing as I learn to share But if you’re hasty to change my way To put my human nature down Please let your spirit take control of all I do ‘Cause when those trials come my way My human nature shouts the things I do And your soft promptings can be easily ignored But I thank you Lord for the victory those trials bring To surrender my everything is so worthwhile And I thank you Lord for in my cross is your embrace Even in darkness I see your face For in you I belong… Thank you Dear Lord

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DEPARTURE PRAYER (To be prayed at exactly 2:30 pm) (Source: Our Own Meditation) O Divine Holy Child Jesus, the moment has arrived for your departure from our home. We bid you farewell upon your departure, bring with you our hearts, bring with you our love and joy, never allow us to go stray from you. To you we have recourse in times of trials and grief; we humbly beseech you, O Lord to instill into our hearts the love for us, Lord and our God, Amen. LEADER: O Lord and master for the breath of life ALL: We thank you Lord LEADER: For whatever health we now enjoy

rayer to Señor Santo Niño For The Sanctification of Families
Divine Child, give all married couples a holy disposition in the raising of their children. Help them to be models of their faith so that their children will learn from their good example. I pray that all homes be a place where children are showered with love, understanding and guidance, but most especially, that their homes not be a house, but a place of refuge where they find shelter and refuge in the loving arms of their parents and that their home may foster the practice of the virtues. Glorious Son of Mary Immaculate, while providing for all the basic needs of their families, may all parents never forget that love is of utmost importance and that such as the body needs nourishment to stay healthy and alive the soul and spiritual life need nourishment as well. While taking care of our bodies, the Temple of the Holy Spirit, may we not neglect that Who lives within our souls. Dearest Señor Santo Niño, please make our home Your home. Be that invisible yet ever present guest around our table during our meals so that no conversation displeases You. Come and lay Your little head upon our pillows and keep us all safe until the morning comes. Walk with us throughout the day and may Your little feet bless our home and make it holy. May our home be a place of refuge for all who enter. As for my immediate family, I ask that you bestow on them the following graces [mention graces]. I place within Your heart the following needs of my family [here make your personal petition]. I am confident Señor Santo Niño, that You hear my plea of supplication and that You will grant my petitions if it is in line with the Lord’s desire for our salvation. Impart all blessings and graces on each member of my family. May each member of my household learn to imitate the Holy Family of Nazareth so that they may come to know the wonder of praising You and contemplating You for all eternity. Amen.

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