Beginning on St. Andrew's feast day, November 30, the following prayer is recited 15 times a day until Christmas Eve. This prayer helps us focus and meditate on the true meaning of Christmas, and prepares our hearts for His coming.
St Andrew Novena:
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 the piercing cold.
In that hour vouchsafe, O my God,
to hear my prayers and grant my desires,
(mention your intentions).
Through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ,
And of His blessed Mother.
St Andrew Christmas chaplets can be purchased here, to keep track of your daily novena prayers. If you want to pray the 15 prayers over the course of a day, rather than all at once, make sure you buy a rosary marker to help keep your place.
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