Original Prayer of Fr. Cyril of the Mother of God, first promoter of the devotion to the Infant of Prague.
I found this very beautiful, original prayer to the Infant of Prague in an old book on the subject, and thought it would be nice to share it with all, as we soon approach the Feast of the Holy Nativity.
This original prayer demonstrates the prayerful aspirations of Father Cyril as he expressed them after a revelation from the Mother of God.
Let us approach our Little King during this Holy Season, and ask Him to mold our hearts like unto His own, begging Him to make us in spirit as 'little children', which we are told in the Gospels is necessary in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
My Jesus, Holy Child, I love in Thee
The Son of God and of the Virgin Mary;
I pray from present needs, deliver me:
For truly do I firmly trust in Thee
That Thou as God canst provide for me.
Wherefore, confidently I place my hope in Thee,
That Thy favors will be granted to me.
Hence with heart and soul I cherish Thee;
Sorrow for my sins deeply grieves me.
Because of them humbly I beseech Thee,
O Jesus, to root them out completely.
I promise never more to offend Thee.
And therefore, Jesus, surrender all to Thee.
My neighbor as myself I love for Thee.
Most powerful Jesus, hear my prayerful plea
To suffer and to serve Thee faithfully.
And I adore and worship Thee accordingly.
Deliver me from this necessity:
That with the Virgin Mother, worthily
Like Joseph and Teresa virgin, Thee
We may enjoy with heaven's court eternally.
O my Jesus, Jesus, dearest Jesus
Have mercy on us. Amen! Amen! Amen!
O mi Jesu Infans amantissime,
Fili Dei Patris, ex Maria Virgine,
De necessitate hac, precor, libera me,
Quia vere et firmiter credo in Te
Quod tua Deitas possit invare me.
Ex quo cum fiducia spero in Te,
Gratiam tuam inventurum me.
Unde ex corde et animo diligo Te;
De peccatis meis vere poenitet me.
Pro quibus, supplex, precor Te
Ut ea penitus, O Jesu, deleas in me.
Propono ulterius non offendere Te,
Hinc, O mi Jesu, totum offero me,
Servire tibi fideliter et pati pro Te.
Ad haec adoro Te et prosterno me.
Proximum vero ut me diligo propter Te.
Ex quo precor, mi Jesu potentissime.
Libera me ex hac necessitate:
Ut mereamur te frui cum tua virgine Matre,
Una cum Joseph et Theresia virgine,
Totaque Coeli curia in aeternitate.
O mi Jesu! Jesu! Jesu dilectissime!
Nostri miserere! Amen! Amen! Amen!