Welcome the Infant Jesus Into Your Home

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). Yes, our Savior is born! On this day of Christmas, we commemorate the glorious coming of that great Man in the form of a baby. Just as the three wise men visited Him, welcomed and presented Him quality gifts, we must open our hearts to Jesus and welcome Him into our homes.

It will be needless to make merry while forgetting the reason for the season. The Triduum prayer is said in preparation for feasts related to the infant Jesus, especially in the season of Christmas and the feast of epiphany. This prayer proposes to us a model of faithful worship as “The Maggi”.

First Day

“O Jesus Christ, the King of peoples, who led the way of the Magi in Bethlehem with the light of the star, make that on their example we also faithfully follow your Word and your divine inspirations, doing what you suggest to our heart”.

Glory to the Father… (three times)

“The splendor of your glory, O Father, illuminate our hearts, because through the darkness of this world we can come to light of your dwelling. For Christ, our Lord. Amen”.

Second Day

“O Infant Jesus, who gathered around your crib, in adoration, the poor shepherds and the rich kings of the East, illuminate the rulers and rescue all the poor of the earth. Let us also love you with a humble heart, and make you small in spirit to enter your kingdom of justice and peace”.

Glory to the Father… (three times)

“Give us, O Father, to recognize the splendor of your glory in the poverty of your Son made man and to adore divine grandeur in the humility of his childhood. Do that by receiving the kingdom of heaven as children, we get the promised promise to the humble of heart. For Christ our Lord. Amen”.

Third Day

“O Baby Jesus, the Magi who came to worship you prostrated at your feet offering gold, incense and myrrh, recognizing you as a true King, true God and true Man. Allow us to imitate them, adoring them with faith in the sacrament of the Eucharist, and offering to you the gold of our lives and our gifts, the incense of our prayer, the myrrh of our sacrifices and our love”.

Glory to the Father… (three times)

“O Father, your Son Jesus has manifested himself in our mortal flesh. Grant to us, who we have known as a true man, to be internally renewed in his image. He lives and reigns for centuries. Amen”

All who encounter the presence of Christ have testimonies to say. This day marks the beginning of testimonies in your home. Believe it and claim it.

Disclaimer: Prayer is not magic. God indeed answers prayers but sometimes His answer is either No or Not Now. Don't be discouraged when your prayers are not met immediately or even later. Keep trusting God who is good all the time. Thank you.

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