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+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


(To be recited daily)

Oh, my Dear Jesus! You are our King and our God, because of Your love for us You came down from heaven born of the Virgin Mary. My heart weeps, for in spite of Your goodness we have committed many sins. Forgive us, Oh Jesus, for our sin of ingratitude in return for Your goodness. Strengthen our will to resist temptation and sin. With Your Grace we will be able to fulfill our promises and share with Your glory in heaven.

Oh, Holy Child Jesus, who is ever good and loving, we kneel before You, our true God. With humility we implore You to give us Your mercy and grant us all the favors we ask of you in this NOVENA, so that we will enjoy the blessings of heaven. AMEN.




Oh, ever-wise Jesus, who, in Your wisdom, had sent zealous missionaries to our humble shores to preach the Gospel to our forefathers so that they would see the LIGHT and embrace the CATHOLIC FAITH, we humbly ask You to give us a living Faith so that we may always please You in all that we do. We ask You this in Your holy name. Amen.

* Pray three OUR FATHERS, three HAIL MARYS, and GLORY BE…

* Now ask SENOR SANTO NINO to hear your prayers and grant your petitions
during this NOVENA. (Pause for a moment)


Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Jesus, hear us. Jesus, graciously hear us. In every need let us come to you with humble trust, Santo Nino, help us. In all our doubts, perplexities, and Temptations Santo Nino, help us. In hours of loneliness, weariness and trials, Santo Nino, help us. In the failure of our plans and hopes Santo Nino, help us. In disappointments, troubles and sorrows, Santo Nino, help us. When others fail us, and your Grace alone can assist us, Santo Nino, help us. When we throw ourselves on Your Tender Love as our only Refuge, Santo Nino, help us. When our heart is cast down by failure, Santo Nino, help us. When we are ill, and our head and hands cannot work and we are lonely, Santo Nino, help us. When we feel impatient, and our cross irritates us, Santo Nino, help us. Always, always, in spite of weakness, falls and shortcomings of every kind. Santo Nino. Help us. Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world; Spare us, O Jesus. Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world; Graciously hear us, O Jesus. Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world; Have mercy upon us, O Jesus. Jesus, hear us. Jesus, Graciously hear us.

V/. Praise be the name of the Lord

R/. Now and forever.



Oh, sweet and merciful Jesus! Senor Santo Nino, the source of all goodness, We kneel before Your sacred image, imploring Your Divine aid for universal peace and brotherhood among all men, enlighten the unbelievers and the heathens so that they will believe You as their true God. Restore the faith of those who have wandered away from You, bring them back to Your fold with repentance in their hearts.

Grant also to faithful departed in Purgatory the remission of all their sins so that they will rest in peace forever. Finally, nourish and strengthen our faith in You so that we will serve You faithfully on earth. AMEN.


Senor Santo Nino Hymn

E. Perez S. Ezcurra


One day to these Islands * As gift and in pledge * God sent You to us * O beloved Child * And always You have been * The light of our souls * The guide of our people * The flame in our hearts.

( Refrain):
Senor Santo Nino, with Your scepter Guide our people who hail You King forever, Filipinas is Your kingdom. Senor Santo Nino, in Your hand The world finds its rest; proclaim Your truth and justice, bring to men Your peace and love.

The ship You were sailing * Arrived at our shores * To conquer this land, * The Pearl of the seas: * But You had decided * To stay in this soil * To conquer our people * And give us a name.

The queen and the rajah, * Accepting the faith, * Received You in their arms * And fell on their knees; * They welcomed Your Presence * And called on Your Name * To ask for Your blessing * And help in their needs.

More ships in the Orient * With soldiers arrived; * And searching for gold, * They found You instead; * Legaspi, Urdaneta, the rajah, the queen * Their subjects, our people, * Proclaimed You their King.

Now one as a nation * We pay You respect * Our people did pledge * A long time ago * We ask You to hear * The prayers of all: * The sad and forsaken, * The poor and the sick .




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