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Novena in preparation for
¶ To Be Said Daily
O Lord Jesus Christ, who for our sake didst vouchsafe to descend
from thy throne of glory to this vale of tears and woe; who wast
conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, and was
made man; make, we beseech thee, our hearts a fit habitation
for thyself. Beautify and fill them with all spiritual graces,
and possess them wholly by thy power. Give us grace to prepare
for thy coming with deep humility, to receive thee with burning
love, and to hold thee fast with a firm faith; that we may never
leave thee nor forsake thee, who livest and reignest, world without
¶ Here say one of the antiphons below, according
to the day. Then say:
The Daily Antiphons
ALMIGHTY God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of
darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time
of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit
us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come
again in his glorious majesty to judge both the quick and the
dead, we may rise to the life immortal, through him who liveth
and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen.
O Shepherd that rulest Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like
a sheep: come to guide and comfort us.
O Wisdom, which camest out of the mouth of the most high, and
reachest from one end to another, mightily and sweetly ordering
all things: come and teach us the way of prudence.
O Adonai, and leader of the house of Israel, who appearedst in
the bush to Moses in a flame of fire, and gavest him the law
in Sinai: come and redeem us with an outstretched arm.
O root of Jesse, which standest for an ensign of the people,
at whom kings shall shut their mouths, unto whom the Gentiles
shall seek: come and deliver us, and tarry not.
O key of David, and Sceptre of the house of Israel; that openest
and no man shutteth, and shuttest and no man openeth: come, and
bring the prisoners out of the prison house, them that sit in
darkness and the shadow of death.
O Day spring, brightness of the light everlasting, and Sun of
righteousness: come and enlighten them that sit in darkness and
the shadow of death.
O king of nations, and their desire; the cornerstone, who makest
both one: come and save mankind, whom thou formedst of clay.
O Emmanuel, our king and lawgiver, the desire of all nations
and their salvation: come and save us, O Lord our God.
O thou whose dominion is great, and whose kingdom shall have
no end; the mighty God, the Governor, the prince of peace: come
show thy face, and we shall be saved.