I love praying litanies because they help me to meditate on God's attributes....here is a beautiful one to pray privately before Christmas Mass:|
Litany Of The Infant Jesus
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Jesus, hear us.
Jesus, graciously hear us.
God the Father of heaven. Have mercy on us (Repeat after)
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world.
God, the Holy Spirit,
Holy Trinity, one God,
Infant, Jesus Christ,
Infant, Son of the living God,
Infant, Son of the Virgin Mary,
Infant, strong in weakness,
Infant, powerful in tenderness,
Infant, treasure of grace,
Infant, fountain of love,
Infant, renewer of the heavens,
Infant, repairer of the evils of earth,
Infant, head of the Angels,
Infant, root of the Patriarchs,
Infant, speech of Prophets,
Infant, desire of the Gentiles,
Infant, joy of shepherds,
Infant, light of the Magi,
Infant, salvation of infants,
Infant, expectation of the just,
Infant, instructor of the wise,
Infant, first-fruits of all Saints,
Be merciful, Spare us, O Infant Jesus,
Be merciful, graciously hear us, O Infant Jesus,
From the slavery of children of Adam, Infant Jesus, Deliver us.(Repeat)
From the evil desires of the Flesh,
From the malice of the world,
From the pride of life,
From the inordinate desire of knowing,
From the blindness of spirits,
From an evil will,
From our sins,
Through Your most pure Conception,
Through Your most humble Nativity,
Through Your tears,
Through Your most painful Circumcision,
Through Your most glorious Epiphany,
Through Your most pious Presentation,
Through Your most Divine Life,
Through Your poverty,
Through Your many sufferings,
Through Your labors and travels,
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, O Infant Jesus.
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Infant Jesus.
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us, O Infant Jesus.
Jesus, Infant, hear us.
Jesus, Infant, graciously hear us,
Let us pray. O Lord Jesus Christ, You were pleased so to humble Yourself in Your incarnate Divinity and most sacred Humanity, as to be born in time and become a little child. Grant that we may acknowledge infinite wisdom in the silence of a child, power in weakness, and majesty in humiliation. Adoring Your humiliations on earth, may we contemplate Your glories in heaven, Who with the Father and the Holy Spirit lived and reign forever. Amen.