From Treasury of Novenas
Father, all-powerful and ever-living God, I give you thanks through Jesus Christ, our lord. When he humbled himself to come among us as a man, he fulfilled the plan you formed long ago and opened for us the way to salvation.
Now I watch for the day, hoping that the salvation promised us will be mine, when Christ our Lord will come again in his glory. His future coming was proclaimed by all the prophets. The virgin mother bore him in her womb with love beyond all telling. John the Baptist was his herald and made him known when at last he came.
In his love he has filled us with joy as we prepare to celebrate his birth. When he comes, may he find me watching in prayer, my heart filled with wonder and praise.
In memory of the coming of our lord and savior, I beg you, Father, to grant me all the graces I need to be prepared for his coming to my soul on Christmas. I ask in particular this favor: (STATE REQUEST).
For the love Jesus, your son, has shown us in becoming man to save us, I beg you to grant my prayer, if it be your holy will.
Prayer to Benefit from Christ’s Coming
Lord our God, help me to prepare well for the coming of Christ, your son. May he find me waiting, eager in joyful prayer.
God of mercy and consolation, help me in my weakness and free me from sin. Hear my prayers that I may rejoice at the coming of your son.
You loved the world so much you gave your only son to free us from the ancient power of sin and death. Help me who wait for his coming, and lead me to true liberty. Free me from my sins, and make me whole. Hear my prayer, and prepare me to celebrate the incarnation of your son.
Almighty God, help me to look forward to the glory of the birth of Christ our savior. His coming is proclaimed joyfully in all the world. I await his healing power. Let me not be discouraged by my weaknesses as I prepare for his coming. Keep me steadfast in your love. Give me the joy of your love to prepare the way for him. Help me to serve you and my neighbor.
Father, help me to look forward in hope to the coming of our savior. May I live as he has taught us, ready to welcome him with burning love and faith. Let your glory dawn to take away my darkness, and may I be revealed as a child of light at his coming. Let the light of his coming free me from the darkness of sin and renew his life within me.
My sins bring me unhappiness. Hear my prayer for courage and strength. May the coming of your son bring me the joy of salvation. Guide me with your love as I await his coming. Keep me faithful that I may be helped through life and brought to salvation.
Father, creator and redeemer of mankind, you decreed, and your word became man, born of Mary, virgin. May I come to share the divinity of Christ, who humbled himself to share our human nature. Renew me by the coming feast of your son’s birth. Give me true faith and love to celebrate the mystery of God made man. May I who celebrate the birth of your son as man rejoice in the gift of eternal life when he comes in glory. May I share more fully in his divine life, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, on God, forever.
Prayer to the Coming Savior
Jesus, our lord, save me from my sins. Come, protect me from all dangers and lead me to salvation.
Come! Wisdom of our God Most High, guiding creation with power and love: teach me to walk in the paths of knowledge.
Come! Leader of ancient Israel, giver of the law of Moses on Sinai: rescue me with your mighty power.
Come! Flower of Jesse’s stem, sign of God’s love for all his people: save me without delay.
Come! Key of David, opening the gates of God’s eternal kingdom: free the prisoners of darkness.
Come! Emmanuel, God’s presence among us, our king, our judge: save us, Lord, our God.
Come! King of all nations, source of your church’s unity and faith: save all mankind, your own creation.
Come! Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: shine on those lost in the darkness of death.
Come! Lord Jesus, do not delay; give new courage to your people who trust in your love. By your coming, raise us to the joy of your kingdom, where you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever.