January 19, 2016

Five Prayers Honoring the Holy Name of Jesus

Jesus Christ
January is dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus. "In the Name of Jesus let every knee bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth and let every tongue confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God the Father." [Phil. 2: 10-11] Below are five prayers that honor the Name of Our Lord and Savior.

Novena in Honor of the Holy Name

This novena prayer, although short is sufficient. It would be better of course to add, if time permits, three Hail Marys or say five times the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be to the Father, or to use some of the many well-loved novena prayers from other sources.

O Lord Jesus Christ, teach us to love Your holy name, to hold it in awe and pronounce it with reverence. Deliver us from the sin of blasphemy. May the holy name of Jesus be infinitely blessed!

Vouchsafe O Lord, for Your Name's sake, to reward with eternal life all those who do us good. Amen.


Prayer in Honor of The Most Holy and Adorable Name of Jesus

JESUS! O Name of Jesus! Sweet Name! Delightful Name! Consoling Name! 

For what else is Jesus than Savior! Therefore, O Jesus, for Thy sweet Name's sake, be to me a Jesus, and save me. Suffer me not to be eternally lost. O good Jesus!

Let not my iniquities destroy me, whom Thy bounty made. O sweet Jesus!

Recognize in me what is Thine, and efface all that is not Thine. 

O sweet Jesus! Show mercy now in the time of mercy, and condemn me
not in the day of justice. 

What profit to Thy Precious Blood, or what honor will my destruction
give Thy Holy Name, O Jesus! 

"The dead shall not praise Thee, O Lord Jesus! Nor all they that go down to Hell."

Most amiable Jesus! Most meek, most loving Jesus! O Jesus, Jesus, Jesus! 

Admit me to the number of Thy elect.

O Jesus, salvation of those who believe in Thee! Comfort of those who fly to Thee!

O Jesus, Son of the Virgin Mary! Give me grace, wisdom, charity, purity, and humility, that I may love Thee perfectly, praise Thee, enjoy Thee, serve Thee, and be glorified in Thee, with all those who call upon Thy Name,

Thy Holy Name, Thy Sweet name, Jesus. Amen.


Prayer to the Holy Name of Jesus

Eternal Father, who didst give to thine incarnate Son the holy name of Jesus to be the sign of our salvation: Plant in every heart, we beseech thee, the love of him who is the Saviour of the world, even our Lord Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.


Another Prayer to the Holy Name of Jesus

O GOOD JESUS, according to Thy great mercy, have mercy on me.
O most merciful Jesus, by that Precious Blood which Thou didst will
to shed for sinners, I beseech Thee to wash away all mine iniquities
and to look graciously upon me, a poor and unworthy sinner, as I
call upon Thy Holy Name. Therefore, O Jesus, do Thou save me for
Thy Holy Name's sake.

O God, Who didst appoint Thine only-begotten Son to be the Savior
of mankind and didst command His Name to be called Jesus;
mercifully grant that we may enjoy the vision of Him in Heaven,
Whose Holy Name we venerate on earth. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Jesu Dulcis Memoria

Jesus, the very thought of Thee
with sweetness fills my breast,
But sweeter far Thy face to see
and in Thy presence rest.

Nor voice can sing nor heart can
frame, Nor can the memory find
a sweeter sound than Thy blest
name, O Savior of mankind.

O hope of every contrite heart,
O joy of all the meek to those
who fall, how kind Thou art,
how good to those who seek!
But what to those who find? Ah
this nor tongue nor pen can show;
the love of Jesus, what it is none
but His loved ones know. Amen.

Blessed be the Most Holy Name of Jesus without end!

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