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january PRAYER

The Holy Name of Jesus

Most merciful Jesus, you began your office of Savior by shedding your blood and assuming for us that Name which is above all names. I thank you for such early proofs of your infinite love. I venerate your sacred Name in union with the deep respect of the angel who first announced it to the earth. I also unite my affections to the sentiments of tender devotion which your adorable Name has in all ages enkindled in the hearts of your servants.
Jesus, you said: “If you ask the Father anything in my Name, he will give it to you” (John 16:23). I earnestly ask the Father in your Name for an increase of faith, hope, and love, and the grace to lead a good life and die a happy death.
Jesus, your Name means “Savior.” Be my Savior. Through your adorable Name which is the joy of heaven, the terror of hell, the consolation of the afflicted, and the solid ground of my unlimited confidence, grant me all the petitions I make in this prayer.