Advent Novena Prayers

To Obtain Favors
Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in
which the Son of God was born of the most
pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem,
in piercing cold. In that hour, vouchsafe, O
my God! to hear my prayer and grant my
desires, through the merits of Our Saviour
Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother.
(It is piously believed that whoever recites the
above prayer fifteen times a day from the feast of
St. Andrew (30th November) until Christmas will
obtain what is asked.)
Archbishop of New York
New York, February 6, 1897

Advent Wreath – Week One
Father: O Lord, stir up Thy power, we beg
Thee, and come, that by Thy protection we
may deserve to be rescued from the
threatening dangers of our sins and be saved
by Thy deliverance. Through Christ our Lord.
All: Amen.
One candle is then lighted by the youngest
child and left burning during the evening