Prayers for infants

O blessed Virgin


our Mother,

when the Son of



to take upon Himself our human life

in order that we might share in His Divine Life,

He did not wish to come to us

without your free cooperation.

He deliberately willed to have need of you.

Look down today from heaven upon little (name of infant).

He (or she) has received from his




of man,

and now by the Holy Sacrament of Baptism,

he has been given a


which is infinitely superior,

the very


of God.

We know that just as


is his Father and our Father,

you are, in regard to his spiritual life,

his Mother and our Mother.

We confide this child to you.

Show yourself his (or her) Mother.

Watch over his (or her) education;

nourish him with the


of grace;

make him progress in his



just as his human


aid him to progress

in physical as well as spiritual life.

Protect the precious life

which has just been received.

Be for him a real Mother

to guard him in your arms

when the


seeks to destroy his spiritual life

in your Son



May he love you as

Jesus Christ

loved you,

for our love for you is nothing else but

a participation in the love of your Son for you.

In the name of this child (name of infant),

we wish to make today

his (or her) first


to his heavenly Mother.

Hail Mary,

full of grace,



is with Thee,

blessed art thou among women,

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary,

Mother of God,

pray for us sinners

now and at the hour of our death.

The image of the Child Jesus known as the “Infant Jesus of Prague” is of Spanish origin. So many graces have been received by those who invoke the Divine Child before the original statue that it has been called “The Miraculous Infant Jesus of Prague”. All who approach the miraculous statue and pray with confidence receive assistance in danger, consolation in sorrows, aid in poverty, comfort in anxiety, light in spiritual darkness, streams of grace in dryness of soul, health in sickness and hope in despair.

prayers for infants

The original statue of the Child Jesus of Prague

Photo by: © Fotobanka ČTK, René Fluger; License: Creative Commons by 3.0 (read the license).

O Miraculous Infant Jesus! We prostrate before your image and beseech you to cast a merciful look on our troubled hearts. Let your tender heart, so inclined to pity, be softened by our prayers, and grant us that grace for which we ardently implore you. (Mention your request here)

Take from us all afflictions and despair, all trials and misfortunes with which we are laden. For your Sacred Infancy’s sake, hear our prayers and send us consolation and aid, that we may praise you with Father and the Holy Spirit, forever and ever. Amen

Dearest Jesus, tenderly loving us, Your greatest joy is to dwell among us and to bestow Your blessing upon us. Though I am not worthy that You should behold me with love, I feel myself drawn to You, O dear Infant Jesus, because You gladly pardon me and exercise Your almighty power over me. So many who turned with confidence to You have received graces and had their petitions granted. Behold me,in spirit I kneel before Your miraculous image on Your altar in Prague, and lay open my heart to You, with its prayers, petitions and hopes. Especially (mention your intentions here)… I enclose in Your loving Heart. Govern me and do with me and mine according to Your holy Will, for I know that in Your Divine wisdom and love You will ordain everything for the best. Almighty gracious Infant Jesus, do not withdraw Your hand from us, but protect and bless us forever. I pray You, sweetest Infant, in the name of Your Blessed Mother Mary who cared for You with such tenderness, and by the great reverence with which St. Joseph carried You in his arms, comfort me and make me happy that I may bless and thank You forever from all my heart. Amen

Jesus, unto Thee I flee,
Through Thy Mother praying Thee
In my need to succor me.
Truly, I believe of Thee
God Thou art with strength to shield me;
Full of trust, I hope of Thee
Thou Thy grace wilt give to me.
All my heart I give to Thee,
Therefore, do my sins repent me;
From them breaking, I beseech Thee,
Jesus, from their bonds to free me.
Firm my purpose is to mend me;
Never more will I offend Thee.
Wholly unto Thee I give me,
Patiently to suffer for Thee,
Thee to serve eternally.
And my neighbor like to me
I will love for love of Thee.
Little Jesus, I beseech Thee,
In my need to succor me,
That with Joseph and Mary
And the angels, I may Thee
Once enjoy eternally. Amen.

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