The Miraculous Image of Filzmoos1 – The
Infant („Kindl“) of Filzmoos
Prayer to the Divine Child Jesus
Most lovable Lord Jesus, who didst become a little Child for us
and willed to be born in a stable to deliver us from the darkness of sin,
to draw us to Thee and to inflame us with Thy holy love, we adore Thee
as our Creator and Redeemer, we bow before Thee and desire Thee to be our
King and sovereign Lord, and we offer Thee, as a tribute, all the affections
of our poor hearts.
Dear Jesus, our Lord and our God, vouchsafe to accept this offering,
and that it may be less unworthy of Thee, pardon our sins, enlighten and
inflame us with that holy fire which Thou didst bring upon earth to kindle
in our hearts.
May our souls thus become an altar on which to offer to Thee the sacrifice
of our mortifications and may we ever seek Thy greater glory here below
so that one day we may come to enjoy Thy infinite beauty in Heaven. Amen.
(This prayer is originally directed to the Santo Bambino d’Aracśli, the holy Infant venerated in the
church of Sta. Maria in Aracśli in Rome.)
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1Filzmoos - village near the Styrian border
of Salzburg, Austria