Novena, Day 3: The Birth of Our Lord

INTENTION OF THE DAY: For the protection and sanctity of life, and for
families.

OPENING PRAYER: We fly to thy protection, O holy Mother of God.
Despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us from all
dangers O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

REFLECTION: “The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us” (Jn 1:14).
For our sake and for our salvation he came down from Heaven,
Emmanuel, God-with-us. His presence blessed and sanctified the life
of an earthly home, and made of it his Heaven, so that the family
becomes a place of security, love and peace. He humbled himself to
share our humanity that we might share his divinity.

We pray for the protection of all life from the moment of conception to
natural death and pray that a culture respecting the sanctity of life, marriage
and family may once again prevail in our country and communities.

PRAYER: Father in heaven, creator of all, in history’s moment when all
was ready, you sent your Son to dwell among us, the Word made flesh,
Emmanuel. Teach us to respect the dignity of marriage, and to uphold
the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception to natural
death, and that our homes may reflect the love of the Holy Family.

Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory be…
Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.
St Joseph, pray for us.
St Edward the Confessor, pray for us.

Proceed to Day 4: The Ministry of Our Lord