photo: Theresa Elvin
Hail and blessed be the hour and moment
in which the Son of God was born
of the most pure Virgin, at midnight,
in Bethlehem, in piercing cold.
In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God!
to hear my prayers and grant my desires,
through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ,
and of His Blessed Mother. Amen.
St. Andrew Christmas Novena Prayer