[This prayer was given to St. Colette by an Angel, who appeared visibly in the choir before the Religious. It is daily recited in all her Convents. – Life, p. 141. The original copy is still preserved at Besançon.]
Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father, etc.
Blessed be the hour in which the Incarnate God was born; blessed be the Holy Spirit by Whose operation Jesus Christ was conceived; blessed be the glorious Virgin Mary of whom the Word Incarnate was born; through the intercession of the glorious Virgin Mother and in remembrance of the most sacred hour in which the Incarnate Word was born, may the Lord hear my prayers and accomplish my desires. O Jesus, Who art mercy and goodness itself, do not abandon me on account of my sins or punish me as I deserve, but graciously hear my humble prayer, and grant me the favour that I ask for thy honour and the glory of thy holy name. Amen.
The prayer of St. Colette is a beautiful and powerful prayer that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. It is a prayer of praise, thanksgiving, and petition. The prayer begins with a salutation to Mary, the Mother of God. This is followed by a blessing of the hour in which Jesus was born. The prayer then goes on to bless the Holy Spirit, who was instrumental in the conception of Jesus. Finally, the prayer asks for the intercession of Mary and the Holy Spirit, and it concludes with a petition for God’s mercy and grace.
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The prayer of St. Colette is a reminder of the great mystery of the Incarnation. It is a mystery that we can never fully understand, but it is a mystery that we can celebrate and adore. The prayer also reminds us of the great love that God has for us. He sent his Son to earth to save us from our sins. Jesus came to earth to live a perfect life, to die on the cross for our sins, and to rise from the dead. He is our Savior and our Redeemer.
The prayer of St. Colette is a powerful prayer that can help us to grow in our faith and our love for God. It is a prayer that we can pray at any time, but it is especially appropriate to pray during the Christmas season. When we pray this prayer, we are reminded of the great gift that God has given us: the gift of his Son, Jesus Christ.
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