Prayer to the Infant of Prague


Merciful Infant Jesus!  I know of Thy miraculous deeds for the sick.  How many diseases You cured during Your blessed life on earth, and how many venerators of Your miraculous image ascribe to You their recovery and deliverance from most painful and hopeless maladies.  I know, indeed, that a sinner like me has merited his sufferings and has no right to ask for favors.  But in view of the innumerable graces and the miraculous cures granted even to the greatest sinners through the veneration of Your holy Infancy, particularly in the statue of Prague or in representations of it, I exclaim with the greatest assurance:  O most loving Infant Jesus, full of pity, You can cure me if You will.  Do not hesitate, O Heavenly Physician, if it be Your will that I recover from this present illness; extend Your most holy hands, and by Your power take away all pain and infirmity, so that my recovery may be due, not to natural remedies, but to You alone.  If; however, You in Your inscrutable wisdom have determined otherwise, then at least restore my soul to perfect health, and fill me with heavenly consolation and blessing that I may be like You.  O Jesus, in my sufferings, and may glorify Your providence until, at the death of my body, You bestow on me eternal life.  Amen.