The Saint Andrew Christmas Novena is often called simply the “Christmas Anticipation Prayer,”
it is prayed 15 times every day from the Feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle (November 30) until Christmas.
It is addressed to God Himself, asking Him to grant our request in honor of the birth of His Son at Christmas.
The prayer is prayed 15 times each day, all at once; or divide up the recitation as necessary (perhaps five times at each meal).
A very good way to help focus the attention of your children on the Advent Season.
The Saint Andrew Christmas Novena
“Hail and blessed be the hour and moment
in which the Son of God
was born of the Most Pure Virgin Mary,
at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold.
In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God!
to hear my prayer and grant my desires,
through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ,
and of His Blessed Mother.” Amen.