January 3 Most Holy Name of Jesus

May the infant Jesus bless you, comfort you, reward you for what you are bearing for love of him, and make you holy…Let the trials be great; he who sends them to you is greater and more provident.

-St. Pio of Pietrelcina

 

Jesus has chosen to show me the only way which leads to the Divine Furnace of love; it is the way of childlike self-surrender, the way of a child who sleeps, afraid of nothing, in its father’s arms.

-St. Therese of Lisieux

 

Prayer for Devotion to the Holy Name

O Jesus, grant to me and those I love as well as to all the faithful the grace of eternal salvation through Your holy Name. Bestow on us a most ardent love for You that will imprint Your sacred Name upon our hearts. May it be always in our minds and frequently on our lips, that it may be our defense in temptation, our refuge in danger, and our consolation and support in the hour of our death.

Amen.