For many people, Christmas is a time to celebrate family, life, the act of giving, and the birth of Jesus Christ. It's also a time to get cozy, watch silly holiday movies, cut down a Christmas tree, and spend crazy amounts of money on gifts and light decorations. I love all of those things, minus breaking the bank, but I think we forget one thing about Christmas, which is the gift of miracles.
Since I was little I've known of this Catholic prayer called "The Christmas Novena" or as I like to call it, "The Miracle Prayer." It is piously believed that if one prays it starting the feast of St. Andrew, November 30th, until Christmas day 15 times a day they will obtain what is asked in honor of the birth of Jesus Christ.
It's hard to believe your wishes will come true just by repeating a prayer everyday around Christmas time. I've done it before and as cheesy as this may sound, the last time I devoted to this Novena which was 2011, I asked that my soul mate would come my way and for me to no longer be hurt. I also quit drinking that entire time as a sacrifice. Well, that Christmas Eve, God introduced me to my soul mate in the most interesting way and let me part ways with what wasn't right for me. I didn't even realize I had been praying for that to happen and that it came true until almost a year later when it was almost time to start reciting the prayer again.
Call it a coincidence or whatever you'd like, but I like to believe it was meant to be and the Lord really can grant you what your heart desires, if it's in his willing of course. It won't hurt if you try it. Just have faith, believe, and let the miracles shine. :)
The prayer is as follows:
"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"
Happy Holidays & God Bless! 🎄