The Maronite Christmas Novena, begins on 15 December and is nine consecutive days of prayer.
First Prayer, December 15:
“O most beautiful of all children, out of your great love for us, you wished to become man to show us the hidden beauty of your divinity in the splendor of your visible body. Through it you have drawn people to your divine love. O Beloved of the Father and the sole joy of his heart, we implore you, through your pure nativity and through the intercession of your mother and Saint Joseph, your chosen one, to inflame our hearts with your love, and to enlighten our minds with the heavenly rays of your grace, so that we may love you with all of our hearts, and love everyone through you and for you, for you alone deserve the love of all hearts. Amen.”
Image: Maronite Icon of Nativity