St. Andrew Christmas Novena Prayer To Obtain Favors - First Day

BACKER, Jacob de
The Nativity

And it came to pass, that in those days there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that the whole world should be enrolled. This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he was of the house and family of David, To be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who was with child. And it came to pass, that when they were there, her days were accomplished, that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. Lk.ii.
St. Andrew Christmas Novena Prayer to Obtain Favors

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 Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother. Amen.

(It is piously believed that whoever recites the above prayer fifteen times a day from the feast of St. Andrew (30th November) until Christmas will obtain what is asked.)

+MICHAEL AUGUSTINE, Archbishop of New York
New York, February 6, 1897


  1. I am praying to St. Andrew for my husband. A few months ago I was saying a prayer to St. Jude and I felt this presence overpowering St. Jude's prayer with the name "Andrew", so much so that I forgot who I was praying to and focused soley on Andrew. I am Catholic and I have never prayed to or really knew anything about St. Andrew. The next day I googled St. Andrew. One of things I found that applied to us was that he is a patron saint of people who have gout... my husband was just diagnosed with this! Also, his feast days are November 30 and January 28 - the latter being my husbands birthday. I am taking this as some sort of sign - I do not know yet but hoping it will bring peace in my family.


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