I came across something a while back as I was paging through a great book called “Saintly Advice” (who couldn’t use some of that?) and it occurred to me that there are probably a lot of people out there now who might find some comfort in these words. So, I decided to share it with you, along with my thoughts. It is an intercessory prayer to the Infant Jesus of Prague.
The story that accompanies this particular intercession is this: A statue of the Infant Jesus wearing a long gown and holding a bird in his hand was carved sometime in the fourteenth century It found its way to Prague where, in 1628, a young priest found the statue in the ruins after the Saxons and Swedes invaded. He cleaned the sculpture and noticed that the Divine Infant’s hand needed repair, but he had neither the money nor the skill to do it. He asked the Blessed Mother to help provide funds. A man then passed by the church and fixed the statue’s hand, and great miracles were reported after the repair. Because of its history, the Infant Jesus of Prague can be called upon when emergency funds are needed. The prayer is as follows: