Beginning each year on November 30, the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, the following prayer is traditionally recited fifteen times daily until Christmas. This is a very meditative prayer that helps us increase our awareness of the real focus of Christmas and helps us prepare ourselves spiritually for His coming.
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 the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, 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.
In my efforts to raise $500 for Catholic Charities Atlanta this Christmas, I quickly put together hailandblessed.com. I am selling 100 of these handmade prayer beads for $9 each with $5 of each sale going to CCA.