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Novena in Honor of the Holy Feet of Jesus


Day One – With Mary and Joseph we adore the Infant Feet of Jesus

Beloved Jesus, your infant feet, cared for and adored by Mary and Joseph, were a visible sign of your innocence and purity. May we strive always to imitate your innocence and purity. As we adore your Holy Feet, may your merits win for us the requests we make to the Father in your name.

Holy Feet of Jesus we kiss you and adore you.
(Pray ten Our Father’s.)

Mary, and Joseph, adoring the Child Jesus

Jesus' Baptism by Fra Angelico

Day Two – The Holy Feet of Jesus bridge Heaven and Earth

Beloved Jesus, your Holy Feet were the physical bridge between Heaven and Earth. Each step you took sanctified and cleansed the world you came to save. May we be filled with unending gratitude for this amazing gift. We adore your Holy Feet as we make our requests with confidence in your saving love.

Holy Feet of Jesus we kiss you and adore you.
(Pray ten Our Father’s.)


Day Three – The Holy Feet of Jesus carry the Good News to the poor

Beloved Jesus, how your Holy Feet suffered as they trod the hot and dusty roads of the Holy Land to bring the Good News to the poor! May we imitate your untiring devotion in spreading the Gospel message. As we adore your Holy Feet so battered for our sake, may you look with kindness upon our requests.

Holy Feet of Jesus we kiss you and adore you.
(Pray ten Our Father’s.)


Day Four – Jairus falls at the Holy Feet of Jesus to make his request

Beloved Jesus, you had mercy on Jairus who fell at your Holy Feet and made supplication to you for the life and health of his daughter. In your mercy you rewarded his faith and answered his prayer. May you look with mercy on us also as we fall at your Holy Feet in faith and trust, to make our requests.

Holy Feet of Jesus we kiss you and adore you.
(Pray ten Our Father’s.)


Day Five – Mary sits at the Holy Feet of Jesus listening to Him

Beloved Jesus, you told Martha that her sister Mary had chosen the “better part” in choosing to sit at your feet and listen to you. Like Mary, may we always choose the better part. As we sit at your Holy Feet to listen to you and worship you, may you look on our requests with love and compassion.

Holy Feet of Jesus we kiss you and adore you.
(Pray ten Our Father’s.)


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Day Six – Mary kisses the Holy Feet of Jesus

Beloved Jesus, Mary bathed your Holy Feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. She covered your feet with kisses and anointed them with costly oil. May we also show you great love in gratitude for all we have been given and forgiven. With confidence and trust in your great love for us, we humbly make our requests to you today.

Holy Feet of Jesus we kiss you and adore you.
(Pray ten Our Father’s.)


Day Seven – The Holy Feet of Jesus are nailed to the cross

Beloved Jesus, you allowed your Holy Feet to be nailed to the cross out of love for us. You allowed your precious blood to spill to the earth from the wounds made by the nails. Give us the courage we need to stand at the foot of the cross with our Blessed Mother and St. John, and kiss your Holy Feet. May the precious blood shed by your Holy Feet win for us the requests we humbly make today.

Holy Feet of Jesus we kiss you and adore you.
(Pray ten Our Father’s.)

Christ nailed to the Cross, by Gerard David, 1481, London, National Gallery

Day Eight – The disciples embrace the Holy Feet of the Risen Lord

Beloved Jesus, you met the disciples on the road after you had risen from the dead. In love and joy they embraced your Holy Feet and paid you homage. May we also worship you as Lord and Saviour, embracing your Holy Feet. In your infinite mercy, please take our requests to the Father whose glory you share.

Holy Feet of Jesus we kiss you and adore you.
(Pray ten Our Father’s.)


Day Nine – God puts all things under the Holy Feet of Jesus

Beloved Jesus, your reign will last until you have placed all your enemies under your Holy Feet. May our prayers and sacrifices hasten the day of your coming in glory. Risen Lord, merciful King, look with favor on our requests and grant them according to your holy will.

Holy Feet of Jesus we kiss you and adore you.
(Pray ten Our Father’s.)

Christ's Majesty, Orvieto, by Fra Angelico


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