[To be said nightly from December 16 through December 24.]
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 Savior Jesus Christ,
and of His Blessed Mother.