DEVOTION OF THE MONTH OF JANUARY TO THE HOLY NAME OF JESUS
The month of January is dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus, which is celebrated on January 3. “In the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth and under the earth” (Phil 2:10).
Christ’s name is chosen in heaven, and the Angel Gabriel announces it when he informs the Blessed Virgin of the incarnation: “Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb and shalt bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus”. It is a name that has marvelous implications, for it means “Savior.” The very name bespeaks the magnitude of His mission, His infinite love, a love that will cause Him to offer Himself up for the sins of the world.
JANUARY 1 – PROMISE #1
I am the Lord your God and I never change.
JANUARY 2 – PROMISE #2
I am full of mercy and grace and I overflow with love.
JANUARY 3 – PROMISE #3
The intentions of My heart will remain steadfast forever.
JANUARY 4 – PROMISE #4
I created you in My own image with My special blessing.
JANUARY 5 – PROMISE #5
I chose you to be adopted into My family before creation.
JANUARY 6 – PROMISE #6
I delivered you from darkness into the kingdom of My beloved Son.
JANUARY 7 – PROMISE #7
I have given you eternal life because you have believed in Jesus Christ.
JANUARY 8 – PROMISE #8
I sent the Spirit of My Son into your heart so you could call Me Father.
JANUARY 9 – PROMISE #9
Since you are in Christ, I have made you an heir of all My promises.
JANUARY 10 – PROMISE #10
I have given you a new heart and put My own Spirit in you.
JANUARY 11 – PROMISE #11
My plan for your future is filled with hope.
JANUARY 12 – PROMISE #12
I am at work in your life through the desires of your heart.
JANUARY 13 – PROMISE #13
I will give you rest in green pastures and lead you to still waters.
JANUARY 14 – PROMISE #14
I give My Spirit in unlimited measure.
JANUARY 15 – PROMISE #15
I will take hold of your hand to keep you from falling.
JANUARY 16 – PROMISE #16
I will provide every good thing you need to do My will.
JANUARY 17 – PROMISE #17
I will discipline you in love, as a father who loves His children.
JANUARY 18 – PROMISE #18
My power will rest on you when you are weak.
2 Corinthians 12:9
JANUARY 19 – PROMISE #19
I will bless your life and keep watch over you always.
JANUARY 20 – PROMISE #20
If you search for Me with all your heart, you will find me.
JANUARY 21 – PROMISE #21
I will shield your life and deliver you from the wicked.
JANUARY 22 – PROMISE #22
Cast all your worries on Me, for I really care about you.
1 Peter 5:7
JANUARY 23 – PROMISE #23
I will not let you be tested beyond what you can endure.
1 Corinthians 10:13
JANUARY 24 – PROMISE #24
My love will persevere through every situation.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
JANUARY 25 – PROMISE #25
I will not withhold anything good from those with an upright heart.
JANUARY 26 – PROMISE #26
I look after foreigners and I help the fatherless and the widow.
JANUARY 27 – PROMISE #27
I will guard those who have a childlike heart.
JANUARY 28 – PROMISE #28
You are more than a conqueror through My love in Jesus Christ.
JANUARY 29 – PROMISE #29
When Jesus appears, you will receive a crown of glory that will never dim.
1 Peter 5:4
JANUARY 30 – PROMISE #30
At the end of the age, My righteous ones will shine like the sun in My kingdom.
JANUARY 31 – PROMISE #31
Not one of My promises will ever fail you.
The month of January is traditionally dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus. This feast is also celebrated on January 3. Here is an explanation of the devotion.
Since the 16th century Catholic piety has associated entire months to special devotions. The devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus has been traditionally associated with the month of January, due to its celebration on January 3. The name Jesus was given to the Holy Child at God’s command (Luke 1:31).
The Holy Name is all-powerful because of the Person who bears it; we honor it because of the command of Christ, that we should pray in His Name and because it reminds us of all the blessings we receive through our Holy Redeemer. Hence St. Paul was able to write to the Philippians: “. . . at the name of Jesus every knee should bend of those in heaven, on earth, and under the earth” (Phil. 2:10). By means of this devotion we also make amends for improper use of the Holy Name.
(Prayer Source: Prayer Book, The by Reverend John P. O’Connell, M.A., S.T.D. and Jex Martin, M.A., The Catholic Press, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, 1954)