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Prayers For Christmas 2016

The USA Northeast Province would like to wish you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas and a very Happy New Year. We have prepared a selection of Christmas prayers which can be used for reflective prayer and during celebratory gatherings.

You can view the prayers below and download them by clicking here.



Moonless Darkness Stands Between

But the Bethlehem star may lead me
To the sight of Him Who freed me
From the self that I have been.
Make me pure, Lord: Thou art Holy;
Make me meek, Lord: Thou wert lowly;
Now beginning, and always,
Now begin, on Christmas day.
By Fr. Gerard Manley Hopkins, SJ

Prayer for Christmas

Let your goodness, Lord, appear to us, that we,
made in your image, may conform ourselves to it.
In our own strength we cannot image your majesty,
power and wonder; nor is it fitting for us to try.
But your mercy reaches from the heavens,
through the clouds, to the earth below.
You have come to us as a small child,
but you have brought us the greatest of all gifts,
the gift of your eternal love.
Caress us with your tiny hands,
embrace us with your tiny arms,
and pierce our hearts with your soft, sweet cries.
Attributed to St. Bernard of Clairvaux

Prayer from the Orthodox Church Liturgy

What shall we present to you, O Christ,
for your coming to earth for us?
Each of your creatures brings you a thank-offering:
the angels - singing;
the heavens - a star;
the wise men - treasures;
the shepherds - devotion;
the earth - a cave;
the desert - a manger:
but we offer you the virgin-mother.
O eternal God, have mercy upon us.
Adapted by the Jesuit Institute of London




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