Gift of Christmas
O Divine Savior, as we celebrate your coming as a child
in the manager, let us remember the song of the angels,
the gladness of the shepherds and the worship of the
wise men. Fill each of our hearts to share our bounty and
good tidings with the least among us. Bring peace to our nation
and the world. Bless us and our families and friends
during this Advent and Christmas season. Let us be
thankful for the true gift of Christmas, our Savior. Amen.
Prayer by Salvatorian Joint Leadership Group
Artwork by Sister Clarice Steinfeldt, SDS
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