The day of joy returns, Father in
Heaven, and crowns another year with
peace and good will in the Holy Spirit.
Help us rightly to remember the birth
of Jesus, that we may share in the joy of Mary and Joseph, in
the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and the
worship of the wise men.
Close the doors of hate and open the doors
of love all over the world?
Let kindness come with every gift and good desires
with every greeting.
Deliver us from evil, by the blessing that Christ brings,
and teach us to be merry with clean hearts.
May the Christmas morning make us happy to be His children,
And the Christmas evening bring us to our bed with grateful
thoughts, forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus’ sake.
St. Nicholas and his helpers