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A Christmas Day Prayer

Columban Daily Prayer
December 25, 2023

Praise to You, Lord God!

You have become one of us.
You have become a human being,
while still retaining all your power
and holiness as God!

From the beginning of history, O Lord,
You were the Creator of every human life.
Now, with Christmas, You join Yourself
in an unthinkable way with the life You created.

Let this Christmas, O God,
fill all of us with awe and wonder
at how close human life is to You.
Cleanse the world of all that tarnishes
and rejects this gift.
Purify our hearts of all that fears this gift.

Let our Christmas joy be the joy of welcoming everyone!