Father, we thank you that at the very center of the Christmas season is Your relationship with us as our Loving Father.  Often we don’t really understand the unlimited nature  of Your love until we have children of our own.  Finally we realize the mysterious feeling of devoted love that parents have for their children,…

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The radiance of the Father’s splendor, the Father’s visible image, Jesus Christ our God, peerless among counselors, Prince of Peace, Father of the world to come, the model after which Adam was formed, for our sakes became like a slave: in the womb of Mary the virgin, without assistance from any man, he took flesh.…

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With all of the busyness of the Christmas season, it’s good to include in your decorating plans a small area that provides a sanctuary for prayer and meditation.  This video shows you how to use religious icons which are religious paintings that are highly symbolic and cause us to think about the Divine.  Come into…

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Are you finding it hard to find joy in your life this Christmas?  During Christmas we expect to have fun, be with friends and family and feel happy.  Yet often we find ourselves depressed, lonely, stressed out and worried.  Here is a prayer for your for the kind of Christmas joy that transcends our let-down…

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Are you in need of peace this Christmas?  Although we often hear the phrase “Peace on earth, good will toward men” (Luke 2:14) at Christmas, our world is often not in a peaceful state.  Peace evaporates in our personal lives due to grief from losses, worries about our welfare and health, serious conflicts with people…

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The hymn O Come O Come Emmanuel has a number of powerful names for God that can be used as short prayers during Christmas so that we might ask for and receive the divine benefits of His character.  These short prayers are part of Church tradition and are assigned to days in December in a…

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One of the magnificent gifts of the Christmas season is hope.  Here is a prayer of Christmas hope for all of us who need to be refilled with a belief that our lives are going in a good and meaningful direction despite our challenges and circumstances. Christmas Prayer of Hope Father, we thank you that…

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This Christmas prayer by St. Barnard of Clairvaux helps us focus our hearts on the beautiful gift of baby Jesus as a way to touch God’s heart at Christmas. Nativity Prayer Let Your goodness Lord appear to us, that we made in your image, conform ourselves to it. In our own strength we cannot imitate…

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