Skip to comments.Christmas Prayers: Prayers and Collects for the Feast of the Nativity
Posted on 12/21/2008 7:02:25 PM PST by Salvation
What is Christmas?
Christmas, also known as the Feast of the Nativity, literally means "Christ Mass." The feast celebrates Jesus' birth and the Incarnation of the Son of God on December 25. These Christmas Prayers relate to these themes. More Info: All About Christmas
Catholic Christmas Collect, Midnight Mass
Alternate Catholic Christmas Collect, Midnight Mass
Lord Our God
Alternate Catholic Christmas Day Collect
God of love, Father of all,
Catholic Christmas Collect, Dawn Mass
Alternate Catholic Christmas Collect, Dawn Mass
Almighty God and Father of light,
Nativity Prayer-Hymn of St. Ephraim the Syrian
The feast day of your birth resembles You, Lord
Collect for the Vigil of the Nativity Mass
God our Father
Nativity Prayer of St. Augustine
Let the just rejoice,
Nativity Prayer of St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Let Your goodness Lord appear to us, that we
Christmas Prayer of Pope John XXIII
O sweet Child of Bethlehem,
Christmas Prayer for Humility
Christ, Redeemer of All
Jesu, the Father's only Son,
The Father's Light and Splendor Thou
Salvation's author, call to mind
Thus testifies the present day
Whence sky, and stars, and sea's abyss,
And we who, by Thy precious Blood
All honor, laud, and glory be,
Nativity Prayer from The Orthodox Liturgy
Your nativity, O Christ our God,
Anglican Nativity Collect
O God, who hast caused this holy night to shine
Sarum Rite Dawn Christmas Mass Prayer
Evening Prayer II: Christmas Day
|In every part of our Christmas days, joyful or otherwise, we can turn to God in prayer. These are suggested prayers for a variety of situations. Use them or create prayers from your own heart to meet your own needs.|
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O God, You make us glad with the yearly remembrance of the birth of Your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ. Grant that, as we joyfully receive Him as our Redeemer, we may with sure confidence behold Him when He comes to be our Judge; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Christmas Eve Midnight
O God, You make this most holy night to shine with the brightness of the true Light. Grant that as we have known the mysteries of that Light on earth, we may also come to the fullness of His joys in heaven; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Christmas Day Dawn
Most merciful God,You gave Your eternal Word to become incarnate of the pure Virgin. Grant Your people grace to put away fleshly lusts, that they may be ready for Your visitation; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Almighty God, grant that the birth of Your only-begotten Son in the flesh may set us free from the bondage of sin; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Thanks for adding to the thread. May all glory be to Christ our Lord.
Almighty God, you have made yourself known to us in your Son, Jesus, redeemer of the world. We pray that his birth as a human child will set us free from the old slavery of our sin; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
On this day of your birth, Lord Jesus
wonderful and adorable child,
we want to praise you and thank you.
You are the unapproachable God,
yet the shepherds meet you in the stable.
No tongue can pronounce your Name
which is above all other names,
yet Mary calls you, My little one
You are raised above the highest heavens
yet you rest in a manger.
You are the Light of all lights,
yet you are born in our dark night of sin.
With the angels and shepherds
we surround your manger and sing:
Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to His people on earth.
And because you chose to make yours
the sorrows of our humanity,
Give us a share of your divinity,
O you, first born of the Virgin Mary,
our savior and our brother.
I am so partial to songs and prayers about light.
I like this “Light of God” one. Thanks.
Notice that the “light” paragraph contains parallels to the Incarnational section of the second article of the Nicene Creed (”God from God, Light from Light....”)