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Three Prayers On Christmas Eve

 

O God, You have made this most sacred night to shine with the illumination of the True Light, grant, we implore You, that as we have known the mystery of that Light upon earth, we may also perfectly enjoy it in heaven; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen (AD 494)

Almighty God, bestow upon us, we implore You, such love and charity as were His, to Whom it was more blessed to give than to receive, and Who came, not to be ministered unto but to minister. May the same mind be in us which was also in Christ Jesus, while we keep to the festival of His divine humility consecrating ourselves to the service of all who are in need in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Heavenly Father, by the Incarnation of Your only begotten Son You drove away the darkness of the world, and by His glorious Birth enlightened this day. Drive away from us the darkness of sin, and enlighten our hearts with the light of Christian grace. May He who chose that the great day of His most holy Birth should be told to the shepherds by an angel, pour upon us the refreshing shower, of His blessing, and being our Shepherd, guide us to the pastures of everlasting joy. And may He, Who through His Incarnation united earthly things with heavenly, fill us with the sweetness of inward peace and goodwill, and make us partakers with the heavenly host; for the glory of His holy Name. Amen