Lord, I rest joyfully on this wonderful day. A light shines over me and within me. The Lord Jesus is born. Grant me a prayerful spirit like the shepherds who saw and believed or like Mary and Joseph who treasured each word and each experience. I am born anew in Jesus; I live by His Spirit, lavished upon me.
Lord, through the grace of this Christmas, make me as generous as yourself in sharing all that I possess.
In this way the mystery of the Incarnation, celebrated this Christmas, will direct me into the weeks of this new year and manifest Jesus, your Son and my Savior.
By Sr. Karlyn Cauley, SDS