Thank you for the true gift of Christmas,
the advent of your Son,
our Redeemer, Christ Jesus.
Give me the grace to be always ready to
announce this good news of great joy.
May I profit by His birth and His saving
presence by cultivating a generous heart,
so as to shine forth your light in both word
and in deed, telling all those I meet of your
love, while giving of myself to care for my
neighbors in most need.
I ask this through the Blessed Virgin, Mary,
our mother and co-redeemer.