December 20, 2015

Our Prayer This Christmas

'We come to adore you, Christ our Savior, because, through God, you have chosen to be one of us. We sing our gratitude for the example of your life which gives new meaning to our human experience. We are comforted by your companionship and your promise to be with us always.

As we celebrate this day of your birth, may wonder take hold of us again, opening our eyes to the marvels of your creation, renewing our desire to imitate the gentleness and peace with which you moved among us.

We ask this in your name, Jesus, in whose life we rejoice today. Amen.'

Source: Morning Prayer for Christmas Day from 'Morning & Evening Prayer of the Sisters of Mercy'.

Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA

Image: from Clare Augustine Moore’s illuminated version of the Rule and Constitutions of the Religious Sisters of Mercy.  It comes from Chapter V ‘Of the Vow of Poverty’. Find out more about this Mercy 'Artist of Much Merit' here (8pps; PDF). See more of her celebrated work online here

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