Sunday, September 8, 2013

Morning Prayer

I praise you, O sacred virgin, 
for your holy nativity, 
which for the entire Christian world 
was a birth of joy, 
the hope and solace of its life. 
When you were born, 
then the world was made light! 
Have mercy upon me a sinner, 
and give me aid, O lady, 
so that just as your nativity 
announced joy to the entire world, 
so may it fill me with true joy 
and cleanse me from every sin. 
Pray for me, O virgin most prudent, 
that the joys of your nativity 
may put a cloak over all my sins. Amen. 

 St. Ambrose of Milan

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