Lord Jesus Christ, we thank you for bringing salvation to all the nations. May the gospel of salvation be proclaimed to every nation today and to every person on the face of the earth. Help me to be a good witness of the joy of the gospel to all I meet.
Lord, thank you for your perfect gift of yourself: coming as a humble
child born of Mary. The thought of you as a helpless little babe lying
in a manger fills my heart with confidence. I know that you could never
be capable of deceiving me, since you have divested yourself of all
greatness so that I can gaze upon you. You deserve all my hope and all
my love, which I humbly offer you now.
Christ, your love for me compels me to give myself and
hold nothing back. I have touched a moment in human history that
overwhelms my comprehension and conquers my heart for you. May I give
myself as you give yourself to me: at Mass, in prayer, and in souls you
call me to serve.