Compassionate God, may zeal for justice and the common good consume us. May zeal to know you bring us often to pray. Amen
Prayer of the Day
Life-giving God, you live within us and we live within you. In faith and love we live in communion with those we love, both living and dead. Bless us for the work of loving one another and leaving no one out. Amen.
Loving God, you call us to care for one another. Help us notice those near us who are sick or hungry or feeling down. Help us hear and respond to your call to be your heart and hands and feet in the world. Amen.
Feast of St. Stephen Today we celebrate the entrance of St. Stephen into eternal glory.He died praying for those who killed him.Help us to imitate his goodness and to love our enemies.
The Christ child lay in the ox’s stall.The stars shone great and the stars shone small,but one bright star outshone them all.The cattle stood in the cleanly strawand strange to them was the sight they saw.The ox and donkey watched with awe.The shepherds ran from the uplands wide,the sheepbells tinkled, the angels criedjoy to the …
Come, Lord Jesus! Do not delay!Give courage to your people who trust in your love. Christmas Eve Prayer
O Emmanuel,our King and Lawgiver,the Expected of nations and their Savior:Come and save us,O Lord our God. O Antiphons
O King of the Gentiles and theDesired of the nations, you are the cornerstonethat binds two into one. Come, and save poorhumankind whom you fashioned out of clay. O Antiphons
O Rising Dawn,Radiance of the Light eternal and Sun of Justice;come, and enlighten those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, O Antiphons
O Key of David and Scepter of the house of Israel:you open and no one closes;you close and no one opens.Come, and deliver us from the chains of prison,we who sit in darkness and the shadow of death. O Antiphons