O Lord Jesus Christ,
true God from true God,
you became a little child for us so the world you made would be saved.
Just as a child is born to us and a Son is given to us,
may we be born again through you
and always remain in the number
of God’s faithful children;
through your merits, O blessed Savior,
with the Father and the Holy Spirit
you live and reign,
now and forever.
Source: Mozarabic Collect for the The Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Day, freely modified from Mozarabic Collects, ed. Rev. Chas. R. Hale, New York, 1881, p.17 #1
“true God from true God” is a reference to John 1 and the Nicene Creed
“Just as a child is born to us and a Son is given to us” is a reference to Isaiah 9:6
“may we be born again through you” is a reference to John 3
One thought on “Christmas Day Prayer”