Advent and Christmas Prayers from CRS

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As we mark the transforming season of Advent, many gather with their faith communities, many gather with their families, many seek to commune with the Lord themselves in a special way, joined only by the saints who gatiher with in us in spirit in our adoration.

We give great thanks for the birth of the Lord, into our world, into our lives, in all the broken-ness and messiness that that implies. Born of the Father before all ages, the Lord, in His love for us, has become born into time.

We wish you great joy in this season, and invite you to join us in prayer. 


Gracious Lord, Child of Bethlehem
Gracious Lord, Child of Bethlehem

A prayer that Christ’s birth will remind us of our solidarity with refugees and all people on the margins of society

En Español

 


Today and All Days 

An prayer that we will come to know Christ not merely as a child born in antiquity, or a king returning to us crowned in glory, but as he is born daily into the human heart

En Español

 


When Every Night Is Winter
When Every Night Is Winter

A prayer that we will show hospitality to all people who, like the Holy Family, are seeking shelter on a winter’s night

En Español

 


Nativity Scene Prayer
Nativity Scene Prayer

A prayer for a gathering around a nativity scene, which asks God to bless all families

En Español

 


There Is a Light in This World
There Is a Light in This World

A prayer of celebrating the coming of the Lord into this World

 

 


That I May Find You There
That I May Find You There

A prayer based on Matthew 25:40 that we recognize God in the poor and vulnerable, like the Magi recognized Christ in the Epiphany

 

 


Something in Me Wants to Be Born in Winter 

A prayer that as the days go darker, and sometimes our spirits as well, still we sense the seed of something wonderful yearning to be born within us 

 

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