This week’s episode of Bishop and Vicars is all about Christmas. The vicars share some of their favorite Christmas memories, both as children and as pastors. Bishop and the vicars also explore the connection between the incarnation and the paschal mystery; the wood of the manger leads to the wood of the cross.
The episode ends with a prayer composed by Fr. Darrin Connall, the prayer is below.
A Prayer Before the Manger
Lord Jesus Christ, I kneel before Your crib in profound gratitude for Your coming into the world to save us from our sins. Even though You lie here as a helpless infant, I firmly believe You are God of infinite majesty and power. That power is revealed in Your triumph over Satan, sin and everlasting death. I am fully aware that the wood of this manger leads to the wood of the cross.
As I kneel here with the Blessed Mother and St. Joseph, please guide and direct my own family. Bless them, heal them and keep them always in Your divine love. From Christmas Day forward, help me to seek Your greater honor and glory in all aspects of my life. One day, sweet Jesus, please allow me to be admitted to the Kingdom of Heaven where You live and reign with the Father and Holy Spirit as one God, forever and ever. Amen.
Music: Pedro Versus the World - Jingle Punks https://youtu.be/84eq146KLU8
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