O God, Creator of heaven and earth, Have mercy on us.
O God, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.
O God, Sanctifier of the faithful, Have mercy on us.
O Christ hear us, O Christ hear us.
Blessed Mary, full of grace, Blessed Joseph,
Blessed St John Baptist, Blessed Lucy,
All holy women and men of God,
Pray with us.
Blessed Nicholas,
Holy Bishop of Myra,
Holy Saint in Bari,
Pray with us.
Nicholas:
Patron of children and seafarers,
Gift-giver and Wonder-Worker,
Friend of the poor and needy,
Icon of gentleness and generosity,
Patron of Palestine’s freedom,
Model of meekness and charity,
Defender of the Christian Faith,
Myrrh of the fragrance of Christ,
Help of those who suffer wrong,
Faithful steward of the mysteries of God,
Guide of the penitent sinner,
Source of joy and thanksgiving,
Saint who points us to the Manger,
Pray with us.
Jesus, Lamb of God,
Have mercy on us
Jesus, bearer of our sins,
Have mercy on us;
Jesus, Redeemer of the world,
Grant us your peace.
Lord have mercy,
Christ have mercy,
Lord have mercy.
Let us pray:
Grant that we,
aided by the prayers of St Nicholas and all the saints,
may be strengthened on our earthly pilgrimage
to live and work for the praise and glory of God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
and in our service to God’s people and God’s whole creation.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
May the souls of the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace,
And rise in glory.

By J M Rosenthal for the St. Nicholas Society. Copyright © 2009.

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