March 15, 270
Patara, Lycia et Pamphylia, Asia Minor
December 6, 343
Patron Saint of:
Children, sailors, fishermen, merchants, broadcasters, the falsely accused, archers
Prayer in Honor of Saint Nicholas
We thank you for good Saint Nicholas
who was known for his love and care for children.
Through his intercession we ask you to help us
always to take care of children,
to protect and guide them,
and to keep them safe.
Help us to be open to all that children can teach us
about pure joy and unconditional love.
May we in turn help our children to grow
into the beautiful persons that you created them to be.
Keep us mindful of the needs of others and
to reach out with love and generosity
as Saint Nicholas did.
We rejoice in your servant Nicholas
and pray that we too may follow you
with singleness of heart and mind.
ST. NICHOLAS PRAYER
St. Nicholas, patron of children,
may this candy cane, shaped like your Bishop's staff,
be a reminder of Advent joy.
Help us prepare for the miracle of the coming of Jesus.
Help us not to be blind to the gifts of getting ready.
Help us be sincere in the greetings we send and receive,
with love and prayer.
Kind St. Nicholas, protect us from shoppers' fatigue,
help us to be kind and generous of heart.
Where ever candy canes are hung,
may they bring the bright blessings of God.
Let them be reminders of the joy of sharing
and our call to be God's peaceful children
as we wait for Jesus.
St. Nicholas, pray for us!
Children’s Prayer to
God Our Father we pray,
That through the intercession
of St. Nicholas,
You will protect our children.
Keep them safe from harm,
And help them grow,
And become worthy of Your sight.
Give them strength,
To keep their Faith in You,
And to keep alive their joy,
In Your creation.
Through Jesus Christ Our Lord.