Christmas Novena – Day 2

Initial Prayer

It is with joy that we announce the message of Christmas: God became man, He came to live among us.

God is not far away: He is close. Furthermore, He is “Emmanuel”, God-with-us. He is not a stranger: He has a face, the face of Jesus.

Let us pray that this Christmas the face of Jesus may be contemplated by all families and by all men on earth.

Day 2

“The Word was a true light that, coming into the world, illuminates every man” (Jn 1, 9)

The light of the first Christmas was like a fire burning in the night. Outside, everything was dark, while in the grotto the real light shone, the light “that illuminates all man”.

It is the history of the Church that begins its journey in Bethlehem, and through the centuries, has become a source of light for humanity.

Closing Prayer

In the silence of that night in Bethlehem, Jesus was born and lovingly welcomed.

Who is ready to open their heart this Christmas?

Who watches, in the night of doubt and uncertainty, with a heart awake and in prayer?

Who awaits for the dawn of the new day, keeping the flame of faith lit?

Who has time to listen to His words and be fascinated by His love?

Christ comes to bring light to us. He comes to give us peace, too!

Yes, His message of peace is for everyone, it is for everyone who comes to offer himself as a sure hope of salvation.

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