living Son of God willed to be born into a human family; let us adore
Him, let us beseech Him:
Jesus, sanctify us through your obedience.Eternal Word of the Father, you were subject to Mary and Joseph.
Jesus, sanctify us through your obedience.Master and Lord, your mother kept all your words and deeds in her heart.
Jesus, sanctify us through your obedience.Creator of the universe, you were called the carpenter's son.
Jesus, sanctify us through your obedience.You grew in age and grace in your family at Nazareth, you are our leader and our brother.
Jesus, sanctify us through your obedience.God our Father, you gave Mary and Joseph the grace to watch over Jesus' early years. Make your Church a community where people learn to watch over each other and discover that they are members of one family, in Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives with you and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.
Intercessions, Morning Prayer, Sun. Dec.. 27