Community of the Sisters of the Church

Litany for Christmastide

Response:
Light of Light, Jesus, Emmanuel, you have come to us.
May all people see your glory, and worship you.

Leader:
May your church shine brightly in the darkness of our world, drawing all people to worship you,
Word-made-flesh, Jesus, child of God.

Response:
Light of Light, Jesus, Emmanuel, you have come to us.
May all people see your glory, and worship you.


Leader:
May all who preach the gospel be filled with love, truth and mercy, revealing you by their lives as well as their words.

Response:
Light of Light, Jesus, Emmanuel, you have come to us.
May all people see your glory, and worship you.

Leader:
May all men and women of power humble themselves before you, laying at your feet their wealth and privilege.

Response:
Light of Light, Jesus, Emmanuel, you have come to us.
May all people see your glory, and worship you.

Leader:
May all political leaders be filled with your compassion for the weak, the poor and the needy, following you, the servant-king.

Response:
Light of Light, Jesus, Emmanuel, you have come to us.
May all people see your glory, and worship you.

Leader:
May your peace so fill the hearts of men and women everywhere, that we may see the New Jerusalem on earth, 
City of Peace and Justice.

Response:
Light of Light, Jesus, Emmanuel, you have come to us.
May all people see your glory, and worship you.

Leader:
May your light and love shine in  … …  driving away the darkness of fear and the horror of war.

Response:
Light of Light, Jesus, Emmanuel, you have come to us.
May all people see your glory, and worship you.

Leader:
May our hearts be changed and melted by the tenderness of the Christ-child, the obedience of Mary, the humility of the shepherds, and the faithful searching of the kings.

Response:
Light of Light, Jesus, Emmanuel, you have come to us.
May all people see your glory, and worship you.

Leader:
May all who search for truth and meaning in their lives find you, the Way, the Truth and the Life, and rejoice in their finding you.

Response:
Light of Light, Jesus, Emmanuel, you have come to us.
May all people see your glory, and worship you.

Leader:
May the sick, the destitute, the despairing and the dying discover your healing presence with them, and be raised up to new life in you.

Response:
Light of Light, Jesus, Emmanuel, you have come to us.
May all people see your glory, and worship you.

Leader:
May  … …  and all who have died be drawn into the glory and peace of your kingdom.

Response:
Light of Light, Jesus, Emmanuel, you have come to us.
May all people see your glory, and worship you.