Loving God,
we thank you for the example of St. Nicholas,
who fed the hungry, brought hope to the imprisoned,
gave comfort to the lost, and taught the truth to all.
We strive to imitate him by putting you first in all that we do.
Give us the courage, love and strength of St. Nicholas,
so that, like him, we may serve you through
loving our brothers and sisters.

– by Amy Welborn, author of St. Nicholas of Myra: A Saint for Advent and Christmas