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.
May we strive to imitate him
by putting you first in all we do.
Give us courage, love and strength
of St. Nicholas, so that, like him,
we may serve you through loving
our brothers and sisters. Amen.