Prayer for December 6: Please pray with me. God who gives gifts, today we remember St. Nicholas. He gave gifts to so many, yet the greatest gift he shared with others was your Son. As Bishop, he served the people of Smyrna and shared Christ’s gifts of love, peace, grace, mercy, and forgiveness so they could continue to share these gifts with others. Open our hearts and hands to receive these gifts, so that we can open our mouths to speak words of mercy and forgiveness. Open our arms so that we can share love in the form of an embrace. Open our eyes so we can see you and serve. Amen.