Prayer

Gaudete (Rejoice)

Because Christmas is almost here

Because dancing fits so well with music
Because inside baby clothes are miracles.

Gaudete

Because some people love you
Because of chocolate
Because pain does not last forever
Because Santa Claus is coming.

Gaudete

Because of laughter
Because there really are angels
Because your fingers fit your hands
Because forgiveness is yours for the asking
Because of children
Because of parents.

Gaudete

Because the blind see.
And the lame walk.

Gaudete

Because lepers are clean
And the deaf hear.

Gaudete

Because the dead will live again
And there is good news for the poor.

Gaudete

Because of Christmas
Because of Jesus
You rejoice.

 By Brad Reynolds

“Gaudete," is the Latin word for "rejoice".