Blessed Saint Nicholas,
we honour you for your acts
of kindness, goodwill, and charity to
those on the margins of life.
Inspire us with your desire for justice
and joy for all people;
help us learn from you what faith and
action means, and make us aware
of those around us.
Give us the same sense of joy
you had in your ministry.
And when we remember you
may we also remember the Lord
you loved and followed,
both in times of tribulation, famine,
persecution and humiliation, as well as
in times of joy and peace. Amen.
Canon J M Rosenthal