O sweet Child of Bethlehem,
grant that we may share with all our hearts
in this profound mystery of Christmas.
Put into the hearts of men and women this peace
for which they sometimes seek so desperately,
and which You alone can give them.
Help them to know one another better,
and to live as brothers and sisters,
children of the same Father.
Awaken in their hearts
love and gratitude for Your infinite goodness.
Join them all together in Your love.
And give them Your heavenly peace. Amen.
(Pope John XXIII)