Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of bakers, brides, and Children. It is said that he helped a poor family in need. When one of the daughters came of age, he would give each daughter a purse full of gold coins.
Prayer to Saint Nicholas
O good St. Nicholas, you who are
the joy of the children, put in my
heart the spirit of childhood, which
the gospel speaks, and teach me to
seed happiness around me. You,
whose feast prepares us for Christmas,
open my faith to the mystery of God made man.
You, good bishop and shepherd, help
me to find my place in the Church and
inspire the Church to be faithful to the gospel.
O good Saint Nicholas, patron of children,
sailors and the helpless,
watch over those who pray to Jesus,
your Lord and theirs,
as well as over those who humble
themselves before you.
Bring us all in reverence
to the Holy Child of Bethlehem,
when true joy and peace are found.
A Prayer for Children
God, Our Father, We pray
that through the intercession of
St. Nicholas You will protect our
children. Keep them safe from harm and help them grow and
become worthy of Your sight.
Give them strength to keep
their faith in you, and to keep
alive their joy in Your creation.
Through Jesus Christ Our Lord.