Blessing of Bambinelli

God our Father,

You loved so much

You sent your only Son, Jesus,

Born of the Virgin Mary,

To save us and lead us back to you.

We pray that, with your blessing,

These images of Jesus might be

A sign of your presence and love in our homes.

Good Father,

Give your blessing

To all who gather with us this Christmas, family and friends.

Open our hearts,

That we might receive Jesus in joy,

Do always what he asks of us

And see him in those who need our love,

We ask this in the name of Jesus, your beloved Son,

Who came to give peace to the world.

You who live and reign forever and ever. Amen.