Santa Claus Can Help With Money Problems
Saint Nicholas is the patron saint who is commonly considered to be the original Santa Claus. He was born during the third century in the village of Patara, which at the time was Greece. Now it is located on the southern coast of modern day Lycia, Turkey.
Nicholas came from wealthy parents who raised him as a Christian at time when many were still practicing other faiths. His parents died while he was still young but Nicholas would go on to use his inheritance for good. There are many stories of how he helped out those in need. One of the more well-known stories tells how he secretly helped a nobleman who was in debt and about to sacrifice his three daughters to a life of disgrace. One night, Nicholas secretly threw three purses of gold through the nobleman’s window for their dowries and therefore allowed the girls to marry honorably.
It is said that Nicholas used his whole inheritance to assist the needy, sick and suffering. He would later go on to become a Bishop in the Catholic Church. Bishop Nicholas became known throughout the land for his generosity to those in need and for his love for children. And thus his connection to Santa Claus was born.
Nicholas has since become the patron saint of money and debt problems. His Feast Day is celebrated on December 6th each year and prayers to him have been said to assist those who are in need of financial assistance.
During these difficult economic times, many families are struggling with bills and not enough money coming into their household. They are looking toward Christmas and worried about providing a nice holiday for their children.
I found the following prayer to Saint Nicholas, whether for today on his Feast Day or any day, and hope that it brings needed comfort and assistant to those who find themselves struggling this holiday season.
Recite the prayer to ask for Saint Nicholas’ assistance with your money problems. Repeat this daily until he has sent you a solution (remember the solution can take many forms, e.g., a better paying job, a settlement of debt, etc.).
“O glorious Saint Nicholas, the noble preacher of Christ, thou art a great and fervid helper of those in difficulties, of those who are on land, and of those who are at sea, all-compassionate, a precious intercessor for those who are far off and those who are near. Wherefore, in our gathering we shout to thee to intercede with the Lord, that we be delivered from every tribulation. Amen”
Happy Holidays and God Bless!