Saturday, December 24, 2016

Today We Pray

Almighty God and Father of light, a child is born for us and a son is given to us. Your eternal Word streamed down from heaven in the silent watches of the night. And now, Your Church is filled with wonder at the nearness of her God.
Open our hearts to receive His life and increase our vision with the rising of dawn. May our lives may be filled with his glory and his peace, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Give us eyes to see people of all nations as recipients of Your grace and joy.
Help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and worship of the wise men. May the Christmas morning make us happy to be thy children. And, Christmas evening bring us to our beds with grateful thoughts, forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus' sake.