Opening Prayer: Christmas Eve

Here’s an opening prayer for Christmas Eve.  It was written by Lisa Frenz.

Opening Prayer

O God of love,
you have brought us together tonight
and blessed us with your very self.

Open our eyes to the light of Christ
which glows in the darkness of a world engulfed in apathy,
pain and loss;
a world separated from you.
Speak to us now that we may hear the good news of your salvation.
Bring us into the wonder of your presence.
Fill us with that light and carry it out with us into our lives. Amen.

— written by Lisa Frenz, in Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with Holy Communion, and posted on Lisa’s Liturgies.  
If used in worship, include the following note: “Copyright Lisa Frenz. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission."

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