Confession for Christmas Eve

Here’s a prayer of confession for Christmas Eve.  It was written by Rick Lindholtz on his on the tracks blog.

A Confession for Christmas Eve
(based on John 1:1-14)

Lord Jesus,
This most holy of nights brings me
and Joy.

Because you left the splendor of Heaven’s glory
To come to a dark and cold world,
To bring the light and warmth of your Kingdom
To a world so in need of
Your Love,
Your Peace,
Your Joy.

Because you came into the world,
Yet the world did not receive You.
You came to Your own,
And your own did not welcome you.
And still today, people turn away from you.
I turn away from you.
Sin still scars your creation
And the hearts of your own people.

and Joy,
Because you offer perfect forgiveness and full cleansing
to all who acknowledge their need of you.
Cleanse my heart tonight, Lord Jesus,
so that I may welcome you as I long to,
certain that I am also welcomed by You.


© Rick Lindholtz 2008  Posted on his on the tracks blog. 

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