Dec 14, 2016

A Prayer for Christmas Eve

Here’s a prayer for Christmas Eve from the Christian Aid website.

Christmas Eve Prayer

God with us, 
as we wait for the dawning of Christmas Day, 
as our souls long for your presence among us, 
let us remember Bethlehem in the midst of our celebrations; 
still occupied, still a place of division and fear.

God with us, 
in whom there is neither Jew nor Gentile; 
in the land of Christ’s birth 
come to the hungry places, bringing hope, 
come to the dark places, bringing justice, 
come to the lonely places, bringing love. 
Come again in Bethlehem, 
come in us, and through us, and even despite us. 
That all may join the angels’ song. 
Glory to God in the highest heaven. 
All hail, let there be joy.

~ posted on the Monthly Prayers page of the Christian Aid website. http://www.christianaid.org.uk/