Here’s a call to worship for Christmas Day from Ann Siddall, and the Stillpoint Spirituality Centre and Faith Community.
Let the celebrations begin
Like eager children waiting for dawn,
tearing at the wrapping to get to the gift,
waking sleeping parents with shouts of joy,
let our celebrations begin!
May this Christmas morning
find us able to say “Alleluia”
even in the midst of pain and anxiety,
because You are our hope.
Jesus Christ, come to us,
fill our hearts with joy in knowing
this deeper truth that life contains,
that because You come, all will be well.
Let us witness not to successful lives,
not to perfect health, faultless families,
highly achieving work, or new possessions,
but to the quiet inner knowing of You.
And as we gather this joyful morning,
let our Alleluias rise from willing lips,
from lives opened to Your gift,
and from hearts filled with Your love.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia,
~ written by Ann Siddall, and posted on the Stillpoint Spirituality Centre and Faith Community website. http://stillpointsa.org.au/prayer/prayers-and-liturgies/