Dec 17, 2017

Christmas Affirmation: Let Love Dwell Within Us

Here’s a statement of petition and commitment for Christmas from the Christian Aid website. (You could also substitute "you" for "us" and make it a closing benediction/blessing.)

Christmas Affirmation

Let the love that shaped earth and heaven
dwell within us this Christmas.
Let the love that created humanity
dwell within us this Christmas.
Let the love that overcomes suffering and hatred
dwell within us this Christmas.
Let the love that causes us to rejoice with loved ones
dwell within us this Christmas.
Let the love that forgives and renews
dwell within us this Christmas.
Let the love that brings reconciliation after separation
dwell within us this Christmas.
Let the love that brings the blessing of peace
dwell within us this Christmas.
And may we share that peace
with all people near and far. Amen. 

~ in Prayers for Christmas, posted on the Christian Aid website. http://www.christianaid.org.uk/