A Prayer for Christmas

BY Doug Jones

December 25, 2012

merry christmas

Merry Christmas! May this day find you full of love, peace, and joy derived from a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger. [Luke 2:12]

As you spend time with family and friends over the next few days of this Christmas season you might find time to share this prayer:

Blessed are you, O Lord, our God, for you have made our gladness greater and increased our joy by sending to dwell among us the wonderful counselor, the prince of peace. Born of Mary, proclaimed to the shepherds and acknowledged to the ends of the earth, your unconquered sun of righteousness gives light in darkness and establishes us in freedom. All glory in the highest be to you, through Christ, the son of your favor, in the abiding presence of your Spirit, this day and forever and ever. Amen.

The Book of Common Worship: Daily Prayer, p. 49

Photo: duane.schoon

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