What words do we sing?
What dramas and skits bring the words of Christmas to life?
This prayer might be used on the 4th Sunday of Advent, Christmas Day or for a Lessons and Carols service.
This morning we have come to tell again
The story of angels and shepherds
Of disbelieving fathers and unlikely mothers
This morning we have come to hear again
The good, good news
Of love born among us
Of God here with us
This morning we prepare to receive the gift
Of a child born in a stable
A child who brings hope and light to the world.
that we have seen the glory of God
Believing that there is a light that shines in the darkness
Which the darkness shall not overcome
And may the love of the Creator
The joy of the Spirit
And the peace of the Christ-child
Be with you this Christmas, and evermore
When the song of the angels is stilled
when the star in the sky is gone
when the kings and princes are home
when the shepherds are back with their flocks
the work of Christmas begins:
to find the lost
to heal the broken
to feed the hungry
to release the prisoner
to rebuild the nations
to bring peace among the people
to make music in the heart.