A Christmas Eve Prayer
This is the most special night of the year, the night of our Savior's birth. Advent has come to an end and now it is time to celebrate the great and wonderful season of Christmas!
Let up pray together:
Dear God, thank you for bringing us through the Advent season to this holy night. May our hearts be ever open to receive You and to receive others in Your name. Help us celebrate with great joy the birth of your son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Help us to bring Christmas joy, love and peace to all people. Help us to be more kind to one another, more patient, more forgiving. Please bless Your world with peace, and fill us with Your Spirit this blessed night. Amen.
Behold what God has done for us. Through Mary's "yes" we have been given the gift of God's Love. Did you ever wonder if Mary knew the joys and suffering that awaited her? Listen to the beautiful song below from the CMA Country Christmas show.
A Christmas Blessing attributed to Robert Louis Stevenson
Loving God, Help us remember the birth of Jesus,
that we may share in the song of the angels,
the gladness of the shepherds,
and the worship of the wise men.
Close the door of hate
and open the door of love all over the world.
Let kindness come with every gift
and good desires with every greeting.
Deliver us from evil by the blessing which Christ brings,
and teach us to be merry with clean hearts.
May the Christmas morning make us happy to be thy children,
and Christmas evening bring us to our beds with grateful thoughts,
forgiving and forgiven for Jesus' sake.
The two prayers above are taken from the book, God's Gift of Love - A Christmas Story written by Solveig Muus and beautifully illustrated by Michael Adams. The book is available from Three Golden Notes Religious Store at St. Cecilia's Parish in Solvay, New York
One of the favorite Christmas stories, let The Little Drummer Boy help you reflect on your gift(s) for Jesus this Christmas.
Join Christian Contemporary Group, Third Day in a Singalong and praise God with Angels from the Realm of Glory with the Piano Guys.
A Prayer for the Forgotten from The Catholic Company
This Silent Night will bring back many special memories.
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