A Christmas Prayer

Loving Father, Help us remember the birth of Jesus,

That we may share in the song of the angels,

The gladness of the shepherds,

And 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 clear 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