When your Christmas tree is up and decorated, those present may gather around it and the following prayer is said:

Dear God, two thousand years ago you brought your son, Jesus Christ into this world to teach us the power of love and sacrifice. As we raise and decorate this tree, we remember his birth and the meaning of his life for us. Bless this tree as a symbol of our celebration of Jesus’ birth and our gratitude for his sacrifice.

May the joy this tree brings and the gifts we place under it remind us of the many gifts you have given us. We ask your blessing upon our home and loved ones, this day and always, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.