Thanksgiving and intercession prayer 24 December 2020

O Holy night

what a day, what a glorious day begins this hour

the day where shepherds

and wise men from a foreign land

gather to worship the baby born in a stable

if folks such as those can know the love, the light o God

in infant holy

so can you and I

for he was born for us

Emmanuel, God with us

what a blessing

what a joy

what a wonder

for which all our praise, all our worship

would never give back what we have received

or can receive

in knowing Jesus

Loving Jesus

Light of the World

thank you for coming to us

at that the first Christmas day

for living with us

for caring for us

for showing the world

that the light will always overcome the darkness

as the star shone bright that day

may your love shine bright within us today

radiating into the places in our hearts, homes, communities which need it

Joy of the World

may the world truly know the blessings of Christmas this year

and peace, hope, joy and love

which pass all understanding

bring to us

this Christmas day through Jesus