Opening prayer 25 December 2021


what joy we have this day

as we come

to worship you

and to celebrate all you’ve done

through Jesus


we bring our praise

our hearts,

our whole selves

to lay as an offering at your throne

the bed of straw

in which your mother, Mary laid you

accept our praise today

and take away all which gets in the way of following you

our guilt

our shame

our despair

fill us with your love

shown in who you are

the child in the manger

and Lord of all