Approach prayer 24 December 2021

Quite and still is the night

hardly a sound

this is the place where we gather



for the promise of God

to come

for justice to be established

for righteousness to be upheld

for the nation to rejoice

be glad

increase in joy

in the quietness

and stillness of the night

we come

not really sure what to expect

how the world can change

as the clocks tick twelve

not really sure whether we’re worthy

as we think of shepherds

first to the throne of grace

and strangers from a foreign land

drawn to the King

by following the star

to worship

the child born to us

the son given to us

on this night

this quiet and still night