Prayers This month, missionaries around the world are sharing about Christ’s birth through carols, parties, gospel tracts, skits and more. For many people, it will be the first time they ever hear that God sent his Son to save us! Please pray for all the Christmas outreaches this month
Almighty and most merciful God,
we remember all poor and neglected people who it would be easy for us to forget: the homeless and the destitute, the old and the sick, and all who have no one to care for them.
Help us to heal those who are broken in body or spirit, and to turn their
sorrow into joy.
Grant this, Father, for the love of your Son, who for our sake became poor, Jesus Christ our Lord.
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. Amen.
(A Christmas Prayer by Robert Louis Stevenson)