Christmas Eve (December 24, 2013)

The following prayers have been adapted for congregational use by Rev. Gerald Mitchinson

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(Congregation may be invited to be seated for prayer.)

With the prayer “Together we pray” you are invited to respond

1. In this time of joy and wonder, we pray for the church, those in need, and all of God’s creation.

A brief moment of silence and reflection

2. Increase the joy of your people who gather together rat this time to celebrate the arrival of your anointed one. Send us out to announce all that you have done and continue to do for your people
Together we pray: COME, LORD JESUS.

3. Raise our voices in the joy of all creation. With earth and heavens, seas, field, and trees, lead us in proclaiming your goodness revealed to us daily.
Together we pray: COME, LORD JESUS.

4. Bring glad tiding of peace to every nation. Break the rod of the oppressors. Through our leaders bring the global community under the compassionate authority of your Son, our Sovereign.
Together we pray: COME, LORD JESUS.

5. Give birth to hope in the lives of those who are discouraged and feel helpless. Send your spirit of healing and comfort to all who are in need. We pray especially for those we name aloud or quietly in our heart at this time.

With your promises and our care, fulfill the expectations of all who seek you in this season and in this
Together we pray: COME, LORD JESUS.

6. As you revealed yourself in Christ, our Savior, make your salvation known also through us. Shape us into a people who are zealous for good, in caring deeds and caring deeds.
Together we pray: COME, LORD JESUS.

7. All the saints rejoice in the eternal life of your salvation. Inspire us to rejoice in all things, trusting in your promises fulfilled until you come among your people again.
Together we pray: COME, LORD JESUS.

8. Almighty God, we entrust to you all for whom we pray confident that you fulfill your promises through Christ our Savior and Lord. AMEN

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