Christmas Prayer

The Nativity of Our Lord: Christmas Day December 25

O God, you make us glad by the yearly festival of the birth of your
only Son Jesus Christ: Grant that we, who joyfully receive him as our
Redeemer, may with sure confidence behold him when he comes to be our
Judge; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now
and for ever. Amen.

or this

O God, you have caused this holy night to shine with the brightness
of the true Light: Grant that we, who have known the mystery of that
Light on earth, may also enjoy him perfectly in heaven; where with you
and the Holy Spirit he lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting.
Amen.
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or this

Almighty God, you have given your only-begotten Son to take our
nature upon him, and to be born [this day] of a pure virgin: Grant that
we, who have been born again and made your children by adoption and
grace, may daily be renewed by your Holy Spirit; through our Lord Jesus
Christ, to whom with you and the same Spirit be honor and glory, now
and for ever. Amen.

About Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author of more than fifty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL.


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