wallpaper-vector-desktop-christmas-nativityThis week we will celebrate again the wonders of the birth of Jesus. This prayer is set in the lectionary for Christmas Eve. It reminds us that the nativity is only the first part of the story and that Jesus will return one day.

Almighty God,
you make us glad with the yearly remembrance
of the birth of your Son Jesus Christ:
grant that, as we joyfully receive him
as our redeemer,
so we may with sure confidence behold him
when he shall come to be our judge;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.