Merry Christmas! God is with us!
Today we pray the hope, peace, love, and joy of Christ with us, all over the nation.
In a year that’s been incredibly difficult for so many of us in Great Britain, today we celebrate the joy of Christ come to earth.
The words of the Hymn “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” summarise this joy beautifully. Today we give glory to God and celebrate among nations, Jesus our Emmanuel.
“Hark! The herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King;
Peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!”
Joyful, all ye nations rise,
Join the triumph of the skies;
With th’angelic host proclaim,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!”
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King!”
Christ, by highest Heav’n adored;
Christ the everlasting Lord;
Late in time, behold Him come,
Offspring of a virgin’s womb.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
Hail th’incarnate Deity,
Pleased with us in flesh to dwell,
Jesus our Emmanuel.
Charles Wesley (1707-1788)
Have a blessed Christmas, love the 24-7 Prayer GB Team.