Christmas Liturgy

Created by the Kansas City Boiler Room

OPENING SENTENCES

Leader: The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light!

All: For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given!

Leader: His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God

All: the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.

Leader: The word became flesh and dwells among us!

All: Glory to God in the highest and peace to God’s people on earth!

 

LITANY FOR CHRISTMAS EVE

Leader: In peace let us pray for the church and the world

All: Holy God, Hear our prayer.

Leader: Creator God, on this holy night your Son our Savior was born in human flesh. Renew your Church as the Body of Christ.

All: Holy God, Hear our prayer.

Leader: There was no room for your son in the inn. Protect with your love those who have no home and all who live in poverty.

All: Holy God, Hear our prayer.

Leader: Mary, in the pain of labor, brought your Son to birth. Hold in your hand all who are in pain and distress.

All: Holy God, Hear our prayer.

Leader: Your Christ came as a light shining in the darkness. Bring comfort to all who suffer in the sadness of our world.

All: Holy God, Hear our prayer.

Leader: The angels sang, ‘Peace to God’s people on earth.’ Strengthen those who work for peace and justice in all the world.

All: Holy God, Hear our prayer.

Leader: Shepherds in the field heard good tidings of joy. Give us grace to preach the gospel of Christ’s love.

All: Holy God, Hear our prayer.

Leader: Strangers found the Holy Family and saw the baby lying in a manger. Bless our homes and all whom we love. Ldr: In this holy night, heaven in come down to earth, and earth is raised to heaven. Hold in your hand all those who have passed through death in the hope of your coming kingdom.

All: Holy God, Hear our prayer.

Leader: Holy God, angels and shepherd worshiped at the manger throne. Receive the worship we offer in fellowship with Mary, Joseph and the saints through Him who is your Word made flesh, our Savior Jesus Christ.

Amen.

 

GOING INTO THE WORLD: BLESSINGS

Leader: May you be filled with the wonder of Mary, the obedience of Joseph, the joy of the angels, the eagerness of the shepherds, the determination of the magi, and the peace of the Christ child. And the blessing of the holy and undivided Trinity be upon you this night and remain with you forever.

Amen.

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