12.12.2019: EChurch@Wartburg: Wade Burleson: Advent and Love

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A Christmas Prayer by Robert Louis Stevenson link

Loving Father, Help us remember the birth of Jesus,
that we may share in the song of the angels,
the gladness of the shepherds,
and worship of the wise men.

Close the door of hate and open the door of love all over the world.
Let kindness come with every gift and good desires with every greeting.
Deliver us from evil by the blessing which Christ brings, and teach us to be merry with clear hearts.

May the Christmas morning make us happy to be thy children,
and Christmas evening bring us to our beds with grateful thoughts, forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus’ sake.
Amen.

A Christmas Prayer-St. Augustine of Hippo – AD 354-440 link

Let the just rejoice,
for their justifier is born.
Let the sick and infirm rejoice,
For their saviour is born.
Let the captives rejoice,
For their Redeemer is born.
Let slaves rejoice,
for their Master is born.
Let free men rejoice,
For their Liberator is born.
Let All Christians rejoice,
For Jesus Christ is born.
Amen

John 3:16 NIV

Β For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Christmas blessing link

Let us go from this place proclaiming
that we have seen the glory of God
Believing that there is a light that shines in the darkness
Which the darkness shall not overcome

And may the love of the Creator
The joy of the Spirit
And the peace of the Christ-child
Be with you this Christmas, and evermore
Amen.

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12.12.2019: EChurch@Wartburg: Wade Burleson: Advent and Love — 3 Comments

  1. st augustine, the church’s first systematic theologian, and a breathtaking composer who made poetry of prayer. how many centuries have gone by, yet his witness still rings as clear as crystal.