On this page are three inspiring prayers appropriate for saying at family gatherings or for opening a Christmas Eve church service. The first prayer is a contemporary reflection on the coming of Christ into the world, the second is a simple request that we might ready for the coming of our Lord Jesus, and the final prayer is a short grace for blessing the Christmas Eve dinner meal with:-
(a contemporary prayer for Christmas Eve from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
Christmas is the day that holds all time together.
Alexander Smith, Scottish Poet, 1829-1867
(a Fourth Sunday of Advent prayer from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979 version, Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA)
A short message suitable for sending to a loved one at Christmas time:-
(a contemporary grace prayer for Christmas Eve meals from www.lords-prayer-words.com)