A Prayer at Christmas

Father of all good gifts,

Thank you for the greatest gift of all – your precious Son, Jesus. Thank you that He chose to live with us so that all who trust Him will one day live with you in peace and wholeness.

Help us Father, this Christmas, to keep you at the centre of our celebrations and, in the midst of all the busy-ness and rush, to know your presence and the peace that only you can give. And Lord, may we reflect your love to those who don’t yet know that you are real and alive and able to help, whatever their situation. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


Glory to God
and thanks for His love-gift,
Saviour in baby clothes.

Glory to God
and thanks for His light-gift,
shining, living Way.

Glory to God
and thanks for His life-gift,
cross-shaped sure hope.

Glory to God
and thanks for His Son-gift, Jesus,
Precious and beautiful.

Glory and thanks to God
And to His people -
Holy Christmas Peace.


Why Bethlehem?

A minister asked his Bible class: ‘Why was Jesus born in Bethlehem?’
A student replied, ‘Because his mother was there.’