Prayer of Thanksgiving – 26th Dec 2021

For unto us a child is born! For unto us a Son is given! And on His shoulders are the weight of power and authority. Lord Jesus, we hail You as King!

Long lay the world, in sin and error pining – until You appeared! Lord Jesus, You are the Hope of all the earth! You are our Hope.

No more let sin and sorrow grow! Sin defeated. Death destroyed. Joy eternal. Life everlasting. Jesus You came to make Your blessings flow, far as the curse is found!

Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace! God in the flesh! The Servant-King! You emptied Yourself – even unto death – for our sakes. We give You our praise!

We come, as Your faithful! We come joyful and triumphant, to adore You! We greet You this morning, saying: “Glory to God! Glory in the highest!”

So come, O come, our Emmanuel! Bring Your comfort! Dispel the darkness! End our division! Open wide, our heavenly home.

This Christmas Day, we agree with the angels: “You are worthy to receive all power, wealth, wisdom, might, honour, glory, and blessing!” In Your name we pray, amen.