December 24, 2010

Christmas Day Prayer Liturgy

Posted in Advent, Christmas at 2:43 pm by davebayne

Taken from: Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals by Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Enuma Okoro
(http://commonprayer.net/)

O Lord, let my soul rise up to meet you
as the day rises to meet the sun.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Come, let us sing to the Lord : let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation.

Song “Go, Tell It on the Mountain”

O Word, now wrapped in human skin : speak peace on earth through your children.

Psalm 119:89 – 93

O Lord, your word is everlasting : it stands firm in the heavens.
Your faithfulness remains from one generation to another : you established the earth, and it abides.
By your decree these continue to this day : for all things are your servants.
If my delight had not been in your law : I should have perished in my affliction.
I will never forget your commandments : because by them you give me life.

O Word, now wrapped in human skin : speak peace on earth through your children.

Zechariah 2:10 – 13 Luke 2:1 – 14

O Word, now wrapped in human skin : speak peace on earth through your children.

Leo the Great preached, “Truly wondrous is the whole chronicle of the incarnation. From the time when Christ came, the ancient slavery is ended, the devil confounded, demons take to flight, the power of death is broken, paradise is unlocked, the curse is taken away, sin is removed from us, error driven out, truth has been brought back, and the speech of kindliness diffused. A heavenly way of life has been implanted on the earth.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord God, we adore you as the infant Christ. Teach us how to tend to you in your self-imposed vulnerability with us. Prepare us in these tender moments to see what incarnation means in our world. Amen.

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you : wherever he may send you;
may he guide you through the wilderness : protect you through the storm;
may he bring you home rejoicing : at the wonders he has shown you;
may he bring you home rejoicing : once again into our doors.

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