Light a Candle to begin your prayer:
Almighty God open my mind and heart to your word as I read of your gift of Jesus Amen
Read Colossians chapter 1, verses 15-19
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers—all things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,
Reflection on Bible Reading:
This is one of the oldest hymns in the Christian church. It describes how in Jesus God reconciles humanity and God. Jesus is both 100% Human and 100% divine. The creator of the whole universe comes to earth as a tiny ball of cells in Mary’s womb to be born just like us.
Pray this prayer aloud:
Lord Jesus Christ,
your birth at Bethlehem
draws us to kneel in wonder at heaven touching earth:
accept our heartfelt praise
as we worship you,
our Saviour and our eternal God.
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