Help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds,
and worship of the wise men. Close the door of hate and open the door of love
all over the world.
Let kindness come with every gift
and good desires with every greeting. Deliver us from evil by the blessing which Christ brings, and teach us to be merry with clear hearts. May the Christmas morning make us happy
to be thy children, and Christmas evening bring us
to our beds with grateful thoughts,
forgiving and forgiven,
for Jesus’ sake. Amen.