Dear Father God, God of Advent and Christmas, God of Shepherds and Angels, God of Babies and Kings
Thank you for tonight, for this chance to gather together, to share together, to worship together.
Thank you for this special time of year, when we remember how you sent your son to become a tiny baby.
Thank you, too for the many blessings we have – times to celebrate, food to eat and presents to enjoy.
And thank you for the gifts we can share with each other – gifts of music and song, of love and friendship, of faith and hope.
We're sorry for times when we don't share, don't love, or don't have hope; sorry for times when we focus too much on what we have and not who gives to us, on spending time and money on ourselves instead of serving you.
Help us, we pray, to keep focused on you, to worship and serve you by helping and caring for others, and by keeping and passing on your (Christmas) love, your joy and your peace this Advent.
For all this we pray in Jesus' name,
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