Christmas Eve Prayer
BY: Mark and Jill Herringshaw
On this Christmas Eve let’s look at the words that were spoken to Mary when she learned that she was chosen to be the mother of God’s Son. The angel Gabriel spoke four comforting promises to Mary in the first chapter of Luke. These promises are for us as well. Let’s allow them to resonate in our hearts on this Christmas Eve as we receive them in prayer and in faith.
The Lord is with you.
Jesus, you are with us. Emmanuel. You were born in a dusty stable, so that one day we could live with you in the palace of Heaven. You came and lived on this earth, joining the human race, and now your Spirit is with us, never leaving us or forsaking us. Help us to appreciate your constant presence.
Don’t be afraid.
Please remind us that because you are with us, we never have to stay afraid. There are lots of dangers around us in this world, but your perfect love drives away our fears. And because you are Emmanuel, God with us, we never have to face our fears alone.