This week is the last full week before Christmas and music is everywhere! Sometimes there is so much Christmas music in the air, we don’t really hear the words any more. This week, as you prepare to celebrate the end of the journey to Bethlehem and the beginning of God’s gift to us, try using these familiar Christmas songs in prayer to begin each busy day.
Away in the Manger UMH #217 Be near me Lord Jesus, I ask you to stay, close by me forever, and love me I pray.
O Little Town of Bethlehem UMH #230 O Holy Child of Bethlehem, descend to us we pray. Cast out our sin and enter in; be born in us this day. We hear the Christmas angels the great glad tidings tell. Oh come to us, abide in us,
Our God Emmanuel!
Christmas UMH 231 Eternal God, by the birth of Jesus Christ you gave yourself to the world. Grant that, being born in our hearts, he may save us from all our sins, and restore within us the image and likeness of our Creator, world without end. Amen.
O Come All Ye Faithful UMH 234 Yea, Lord, we greet thee, born this happy morning, Jesus, to thee be all glory given. Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing. Oh come let us adore him.
Silent Night UMH #239 Silent night, holy night, Son of God, love’s pure light. Radiant beams from thy holy face,
With the dawn of redeeming grace. Jesus Lord at thy birth. Silent night, holy night; wondrous star, lend thy light. With the angels let us sing Alleluia to our king. Christ the savior is born, Christ the savior is born!
Joy to the World UMH #246 Joy to the World, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her king; let every heart prepare him room, and heaven and nature sing. He rules the world with truth and grace, and makes the nations prove the glories of his righteousness, and wonders of his love.
We pray for you a wonderful, joyous Christmas filled with the presence of God and the joy of celebrating Jesus’ birth.