December 13, 2012
Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:1-12, 38-48
Prayer for Belief in a Dark World
by Ceceilia Jones
We live in a dark world—
a world of evil.
to rightly remember
the birth of JESUS
that we may share in the song of the angels,
the gladness of the shepherds,
and the worship of the wise men.
Close the doors of hate
and open the doors of love all over the world.
Deliver us from evil,
by the blessing that CHRIST brings,
and teach us to be merry
with clean hearts.