#OnlineCarols14 2: Bidding Prayer — @Catherine1Rev

My brothers and sisters: in the name of Christ I welcome you to Online Carols 2014. We have come together as Christmas draws near to prepare for our celebration of the birth of God’s beloved Son. Through the days of Advent we have followed the light of Christ, and now we travel in spirit with Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem to acclaim with the multitude of the heavenly host the coming of the Prince of Peace. Through Scripture and silence, prayer and song, let us hear again the wonderful story of our redemption, and, hearing, let us rejoice and respond with lively faith.

Almighty God,
you make us glad with the yearly remembrance
of the birth of your Son Jesus Christ:
grant that, as we joyfully receive him as our redeemer,
we may with sure confidence behold him
when he shall come to be our judge;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

@Catherine1Rev on Twitter

Common Worship: Times and Seasons, material from which is included in this prayer, is copyright © The Archbishops’ Council 2006.

Bernardo Daddi -- Geburt Christi -- a nativity scene

Bernardo Daddi — Geburt Christi. The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.

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