Christmas Eve 2012: Blessing of the Nativity Scene

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Response: Lead us to the Light, O God 

             

 

 

With Joseph as our guide, give adequate shelter for our neighbors…

With Joseph as our guide, protect our people sleeping at our red doors…

With Joseph as our guide, watch over our runaway, orphaned and foster children…

With Joseph as our guide, care for parents who struggle to support their families…

With Mary as our model of faith, birth love amid our sin and divisions…

With Mary as our model of faith, bring forth sobriety among our friends…

With Mary as our model of faith, dawn new life for the abused and the depressed…

With Mary as our model of faith, convey hope for women trapped into human trafficking…

With an angel from heaven, break through our doubt and stubbornness…

With an angel from heaven, present your mercy upon people who feel unlovable…

With an angel from heaven, guide your nations to lasting and sure peace…

With an angel from heaven, bring new miracles in our disappointments tonight…

With the infant Jesus, help us serve the living Christ in every person…

With the infant Jesus, help us extend our service to the desperate poor…

With the infant Jesus, comfort our families and heal our childhood hurts this holy night…

With the infant Jesus, fill our mouths with voices of praise and our lives with hope…

Let us pray:

God, provide shelter for us all in your love and mercy.

Bless + all who ponder the wonders of the Incarnation.

We ask this in the name of Christ Jesus, God-with-us.

Amen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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