Luke 2:20 – The shepherds praise God

The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

Glory - Walton United Church, Oakville, Ontario

Merry Christmas! Wherever you are, may today be a joyful celebration of the birth of Jesus. Like the shepherds, we have so many reasons to glorify and praise God. Today, whether your day is hectic or quiet, take a moment to yourself and praise God. Praise God for the wonder of his love for us. Praise God for seeing the dents and smudges in our lives – all the ways we fall short – and wanting a relationship with us anyway. Praise God for his power and majesty which means that nothing is impossible with God. Hallelujah! Praise be to God.

Exalted God, we worship and praise You. On this day when we celebrate the birth of Jesus, nurture our gratitude for the depth of Your love for us. Help us to draw closer to You and reach out for Your peace in our lives. Reassure us that You are with us always. Amen.

Thank you for joining us on this prayerful path through Advent.
Blessings and best wishes for 2019.


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