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Christmas Blessings

Blessing of Christmas Gifts

Every generous act of giving and every perfect gift are from above.
They come down from you, dear Father of Light.
You give birth to us by your Word, so that we might be born of a new creation.
Bless now these presents that we give and receive in joy at the birth of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Bless us and bless the whole world with thankfulness and peace, for you are the giver of all good gifts.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Blessing of a Christmas Manger

God of every nation and people, from the very beginning of creation you have made manifest your love:
When our need for a Savior was great you sent your Son to be born of the Virgin Mary.
To our lives he brings joy and peace, justice, mercy and love.
Lord, bless all who look upon this manger, may it remind us of the humble birth of Jesus, and raise up our thoughts to him, who is God-with-us and Savior of all and who lives and reigns for ever and ever.

Blessing of a Christmas Tree

Lord our God, we praise you for the light of creation: the sun, the moon, and the stars of the night.
We praise you for the light of Israel: the Law, the prophets, and the wisdom of the Scriptures.
We praise you for Jesus Christ, your Son: he is Emmanuel, God-with-us, the Prince of Peace, who fills us with the wonder of your love.
Lord God, let your blessing come upon us as we illumine this tree.
May the light and cheer it gives be a sign of the joy that fills our hearts.
May all who delight in this tree come to the knowledge and joy of salvation.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.


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