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Christmas Day Devotion for Families with School Age Children & Youth

AdventCHRISTMAS DAY:

 Candle Lighting:

Speak these words while lighting the first candle:
O Wisdom, holy Word of God, Jesus Christ, all things are in your hands, come and show us the way to salvation.

Opening Prayer:

Gracious God, as we gaze upon this light, we are reminded that you sent your son on this day to bring light to all peoples.  You are the light in the darkness. The beauty of these lighted candles surrounded by greens reminds us that there is always light to be found in darkness. Christ our light and our hope, has come.  Let our lights shine bright, always in honor of you. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

Listen to the words of the Prophet Isaiah:

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace, who brings good news, who announces salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”  Listen! Your sentinels lift up their voices, together they sing for joy; for in plain sight they see the return of the Lord to Zion.  Break forth together into singing, you ruins of Jerusalem; for the Lord has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem.  The Lord has bared his holy arm before the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

Share:

Your High’s & Low’s for the day.

Read:

John 1: 1-14

Talk:

How the bible passage relates to our High’s & Lo’s

Pray:  Heavenly Father, you came into the world, were made man in flesh and bones.  You lived among us and showed us your glory full of grace and truth.  Today we celebrate your birth and rejoice in your coming.  We look forward to your return with grateful anticipation. Protect us, guide us, give us patience, and hope. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

Bless:  Child of God, Christ is with us, proclaim his birth and spread his word!

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From Advent Devotions for Families with School Age Children & Youth by Ariel Williams
Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved

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Author:

I spent most of my life living in the great Pacific Northwest (Oregon). I went to college in South Carolina. I have also lived in Arkansas, North Carolina, kind of Virginia, Texas, & currently Pennsylvania. I’m a single-mom of two amazing children (aka – “The Things”) who keep life very interesting! I’m a pastor-in-training. The snark is fiercely strong with me! #Javaluia #VivaMoreCoffee

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