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God kisses the earth

Nativity Scene

Joy to the world this Christmas Morning!

Almighty God, from your throne in glory,
you humbled yourself and came alongside us.
You graciously kissed the earth of this fallen world.
You shone your light into the dark places
through the precious gift of Jesus, your Son, our Saviour.
Illumine our hearts, we pray, that softened by your love,
we may, in humility, come alongside those in need.
Help us to reach out with compassion and generosity,
as channels of your healing, peace, and hope.
May this be our gift to you, this Christmas,
for the sake of your kingdom.  Amen.

© Anthony D. Miles  December 2003


Tony is a Superintendent Methodist Minister, broadcaster and author. He is a radio presenter with Premier Christian Radio and a regular contributor to BBC Radio 2's Pause for Thought (5.45 am). Tony is married with two children and four grandchildren.

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