Prayers of Invocation on Christmas

Sermon Illustrations on Christmas

Hark the glad sound! The Savior comes,

The Savior promised long;

Let every heart prepare a throne

And every voice a song.

Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace,

Your welcome shall proclaim,

And heaven’s eternal arches ring

With your beloved name. Amen.

Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751

Be near us Lord Jesus we ask you to stay,

close by us forever and love us we pray.

Immanuel, we in­vite you to draw near and dwell with us.

Surround and sustain us with your tender caring presence

that what we say and do in worship might pre­pare us to live forever with you in heaven.

Complete Library of Christian Worship, Vol. 5: The Services of the Christian Year, Robert Webber, Ed.