Prayers of Invocation 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.