The greatest gift of Christmas

18 December 2019

Christmas advent star

We rejoice and are glad for God who is with us.

As we look forward to Christmas we give thanks to God, who has given us the greatest gift of all: his son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

God is with us and with all of creation. The Lord, the light of the world, brings hope and joy to us all, especially to our neighbours living in poverty.

We wish you a blessed and holy Christmas season.  

A Christmas prayer: The hope of Christmas

God, our dayspring and our dawn,
We turn to you when we fear the dark
And all around us weep. 
We pray you greet us with your shining light
That we may spread your warm embrace 
And kindle the hope of Christmas 
In all whose lives remain in shadow.
Come and be our strength 
O Lord, our hope and our salvation. Amen.

Annabel Shilson-Thomas/CAFOD 

Find more Christmas prayers

Back to top