NIGHT PRAYER: Tuesday 12/29

In this octave of Christmas, Night Prayer will be simple, looking to extend the peace and joy of Christmas over this special week on the church calendar.  So, relax, sit back with the Lord and savor the peace of Christmas...
You came as a child, Lord,
for us to cradle in our arms the One
whose spacious, loving heart can hold
the world and all its people...

You came as an infant, Lord,
made for our embrace,
inviting us to hold you close,
as close as you hold us...

You came as a baby, Lord,
crying 'til our lullaby,
our tender, gentle evening song
might whisper you to sleep... 
Protect us, Lord, while we're awake,
keep vigil while we sleep
that, awake we might keep watch with you
and asleep, rest in your peace...
Christmas Lullaby by John Rutter
Clear in the darkness a light shines in Bethlehem:
Angels are singing, their sound fills the air. 
Wise men have journeyed to greet their Messiah; 
But only a mother and baby lie there. 
‘Ave Maria, ave Maria’: 
Hear the soft lullaby the angel hosts sing. 
‘Ave Maria, ave Maria, 
Maiden, and mother of Jesus our King’. 
Where are his courtiers, and who are his people? 
Why does he bear neither sceptre nor crown? 
Shepherds his courtiers, the poor for his people, 
With peace as his sceptre and love for his crown. 
What though your treasures are not gold or incense? 
Lay them before him with hearts full of love. 
Praise to the Christ child, and praise to his mother 
Who bore us a Saviour by grace from above.


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