On this lovely, holy Eve,
Be with me, I pray
And guide me to understand your coming,
And why it is we celebrate, especially now.
Help me to look beyond the presents and their flowing ribbons;
Open my heart and my eyes, and help me to see and feel
The suffering that shakes our Earth.
Many hunger, and are cold and lonely
In this world of plenty;
And many stray from your light, by evil and its ways.
And the hustle and bustle,
How I fear it’s replaced the real joy we should feel.
That starry night so long ago
So quietly, peacefully, you entered our world
And through your love, your guidance, your sacrifice
You taught us to be good and kind to one another – to everyone.
Help us to look inside ourselves
To find you,
So that together, we may bring true happiness and peace
Help us to look beyond ourselves
So that we may embrace our world, and ease the pain.
Thy night is silent;
Thy night is holy.
Lord, Bless everyone with the joyful calmness of
SOURCE: Christian Post, Derek Becher