A Call to Worship or Opening Prayer for the First Sunday after Christmas
Like the people who found hope in a manger,
Christmas Spirit, Holy Spirit, rest on us!
Like Wise Men traveling to see a new star,
Christmas Spirit, Holy Spirit, reveal to us!
Like Scrooge yelling from his bedroom window,
Christmas Spirit, Holy Spirit, guide us!
Great, good news-carrying Spirit
Rest on us as you did on Simeon.
Illuminating, light-bringing Spirit
Reveal to us as you did to Anna!
Holy, Holy, Holy Spirit
Guide us as you guided the wise long ago, Amen.
About the Author: The Rev. Nathan Decker is the pastor of the Cheriton Charge on the Eastern Shore District and a clergy member of the Virginia Annual Conference. His great love is the diversity and inspiration of God's creative nature in worship