Loving Father, we are gathered here today,
to have fun and fellowship, and to celebrate
and remember the birth of Jesus,
that we may share in the song of the angels,
the gladness of the shepherds,
and worship of the wise men.
Close the door of hate and open the door of love in every one of us.
Let kindness come with every gift and good desires with every greeting.
Deliver us from evil by the blessing which Christ brings,
and teach us to be merry with clear hearts.
Lord God, Your bounty and provision is everlasting.
We thank thy food that is on our banquet table,
Bless them that they my bring nourishment to
our body and to our soul.
Give us also your boundless blessings to our family,
friends and everyone all over of the world.
Lord, May the Christmas morning make us happy to be your children,
and Christmas evening bring us to our beds with grateful thoughts,
forgiving and forgiven.
In Jesus Name, we pray.