Lord Jesus, Wise men travelled for miles to bring you the first Christmas presents. So may we, too, remember with thankful hearts the love that comes with each present we open. We also thank you for the amazing love you have for each of us, and we thank you for the many gifts that you give us. Amen
Let me just for a moment, Lord, hold this time in my heart. It is about mysteries and gratitude, unknowing and wrong sizes, snippets of ribbon and screams of delight. Help me to remember the immense love you have for each of us in this room. With each gift that is opened, no matter how perfect or not, let me feel again the many ways you gift us each day, especially with your presence in our hearts and the presence of each other in our lives.
you are the one who blesses us with all good things. As we prepare to open these gifts, help us to cherish this time we spend together. We know that giving gifts is one way we show our love for each other. Let these gifts we share also remind us of the greatest gift of love you have given to us, your son Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
we thank you for the privilege of giving and receiving these gifts. We know you are here with us in our laughter, joy and thankfulness. Help us take the love and spirit of giving we have experienced in this time into our daily lives. May the Holy Spirit guide our thoughts, words, and actions as we seek to live generously. Amen.