A Prayer Of Thanks At Christmas

Father, we thank You from our innermost being that You sent Your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ to be born into a fallen race so that by His perfect life and sacrificial death He might be lifted up on the wooden cross, in the same way that Moses lifted up the bronze serpent in the wilderness - so that all who looked would live.

Thank You Father for the wonderful plan of salvation that You, in Your grace purposed would be the only way that mankind could be saved from His sin - and so in Your grace, You sent Your one and only begotten Son, to be born of a virgin, into the human race - God becoming Man, so that man might be eternally clothed in the righteous garments of God.

Thank You that by His human life and physical death, He was able to reconcile us back to God, forgive us of our sins and break the power of death in the lives of all Who believe on His name.

Thank You that from His unpretentious beginning, where he had nowhere to lay His head - to His lifelong submission of the Father - He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death - even death on a cross. Thank You Father for the birth of My Redeemer and I rejoice in the God of my Saviour, in Whose name I pray,

Amen