Christ the King – Christmastide Prayer Liturgy
October 25 – December 31
On his robe and on his thigh he has a name inscribed, “King of kings and Lord of lords.”
Christ is the Alpha and the Omega, the one who is, and who was, and who is to come. As we find ourselves grounded in the kingship of Christ, we invite you to use this prayer liturgy for the rest of the year through Advent and the Christmas season. May we empty ourselves of worldly things and distractions in order that we may be filled with Christ alone.
Entrance Into Prayer: Take five slow, deep, breaths centering yourself in Christ’s presence.
Opening Prayer: Lord, your love leaves the heavenly realm and meets us in the giving of Your Son. In your incarnational love that makes itself vulnerable, meet us again as we make ourselves vulnerable to You, Christ our King.
Confession: Lord Jesus Christ, you are the way of peace. Come into the brokenness of our lives and our land with your healing love. Help us to bow before you in true repentance and to demonstrate real forgiveness toward ourselves and others. By the power of your Holy Spirit, melt away a hardened heart that separates us from you because of its pride. Fill us, instead, with your perfect love, which casts out fear, and bind us together in that unity which you share with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
By the mercy of God we are united with Jesus Christ, and in Christ we are forgiven.
Scripture Readings: Listen to God’s invitation to make you new as you read the scriptures.
- Monday – Old Testament
- Tuesday – Psalm & Epistle
- Wednesday – Gospel & Psalm
- Thursday – Gospel & Psalm
- Friday – Re-Read any Passage
Prayers of People: Let us pray for-
- The people of this congregation
- Those suffering and in trouble
- The concerns of our local community
- The world, its peoples, and its leaders
- The Church universal
Closing Prayer: Gracious God, turn us toward you this day and every day. You alone can turn us from darkness into light because you are the King of kings whose mercy lasts forever. Embolden our faith as our hearts eagerly await the day of turning that you will bring.
Reading for the week of:
Week of November 1-7
Ruth 3:1-5, 4:13-17
Week of November 8-14
1 Samuel 1:4-20
Week of November 15-21
2 Samuel 23:1-7
Week of November 22-28
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
Week of November 29 – December 5
Week of December 6-12
Week of December 13-19
Luke 1 39-45
Week of December 20-26
1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26
Week of December 26-31