Christmas Tree Blessing from The Book of Blessings

Here is a simple blessing that you or you and your family can do at home to bless your Christmas tree.

Make the sign of the cross. Leader: Blessed be the name of the Lord. All: Now and for ever. Leader: Let us listen to the words of Sacred Scripture: Someone read from Titus 3:4-7 or Is. 9:1-6 Leader: (With hands joined) Lord our God, we praise you for the light of creation: the sun, the moon, and the stars of the night. We praise you for the light of Israel: the Law, the prophets, and the wisdom of the Scriptures. We praise you for Jesus Christ, your Son: he is Emmanuel, God-with-us, the Prince of Peace, who fills us with the wonder of your love. Lord God, let your blessing come upon us as we illuminate this tree. May the light and cheer it gives be a sign of the joy that fills our hearts. May all who delight in this tree come to the knowledge and joy of salvation. We ask this through Christ our Lord. All: Amen LIGHT THE TREE Leader: May the God of glory fill our hearts with peace and joy. All: Amen