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And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. ~ Luke 2:1-7 (KJV)
ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by thy Holy Spirit; through the same our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit ever, one God, world without end. Amen. ~ Collect for Christmas Day, 1928 Book of Common Prayer
Share some of my favorite Scriptures and prayers.
Scriptures & Prayers: PDF document of two pages to print on the front and back of business card forms (10 cards per letter-size page). One side of each card contains a Scripture and the other side contains a corresponding prayer from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer.
May you and your loved ones enjoy a blessed and joyous Christmas and may 2009 bring you happiness and health.