Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Father, forgive our foolishness and stubbornness in seeking joy in all the wrong places.
We look for joy in riches, we look for joy in parties and celebrations, we look for joy in successes.
We look for joy in drinks and drugs, in sex, in the victory of sports, in buying and selling, in spiritual experiences that comfort and excite.
Guide us to true Joy, that can only come from You; joy that comes into the world and invites us to receive You as King.
Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns!
Reign in my life, reign in our lives, reign on earth, as it is in heaven, that all Your creation will take joy in You and Your salvation offered to all through Jesus Christ, Your Son. May we truly glorify and enjoy You forever.
No more let sins and sorrows grow…
Replace our anxieties and fears with joyful trust in You and let the latent distrust that leads to sin be conquered through the love of Your reigning Lordship in our lives and in the world.
Replace our sorrows and mourning with praise and gratitude for Your constant Presence, strength and comfort.
He rules the world with truth and grace…
We give thanks O God, that You rule the world.
We give thanks O God, that You rule with truth and that You lead us to the truth that sets us free.
We give thanks O God, that You rule with grace and that we are led by Your love and goodness that we do not deserve and cannot earn.