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                                                        Leader: (Name), please bring forward the shepherds and their sheep. (Place  gures in Nativity scene.) God, help us to be as simple and sincere in our faith as these  rst visitors to the Christ Child.
All: We will be simple and sincere in our faith.
Leader: (Name), please bring forward the wise men and their camels. (Place  gures in Nativity scene.) God, help us to be as steadfast in our search for the truth as these
All: We will search for the truth always.
Leader: God, our Father, we ask your blessing on this holy scene. (Take
some holy water and sprinkle it lightly on the Nativity scene.) Let us make this
a special place of personal as well as family prayer throughout this holy season. Each time we pause to enjoy the Nativity scene, let us praise God for the gift of Jesus who came to save us, Mary who consented to be his mother, and Joseph who cared for them.
All: God, we praise you for this holy season. Bless our Nativity scene and bless our home and all who dwell in it.
Close by singing together “O Little Town of Bethlehem” or another favorite carol.
        A Service of
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