â€œBlessing of the Toysâ€ Liturgy
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made Adam and Eve and placed them in the garden, he put them in charge of
taking good care of the earth. They named the animals and began to work with
Ever since then, girls and boys, women
and men have enjoyed not only work but also play. God gave us the ability to
make games and invent toys to help us enjoy ourselves and enjoy growing in our
love for each other.
The tradition of Christmas gifts for
children began with Magi from the East, who brought little Jesus three gifts of
delight. So today, let us hold up our toys and hold them high.
(The children hold up their toys)
Let â€™s remember the one who made us, and
gave us hearts and minds that love to have fun, to share and to grow as we
play. Let us pray:
Bless our toys, oh Lord. Help us be
truly grateful for the time you give us to play. Help all of our play to be
holy play. In Jesus â€™ name, Amen.
The Rev. Stephen West, December 2010, Grace
United Methodist Church, Huntsville, Ala. West is now senior pastor at Saint
Mark United Methodist Church in Birmingham.
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