God of songs and silence, poetry and dance, thank you for weaving your way into our world, into our voices, into our memories. Thank you for this Christmas season, … so rich with song and melody. Help us to keep singing and to keep Christmas in our hearts and on our lips.
Remind us that you are the Great Lover who gives us the gift of your own presence every day. Amen.
—Larry J. Peacock, The Living Nativity: Preparing for Christmas with Saint Francis (Upper Room Books, 2018)
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In union with Christ and through our faith in him we have the boldness to go into God’s presence with all confidence.
—Ephesians 3:12 (GNT)
Prayer for the Week
Surprising God, thank you for choosing to be with us as a child who needs our care and tenderness in an often harsh world. Thank you for your humble beginnings, showing us that we don’t need to look too high or too far to find your presence in the ordinary, the humble, the poor, or the beautiful. Thank you that your love reaches us again and again. Amen.
Prayer by Larry J. Peacock
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