Lord,

When we are dazzled by Christmas decorations, help us see the babe in the manger. When we are enthralled by the beautiful carols, help us hear the angels proclaiming Good News. When we enjoy our cherished traditions, help us embrace the reality of the Incarnation.

Yes, Lord, help us.

Help us be ready for Your mysterious coming as one of us in the muck of real life.

Help us embrace Your love that embraces us as we are and heals us from the inside out.

Help us allow the miracle of Your Light shine in us, through us and into the lives of others.

Yes, Lord, help us.

For we are ready. So very ready. Just like You.

Amen.