Lord,

It’s another day closer to Christmas. The excitement is growing. We’re busy, so busy. And, sadly, far too often overlook You.

Yet You don’t turn away. You give, even as we take. You fill us with grace unceasingly. And You focus us on what matters most.

Enable us to see the Star that reaches across time. Your Incarnation. Your Promise. And Your Hope.

Help us embrace today as a holy day. Delight in You with each breath we take. Trust You more and more. And anticipate with great joy Christ’s birth.

We pray this with some uncertainty. Many questions. A bit of fear. And with much longing, anticipation, hope and gratitude.

Amen.