Lord,

Help me … see the light of the world in the manger as I am dazzled by the Christmas decorations.

Help me … clearly hear the voices of angels proclaiming the Good News as I am enthralled by the beautiful carols.

Help me … embrace the reality of the incarnation as I enjoy my cherished traditions.

Help us … use these remaining days to prepare for Your amazing gift as I anticipate the gathering of family and friends.

Help me … experience all of this in the name of the Christ Child who came, is present and will come again.

Amen.