A Christmas-time Prayer

God, we remember you and we praise you in this special season. For you are our strength; you are our song. You are our portion; you are our cup.

In a world of corruption and deception and heartbreak and pain, your presence shines a brilliant light of hope and healing. Now we can truly see your joy radiating throughout the earth.

We give to you everything that we are not, so that you can provide in us everything that you are, by the strength of your Word and the quietness of your Spirit.

For this is how you see us through your truth and light and grace.

Thank you for our blessings in this moment and for the promises you’ve placed in our hearts for what’s yet to come. Our times are in your hands.

In the praise and glory and honor of Jesus’ name—Amen.

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
(John 1:5)

LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup;
you make my lot secure.
(Psalm 16:5) 

By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me—
a prayer to the God of my life.
(Psalms 42:8)

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
(Col 3:15-17)

Remember not the former things,
nor consider the things of old.
Behold, I am doing a new thing;
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert. 
(Isaiah 43:18-19)