(an acrostic prayer)
Trusting in Your story, Father, we come to worship at the stable of Your birth today.
Help us to be present in the place where You come to meet us and to birth in us Your kingdom.
Empty us of our vainglory as we humbly bow before You today as we celebrate Your birth among us.
Birth in us, Father, the real reason you came to earth; “to seek and to save us” from our sins.
Interpret to us, O God, Your will as we gather around Your “word made flesh” today!
Remove us from the world’s view of Your birth; the commercialization of that holy event, so that we may spread You, instead of that view.
Take away our bent to sinning, Father, as You come once again to be born in each of us, each day.
Hear us as we sing, “Hallelujah” and “Glory to God in the Highest” as we witness Your birth again in the lives of Your children.
Thank You for the birth that brought us the opportunity for our new birth. We pray in Your name, with thanksgiving. Amen!
The Path Continues…