Merry Christmas!

“Lord, in this holy season of prayer and song and laughter, we praise you for the great wonders you have sent us: for shining star and angel’s song, for infant’s cry in lowly manger.

We praise you for the Word made flesh in a little Child. We behold his glory, and are bathed in its radiance.

Be with us as we sing the ironies of Christmas, the incomprehensible comprehended, the poetry made hard fact, the helpless Babe who cracks the world asunder. We kneel before you shepherds, innkeepers, wisemen. Help us to rise bigger than we are. Amen.”

This Christmas prayer comes from

Wishing you and your family a fabulous Christmas. Despite how busy we are in this season, how distracted, how cold (or how hot if you live where I live), or how long it has been since, say, one of us has blogged (sorry, guys — regular posts will return soon!), may we remember who and what and why we celebrate, and in it, have our hope reinforced or rekindled.

Merry Christmas!