we hear the promise of the coming of Jesus into a manger
and into our hearts and homes.
Bless our Advent waiting;
fill our worship with anticipation of Your love;
dedicate us to prepare Your way by lifting up the valleys in our lives
and making smooth the rough places of others.
We pray in the name of Emmanuel – God with us.
Maren C. Tirabassi, American poet and Congregational minister
The Westminster Collection of Christian Prayers