God-With-Us, whose living Presence is over, amongst and within us,
In the fullness of Christmastime, we find ourselves looking back, reveling in memories past. Remind us of the reality of your arrival, breaking into a world of deterioration and suffering in the face of dominating human powers, that we might trust your plan comes to us increasing real light, and truth and joy on earth. Usher us into a quiet resting place to savor a few moments of dwelling with you until we find ourselves dwelling in you. Bring to birth new hope for all that is ahead. Amen.