O God, we pray for those whose names come so easily and so quickly to heart and mind.
But, in truth we pray for so many more and so much more.
And, so we ask this, O God…
May whatever hope we hold onto in this wondrous time of year be our prayer.
And, may whatever tears we shed for those we miss or those for whom we mourn be our prayer.
And, may our anguish and the heartbreak we feel for those broken people or those broken places in our world…may that, as well, be our prayer.
And, may the dream we hold onto and the promise we place our trust in be our prayer.
And, may our lives, ordinary as they are, now wrapped up in all that is Holy, be our prayer.
Not just today as we turn towards Christmas
But,each and every day.
And, each and every moment.
This we ask, O God.
Hear all our prayers.