We look to you LORD, and trust in your perfect authority, wisdom and love. All you have promised is surely coming true for us in your perfect timing. We wait on you, and we are glad that you are near to us. Your joy is perfect. We feel your joy and love flowing through us and wait with anticipation for you to fulfill your promise of new birth.
You call us into the deep, Yahweh, beyond our comfort zones to participate in your great mystery. We doubt our abilities, but believe that in you all things are possible. We place our trust in you. Silence the voices in our heads and in those around us who tell us to remain in our comfort zones. Clear the path so we may journey well with you.
You fill us to overflowing. You give us all we need to follow you today, and there is still so much left over. We experience your miracles, and you call us to keep giving, promising that your blessings will never cease. We rejoice together on this path as we continue to participate in your mystery.
O Loving God, we your children closest to your heart sing your praises. You have done marvelous things, creating everything with a purpose and a home of belonging. Everything is interconnected and dependent on one another.
O Great Shepherd, your loving kind words, “Comfort, comfort my people,” bring healing and joy. Thank you for your loving embrace as you carry us in your arms and as we hear your loving heartbeat saying, “I love you, my Beloved.” Your faithfulness is overwhelming. Thank you for leading us gently on our journey to Bethlehem.