December 26 Prayer
The Holy Family - A promise fulfilled
Christmas is over, the gifts unwrapped, the mess is still left to clean up and yet Christmas has just begun.
We look to the holy family this day to recognize God's promise being fulfilled on earth. Lk.2:22-40
This year has been a trying year for all of the world and continues to be. Not the unlike the world Jesus was born into.
We were made to return to and stay in our homes with our families and close companions.
Some of us have been alone and felt that loneliness more than ever.
But it is here that Jesus comes.
Here where you find yourself today that He comes to dwell with you.
May we find the courage and strength to grow within our souls as we let Jesus come to us.
May we continue to unwrap the gift of salvation and life freely given to us.
May we be the ones like John to prepare the way for those living in darkness to see the rising sun come from heaven and shine upon them and give them the knowledge of salvation. Ps. 8
There is no other way but the way to trust in the promise foretold l.
As Joseph had to trust God and trust Mary to be true to their words and Mary had to trust in the Holy Spirit to birth the Christ Child within her.
And even Jesus had to trust in his earthly family to provide for him a home that would teach him wisdom and give him strength.
Pause to Pray;
We pray with thanks for the promises you gave to us to be fulfilled throughout our lives.
Help us to find the courage to trust and believe in what you have spoken.
May we believe in the impossible things that you have declared over us and may we participate in their fulfillment.
We offer up to you this past year with all of its struggles and challenges and reflect on how you have met our every need.
Give us eyes to see you on the road ahead and lead us on the path of peace.
May we find our hope within You and be the family of God within the body of Chrst.