Sometimes during the excitement and joy of celebrating the deep beauty of this special season we forget those of our family whose circumstances cry out for the presence of the One whose birth we celebrate. This Christmas Prayer from theMETHODIST FEDERATION FOR SOCIAL ACTIONis a powerful reminder that we are all called to become love incarnate. Transformed and empowered by the Holy Spirit, each of us are called to reach out to those most in need.
A Christmas Prayer from the Methodist Federation for Social Actio
after the carols have been sung,
the presents opened,
and the feasts shared,
let us not lose the truth of this holy night:
that you become vulnerable to heal this world
and you invite us to discover in that vulnerability
the true strength of the ages.
Transform us, O God,
until we are one with you,
one with each other,
and one with all the world,
through Jesus Christ,
who unites heaven and earth,
through the power of your Holy Spirit.