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'Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.'
2 Peter 1:2 (NIV)
God of grace,
We praise You for the love that sent the Christ to be born among us, and for the joy and peace He holds for those who look beyond the stable to see the King of all glory.
We thank You for the excitement in the eyes of children. Help us to share in their wonder and anticipation, to ignore the “Bah, humbugs !” and focus on the Christmas miracle: it’s power and pain; its grace and cost.
This advent, fill our hearts with Your love, that we may put sacrifice before gain, commitment before comfort, and grace before pride.
Through Jesus, our Lord, ‘Immanuel’ (God-with-us),