Father God, we praise your Holy and Mighty name. We bow before you contrite and repentant, begging the forgiveness of our sins, including but not limited to our transgressions, lustful thoughts, selfish ideas, and malicious desires. Thank you Lord for being faithful to forgive us and grant us absolution and cleansing, We humbly submit and receive the washing of the blood of Christ. Amen.
We rise this day the very righteousness of God, the child of Bethlehem birthed in our hearts, growing wise and waxing strong, helping us in these misguided days to neither rush nor worry about the pettiness of holiday traditions, but rather keep us mindful of the eternal virtues of our Blessed Redeemer. Help us to not be respecters of worldly times and seasons, but to be aware constantly of your times and ages and as the Day of the Lord draws near if there be any urgencies let them be about expanding and extending your kingdom. Father, put your Word in our hearts and on our lips, your will in our walk, that we would exemplify and glorify The Way. Father your birth is not enough for us, we need to focus on all of you, your birth, your life, your death, your Resurrection, Ascension and Your coming again.
Bless us Oh Lord, to have a mind like Jesus, to be led by the Holy Spirit, to seek your face and do your will this day, in the precious name of Jesus, and by the power of His blood. Amen.