AN ADVENT PRAYER OF JOY
“Heavenly Father, help us to remember that the good news of Jesus’ birth has the power to bring us great joy this Christmas season. This joy isn’t dependent on what is going on in our life, in our world, or the people that we are with. It doesn’t depend on the gifts we give or the gifts we find under the tree. No earthly thing can ever give us complete joy. Our joy comes from you. That joy that flooded the hearts of the shepherds, the angels, the wise men, the hosts of heaven, and Mary and Joseph is the joy that still has the power to overwhelm our hearts with rejoicing.
“Thank you, Lord.”