“Lord God, you defy all my tidy categories for understanding you, especially at Christmas. What a paradox the incarnation is – true God and authentic humanity knit into one person, your Son, Jesus Christ. I worship you for this marvelous mystery – as true God you conquered death by your power, and as a real human you died for me in the weakness of your flesh, Amen.”(BC 19)
Prayer comes from “Seeking God’s Face: Praying With the Bible Through the Year“
I resonated with today’s prayer in the Book of Common Prayer:
Lord God, help us to live out your gospel in the world. We pray for those who do not know your love, that they would be wooed by your goodness and seduced by your beauty. Form us into a family that runs deeper than biology or nationality or ethnicity, a family that is born again in you. May we be creators of holy mischief and agitators of comfort . . . -people who do not accept the world as it is but insist on its becoming what you want it to be. Let us groan as in the pains of childbirth for your kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven. Help us to be midwives of that kingdom. Amen.