Omnipotent Father, Creator of all we know, and that which is unseen, prepare us for celebrating Jesus’ birth. Make smooth the way for those who don’t know him to answer your call. Anoint our conversations with your Spirit. Give power to the words we say and sing. Let us truly understand the lyrics,
“Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.”
May our spirit testify with your Holy Spirit, and may our souls know their true worth. I ask in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.
“This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.”
(1 John 5:6 ESV)