A Christmas prayer

Gracious and Loving Mystery We Call God,
Gentle my wants and expectations this holy season and open my eyes to the quiet, sacred beauty of the earth. Remind me of who I am – your much beloved child. Grant unto me the courage to work for peace and justice, guided by compassion and wisdom in my daily life. May I always have the courage to grow beyond my assumptions so that I may love both myself and the world more fully. This I pray and this I receive. Amen