The Prayer Committee of the Diaconate offers this prayer for the Advent season to you, members of the congregation of First Presbyterian Church. You are invited to use this prayer as often as you want during this time of anticipation of the coming of the baby Jesus, the Prince of Peace.

Prayer: Gracious and loving God, we prepare to celebrate anew the coming of Christ into our world. Open our hearts to receive the gift of Jesus’s presence with us as the innkeeper opened the stable. Give us voices to praise him as the angels who sang on high. Let us witness his glory as the shepherds did on that joyful night. Fill us with the love that Mary felt as she first looked into his face. Guide us to find him and present him our gifts as did the wise men.  Help us to worship and honor him, not only at Christmas, but each day of the year. Amen.