Father Kevin’s Reflection – December 18, 2016

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birth_of_jesusI hope that during these final days before Christmas you will be able to find a peaceful moment to reflect on what we truly celebrate this special day, the birth of the Prince of Peace into our world…in a prayer:

Gracious, loving and merciful God, during this Christmas Season, as the light of your Word penetrates our hearts, as we are reminded of the gift of life and faith, as the glories of the heavenly hosts are echoed in our churches, we open ourselves up to your Spirit and give you thanks.

We are grateful, Lord Jesus, that your story has become our story, and we celebrate your birth.

Continue, we pray, to instill in us a profound sense of your abiding presence, and help us to take to heart the wonder of your love, that we may walk in your ways and delight in your will. Help us, Lord God, to be faithful, gracious, loving, giving and forgiving people you would have us be. Amen.

May the Wonder of this season remain in your hearts and in your homes throughout this coming New Year!

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