Fourth Sunday of Advent
O God Who Comes,
We praise you that in Christ Jesus you came to us personally; we praise you that through your Holy Spirit you continue to come to us personally. We praise you for the always-present possibility and for the sometimes-present reality—the difference mainly depending on our willingness and awareness—of an ever-deepening and maturing relationship with you.
Form us into people who are always open to your direction. Make us open to the nudgings and to the shovings of your Spirit. Help us always to be growing into people all of whose thoughts, words, and actions are a reflection of your love and grace.
Even so, come, Lord Jesus!