Nineteenth Day of Advent
Thank you for coming to us where and as we are.
Help us to be aware of and open to your presence; help us to cultivate a life of prayer so that we will always be aware that you are with us and will always be ready to welcome you when you come to us in new and unexpected ways.
Remove from us any fear, any guilt, any anxiety, or any other factors that make it difficult for us to believe that you come to us and to know that you are with us.
Let our increasing assurance of your presence lead us both to rest better in you and to live more boldly for you.