Sixth Day of Christmas
We praise you for the ways in which the baby Jesus grew into an adult who wanted to do everything that was your will and nothing that was not your will.
Show us what it means for Christ to be born in us and for us to grow and mature in light of his presence in us.
Because he is in us we can also grow into people who want nothing other than to do your will.
Let it be so, O God, regardless, and even because, of what it might cost us—of what it will cost us.
After all, as Jesus both told us and showed us, it is those who lose their life for your sake who will ultimately find it.
Help us to grow in love and grace—to grow in Christ—so that we will gladly give, help, serve, and sacrifice for your sake and for the sake of others …