Praise to You, Lord God!
You have become one of us -- You have become a human being, while still
retaining all your power and holiness as God!
You, O Lord, made the journey of the unborn child. By being an embryo, a
fetus, and a newborn, you joined all unborn and newborn children to you!
From the beginning of history, O Lord, You were the Creator of every human
life. Now, with Christmas, You join Yourself in an unthinkable way with the life
Let this Christmas, O God, fill all of us with awe and wonder at how close
human life is to You. Cleanse the world of all that tarnishes and rejects this
gift. Purify our hearts of all that fears this gift.
Let our Christmas joy be the joy of welcoming every human life! Amen!