Pray to God, allowing for the transformation of your being and feelings. Give to God what you have found in your heart.
Creating God, at the beginning of time, you brought order out of extreme chaos. As we move toward the birthday of your son, we find ourselves bogged down and overwhelmed with our own chaos. The demands of life are many and we do not easily see your activity in the world.
Bring order to our lives, O God! Remove the illusion from our hearts that we must constantly occupy ourselves in order to be successful! Stir up a love for you in our hearts that we may be moved to seek out and find the gift of everlasting peace which you have promised us through Isaiah.
As we prepare for the coming of your son in only a few short weeks, let us be conscience of your presence in our lives and the work of your creative spirit in the world. Open our eyes to see the face of your son in the work we do, in the events of daily life, and in the people we meet, so that on Christmas day, we may truly experience the great joy and energy of that promise you entrusted to Isaiah long ago.
We as this in the name of your son Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen!
Messianic Predictions, Thomas Ingmire, © 2005 The Saint John’s Bible, Order of Saint Benedict, Collegeville, Minnesota, USA. Scripture quotations are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, Catholic Edition, Copyright 1993, 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.