Dear Jesus, You are the light of the world. As Christmas grows closer day by day, help us to be ready to welcome You now. We celebrate Your birth with all our hearts.
As we celebrate Your birth, may we begin to see the world in the light of the understanding You give us. As You chose the lowly, the outcasts, and the poor to receive the greatest news the world had ever known, so may we worship you in meekness of heart. May we also remember our brothers and sisters less fortunate than ourselves in this season of giving.
Teach me, Father, what it means to run to You. Let me have You as my sanctuary. Help me not to worry about the words I say, but just to express my heart to You and to nestle down close to You.