Oh God, these are difficult times –
we pray for a renewed vision of your humble way,
your way of justice and hope for all;
We pray that we might have a deep vision
of the Prince of Peace,
and the way of the Prince of Peace.
May our churches become centres
that not only have a dream of justice for all
but live out the values of this dream
in the communities in which we live.
Give us renewed joy this Christmas –
and then a renewed commitment to action –
to have an encounter with the God whose name is mercy,
the God who is humble and generous.
In the name of God,
the Creator, Redeemer and Giver of life.