A prayer at Christmas

Lord, God, you chose to enter into the human experience in the person of Jesus.
You came not as a king, but as a humble servant,
the suffering servant of Yahweh.

You entered into the world with all of its messiness.
Your compassion knows no bounds.
Your love and mercy endure forever.

Help us to be agents of change,
bringing your joy and forgiveness,
your peace and mercy to those we meet.

Send your Spirit so that we may be Christ’s presence
to our brothers and sisters around the world,
Making known the message of Emmanuel,
God with us.