A Christmas Blessing

By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager


This week’s “Embracing Faith” article will focus on Embracing Faith through Prayer.

“The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.

He was in the world, and the world was made through him…” – John 1:9-10


In a few days, people worldwide will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.


While this year’s Christmas celebrations will be different for most of us, it is even more critical that we focus on the love God has for all of us and the love that people should have for one another.


We can show our love for God and one another on Christmas by coming together with prayer.


Whether you choose to pray with others in person, over Zoom, or in silence, we hope that this Christmas prayer will help you find comfort during this time, bring you closer to God, and focus on the true meaning of Christmas: the birth of Jesus Christ.


I Am There (1)


Now God says to us

What God has already said to the earth as a whole

Through a grace-filled birth:


I am there. I am with you.

I am your life. I am your time.

I am the gloom of your daily routine. Why will you not hear it?

I weep your tears - pour yours out to me.

I am your joy.

Do not be afraid to be happy; ever since I wept, joy is the standard of living

That is really more suitable than the anxiety and grief of those who have no hope.


I am the blind alley of all your paths,

For when you no longer know how to go any farther,

Then you have reached me,

Though you are not aware of it.


I am in your anxiety, for I have shared it.

I am in the prison of your finiteness,

For my love has made me your prisoner.


I am in your death,

For today I began to die with you, because I was born,

And I have not let myself be spared any real part of this experience.


I am present in your needs;

I have suffered them and they are now transformed.


I am there.

I no longer go away from this world.

Even if you do not see me now, I am there.


My love is unconquerable.

I am there.

It is Christmas.

Light the Candles! They have more right to exist then all the darkness.

It is Christmas.

Christmas that lasts forever.

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