Opening Prayer:
Lord, free us from our sins and make us whole.

Hear our prayer, and prepare us to celebrate the incarnation of your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit one God forever and ever.

Closing Prayer:
God of Strength, I need your courage.

You offer to make firm the knees that are weak.

Only you know how frightened I so often am.

And you do offer me strength.

There is the promise of your Son’s coming and knowing that you will save me.

I can’t do this on my own no matter how often I think I can.

Give me the humility to ask for your help and open heart to accept your healing and love in my life.