Author of Hope

Author of Hope:  A Prayer for the Christmas Season

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God of hope, as we celebrate the Christmas Season, we remember that through a baby, born in a feeding trough, surrounded by animals, in a remote, obscure village, we find a new way to live.

You are the author of hope.

Help us to trust that our lives have purpose even when they are falling apart.  Offer us hope when are dreams are fading.  Give us healing, when brokenness overwhelms. Renew our spirit even when we are minimized and weighed down by our burdens.  Give us joy to treasure the gift of life.

Make us humble, so we can recognize the redemption offered to us in a child, in a manner we never could have imagined, often do not understand and contrary to the values of this world.

We praise you, the author of hope!