Christmas Mourning during COVID-19 …
Today we greet the dawn of Christmas 2020
with both tears and joy welling up within our hearts.
Tears that honor and remember thousands of persons
whose lives the coronavirus claimed this past year.
And joy that holds both the memory of Christ’s birth
and the mystery of God’s desire to dwell among us.
So now, Creator God, we pray that You will come
to dwell within our Christmas Mourning,
and let love be reborn within us and through us
in some new ways once again this day.
That joy and gratitude may fill our hearts,
as we let Your Presence within us
be the present we joyfully share
with those we will greet and meet this day.