|The Holy Family, (unknown icon).|
Most Merciful God, let the whole earth and all that lives within it sing out your glory and praise!
Holy One, envelop us through your Holy Spirit to join in the cloud of witnesses who worship You with joy.
Let us remember tonight the birth of your Son, born as a poor refugee, and work for others to have a home.
Let us be guided by you, Lord Christ, our Daystar, to follow the path of wisdom to your side.
Let us seek to uphold each other in a common life bound by the love that Christ births in us, and calls us to embody.
Bend near to hear the whispered prayers of your people, O God, and place the mantle of your blessing on those we now name.