adventEternal God,
During this time of Advent
We remember Mary & Joseph.
We give thanks for their obedience,
For travelling great distance, during trying times.

During this time of Advent
We remember all those
Who travel out of necessity,
Hoping to discover a better, safer life.

During this time of Advent
We surround our family with love.
We cherish time spent with friends and renewed acquaintances.

During this time of Advent
We pray that your fellowship
Is known by all people,
That your light may shine in even the darkest places.

Thank you, loving God,
For Jesus Christ.
For a birth long ago
During uncertain times.
For taking on the frailties of human life.

May the birth of your son
Kindle anew the hope we have for a better world
And a better life for all people. Amen.