Help us in this Advent season to honor Jesus in thought, word, and deed. Help us to follow him and to walk in the light as he is in the light. Thank you for the forgiveness and renewal you have given to us through Christ Jesus. Make us able and ready to give forgiveness to those who have sinned against us.
Save us, O God, from trouble and help us to trust you completely. Grant us a deep sense of your loving presence when the troubles of life threaten to overwhelm us. Remind us of your faithfulness. Calm our hearts. Help us to be still and know that you are God.
Through Christ, we pray. Amen.