Lord our God,
We thank you and praise you for never giving up on us, no matter how far we may distance ourselves from you.
Just as your Spirit rested on Jesus, we pray that you pour out your spirit on us.
We pray for this Spirit of Christ-like love and peacefulness out of our faithfulness and gratitude to you, for you have so richly blessed us in this, another season commemorating the Love that came down in the form of your Son, Jesus.
Empower us to do all that is within in our powers, wherever we are, to promote peace on earth and goodwill to all in our speech, in our actions, our behavior, in all that we are and all that, with your help, we can be, on this day, in this season, in all the short time that you may bless us with on this good earth you created.
We pray these things in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, amen.