Give us the courage to welcome Christ into every part of our lives,
so that, like Mary, we will hope for a better world,
like Elizabeth, the Shepherds, and the Holy Family,
we will be brave and bold in our living,
like the Innkeeper and animals, we will be welcoming of others,
and like the Magi, we will present our best selves.
May we always be ready to welcome, Emmanuel, Christ with us.
—a prayer inspired by Advent Unwrapped