Father, send Your Holy Spirit through Your Son as we hear of Him in the Songs, the Readings, and the Message – to assure us that, with Jesus’ birth and through His death and resurrection, He is a God who is with us, no matter who we are or what we have done. We ask in the name of Your beloved Son, our crucified Lord, the Same who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.
• The First Sunday after Christmas
• Isaiah 7. 10-14