Ever Present God,
Gathered in love with the family of life,
fill us with the joy of this holiday season.
With thanks, we celebrate Your universe-
beneath star-filled skies,
in cathedrals, before the hearth…
and in our hearts.
We make space for Your wisdom to unfold.
As we listen to earth’s heartbeat,
Your whisper in the breeze,
knowing they are one and the same,
We become grounded in the center,
reminded of our own giftedness,
And that of our family and friends.
Sit with us God, and make our gathering
glow with peace and gentleness.
Fr. Peter J. Krebs, S.T.