Heavenly Father, we come before You once again, joyful and triumphant. We pray that you would rend the heavens and come down. Without Your presence this is a hollow ritual. But You promise to visit Your people with favor. You have done awesome things we didn’t look for. Sinai shook at Your presence, as did the hearts of Israel. Forgive us for reducing Christmas to good feelings, when Your presence shakes as well as comforts us. We pray You would shake our hearts here today. You act for the one who waits for You. We are the clay and You are the potter, and we place our hearts in Your hands. We know You will not crush us, but cleanse and comfort us.
We come to you through Jesus Christ, by the power of Your Holy Spirit who lives and reigns with You, one God without beginning or end. Amen.