Father, you humble the proud and exalt the humble, and we stand in awe.
We recognize that the way we feel fragile, exhausted, and burdened this Advent may mean we are right where you want us.
You sent your Son to help the weak and weary. Open our eyes to the weaknesses we try to ignore and cover over.
In your Son, we are safe to own them, and come humbly to you, to rejoice in you and your strong arms, not ours.
Magnify yourself in us this season through our rejoicing in you and your Son.
In his name we pray. Amen.