A practice to engage:
Commit to praying this prayer* as God leads--one or two days a week, or every day through the week before Christmas. Once you have made the commitment, write your commitment to prayer in the "notes" section below.
Father, Creator of everything in heaven and on earth,
I pray that out of your glorious riches You may strengthen us with power through your Spirit in our inner being, so that Christ may dwell in our hearts through faith. And I pray that we, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that we may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to You who are able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to your power that is at work within us, to You be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
*adapted from Ephesians 3:14-21