Father, we thank you for the gift of your Son, Jesus.
As I spend this time in prayer before the Crib, Lord
open my heart to hear your words. Help me to listen
to your constant call. Help me to ponder and reflect
on Mary and Joseph who accepted your will in their lives
as they journeyed through this world.
Lord I ask for the faith and courage of the Shepherds
and the Wise Men who heard the call and came to pay
homage to you. Help me to always honour you as I move
through this world. I ask this through Christ Our Lord.