Holy One,
Give us the courage to be welcoming, as we prepare for Christ’s arrival,

so that, like the Innkeeper and animals, we can share what we can,
like Mary and Joseph, we can trust in the kindness of others,
and like the Holy Family, appreciate the unexpected joy in Christ’s story.

Help us to be welcoming, as we prepare.
Amen.

—a prayer inspired by Advent Unwrapped