For those not looking forward to Christmas.
Three in one God who in Trinity is always in community, we pray for those who may be alone or lonely at Christmas time. Be with them and with everybody who for any reason is not looking forward to Christmas.
Lord and Father, you turn your back on no one, man or woman of any race or creed. Help us to follow your example, by not turning our backs on those approaching Christmas with trepidation.
We pray for those that have lost a partner, husband or wife in the past year, facing Christmas alone for the first time. We pray too for those who may not be alone but have lost a family member who will leave an empty space at the Christmas dinner table.
Loosing someone is but one of many reasons that Christmas my not seem to be a time to celebrate. There are many grounds for apprehension. Parents who cannot buy presents for their children, when all around they are bombarded by advertisements. The homeless, who if they find shelter for that one night think it a gift received.
God and Father be with those who do not look forward to Christmas. Comfort and support them and show them that they never need be completely alone. Guide and support those who would bring human aid and comfort, making Christmas a little better where they can for those feeling foreboding of its approach.