A Christmas Collect of Thanks for God’s Giving of Himself

Bestower of great gifts, who is the source of all good things and the one who knows our greatest needs, you gave us yourself and made us recipients of all the benefits of your rulership and authority. May we accept your reign with gladness and willing trust, becoming subjects of a kingdom that begets wisdom and peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit forever. Amen. ‘For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.’ – Isaiah 9:6