A Christmas Collect

Emmanuel, who left your throne to take on the nature of a servant, we thank you for your gift of yourself this day. Help us to receive you in the spirit in which you came: in humility, love, and hope for all people, through you who embraced poverty and was crowned king of kings by the Father and Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘To you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.’ – Luke 2:11