A Collect in Remembrance of Jesus’ Birth

Savior and Lord, whose birth we remember today with great joy, calm our fears and bring us hope because of your coming, that we would be secure in your love and in your willingness to reach down to us with great compassion, and fill us with faith in your ultimate goodness toward us all, through you who lives and reigns in majesty and is coming again from the Father in the glory of the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see–I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.’ – Luke 2:10-11