A Collect of Thanks for Familiar Rituals

God of all time, who created the order of all the universe, we thank you for the seasons and rituals that envelop our lives and provide structure that holds us. Grant that we would find unity and comfort as we participate in the customs and celebrations that you watch with joy and use to work in our hearts, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lived within our rites and seasons and lives with you in the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up as usual for the festival.’ – Luke 2:41-42