At this time of Advent, we lift up our community, especially those who are lonely. . Help us to be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as You forgave us. Please show us creative ways to love and care for those outside our home inviting them to share in our Christmas services. Fill us to overflowing with Your love for the lost. Teach us to do acts of kindness to those who are in need at this time of year. Lord, we ask you to grant us peace: peace in our homes, peace in our church, peace in our community, and peace in our hearts. Thank you for loving the whole world enough to send the greatest gift, Your Son, so that your people might truly come to love and trust You.