Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, thank You for being the truth, the light and the way. So here is Your church, Your body here on earth. We pray that You would unify us with the power of Your Holy Spirit by coming into a world that hungers for hope. Come into our lives, which so desperately needs Your presence. We need You. We need You ever hour and every moment to shine the light of eternal truth into the darkness of this world and our hearts. As the years fly past us, You remain the only constant in our lives so let us be open to hearing Your word. Let us be open to learning from Your truth by helping us to step into the story that changed the world. The story that reveals the never ending truth of the gospel that God so loved all of us that He came near to us, as one of us, to let all people know that there is hope, there is mercy and that there is love through the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Emmanuel, God with us. You fulfilled the promise of the Eternal One, that God will not forsake us, and even as we walk through the valley of the shadow of death we will not fear because God is always with us.