GOD OF MARY AND JOSEPH, of shepherds and animals,
bless us whenever we gaze on this manger scene.
Through all the days of Christmas, may these figures tell the story
of how humans, angels, and animals found the Christ
in this poor place.
FILL OUR HOUSE with hospitality, joy, gentleness, and thanksgiving,
and guide our steps in the way of peace.
GRANT THIS THROUGH CHRIST OUR LORD. AMEN.