I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people: Today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you. ~ Luke 2:10-11
O Lord, we praise You for being a joyful God. We thank You for having joy in Yourself. We thank You for having joy in Your Son, our Savior. We thank You for having joy in us, Your children. We praise You for inviting us to live in Your joy through the sacrifice of Your Son, Jesus Christ. We praise You, Jesus, for sharing with us the joy that was set before You. In Your mercy, grant us, Your Church, the grace to live in Your joy with one another. Continue to replace our fear with Your joy, while You constantly teach our feeble minds that the sorrow of this life is nothing compared to the Joy of the Life to come.