There is so much that needs to be done in preparation for Christmas...
At times – and especially if there are any other factors in our lives that drain us, as there so often are – it is as much or even more than we can do to get done what needs to be done.
At times, we just need to take time out. Re-focus. Pray.
Pray, even though prayer is elusive; even though the Christ-child, the King of Heaven, is elusive.
And then step back in to the day.
These prayers, for the morning and for the evening during Advent, are taken from Common Worship.
Advent: making room for Jesus – in the midst of everything else.