Lord God, as we ponder the blessings and challenges of this past year, grant us the serenity of your Spirit and openness of heart to the wonders you have done in us and will continue do in faithfulness to us, your children. Lord, we give you thanks for calling us to serve this School community. By the power of your Holy Spirit, may the seeds of the Gospel you have planted in hearts and called us to water in our school continue to grow. Grant us a peaceful and restful Christmas, that we might be ready to respond with joy to your ongoing call to serve one another in Christ, in whom you make all things new. We make this prayer to you through Christ our Lord. Amen.