“May Almighty God who loves this whole creation fill us with new light as we celebrate the birth of the Word into our world;
May this new light shine out from us to bring compassion and courage everywhere we go;
May we wait with patience and hope to see the promised future of God revealed in peace; and
May God Father Son and Holy Spirit bless us with hope and with joy in these days and forever and ever.
This blessing was shared by Bishop Graham during the 2015 Bethlehem Prayer Service, linking worshipers at Washington National Cathedral with worshipers at Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem and many web participants. View/hear the archived simulcast from https://youtu.be/eOes0DrFVH0 originally streamed on 12/19/15.