from Rev. William Flewelling of Proctor:

Pastoral prayer on John 1:10-18

Gracious God, revealed in wonder, depth and awe in the face of Jesus, the one who comes and is seen as the font of grace and truth, the one who is gift and unforgetfulness, become in us the way of the flesh, the one who become flesh and tabernacle among us, the flesh of Jesus, the Word at the core of your creating and eager love.  In all, we are caught up in a peace beyond our understanding.  We easily discover ourselves preoccupied with a million things that have nothing to do with you, with us, with life, with love, with redemption, with hope, with this life changed in the embrace of your coming in Jesus, in whom we pray.  Amen.