Please make me mindful of Advent…

O, My Father, as I turn my thoughts to Advent, please come to the manger of my heart as never before.

Fill me with Your presence from the very start.
As I prepare for the holidays and gifts to be given, keep me firmly grounded in the thoughts of Thanksgiving just past.

Fill my heart with gratitude as You remind me of the magnificent gift You gave when You sent Your Son from Heaven. I love You, LORD, with all my heart. Amen!