With Christmas coming this week I believe the corporate confession of sin below very appropriate. May we all take some time to truly consider where our comfort and pleasure comes from. If it is from anything beside our Lord and Master we need to repent and be grateful to our God and King, the One who most assuredly gives true comfort.
Father, we confess that we have often sought comfort in the things of this world rather than the consolation of Israel. We have delighted in the gifts more than the Giver of them all. We have enjoyed the celebration more than the One whom we celebrate. We have taken pleasure in earthly friendships more than in heavenly fellowship with you. Frequently our hearts have grown indifferent to the mystery and marvel of our Lord's Incarnation. Please forgive our sins for Jesus' sake, and help us trust in Him alone.