O God, show us how to be faithful when time flies by, and tasks add up, and traditions lose their meaning. May we be open to your Spirit, So familiar words ring true. Let us find honest refrains, And not just adopt last year’s joy. Let us be present, alive, and not lost in traditions gone by. God, there’s so much meaning in this season, And yet so much we do not see. In the days and weeks ahead, Inspire us to dig deeper and reflect on what’s good, just, noble and true. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.