We thank you for Mary and Joseph and for their courage and trust.
Thank you for the way their journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem was paralleled in their journey from being ordinary people to the extraordinary people you called them to be.
Please be with us as we travel through Advent this year, and as we seek to be become the people you call us to be.
May we too have courage and trust.
We pray for the place hosting the Posada today and ask your blessing on all who live, or work, or study, or spend time there.
Please surround those who look after our Mary and Joseph figures, and all those who encounter them,
with your love, and care, and peace.
We ask it in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
Taken from Jacquiz Resources
Or with young children use a simple prayer like:
Loving God, Thank you for Advent. Help our family to grow closer to you as we read the Christmas story, talk and play together.
We pray for our house as we look after our Posada family and look for ways to be kind to others around us.
Give us love, care and peace on our journey. Amen