On the Seventh Day of Christmas, we recognize the Circumcision of Our Lord.
Luke 2:21 (ESV)
21 And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
Holy God, Jesus came from Heaven fully God and fully Man. He gave up His glorious throne beside You to live on earth for our salvation. While here, he submitted to all Your decrees, including circumcision. His parents named Him Jesus, following the instructions of the angel. We know that if Your Son and the Holy Family carried out all the duties and responsibilities of Your people in that time and place, we should carry out all the duties and responsibilities of Your people today, Your disciples. Give us wisdom to know what we need to do and strength to do it. We ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.