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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Sunday Prayer

As always, this prayer is also posted over at InnerDorothy.

God of Light and Love, we thank you this day for all your goodness and grace, and for all the surprising ways that we encounter you in the living out of our days. We thank you for friendly smiles and heartfelt good wishes especially at this busy time of the year.

We thank you God for one another. For friends who know what we need before we ask…and for all the un-named angelic figures who enter our lives at exactly the right time. Through all of these, God, we are able to experience your gentle, loving presence, and for this we give you praise.

We pray this morning for all those we have named in this place, and for those whose needs remain in the safe sanctuary of our own hearts. Bless each one, and give them strength and faith to face each day, whatever may come.

Today we pray especially for those who find the Christmas season very difficult to navigate. For all who are suffering or sad, lonely or hungry, oppressed or imprisoned, grieving or weeping…God, we pray that your loving presence will enfold and bless them all.

As we anticipate again the birth of the tiny One of Bethlehem, bless us all, and guide our journey to the stable – where we will encounter the birth of Hope itself, the Light of the World, the Prince of Peace, the One who taught his friends to pray together singing…


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  1. I really liked this prayer. Even though it is really intended for this Advent/Christmas season, it really rang true for me Saturday as I celebrated my college graduation with many people who are just amazingly kind and generous with their support and love. Thank you for sharing your wonderful gifts within this online community, and with your physical community!


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