A Christmas Prayer, 2010

Posted on December 22, 2010
Dear God, it does not seem to be a peaceful time for the Earth, for its peoples, the creatures with whom humans share the Earth, for the planet itself. The gift of Jesus, born so long ago, your great gift to the world, brought you near to us, helped us see you, helped us see ourselves anew.

We have been watching hopefully for your coming again. “Bidden or unbidden, you are always with us, yet we wait for a second Advent bringing peace to the Earth.

The preparation of our hearts has been faltering, our attention distracted, yet we trust in your love to come to us, knowing how much we need you. For the great needs of the world, there is greater love in you than we can think of; may we recognize you and receive you among us this Christmas.