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Posts from December 2015

A Prayer for a New Year

“Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43: 18-19) Bless us, O Lord, and bless the time and seasons…

Christmas Dinner Prayer

  In the peace of this season our spirits are joyful: With the beasts and angels, the shepherds and stars, with Mary and Joseph we sing God’s praise. By your coming may the hungry be filled with good things, by your compassion may the desperate be helped. And by your love may this table and…

Christmas Eve Prayer of the day

  Good and gracious God, on this holy night you gave us your Son, the Lord of the universe, wrapped in swaddling clothes, the Savior of all, lying in a manger. On this holy night draw us into the mystery of your love. Join our voices with the heavenly host that we may sing your…

Prayer for Approaching the 4th Sunday in Advent

As the angelic hosts gathered to proclaim your message of hope and peace for all the world, we gather here this day to hear again of your word manifest in the person of Jesus Christ, that we too may join the heavenly chorus which proclaims your message of hope, peace, love, and joy. Gracious God,…

Christmas Dinner Poem

Christmas Dinner By Nancy Little There is sustenance at table beyond the food. There is song and memory and braiding. The strands are grandmothers and lakes and moonlight, poetry, baked spaghetti, Preacher Gordon, for all he was and wasn’t, just as we are.   There is the spiral of DNA, and the surprising tensile strength…