Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Christmas Prayer

A few years ago I came across this Christmas prayer written by Henri Nouwen.  It's a powerful one I've found myself thinking of quite a bit these days:

"Lord Jesus, Master of both the light and the darkness, send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas.  We who have so much to do seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day.  We who are anxious over many things look forward to your coming among us.  We who are blessed in so many ways long for the complete joy of your kingdom.  We whose hearts are heavy seek the joy of your presence.  We are your people, walking in darkness, yet seeking the light.  To You we say, come Lord Jesus."


Scott Jackson said...

Amen to "seeking joy"! Ya!

Anonymous said...

How true that is! This time of year is so rush rush rush; busy busy busy. It's so important to slow down and remember the reason we're celebrating!
Amen, Sista!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely Light inspired words. May He come among us and our families as we sort out turkey dinner!