Friday, December 29, 2017

Prayer 1798: the Fifth Day of Christmas

O Lord, you are our rock and our stronghold,
and we rise to proclaim your goodness
as we seek your sheltering hand.

From the tempests of sickness and chilling cold,
Good Lord, deliver us.

From our tendency to stray from your paths,
and for our hardness of heart,
Good Lord, deliver us.

From our heedlessness of your beautiful creation,
and our blindness to its fragility at our hands,
Good Lord, deliver us.

Help us fasten our hearts on our blessings, O God,
that we live a life of gratitude, compassion, and joy.

Help us to seek your Wisdom always,
and proclaim your grace and your mercy
through our own deeds.

Help us to see your face in every person, Lord Christ,
and ground ourselves in empathy,
that we may honor the beauty and worth of all.

By the power of the Holy Spirit,
lead us by the light of hope and faith,
and pour out your protection, O God,
over those whose needs we now name.


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