Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Prayer for Advent


Dear Lord,

When I become harried
and impatient,
when I think I have too much to do
and not enough time,
when I feel burdened
by obligations,
responsibilities,
activities and
busy-ness,
please, Lord,
give me the grace to remember,
always to remember,
that my obligations,
responsibilities,
activities and busy-ness,
spring from
an abundance of blessings,
enormous, ineffable blessings,
help me to see my busy days
and busy ways
as the privilege and the gift
that they are.

Help me to remember, pray for,
and tangibly support
those who are not "burdened"
by too much to eat,
too much to bake,
too much to decorate,
too many books to read.

Help me, Lord, to see the Advent of Your birth
as a time to remember all of these things,
to drop to my knees and thank You,
always to thank You,
for so much undeserved Love.

4 comments:

  1. Amen! Lovely prayer and one I sorely need.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend.

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  2. Me too! Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day.

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  3. What a beautiful prayer...and so true!

    Happy first day of Advent!

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