Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve, Last Day of Advent '09

"I am waiting for Christ to be born anew in the whole of my life."

A Christmas Eve Prayer

"While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child." Luke 2:6 NRSV
Light of the world,

The people walking in darkness await you. We who are living in the land of the shadow of death have fixed our eyes to the sky for the dawning of your light. Strong God, coming in the fragile flesh of a baby, there is no room in the inn for your exhausted father and laboring mother. But we are here, watching for the light, scrambling to sweep our hearts clean, and flinging the doors to our messy lives wide open in the shadowy night.

"Come, Lord Jesus."


Ruth in the Desert said...

What a beautiful way to start Christmas Eve. Thank you.

ragamuffin diva said...

Thank you so much, Ruth. Many blessings!