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A Christmas Prayer


Donald James

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Come Lord,

as the infant you were in Bethlehem,

as the teacher you were in Galilee.

Speak to the veils before my heart,

to the dirt on my soul.

 ~

Come Lord,

as the friend at table,

in Bethany or the Upper Room.

Speak to my hatred and fears

that I might understand Your love.

~

Come Lord,

risen after long days of darkness.

Step out from the tomb of my sin.

Speak to me

with the voice of my shepherd.

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Come Lord,

into a world that sleeps,

a world unprepared,

a world unbelieving.

 ~

Come Lord,

to the meek,

to the impoverished,

to the lonely.

 ~

Come Lord,

into a feeding troth,

with filthy rags and straw.

Come into my heart,

at times as cold and desolate as the manger

and claim me as Yours.

 

 

 

copyright 2017 - Donald P James Jr

https://scarletrobecreations.blogspot.com

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