A Christmas Prayer

Inspired by a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson Loving God, Help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and worship of the wise men. Let us close the door of hate and open the door to Peace and in the window … Continue reading A Christmas Prayer

Prayers for Christmas Eve — Light in the Darkness

Genesis 1:3 Then God said, “Let there be light”: and there was light John 1:5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.   Light Light, down into my hole you come, holding on with cold fingers of fear, You lift me from the darkness. Like an otter slipping through a … Continue reading Prayers for Christmas Eve — Light in the Darkness

Advent, Week Four, Love – Prayerful Tuesday

And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 FAITH, HOPE, LOVE faith, hope, love in faith an elderly Priest and his wife waited for their first child in faith a maiden utters the words “Here Am I” in love a child leaps in the … Continue reading Advent, Week Four, Love – Prayerful Tuesday

Advent, Week Three, Joy – Prayerful Tuesday

Psalm 32:11 Be glad in LORD and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart The Psalmist says to “shout for joy, all you upright in heart,” but I am not very joyful, this year and in all honesty I don’t feel ‘upright’ at the moment.  I have been listening to … Continue reading Advent, Week Three, Joy – Prayerful Tuesday

Advent, Week One – Prayerful Tuesday

Deuteronomy 18:15-18 15 The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you shall heed such a prophet. 16 This is what you requested of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said: "If I hear the voice of the Lord my … Continue reading Advent, Week One – Prayerful Tuesday

Looking Forward – Looking Back – Prayerful Tuesday

Micah 6: 8 He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Well the New Year is almost upon us and it has been an eventful, but mostly violent, one.  In 2014 it seems … Continue reading Looking Forward – Looking Back – Prayerful Tuesday

Christmas Morn

hushed moments short I know lights on tree glow silent prayers sent out to the world loud whispers come from above “shhh, do you think he’s been” “let’s go down and look” foots steps on stairs children squeals of delight parents sighs of relief hushed moments short I know Ruth Jewell, ©December 25, 2014 Merry … Continue reading Christmas Morn