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Pause for Prayer: SATURDAY 12/10

Forgive us, Lord,
our domestication
of your incarnation…

Forgive us our purchasing and shopping for 
and shopping for but extra
whenever you name us to spend ourselves,
with beneficiant love,
serving these
who don’t have anything to spend…
Forgive us for losing
our time, vitality and cash,
on silly issues that nobody wants
whereas actual wants go unmet…

Forgive us for singing carols of peace 
whereas refusing to forgive and to reconcile
with household, outdated associates and neighbors…

Forgive us our over-the-top largesse 
in giving to those that have greater than they want
whereas dropping spare change, not way more,
within the Salvation Military kettle…

Forgive us for locating and making the time
for purchasing, baking and events
however being too busy for time with you
in our hearts, within the quiet,
in prayer…

Forgive us our painstaking element, Lord
in stringing up lights and wrapping our presents
whereas paying too little consideration
to sources wasted and vitality spent… 

Forgive us for consuming and consuming an excessive amount of
and for throwing away what’s left over
when so many starvation and so many thirst
for meals, for clear water, for all times…

Forgive us for instructing our youngsters
of Santa’s sleigh and the elf on the shelf
earlier than sharing the actual Christmas story
of Mary and Joseph and Bethlehem’s star
– and Jesus, whose birthday that is…
Be affected person, ship and save us
from the mistletoe, toys and tinsel
and forgive us, we pray, for the entire methods 
we neglect Lord – you are the explanation –
for this season of mercy and pleasure… 
Forgive our domestication
of your holy, divine incarnation
and educate us to like, educate us to provide
as you gave your life to serve us all
with the love of the One who despatched you…





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