Prayer for the Season

(borrowed from Karen Edmisten)

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.


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