Monday, December 6, 2010

'Twas the Write Before Christmas: Day One

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Day One Prompt:

Lost amid the snow

New York City Blizzard 2010

{Photo by Sarah Ackerman}

An Advent Prayer:

As the snow blankets muddy streets,

dresses naked tree branches,

and covers the blemishes my footprints make

with its glorious, fresh white,

I pray,

oh,

I pray

that I would remember

one little Snowflake

grew into a Blizzard,

covered all the blemishes

of a dreary, dirty, dingy world.

And I pray,

yes,

I pray

my heart would be entrenched,

smothered,

completely coated

in the bright white Gift of Grace

You so brilliantly offered us

that very first Christmas.

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15 comments:

  1. What a stunning prayer. It could so easily be said before bed time. I know my boys would love any prayer that included the word snow. I may just have to use it tonight after the usual Now I lay me down to sleep.

    I really loved this Hy. I can't wait to recite it. No lie :)

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  2. This prayer is BEAUTIFUL! I love a blanket of snow..it really does make everything looks perfect.

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  3. As always, your post is moving and well written.

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  4. The older I get, the more I crave His grace. Yes, I pray this too - thank you for these beautiful words!

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  5. This is the first I've heard Christ compared to a blizzard, but I must say I love it. No one else could make me whiter than snow. :)

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  6. Very nice, thank you for sharing this!

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  7. I think this is the most creative of the posts I have read for this prompt. Thank you for such a beautiful Advent prayer!

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  8. this is beautiful...
    and I pray that my heart is covered with that same grace.

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  9. Lovely in so many ways. Thank you!

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