Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A Celtic Prayer


Jesus, we kneel before You in silent amazement.

Thank you that, because of Your birth, we know that our Father is with us.

May we welcome You, not in a cold manger of a heart,

But in a heart so pure, a heart warm with love for one another.

Jesus, You are—

The tender holy Babe;

The Shepherd of Your flock;

The Healing Person;

The Christ of the people;

The world-pervading God;

Emmanuel, God-with-us.

Jesus, You are—

The Glory of eternity who now shines among us;

Son of the High King of the universe;

Splendor of the Father;

Source of life; 

Prince of Peace;

Wonderful Counselor; 

Friend of all;

Champion of justice;

Joy of angels.

Jesus, in You we see God's face—





Jesus, You radiate what the world 
so needs today—

Gentleness, tenderness, light and hope.

In You, may we find—

Gentleness as the answer to violence;

Tenderness as the answer to ill-will;

Light as the answer to lies;

Hope as the answer to despair.

Jesus, Your grace brings forgiveness—

Have mercy upon us, bring us to 
true sorrow for our sins 
and a sincere repentance. 
Forgive our sins that we may have 
eternal life through You.

For Your glory fills eternity both now 
and ever and to the ages of ages.  


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