Day 24, December 22
Count Your Blessings
Blessing to be counted today:
A brightly decorated home for Christmas
Take, O Child,
The gift that I bring,
Rich and rare as befits a King:
Gold that glints as the star looks down –
Gold to gleam in a great king’s crown.
When the kingdom comes, when the flags unfold,
Remember me, and my gift of gold.
Text by Timothy Dudley-Smith
“Visit of the Wise Men”
Collected Hymns (1961-1982) and some early poems
Copyright 1984 by Collins/Hope
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God of hope, you call us home from the exile of selfish oppression to the freedom of justice, the balm of healing, and the joy of sharing. Make us strong to join you in your holy work, as friends of strangers and victims, companions of those whom others shun, and as the happiness of those whose hearts are broken. We make our prayer through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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