Day 25, December 23

Fabled Christmas Tree Ornament

Count Your Blessings

Blessing to be counted today:
Holiday memories

Take, O Child,
The gift that I bring,
Rich and rare as befits a King:
I kneel as a king, to a King divine,
Receive my praise, and this gift of mine
Which is frankincense for the altar fire
To burn in worship to the World’s desire.

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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Five cents for each decoration on your Christmas tree

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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