A Prayer for Light- Christmas 2022

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Here is a prayer, a poem for this Christmas. This is something I do each year…a birthday present offered to and for my King. I pray it blesses you, even if it hurts a little. Actually, I hope it hurts…because if so, maybe there is still some hope for us all.

A Prayer for Light – Christmas 2022

Lord, You are the Bright Morning Star, the brightest Light.
I ask for more light shed on stories of the good being done,
and less on the evil…not because it isn’t present but
because what we focus on continually will consume us.
Thank you for your wisdom.

Let us be consumed with good, not evil.
Let us dwell on those things you deem worthy
instead of the shortcomings we see in
our leaders, our communities, our churches,
our families, our spouses, our children.

Lord, we are an ever increasingly anxious people,
for we have forgotten that You came,
You died, You live, You reign.

Lord, we have rejected, minimized, slandered, profaned
Your precious, glorious, beautiful name.
Forgive us.

Lord, we have allowed our insatiable appetites to define and rule us.
We choose blindness, deafness, and the vacuous promises in worldliness.
We exalt lies, deny truth, choose the darkness, believing
we can imitate your glorious light.
THEN we wonder why our neighbor is our enemy,
our families fragmented, our children overwhelmed, deceived, hopeless.

And because we say, we see, yet do not see
we hear, yet do not hear…we have traded the greatest good,
for the weakest reasoning.

Let us see, once more, Your glory.
Remind us, of the power in that true Christmas story
Let Jesus, Our King take away our worry,
Come to us now, let us turn from our hurry
for you bring us peace; Yes, You alone are our peace.

Return us to that Silent Night when the babe in a manger
put everything right- yes, the stars and the shepherds saw the glorious sight.
And we here now are his miraculous delight!
Let us depart from words that are vain, Instead let’s
proclaim His beautiful name, and walk in the light
of the love we do claim, whose love claimed us, and on Christmas came.

For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased,” we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain. And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. For know prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

2 Peter 17-21

Published by enthusiasticallydawn

Dawn Paoletta is the author of Journaling for Discovery and Delight. Her writing is included in several anthologies and her poems have been included in the Wickford Poetry and Art Exhibit and Books. Dawn is currently working on her next book. Inquiries at dawn.paoletta@gmail.com

4 thoughts on “A Prayer for Light- Christmas 2022

  1. Amen, Dawn. Very beautifully written, and so appropriate in this time of the darkness trying so hard to overcome the Light. May we cling to that true Light that is Jesus and not allow the darkness of this world to overcome us. We have to be diligent in keeping our hearts tuned into the light, because the noise of the world is getting so loud and demanding that we listen. I pray that we will remain strong and true and committed to Christ, Our Savior and the Light of the World. Amen.


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