A Winter Prayer

The 4th Day of Christmas
Photo by Tom Neyland

Photo by Tom Neyland

Down the path just a little way
is my destination
I travel the same road each day
knowing the route
And yet when snow covers hiding
my guideposts
and shadows play games to make
me unsure
I know you do not abandon me
on my course

On this day of sun and snow and
winter chill
In this life of uncertainty I know
you are here
I wear your coat wrapped in
compassion
Kindness dresses me in gentle
words
Patience gives me time to
listen
And I do not seek more than I
require

I navigate this day in wisdom
and gratitude
I am fearless because we are
One

Amen

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Author’s Note:

A special thank you to my friend Tom Neyland for the inspiration and use of his photo.

One of today’s readings, from Biblegateway.com:

Colossians 3:12-17 (NRSVCE)

12 As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. 13 Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord[a] has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ[b] dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.[c] 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

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