A Prayer for the Longest Night
For the threshold of the shadows
My email has been full of Christmas blessings these past few days as good people prepare to be off-line and turn their attention toward celebration. It feels too soon for me. I want these last few days of Advent to wonder and hope.
I considered writing my own blessing for this year to mark all that Christmas could be but as I was praying for the amazing people with whom I share the wonder of spiritual direction, it felt more right to share a prayer for this night when there is still so much possibility. We all need more possibility and this night invites us to relish in it.
I emailed this prayer to those that usually appear on my Zoom screen to share their whole hearts and I offer it to you for all the tangled wonderful ways that God is pulling on your heart in these last few days of Advent.
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