CHRISTMAS PRAYER – COME LORD JESUS
[This is an inspiring prayer for the season by my daughter Theresa Horton Miller, as posted in her blog, Heavenly Glimpses.]
COME LORD JESUS – by Theresa Horton Miller
Even as we prepare for your coming, Lord Jesus, our hearts ache.
There is a perplexity to your coming when we are entangled by a state of utter wandering.
Even as we try to understand what we celebrate this season—in this life we live—we are bombarded by commercialism, consumerism, and everything worldly wrapped in alluring packages.
Our Hearts Ache
We are bombarded by commercialism, consumerism, and everything worldly wrapped in alluring packages
Our hearts ache for our children and love ones, for the hurting and grieving, for the lonely and weary.
Our hearts ache for the lost and the hungry, for the blind and the thirsty, for the proud and the broken, and for our own inadequacies.
Our hearts ache because your heart aches over your beloved creation.
Our hearts ache because we are not yet whole.
We long for your coming and all things made new.
As we prepare for your coming this season—clearing the way of bitterness and anger, pride and arrogance, shame and unforgiveness; and everything distracting or misleading—we welcome you more deeply into our hearts.
We Welcome You More Deeply
We welcome your love abundantly flowing from within us.
We make room for miracles to be birthed, for the Healer to heal, for the Redeemer to redeem, and for your joy to resound in us.
Come, heal our hearts, and use our hands and feet and voice to heal our land.
Come, Lord Jesus.