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O Root of Jesse,
As Christmas approaches,
in this year where the calendar has accordioned the season,
We wonder how to get it all done: worship, shopping, cooking, travel.
And yet, the truth: we will never have as much time as we think
So we pray for peace and rootedness in you.
We pray for those who are alone, lonely, ill this season
We pray for our communities, nations, the world,
We pray for new growth in your Spirit.
Mary Beth Butler is an Episcopal layperson in North Texas. She is a retired university administrator, works as a paving contractor, and is an occasional blogger.
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