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The Christmas Star at All Saints, Howick.  

Dear God
Today we are praying,
praying with our hands:
counting carol candles
typing to-do lists
putting crayons in containers
sharing communion in hospitals and homes.

Today we are praying,
praying with our bodies:
walking the dog
packing food parcels
dealing with laundry
locating the Christmas star.

Today we are praying,
praying with our voices:
testing out sermon phrases,
humming half bars of carols,
answering the phone,
encouraging our colleagues.

Today we are praying,
praying with our hearts:
save us and help us,
O come quickly,
will it all be ready?
O make me patient, make me kind.

Today we are trusting,
trusting you who made us:
trusting your grace,
your presence,
and your mercy.

Today we are praying,
we are trusting
we are hoping.
Hear the prayers we offer
for your love’s sake.
Amen.

 


Jemma Allen is a priest in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.  Her ministry is currently both in a parish where she works with children and young people and as a counsellor and spiritual director in private practice.


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