Somewhere I heard that everything is a prayer.
If that is true,
can this list be my prayer today?
Grocery store run. Check.
Put tree up. Check.
Shovel walk. Check.
Hospital visits. Check.
Walk dogs. Check.
Sermons one, two, three. More or less check.
Wrap presents. About half check.
Prepare the complicated food. Another half check.
Call someone about finding the candles. Check.
Call someone else. Check.
Find the candles. Check.
Practice the song. Not yet check.
Write the prayer. Almost check.
lists complete or not,
the Child is born.
Jennifer Garrison Brownell serves as pastor at First Congregational Church -UCC in Vancouver, Washington. She contributed to the Revgals book There’s a Woman in the Pulpit and is the author of the not-really-about-a-triathlon memoir Swim, Ride, Run, Breathe: How I Lost a Triathlon and Caught My Breath. She blogs at There Is a River.
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