Nov 29, 2012

Prayer: A Lost Christmas

Here’s a prayer of petition for late Advent or Christmas from Bruce Prewer.

A Lost Christmas?

God! They have taken away Christmas
and we do not know where they have laid it!

They have replaced the Gift with an orgy of getting,
displaced Advent expectation with a pantomime of parties,
captured carols by candlelight and fed it to trivial television,
and drowned the Wonder in a swamp of alcohol.
We arrive at Christ’s birthday distracted, distended, disinterested.

Lord, Emmanuel,
please lead us again to the place where Christ is born,
that we may come and worship him with the delight of primitive adoration.
Let this be, dear Lord.
Let this be!

~ written by Bruce Prewer, and posted on Bruce Prewer’s Homepage