An Advent Prayer

Came across this prayer this week and thought it was a great prayer for this Advent season.

O God, take me in spirit to the watchful shepherds, and enlarge my mind;

Let me hear good tidings of great joy, and hearing, believe, rejoice, praise, adore,

my conscience bathed in an ocean of repose, my eyes uplifted to a reconciled Father;

Place me with ox, ass, camel, goat, to look with them upon my Redeemer’s face, and in him account myself delivered from sin;

let me with Simeon clasp the new-born child to my heart, embrace him with undying faith,

exulting that he is mine and I am his.

In him thou has given me so much that heaven can give no more.

- from The Valley of Vision

Grace,

Chris