the second Sunday in this Advent season -
I have other things to post - but in this second week I found this wonderful prayer from The Valley of Vision - I found it through Laura Beth's blogpost for today. It's at the beginning of a book she and Scott are reading together at night to celebrate the season.
O God, take me in spirit to the watchful shepherds,
and enlarge my mind;
Let me hear good tidings of great joy, and in 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
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.