Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve Invocation

O Holy Night,
that deepening darkness above and around,
light-pierced and silence-shrouded,
out of which little children are called in
and seeking shepherds are sent out.

O night of nights,
you spread across heaven
and touch the earth,
surrounding God's people,
capturing us in a moment of time,
like a globe protects a flicker of Light.


Draw us in,
hold us together
while we wait for the birth of the Light of lights,
the One who will guide us into the world anew.

From Simply Wait: Cultivating Stillness in the Season of Advent, by Pamela C. Hawkins, (Nashville: Upper Room Books, 2007), 104.

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