Prayer for St. Nicholas Day




Saturday, December 6, 2014

For the generosity of children
I give thanks;
for the way children believe
miracles can visit them,
I give thanks.
Even for how they are glued
to commercials,
write letters to Santa,
are unashamed of being excited,
I give thanks.

Today I promise to strip off
my John-the-Baptist
camel-hair dour,
and oil the reindeer harness,
exchange my locavore locust-lunch
for a one-legged gingerbread,
and find an empty stocking
in the life of someone I know –
young or old –
to fill with the generosity
a child taught me. Amen.

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2 Responses to Prayer for St. Nicholas Day

  1. Nicolette Wellington says:

    Thank you, Maren!

    Nicolette Wellington

  2. Maren says:

    Your welcome … it’s a day for a little jingle!

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