Prayer in a time of baby formula shortage

God, our Christmas stories
tell about parents
who are terribly, terribly afraid,
yet how they find safety
for their holy child.

And, so we learn all children are holy
and pray in this time
for parents desperate with fear
that they cannot feed an infant
with the formula needed
that responds to an allergy,
cares for a disability,
meets the desperate needs
of those who work for hourly wage.

We pray for these children,
tiny, less than a year old,
that all the wise people
from east and west, north and south,
will find the star to bring the gifts
to these who are Emmanuel,
God-with-us. amen.

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3 Responses to Prayer in a time of baby formula shortage

  1. Jessica McArdle says:

    A deeply pastoral response to parental angst and the suffering of children here and across the globe, Maren. Thank you.

  2. Amen God-with us”πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ˜Š

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