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December 24, 2018 – Christmas Eve — prayer from Go Tell it on the Mountain

      “Over the hills and everywhere” “Go Tell It on the Mountain” African-American spiritual song circa 1865, compiled by John Wesley Work, Jr God, I am going to tell it on the mountain, and at the border wall, … Continue reading

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December 23, 2018 — prayer from “I wonder as I wander …”

  “… Jesus the Savior did come for to die for poor on’ry people like you and like I…” “I wonder as I wander” John Jacob Niles, folks song collector — from Annie Morgan in Murphy, North Carolina God, you … Continue reading

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December 21 — prayer from “Silver Bells”

    December 21, 2018 … Strings of street lights, even stoplights, blinkin’ bright red and green … and above all the bustle we hear …“Silver Bells” Jay Livingston God of the right-here-in-front-of-me Christmas – the child I love trying … Continue reading

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December 20 — Guest post … “Do you hear what I hear, migrant girl…” by Laura Rose

Rev. Laura Rose was inspired to rewrite more verses to go with the tune of the Carol, Do You Hear What I Hear?  She writes: “If Mary of Nazareth cried out her Magnificat today she would not be belting out … Continue reading

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December 19, 2018 — prayer from “There’s no place like home for the holidays”

  If you wanna to be happy in a million ways, for the holidays you can’t beat home sweet home! “There’s no place like home for the holidays” Al Stillman God, everyplace is home when it’s holy days – for … Continue reading

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December 17, 2018 — prayer from “The First Noel”

    … to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay … They looked up and saw a star, Shining in the east, beyond them far … “The First Nowell” (19th century, English folk carol) A Confession: I put … Continue reading

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December 16, 2018 — Prayer from Joy to the World

Joy to the earth, the savior reigns; let all their songs employ; while fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains repeat the sounding joy.                              Joy to the … Continue reading

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