Meditation for Advent: Day 6

A MORNING PRAYER

Our Father,

Encompass me with joy,

for weeping gathers all its gloom against me.

Encompass me with love, for the world’s a hating place at times.

Encompass me with summer, for there is too much ice in secularity.

Encompass me with good news, for the days overwhelm the soul with negativity.

Encompass me with foreverness,

for I am too temporary to have any kind of future without you.

Amen.

~Calvin Miller in Celtic Devotions