innocent as Bethlehem's babe,
larger worlds waiting.
our infant selves,
untouched by Life,
held promise and potential.
Fulfill your Word, Lord.
Bring in the lion with the lamb.
Keep our children safe from battle.
And since by virtue of humanity
they'll, in due time, grow,
give them clear minds and large hearts.
Let them love without prejudice
and labour without resentment.
May they carry into age,
the unspoiled dreams of youth,
and stand before You at the last,
complete and unashamed.
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Christmas Prayer for Our Children