December 24, 2018

Prayer of Humble Access

❄︎ FOR CHRISTMAS EVE ❄︎

Merciful Christ,
your love compels us to enter the stable,
though our hands are unclean
and our hearts unprepared.
We, who refused you a room in the inn,
are not fit to kneel before your manger.
We, who denied you a seat at the banquet,
are not worthy to eat the crumbs
that fall from your table.
But you, Lord, are our Salvation.
You take on the flesh of the created
and share your bread with sinners.
So cleanse us,
and feed us with your precious body and blood,
that you may live in us and we in you;
and that we, with your whole church,
may partake of the heavenly feast
which has been prepared for us. Amen.

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An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, I've served congregations in the Colombia, Puerto Rico, Europe & the US. I received a B.A. in German from the University of Louisville and learned Spanish in Bogotá. My Master of Divinity degree is from Drew University in New Jersey. I will begin my tenure as settled pastor of Pilgrim Christian Church—with dual affiliation in the UCC and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)—in late March 2019. This is my personal blog, and the opinions found herein are my own and may not reflect the views of the church I am serving.

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