Prayers and Poems

Christ Abiding

This week’s post is a continuation of last week’s reflection. It is offered as a way of praying through the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy and other experiences of grief this Advent season.

Double cross (from holdit on flickr)

Christ Abiding, Joy entwining
With our sorrow, grief, and loss.
Our grieving is your groaning
And our brokenness your cross.

Help us heed prophetic voices,
Knowing you are in our midst.
May we comfort one another
Til your peace and justice kiss.

Justin Huyck
Third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday (December 16)

Readings: Roman Catholic (USCCB) and the ecumenical Revised Common Lectionary (Vanderbilt Divinity Library). Also: Roman Catholic Collect Prayer (PDF, with FDLC commentary).

CREDITS:

Text: Copyright © 2012 Justin Huyck. All rights reserved.

Photo: CreativeCommonsholidt (flickr). Some rights reserved.

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