A Prayer, a Pause, a Hushed Melodic Moment

As Christmas nears and the highs and lows of holiday 2022 wash over us, here is a whispered prayer beneath the noise. Oh that we might inhale deep peace this day, exhaling all fear. May we breathe gentleness and mercy into a new atmosphere. Where uncertainty and anxiety vibrate on the air, may we change and charge the energetic field with our kindness and hope. May we recycle all cynicism into wonder and from a humble spirit of unknowing, welcome reality’s real. Thank you for making time for a prayer, a pause, and a hushed melodic moment.

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Prayer for Christmas: Shine In Me, Oh Holy Light

Wherever this finds you, I hope you will hear whispers in the dark pointing to precious places in your soul that cannot be harmed.

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A Prayer for Christmas: Shine In Me, Oh Holy Light…certainly a moment for calm.

For moments you may feel all hope is lost, here is a fleeting one to lift our gaze, to offer thanks to a Loving Giver already within every heart preparing Him room.

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My soul is freshly awake with wonder as I consider our blessed capacity as vessels to become Bethlehem where something new may be born.

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At this moment, considering the fragility of humans and creatures across this earth, my thoughts turn to the holy light upon which we rely to be guided and healed right where we are.

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And so I pray…

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Holy, Holy Maker of all things beautiful and good, fill your lowly servant (so prone to darkness and suffering) with a fresh hope, with sacred light.

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Oh, Magnificent Creator, help your child surrender every shadow obscuring the truth of who you are, of who she is.

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Help us, oh Lord, to reflect your warm rays of love unto a world shivering with longing and confusion.

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Be with us as we live, breathe and find our being in you.

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As we move through problems or prosperity, may we seek your face and feel your shining approval.

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Oh, Father, may we ever seek the grace to be sustained and strengthened by your trustworthy energy.

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Thank you for dwelling in us as a Holy Presence closer than our own heartbeat.

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May we surrender all those cares and treasures to which we cling, knowing that only then will we be truly free.

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Holy Light, this Christmas, come as a Divine lamp to the corners of our souls.

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For we know that your healing beauty will right every wrong and flicker as an eternal flame… come what may.

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Renew us this day.

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Be near in this season of waiting.

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Forgive us for all the ways we fail to rise to thy divine purposes.

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Bid us to look to the night sky for a shimmering sign.

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May we trust and follow that star.

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Oh, may it lead us deeper into humility and faith.

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May our journey carry us through mysterious skies into fresh hope and Perfect Love.

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I pray all of this with a spirit of humble unknowing.

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Shine in me, Oh Holy Light.

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Amen.

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If you are still with me, thank you.

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I pray the richest blessings will be lavished upon you and yours this Christmas.

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What a gift to have you here.

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Thank you for your friendship, kindness, encouragement, and support of this pocket of inspiration for interiors (both literal and figurative).

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I look forward to sharing loveliness to greet in 2023 as a promising new year dawns and the promise of divine Presence remains.

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Love Really is at the Heart of Christmas

Perhaps this melodic moment will somehow touch something sacred within your weary spirit. If you care to meditatively experience the piece as I do, after clicking play, close your eyes, relax your hands over your tender beating heart, and allow the notes to fill your being with holy wonder.

p.s.

Mama loves you.

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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14 Comments

  1. Nan
    December 20, 2022 / 3:35 pm

    Thank you, Michele. Christmas blessings to you!

    • Michele
      Author
      December 20, 2022 / 5:12 pm

      Thanks so much for visiting and leaving blessing. Happy Christmas to you and yours.

  2. Samina
    December 21, 2022 / 5:18 am

    Amen. Thank you. Much love, much peace and a Happy Christmas to you and yours.

    • Michele
      Author
      December 21, 2022 / 8:10 am

      So happy to have you here – Happy Christmas, friend. Peace to you right where you are.

  3. December 21, 2022 / 9:43 am

    May His perfect Light shine on your path and in your heart both now and forever.

    • Michele
      Author
      December 21, 2022 / 3:25 pm

      Mmmmm. Thank you for this blessing. Peace to you right where you are, and Happy Christmas to you and yours.

  4. MargieMortensen
    December 21, 2022 / 4:01 pm

    Thank you for expressing your sweet spirit for an eternal loving father who does indeed see us where we are and loves us despite our failings. You are an inspiration and I believe he sees us wherever we are in worship whether we are in a church building or in our homes.

    • Michele
      Author
      December 21, 2022 / 4:08 pm

      So happy you’re here – so grateful for your visit and kindness. Happy Christmas to you and yours!

  5. Suzi
    December 22, 2022 / 9:47 pm

    A Merry Christmas to you and yours, lovely, Michele. Immanuel…God with us…

    • Michele
      Author
      December 22, 2022 / 10:11 pm

      Thank you, Suzi. Happy Christmas! And what a blessing He is for us! xox

  6. Amy
    December 22, 2022 / 11:33 pm

    Beautiful prayer…Amen! And look @ you adding touches of RED everywhere😜…looks so festive!! Blessings to you & yours during this Holy season.

    • Michele
      Author
      December 23, 2022 / 1:44 pm

      Thank you for the loyal support and for noticing that I really do try to embrace the new and leave my comfort zone when I can. It’s the only way to grow! Hope it’s the most wondrous of days for you and yours. xox

  7. Carole
    December 23, 2022 / 3:57 pm

    Thank you for the thoughtful prayer, Michele, and music video. I must admit that your words were so beautiful they caused me to skim through the images for the first time. May we always remember that God is Love and we were created in His image, so our core is… Love.

    • Michele
      Author
      December 23, 2022 / 9:07 pm

      What a beautiful blessing to my heart that is to hear. Someday my blog posts will be mostly just words and original images. Thanks for the support and encouragement in the mean time while it pays the bills. xox

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