Prayer Cycle and Prayer of the Month - December 2020

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Prayer of the Month
Two prayers this month - the first I pray every year about this time, and the second is one which I find reminds me about how I should behave towards others!!

May the joy of the angels,
the eagerness of the shepherds,
the perseverance of the wise men,
the obedience of Joseph and Mary,
and the peace of the Christ child
be ours this Christmas.

This Prayer is adapted from one written by Richard Baxter sometime in the late 1600’s:

Keep us O Lord, while we pass our way on earth,
in a mind and heart seeking for you.
Keep us aware of your teaching and help us to put it into practise
so that we use the gifts and talents we were born with for the benefit of others. Help us, we pray, to be aware of your presence and your love
so that we want to share it with our friends, families and neighbours.