Just came across this in the incredible book, The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard.
During the most hectic and self-focused day of the year…
I think it’s always appropriate to remember who’s we are, and why we exist. We are here to serve and to love. I challenge you, especially if you’re out braving the crowds, to find one way to act generously to someone else- even if they don’t deserve it.
Dear Father always near us
may your name be treasured and loved
may your rule be completed in us-
may your will be done here on earth
in just the way it is done in heaven.
Give us today the things we need today,
and forgive us our sins and impositions on you
as we are forgiving all who in any way offend us.
Please don’t put us through trials,
but deliver us from everything bad.
Because you are the one in charge,
and you have all the power,
and the glory too is all yours-forever-
which is just the way we want it.
Peace to you this Black Friday.