If you’re married, you can do this. (But it’s so common-sensical that maybe you don’t do it.)
God of now, of this moment:
You know what this year has been like—those awesome soul-smiling moments, and also those dark parts.
Through it all you say “Fear not.”
Was Jesus actually born on December 25? How does Santa fit into things? Is my nativity scene correct?
I heard an expression that “There are no atheists in foxholes”—meaning that when people are in trouble they call out to God… no matter who they are.
I don’t know if that’s true. But I’d guess that “Dear God, please help” is most uttered phrase around the globe.
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