Tuesday, December 20, 2011

What I Want For Christmas

Caravaggio's The Birth of Christ

My Lord and my God, take from me everything that distances me from you. 
My Lord and my God, give me everything that brings me closer to you. 
My Lord and my God, detach me from myself to give my all to you.


Colleen said...

I love this! I am going to pray this everyday through Christmas! And perhaps beyond! Thanks. Hugs and have a blessed Christmas!

noreen said...

The perfect gift! The artwork is so beautiful too. Merry Christmas Karinann!

Karinann said...

Thanks Colleen and Noreen. Merry and Blessed Christmas to you both as well.

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.