Monday, January 04, 2010

Prayer #95: Magi Formula



Prayer #95: Magi Formula

The three wandering kings did not travel across a continent out of a sense of duty or obligation.

They did not leave their kingdoms because they liked stargazing.

They did not bring gifts to make a baby love them.

They sacrificed, and they risked, and they gave, because the reality of love incarnate compelled them.

That love is no less compelling or vital today. Yet I have no gold that befits royalty. I have no frankincense to waft to heaven. I have no myrrh to protect You in death. I have only me.

So please accept my one epiphany -- that I know and accept that You, my God, want nothing but me.

Let this truth direct my hesitant steps in hostile lands. Help me latch onto even a speck of light when I reach my darkest hours. May I return tenfold the gifts You've granted me -- not to make You love me, but to honor that You already love me.

Westward leading, still proceeding ...

Amen.

3 comments:

  1. Wonderful, Julia. Amen.

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  2. Hi

    I found this in a google search for Magi and it is absolutely beautiful. I just wanted to ask you is it ok if I use it to introduce a presentation I'm making soon on the Magi and incarnation, I will attribute it properly etc.

    Thank you for writing it
    M

    Thank

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  3. Hi M,

    Absolutely! I'd be honored. Who are you presenting to? I'd love to see your final presentation as well -- not for approval or anything, just because I'm interested in it. :)

    Good luck!

    Julia

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