A Christmas Eve Prayer

“Master, as you looked down upon us once before,

look down upon us again.

As you intended your incarnation for our salvation –

for you came to save us who were lost –

so now do not close us out

of the company of the saved.

Raise up our souls and save our bodies.

Cleanse us all from every wickedness.
Liberate us from our obsessive desires, Lord,

and let us worship you alone in the eternal light.

Let us rise up from the dead

and dance in that blessed, eternal,

and unbreakable ring –

our dancing with the angels.”

(Thalassios the Libyan in The Book of Mystical Chapters, pp 112-113)