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I am a high school English teacher in an urban high school in Oklahoma City. I am a member of the American Federation of Teachers, Local 2309. I am a Democrat, a union activist and a worker for social justice. I also am a Christian (Congregationalist). I play chess and coach our school chess team.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Prayer for Christmas


[From Mayflower Church's "Prayer of Confession" for December 11, 2005]

Lord of Life, help us to remember who is at the center of our faith. Not our politics, not our ambitions, not our personal agendas--however important they may seem. At the center of our faith is a human being who fulfilled the promises of the prophets, and became the face of God in our midst. If we do not listen to him, we simply borrow his name, then we are in danger of mistaking our desires for God's promises. As the celebration of the birth of Jesus draws near, help us to remember that we may have heard all about him, but have yet to be formally introduced. In Christ's name we pray, Amen.

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