Advent prayer

O God,
on this first Sunday of advent we consider
the conflict and anxiety in our world,
our country, as well as in the relationships
of those around us.
Big or small,
moments of despair
affect us all.

We cry for a Prince of Peace
who acts with both grace and certainty…
tender to the weary and the wounded,
but challenging those who seek
to injure others with weapons of word or action,
challenging them to a better way –
creating new ways of thinking,
so that lives may be changed.

God – you are the one who came in Jesus, as Word incarnate,
you are the one who comes by your Spirit into our lives today,
again reminding us of the Messiah who saves
and made his dwelling among us…
you are the one who will come again in that same Jesus
in a future hard for us to comprehend.

God, maker of our vast universe
and the tiniest baby’s fingernail –
God, come today into our hearts and minds,
transforming, compelling
granting us a new perspective
and bringing hope to the ‘lost causes’ ,
the dire situations that are around us,
the seemingly irresolvable problems
that cause us fear and pain.

Come, Jesus, come, again.

Categorized as faith

By Lucy Hannah

Lucy is a mixed media artist with a particular interest in acrylics and feltmaking. She is also an experienced writer and editor.


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