Advent Prayer. How will Advent shape your prayers this year? Will you pray about the light of Advent?
Hope? The anticipation of the new birth in your Advent prayer?
Will all the busy preparations come from a place of chaos and pressure or from a place of Advent prayer?
Who is your heart focused on this season? The news? The weather? Or the presence of Jesus?
I found peace and stillness in praying the following Advent prayer each day during this time of year. May it bless your season also.
Lord Jesus,Master of both the light and the darkness,
send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas.
We who have so much to do seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day.
We who are anxious over many things look forward to your coming among us.
We who are blessed in so many ways long for the complete joy of your kingdom.
We whose hearts are heavy seek the joy of your presence.
We are your people, walking in darkness, yet seeking the light.
To you we say,
‘Come Lord Jesus!’
Henri J.M. Nouwen
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