PRAYER for 2nd ADVENT


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God of justice and God of mercy, 
on this second Sunday of Advent 
we await the glorious return of your Anointed One.  
We also anticipate with great joy the celebration 
of His coming in the flesh at Bethlehem.
We wait with confidence. 
We trust in your mercy, 
because you have promised us 
through your prophet Isaiah 
a kingdom under the righteous rule of your Messiah, 
Jesus our Lord.  
Yours will be a Kingdom of justice, 
peace, and compassion.  
A world without strife, 
wars, hunger, and pain.  
While we joyfully await your Kingdom, 
prepare our hearts and minds 
for your purposes here on earth.  
Like John the Baptist, 
you are sending us as messengers of light 
into a darkened world; 
may we be able to prepare the way for Christ 
into the hearts of the people in our neighborhood, 
community, nation, and world. 
God of all nations, races, 
confessions, and cultures;
in Christ you became one with us in our humanity. 
Enable us to live as grace-filled people, 
spreading the good news 
wherever we go in Jesus name. 
Amen.

by Rev. F. Schaefer


21 comments:

pam said...

AMEN

Ginny said...

This is beautiful, Karin, and I have printed it to say at our church. Thank you!!!!

Karen said...

That was an awesome prayer, Karin! Amen.

Maple Lane said...

Very beautiful, Karin.

faith hope love ღ said...

amen..beautiful prayer thanks for sharing sis karin...loves huub and soraya

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I love the season of Advent, Karin... Beautiful blog post about the 2nd week of Advent. Do you all light Advent Candles in your church??? We do---and each week, there's a different theme... Awesome!!!

How are you feeling? Praying for you.
Hugs,
Betsy

Lady Dorothy said...

I, too, printed it to use tomorrow at church. Thank you!

Marlene said...

When I was younger, we never celebrated Advent. Now, I love it. We certainly should be the light of the world as we wait for His return!

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Karin said...

Hi Anonymous - Blogger has worked for me. I read others who are with Wordpress or have paid for their lay-out. I'm not savvy enough to know all the ins and outs and this works fine for me. Thanks for your visit and comment!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Perfect for my Sunday visit. I have an Advent prayer up today also. Blessings to you and yours. I popped over to see Faith, Hope and Love which looks like may be your sister. An inspiring visit also.
QMM

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

What a great, inspiring post Karin.

My Sunday Blog post link is: If a Tree Falls in the Swamp -do you hear it?

Hope you're having a glorious day!!

PS....for months now I've been meaning to add that I love your Blog title...it's so calming, comforting and perfect.

Shug said...

Beautiful, Karin..

Thank you for sharing! Enjoy this special day...
shug

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

A war without "warn, hunger, or strife"... may it be so.

Merry Christmas...Marsha

ellen b. said...

Amen to this great Advent prayer Karin. Thanks for sharing it.

Jedidja said...

beautiful

George said...

This is a beautiful Advent prayer. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Kerin said...

Beautiful and inspiring.
Enjoy the blessing of this wonderful season :)

Marg said...

I know you have moved...and yet..even though you miss some of the things you had...you still step out and know how to celebrate the Real Advent Season.
It's all about Preparing our hearts for the season, not about the commercial busyness.
Wonderful poem. I love the writings of F. Schaefer

Nezzy said...

Amen sister, this was just beautiful!

God bless and have a magnificent day sweetie!!! :o)

NCmountainwoman said...

Beautiful Advent prayer. Thanks for sharing.