Lord God, may we, your people,
who look forward to the birthday of Jesus
experience the joy of salvation
and celebrate that feast with love and thanksgiving.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. ~AMEN
In darkness, I look for your wisdom.
I want my heart to be fully open to you.
But sometimes in these times, it seems that
so many things come between us.
Help me to be awake and aware
of the “light” you bring to my life.
Help me to be grateful each and every day
for the blessings of my family and friends.
Help me to be a peacemaker
in my own life, and in the world.
I now pray especially for our troubled world
and for all those who are so in need of an end to violence.
My soul begs for this with my Advent prayer today.