Advent highlights the Peace

Here’s our Advent Prayer for this coming Sunday:

Ah Holy One, in this season of Advent,
we wait for you to break into our worlds, unexpectedly.
Help us to stay awake, to be aware, to hope against hope.
We pray for your peace in this world
when You will settle things fairly between nations, and make things right between peoples.
We pray for your peace,
when all will turn their weapons into something useful but not for war.
We pray for you to show us
how to simply be advocates for your peace and hope. Help us to know that what we do makes a difference.
We pray for the peace you bring within families.
We pray for the peace you bring within ourselves. We pray for your peace to come for those who are ill, those who are grieving, those who are struggling, those who are suffering, those who are lonely,
and those who have been devastated by disaster.
Surprise us with the possibilities
of how your vision of peace and hope might take root, and how we might live into this vision of justice and love for all of creation.
Even so Lord Jesus Come.

~ written by Rev. Karla Miller, Minister of Community Life at Old North Church UCC in Marblehead, MA. Posted on RevGalBlogPals.

Join us Sunday at 10am MT inside our sanctuary (with masks) or find us online on Facebook for our live-stream worship service. Our Bible reading is Luke 2:25-38 and you can download our worship details here, which is basically an expanded version of our worship bulletin–helpful for those who live-stream our worship. You can also download our actual worship bulletin here for those who want to see the real thing.