Nov 28, 2014

Advent Prayer: Awaken Us to Action

Here’s a prayer for the start of Advent from lutheranjulia.  It was posted on RevGalBlogPals.

Prayer for the Start of Advent

we have pulled out the Advent wreath,
the Christmas tree, the poinsettias.
We dusted off the hymns, unsung for a year,
and unearthed the words of your prophets.

Yet, in your eyes,
these efforts are for nothing
without the regular, persistent, deep pursuit
of justice for all people.

Our efforts are hollow without consistent work
toward peace, reconciliation,
and participation in your mission for creation.
In our hearts, we do long to be your people,
to carry out your mission,
to be lights in the darkness—
proof that no darkness can overcome your truth.

Awaken us to action.
Stir us to courage.
Rouse us to prepare a way in the wilderness for your coming,
clearing the brush of oppression, racism,
injustice, and hopelessness—
so that all may see your light and perceive your coming.

~ written by lutheranjulia and posted on RevGalBlogPals.