Nov 24, 2011

Advent Call to Worship & Prayer

Here’s a beautiful call to worship/prayer for Advent, written by John Birch.

Advent Prayer

In this season of expectation
we prepare to welcome Christ Jesus, Messiah.
 
Into the bustle of our lives
and the hard to find moments of solitude
we prepare to welcome Christ Jesus, Messiah.

Into our homes and situations
along with friends and families
we prepare to welcome Christ Jesus, Messiah.

Into our hearts, and those often hidden parts of our lives
we prepare to welcome Christ Jesus, Messiah.

For beneath the surface of your story
is an inescapable fact:
You entered this world
as vulnerable as any one of us
in order to nail that vulnerability to the cross.
Our fears, our insecurities and our sins—
all that can separate us from God—
exchanged by your Grace for Love.
We cannot comprehend the reasoning,
only marvel that Salvation comes to us
through a baby born in a stable,
and reaches out to a world in need.

In this season of anticipation
We prepare to welcome Christ Jesus, Messiah

— written by John Birch and posted on the Faith and Worship website.

 
For more worship resources for the season of Advent, see this index of Advent Worship Resources, or click on Advent 1, 2, 3, or 4 in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page. 

For more prayer resources on this blog, click on Prayers in the list of “Labels” at the lower right, or see the Scriptural Prayers index or Topical Prayer index at the upper right.