Nov 19, 2011

Advent Litany: Clear the Way

Here’s a litany for Advent written by J. Puls and G. Cashmore, and posted on the posted on Rex A.E. Hunt Progressive website. 

Prayer Litany for Advent
“Clear the Way”

God of surprises you call us
from the narrowness of our traditions
to new ways of being church,
from the captivities of our culture
to creative witness for justice,
from the smallness of our horizons
to the bigness of your vision.
Clear the way in us, your people,
that we might call others to freedom and renewed faith.

Jesus, wounded healer, you call us
from preoccupation with our own histories
and hurts to daily tasks of peacemaking,
from privilege to pilgrimage,
from insularity to inclusive community.
Clear the way in us, your people,
that we might call others to wholeness and integrity.

Holy, transforming Spirit, you call us
from fear to faithfulness,
from clutter to clarity,
from a desire to control to deeper trust,
from the refusal to love to a readiness to risk.
Clear the way in us, your people,
that we might all know the beauty and power
and danger of the gospel.
 

—written by J. Puls, G. Cashmore.  Posted on A.E. Hunt Progressive website.