Here’s a prayer for Advent from Christine Jerrett’s blog.
A Prayer for Advent
God of mystery and miracles,
Your Word brings light into the dark places of our lives;
Your presence gives us strength to endure
when we are pushed beyond our own strength.
You find us in our lostness and,
with love beyond our imagining,
you lead us home.
All this you offer in and through Jesus Christ.
Yet, we resist you.
We resist loosening our tight grip on our lives.
We hesitate to trust you
for you may lead us where we do not want to go.
You know the places in our hearts
and in our minds
where we are well-defended
against your intrusions.
In this season of longing,
grant us grace to bring all that we are to you, O Christ
– all the broken places
– all the lost wanderings
– all the weariness from trying to live lives that are pleasing to you.
Hold them all in the fullness of your love.
Then, be born in us,
that we may find our home,
in You, Lord of light and love.
~ written by Christine Jerrett, and posted on Christine Jerrett: Reflections on being the Church in God’s new creation. http://christinejerrett.wordpress.com/