Advent Prayer: Come Again?

Here’s an Advent prayer from Thom Shuman’s Prayers4Today blog.

Come Again?

if what 
           the novelists portray, 
        the moviemakers show, 
           the radio hosts talk, 
        the tv preachers yell 
     is all true, 
                    then why would 
          i want you to 
               return?  but 

if you come 

      those thirsting for hope 
           will find it gushing 
              out of the taps, 

   those cursed by the world 
         will be embraced 
              in your arms of love,  

      that the despair which overwhelms 
                         so many 
           will be gathered with the 
           and used to warm the 

        those who have lived 
                on the scraps 
            we toss into the trash 
              will be at the 
                  head table 
             of your feast, 

   and every one, every last one 
               of us 
      will find our way 

well then, 
          i will wait, 
   and while waiting, 
          i will rejoice, 
   and while rejoicing, 
          i will make this 
      great news 

~ Copyright © 2012 Thom M. Shuman.  Posted on Prayers for Today.