Prayer: Awaken Us to Your Coming

Here’s an advent prayer inspired by Romans 13:11-14.  It comes from Revised Common Lectionary Prayer, on the Vanderbilt Divinity Library website.

Advent Prayer
(inspired by Romans 13:11-14)

Unexpected God,
your advent alarms us.
Wake us from drowsy worship,
from the sleep that neglects love,
and the sedative of misdirected frenzy.
Awaken us now to your coming,
and bend our angers into your peace. Amen.

~ from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers copyright © 2002 Consultation on Common Texts admin. Augsburg Fortress.  Posted on Thematic, Intercessory and Scripture Prayers for the RCL, Vanderbilt Divinity Library.