Nov 23, 2013

Prayer: Waiting for the Kingdom

Here’s a responsive prayer from Annabel Shilson-Thomas.

Waiting for the Kingdom
(inspired by Isaiah 61:1, Luke 4:18, Luke 1:47-55)

Lord, we wait with eager expectation for the coming of Your kingdom
when the humble will be exalted and the hungry fed.
Your kingdom come, Your will be done.

Lord, we prepare for Your advent with searching minds and contrite hearts,
trusting in Your healing spirit and redemptive love.
Your kingdom come, Your will be done.

Lord, we watch with those who wait and weep,
longing to see the rule of justice and the reign of peace.
Your kingdom come, Your will be done.

Lord, we seek You among the despised and rejected,
knowing that there we will find Your light shining in the dark.
Your kingdom come, Your will be done.

Lord, we proclaim sight to the blind and liberty to the oppressed,
trusting in Your tender mercy and passion for justice.
Your kingdom come, Your will be done.

Lord, we work with others to proclaim Your truth,
challenging the mighty and raising the meek.
Your kingdom come, Your will be done.

Lord, we wrestle with our hopes and our fears, our struggles and our joys
laboring with creation to come to new birth.
Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

~ Annabel Shilson-Thomas.  Posted on the Christian Brothers of the Midwest website. http://www.cbmidwest.org/