Here’s a prayer of petition and intercession for Advent. It was written by Rev. Karla Miller, and posted on RevGalBlogPals.
Ah Holy One,
in this season of Advent,
we wait for you to break into our worlds, unexpectedly.
Help us to stay awake, to be aware, to hope against hope.
We pray for your peace in this world
when You will settle things fairly between nations,
and make things right between peoples.
We pray for your peace
when all will turn their weapons into something useful
but not for war.
We pray for you to show us
how to simply be advocates for your peace and hope.
Help us to know that what we do makes a difference.
We pray for the peace you bring within families.
We pray for the peace you bring within ourselves.
We pray for your peace to come for those who are ill,
those who are grieving,
Those who are struggling,
those who are suffering,
those who are lonely,
and those who have been devastated by disaster.
Surprise us with the possibilities
of how your vision of peace and hope might take root,
and how we might live into this vision of justice and love
for all of creation.
Even so Lord Jesus Come. Amen.
~ written by Rev. Karla Miller, Minister of Community Life at Old North Church UCC in Marblehead, MA. Posted on RevGalBlogPals. https://revgalblogpals.org/2016/11/26/sunday-prayer-207/