An advent prayer during our busiest time of year

“AND THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH”

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As we busily go about our daily lives during this hectic time of preparation, with shops full of gifts that we might give or receive,  flashing lights, streets decorated and choirs rounding up for their annual Christmas carols, help us Lord to prepare our hearts not only for the celebration to come, but for sharing that Good News with family and friends. Lead us in prayer and to act with kindness and empathy towards each other, sharing the love that came down to earth and walked among us. Amen

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God of hope
be with us in our Advent journey
to the stable and beyond,
be with us in our meeting
and in our travelling together,
be with us in our worship
and our praying together,
be with us in our Advent journey
to the stable and beyond,
our God of hope.

During this Advent-time,
we remember your faithful servants Mary and Joseph.
We give thanks for their faithfulness,
courage and obedience, 
in the fulfilment of God’s plan.

We pray that their example
might be the pattern of our lives,
that when your gentle whisper
breaks through the clamour of this world
and into our small corner,
we might be ready to listen,
and having listened, to act.

Courtesy of “Faith & Worship”
Read more at: http://www.faithandworship.com/prayers_Advent.htm#ixzz4RzSxyubM

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