Friday, December 8

Friday, December 8

Antiphon

     O Patient Redeemer, Come

Scripture

     2 Peter 3:9  The Sovereign is not slow in fulfilling the promise . . .but is forbearing toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

Prayerful Reflection

O Patient Redeemer, Come~
When we grow impatient with you
wanting your instant action,
your immediate reply,
when we grow impatient with others
wanting quick change, sudden understanding,
teach us to cultivate a spirit of forbearance.
You lovingly wait for us
through our misunderstandings, our missteps,
our hardheartedness and our stubbornness.
Give us the perseverance of your people,
who waited for the long-expected Jesus.
Fill us with your peace,
as we wait in joyful hope
for your coming again.
Amen.

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