7 Sunday, December 1 – Advent 1

Sunday, December 1

Prayer for the First Sunday of Advent

O Come, God of our Hope~
Open our eyes to see you
in the midst of hopelessness.
We invite your word into our hearts
that it may awaken us and alert us
to your presence in our lives,
to your hope for our world.
Call us out of our apathy
as we seek to live as people
who unite, rather than divide,
who build up, rather than destroy,
who spread light,
rather than bring darkness.
Make your vision and hope
for this world be our own,
and grant us the wisdom, courage
and strength to create with you
that world.
In the name of Jesus, our Hope,
Amen.

 

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