Nov 23, 2021

Waiting and Longing

written by Liz O'Ryan


During Advent we practice the discipline of opening our hearts to the presence of Christ in our midst; we wait for a glimpse of the truth that he is with us; we long to experience the joy of his presence and the wonder of the love of our God, who became flesh and dwelt amongst us and whose Spirit is with us, encouraging us to join in the living of God’s Kingdom now.

Advent Week 1. HOPE

Psalm 33:22 May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.

My prayer for Hope this week is…….

Advent Week 2. JUSTICE

Matthew12:18 “Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations. (Isaiah’s prophecy)

My prayer for Justice this week is…….

Advent Week 3. PEACE

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

My prayer for Peace this week is…….

Advent week 4. LOVE

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

My prayer for Love this week is…….

Christmas Day  JOY

Luke 1:14 He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth,

My prayer for Joy today is………