Daily Prayers for Advent Reflection: Week 1

November 29 – December 5

Sunday: God of justice and peace, from the heavens you rain down mercy and kindness, that all on earth may stand in awe and wonder before your marvelous deeds.

Monday: Raise our heads in expectation, that we may yearn for the coming day of the Lord and stand without blame before your Son, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

Tuesday: We seek the mighty God in the most unlikely places as a child in a stable, and in an empty tomb. May God hear these prayers, which come from the unlikely corners of our lives.

Wednesday: Give us ears to hear, O God, and eyes to watch, that we may know your presence in our midst during this holy season of joy as we anticipate the coming of Jesus Christ. 

Thursday: Creator of the world, you are the potter, we are the clay, and you form us in your image.

Friday: Shape our spirits by Christ’s transforming power, that as one people we may live out your compassion and justice, whole and sound in the realm of your peace. Amen.

Saturday: Open our eyes to Christ’s presence in the shadows of our world, so that we, like him, may become beacons of your justice, and defenders of all for whom there is no room.

From Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, based on Advent lectionary:
Isaiah 64:1-9  •  Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19  • 1 Corinthians 1:3-9  •  Mark 13:24-37

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