DECEMBER 12 PRAYER
‘O come, Thou Dayspring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death's dark shadows put to flight’
Shall come to you O’ Israel’
Rejoice, be glad,
look for Joy, and possess it, we are told in Isaiah 61
Own it, feel it, let it become what you proclaim
and become who you are.
Hope is where we set our gaze
Peace is what centers our hearts
Joy wells up from within
Love binds all together
Our faith in hope
Our peace with joy
We see the dark and gloomy state that our world is in.
Yet, we are to rejoice,
to be glad and gladden others, and give this joy away.
For The humble King is coming
our saviour is here!
And the dark shadows and gloomy nights are put to flight!
Jesus the anointed has come,
and opens the ancient scroll
to bring good news to the poor
to bind up the broken hearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
to release prisoners,
and comfort to all that mourn.
To proclaim the Lord's favor! LK 4:17-19
Wherever you are broken,sad, hurting, in bondage, in pain
confess your own poverty and need now,
to receive the good news from the One who has come to save us.
Receive and Rejoice!
For in Christ you may rejoice always and give thanks in every circumstance.
Only in Christ can we hold the contrast of joy and sorrow together.
In Christ you have favor,
in Christ you are complete,
for His joy will be in you.
May this blessing of joy begin to rise up from deep within your soul
where hope and peace reside,
a bubbling well spring of life that is ready to spring forth,
be known, be loved, be called out from
every stronghold of darkness into light.
The kingdom of God is here.
Joy is here!
See it, take it, own it and possess it until it possesses you!
Shall come to you O Israel!
Come, Lord Jesus!