December 16 Advent Prayer
Yesterday was a long day of waiting for us.
Awaiting for a favorable response and answer to prayer.
When it finally came we were filled with relief and joy
but in the midst of the waiting was the feeling of struggle and tension.
There will always be a time to wait.
A time of learning how to trust with faith without dread of what is to come.
A time to trust in the God who is here with us.
“Be not ashamed, fear not!”
Isaiah speaks boldly the words of God.
There will be a day and time for his mercy to come.
So be ready, strengthen and expand where you live in your soul.
Do not be ashamed of the fear you feel, for there is where you will find his love.
May your heart expand in expectancy for his love to grow within and his compassion to show without.
He gives us a covenant of peace through Jesus.
We have that peace already by faith and the assurance that it will never leave us.
So be strong and have courage today.
This battle we all find ourselves in, belongs to the Lord and the victory has already been given.
Pause to pray;
expand our hearts to make more room for your peace to dwell within us and for your compassion to grow.
Help us to know how much your love is for us so we may gaze outwardly through your eyes of love.
No matter what we are facing today, we make the space to choose joy
that will sustain us
as heavenly food for the journey ahead.
May we live in your peace through