December 21 Prayer
“Arise, my beloved, my beautiful one and come away.” Song of Songs 2:8-14
Advent is the time we wait for God to come to us.
Incarnation, God with us to be birthed on the earth.
Yet all the while He is searching for us, waiting for us, calling to us to come away with him. He calls out, ‘let me see your face, let me hear your voice, for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.’
How often do you let God hear your voice and think it is sweet to his ears?
So much of the time we think our vexing cries are heard as grumbling and complaining for what we do not have or we do not see.
Yet, He hears sweetness because God hears love, for he is love. God is the beloved and so we are to him.
Listen now to his voice calling you to come.
See his eyes gazing upon you with love and desire to have you be with him.
Let your hearts sync with the trinity love, mutualities of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
‘ O, beautiful Lord, we stop now to hear your voice and to see your eyes of love looking at us.
May we seek your face ever more this Christmas time.
To be present to you appearing in our midst. In the little ones we are gathering with, in our prayers and times of frustrations that things are not the way we may want them to be.
May we trust in the words of promise you speak to us.
‘Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away; for the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come!’
Give us a new song to sing today. One of hope, one of faith, one that brings glory to your name.
May we see ourselves and each other as your beloved and beautiful presence here on earth.
We sing Emmanuel, God with us!
May we be with you as you are with us.
Come, Lord Jesus!