December 23 Advent prayer
“A child shall be born for us. He will be called God, …and everyone will be blessed in Him.” Is.9:6-8
Here we are almost at Christmas.
The day we celebrate the greatest gift ever given to humans.
Are we the recipients of this grace, this covenant , this word that never leaves us?
O may we come humbly to bow before the miracle manger.
Where all of God became all of man.
The gift of grace for all on the earth.
O what treasure can we bring him?
What offering of gratitude will rise in our hearts?
Pause a moment in all your busyness to pray;
We bend our knee and surrender all of us for all of you.
We open up a space for you to come and dwell within us now.
Fill us with your spirit and word that never leaves us.
May we this day speak only words of heavenly grace.
May we come to your truth to refine and purify us as gold
to become holy people who are wholly yours.
To shine the glory of love, compassion and grace.
When we fail may we always remember you are the gift of grace for us to return once again.
Fulfill your promise though us this day