Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Tuesday Prayer

Another Tuesday prayer from Erik. Again, if you are interested in using these prayers, please email him.

Tuesday prayer based on texts for the Second Sunday in Advent:

Isaiah 11:1-10
Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 (7)
Romans 15:4-13
Matthew 3:1-12

God of hope,
It's been one heck of an Advent so far
loved ones diagnosed with cancer
expectations built high for sharing and time,
finances stretched.

Work your Word to us past our busy-ness,
through familiar friends
or through the wild and weird like your servant John.

Turn us around to remember, prepare, and focus--
not for the expectations others have
or on lists of things to buy and do,
but for your coming presence, frightening in its pure justice,
hopeful in your wide welcome.

Help us prepare for you
by practicing love and justice
here and now
with the gifts you have given us already.

© 2007 Erik Doughty. Permission to reproduce this work is granted only when the author is credited.

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