An Advent Prayer

December 3, 2017

An Advent Prayer
by Henri Nouwen

Lord Jesus,

Master of both the light
and the darkness,
send your Holy Spirit
upon our preparations for Christmas.

We who have so much to do,
seek quiet spaces
to hear your voice each day.

We who are anxious over many things,
look forward to your coming among us.
We who are blessed in so many ways,
long for the complete joy of your kingdom.

We whose hearts are heavy,
seek the joy of your presence.

We are your people,
walking in darkness,
yet seeking light.

To you we say,
Come Lord Jesus.


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