A Prayer for Advent. Written by Wesley Morris
Our God – who moves in heaven – and Earth
We praise and bless your holy name
Author of night and day
Lead us beside and into the still Darkness.
Into the womb of advent, the place of preparation.
When the world condemns our effort to reveal the true life,
draw us near – one to another.
Whisper to us in our communion –
reminders that you are here.
In this season, we seek the gentle care of your instruction
To find your simple peace.
You are our best guide in these times.
Teach us to hold our concerns
With beloved speech and listening.
Our hearts, though tossed and turned, find refuge in your complete shadow.
Your word heals a multitude of harms.
Prepare our minds for what we do not know
Lead us beside and into the still Darkness
As you have taught,
Isaiah 45:3New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
3 I will give you the treasures of darkness
and riches hidden in secret places,
so that you may know that it is I, the Lord,
the God of Israel, who call you by your name.