Ethics, Monday Monologues, December 3, 2018 (podcast)

Stephen W Hiemstra, 2018
Stephen W Hiemstra, 2018

In today’s podcast, I offer an Advent Prayer and talk about Ethics.

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Hear the words; Walk the steps; Experience the joy!

Ethics, Monday Monologues, December 3, 2018 (podcast)

Also see:

Monday Monologue On March 26, 2018 

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Advent Prayer 2018

Red CandleBy Stephen W. Hiemstra

Merciful Father, Lover of My Soul, Gracious Spirit,

All praise and honor be to you,

for you have honored us above all things–

above all roses and vineyards,

above the puppies and kitties,

above the birds of the air and the fish of the sea,

and you have loved us enough

to send your Son to die on a cross for our salvation.

Even as we have not returned your love,

obeyed your law, or

lived within your grace.

We give thanks for your presence among us–

coming to us as a baby

to grow up and suffer for our sins,

grievous and endless and heinous

in every way.

Open our eyes and unstop our ears

that we might learn to love as you do,

beginning in this holiday season.

In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.

Advent Prayer 2018

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Books, Films, and Ministry

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Advent Prayer

Nativity
Art by Stephen W. Hiemstra

By Stephen W. Hiemstra

Compassionate and Merciful Lord,

We approach your throne of grace in the advent season with heavy hearts,

confident that the Christ child will soon arrive and

equally confident that we will not be ready.

Have mercy on us.

Forgive our sins this year,

sins knowingly committed,

sins committed in your full view,

though we cannot forgive ourselves so easily.

Have mercy on us.

Open our hearts none the less,

to those less fortunate than us,

those whose children may be hungry,

and that may not yet be our neighbors.

Have mercy on us.

Prepare us for the arrival of your son,

yet a child, unwanted, unknown to the world.

Through the power of your Holy Spirit, heal our wounds,

visible and hidden,

that joy might return,

when you come.

In Jesus precious name, Amen.

 

Advent Prayer

Also see:

Giving Thanks 

A Place for Authoritative Prayer 

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