Advent Prayer 2017

Nativity
Art by Stephen W. Hiemstra

By Stephen W. Hiemstra

Most Merciful Father,

Draw me near to you, oh Lord, of joyful times!

Let me bless you and praise your name—

“Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isa 9:6).

For you have written your law on our hearts (Jer 31:33) and

given us a new song, a marvelous thing of your own creation (Ps 98).

In what other season have we so much joy?

For such, we give thanks through the power of your Holy Spirit and

in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Advent Prayer 2017

Also see:

Giving Thanks 

A Place for Authoritative Prayer 

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32. Prayers of a Life in Tension by Stephen W. Hiemstra

Prayers_of_a_Life_in_Tension_webWonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace,
Oh Lord, to be like you—strong and wise and patience and peace loving.
Oh, to be a convenant keeper, dependable and steady, a pillar against the wind.
Oh, to offer mercy and grace and patience and love and truth to all that come near.
Hospitality in the desert; peace amidst confusion; security when uncertainty tears at the soul.
Oh Lord, to be like you; to be like you.
Remember us, Lord, but forget the sin that
Depletes our strenghth, leaves us foolish, makes us impatient, and creates dissention.
Remember us, Lord, but forgive our trangressions that
Breaks our promises, leaves us unreliable—like leave blown before the wind.
Remember us, Lord, but wipe away our iniquity that
Leaves us judgmental and arrogant and at odds with all things good and true.
Remember us, Lord, lest we forget ourselves.
In the power of your Holy Spirit grant us a new day
and the strength to live it in a new way
following the example of your Son and our Savior,
Jesus Christ, Amen.

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