An Advent Prayer
As you get busy with shopping and wrapping and all that happens in our busy Christmas season, don't forget to celebrate Jesus, to worship Him, and to seek His presence. Here's a prayer written by Henri Nouwen for this special season of advent and waiting for the coming of the Savior:
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 the light.
To you we say, “Come Lord Jesus!” Amen.
Blessings on your Christmas preparation!