Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Advent, Day 24: Where Love abides (a Prayer of Love)

Taking a little break from regularly scheduled programming; on Tuesdays a group of women at our church are meeting to share the Advent journey together, discussing the history, themes, and daily experiences of the season. Today (and every Tuesday) I'll use the blog post to share the prayer that we use in our group. Tomorrow I'll return to scripture reflections, but it's my hope these weekly prayers may help you to focus on the Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love of the season. Blessings!
Where there is love, O God,
You abide:
in circles of friends and family,
in congregations,
in gatherings around tables
and Christmas trees.
Where there is love, O God,
You abide:
in moments of selfless service,
in gentle words,
in comforting touch
and in shared tears.
Where there is love, O God,
You abide:
in a silent night,
in the crowded cities,
in all the miles
of all our journeys.
Everywhere we go,
O God,
You love us
and You invite us
to abide.

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God, in Your abiding love,
kindle Your fire in us.
As we walk the Advent journey
keep our gaze focused on the Flame of Love
and guide us by Your Perfect Light.

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