Monday, November 30, 2015

Poem: "An Advent Prayer" by Henri J. M. Nouwen

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 light.

To you we say, “Come, Lord Jesus!”