Advent, Day 17: A Prayer of Joy

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!


God, our souls rejoice in you!

Plant in us seeds of righteousness

so we may sprout up in praise to you.
God, our souls rejoice in you!
Call us to be your messengers,
so we may proclaim your good news of salvation.
God, our souls rejoice in you!
Teach us to pray without ceasing,
so our lives may be endless songs of thanksgiving.
God of the Promised One,
gather all our joys in Your heart
as we await Your coming day.

. . . . . 

God, our souls rejoice in you!
Kindle your fire in us.
As we walk the Advent journey
keep our gaze focused on the Flame of Joy
and guide us by your Perfect Light.

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