The Advent Journey: Day 8

A prayer for the second Sunday in Advent, beautifully written by Rev. Cheryl Meban, a Presbyterian minister in Northern Ireland. 

The longing behind
All our longing 
is for you, source of life.
Though we set our hearts on trinkets
– imitations and reflections –
you want to give us pure gold.
Though we treat ourselves with trivia
when you would satisfy us with your very Self:

Power to heal the world
to feed the hungry
to console the desolate;

Love to reconcile enemies
to renew all things
to restore Creation;

Wisdom, Courage, Self-control
which is freedom, joy and peace

Oh, Living Spirit dwell in us
Make us your people
the temple of your presence
that all the world may know your life,
be cleansed of all evil
and dance in eternity to your delight

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