A Prayer for Advent

Christ, the Light of the World.

A prayer this Advent as we watch and wait to celebrate the birth of Jesus and await his coming again to make all things new

Lord, calm us in the season of business and remind us of the true message of Christmas.

Lord, help us to make time to stop and wait and watch; to be captivated by the wonders of this season in the Christmas lights dancing on the wind, in the candle flames and in childrens excited faces.

Lord, help us to prepare a way for you by our thoughtfulness towards others.

And when Christmas comes let us kneel before the manger

and put our hand into Christ’s tiny hand

and promise to love him more dearly.  Amen.