01/01/22: Wade Burleson: Joy to the World, the LORD Has Come!

Sunset over Lake Superior link

St. Augustine of Hippo – AD 354-440 link

Let the just rejoice,
for their justifier is born.
Let the sick and infirm rejoice,
For their saviour is born.
Let the captives rejoice,
For their Redeemer is born.
Let slaves rejoice,
for their Master is born.
Let free men rejoice,
For their Liberator is born.
Let All Christians rejoice,
For Jesus Christ is born.

A Prayer for All Needs link

We beg you, Lord, to help and defend us.
Deliver the oppressed.
Pity the insignificant.
Raise the fallen.
Show yourself to the needy.
Heal the sick.
Bring back those of your people who have gone astray.
Feed the hungry.
Lift up the weak.
Take off the prisoners’ chains.
May every nation come to know that you alone are God,
that Jesus is your Child, that we are your people,
the sheep that you pasture.

Prayer of 1 Clement c.96 link

We ask you, Master, be our helper and defender.
Rescue those of our number in distress; raise up the fallen;
assist the needy; heal the sick; turn back those of your people who stray;
feed the hungry; release our captives; revive the weak; encourage those who lose heart.
Let all the nations realize that you are the only God,
that Jesus Christ is your Child,
and that we are your people and the sheep of your pasture.

Go to Mark 32.30 for Wade’s sermon


As the apostle Paul says in Philippians, “The Lord is near” (4:5).
We are witnesses of the dawning of that great light come into the world—Immanuel, God with us.
May we depart from this gathering with our faces set on the Sun,
so that our lives may serve as a reflection of God’s light in the midst of our darkness,
that our very lives may announce the advent of the Messiah.


01/01/22: Wade Burleson: Joy to the World, the LORD Has Come! — 3 Comments

  1. Please God, uphold those who are upholding us all in their prayers. Lord’s Prayer said.