Advent Prayer by Henri Nouwen
Master of both the light and the darkness, send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas.
We who have so much to do and 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 the light.
To you we say, “Come Lord Jesus!’
Advent Prayer by Hallow link
Heavenly Father, heal my heart during this season of Advent.
Help me to love more fully.
To forgive more generously.
To wait more patiently for Christmas,
embracing each day and hour knowing the joy that awaits.
In Your name, I pray.
A Christmas Prayer link
From the very beginning was
Which spoke this world into being
Which thunders from the skies
Which flows like mountain streams
Which whispers in morning breeze
Revealed through kings and prophets
Revealed through Angels’ praise
Revealed in humble service
Revealed through a tiny child
Alive from the beginning of all things
And to eternity.
Commission & Benediction (inspired by Romans 13: 11-14) link
Go now and walk in the light of the Lord.
Stay alert for the Lord is near.
Put on the armour of light
and live openly and honourably.
Pray for peace for all God’s people.
And may God clothe you in the light of Christ;
May Christ Jesus teach you his ways;
And may the Holy Spirit keep you alert and prepared
for the coming day of the Lord.
We go in peace to love and serve the Lord,
…In the name of Christ.