Our 2012 Advent Prayer

There are many beautiful and meaningful prayers written to guide your heart during this season of Advent. This is the prayer I have revised for Williamsburg Christian Church as together, we pray each Sunday during Advent. Feel free to use, edit or revise this in whatever way it could bless you most. May you grow in your love for Jesus and his glorious gospel. May this season orient you toward hope, peace, and joy as King Jesus overwhelms you with the weight of his presence and future coming. Come long-expected King Jesus.

“Come make Yourself known to us, long-expected King Jesus.

Provoke in us a wonder at the wisdom and power of Your Father and ours. Receive our prayer as part of our service to You.

Come make Yourself known to us, long-expected King Jesus.

You are the Light of the world. Provoke in us a hunger to see your light: open the eyes of our hearts to see the abundant life offered to us through Your Gospel, and as citizens of Your eternal Kingdom, for Your birth, death and resurrection invites us in God’s own work for redemption, restoration and justice. For in our baptism we have accepted Your invitation.

Come make Yourself known to us, long-expected King Jesus.

You are the Prince of Peace. Provoke in us a hunger for peace: peace in the world, peace in Your Church, peace in our homes, peace in ourselves.

Come make Yourself known to us, long-expected King Jesus.

Provoke in us a joy responsive to the Father’s joy. We seek His will so we may join You in your mission to restore all of creation and make disciples of all nations, with gladness, thanksgiving and love.

Come make Yourself known to us, long-expected King Jesus.

Provoke in us the joy and love and peace that is proper to bring to the manger of our Lord. Raise in us sober reverence for You oh God, as it was You who lay in the manger.

We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, whose advent we praise and celebrate. And all of God’s people say, Amen.”

About Fred

I am a follower of Jesus, the husband to Alison Glenn, daddy to my little man Ian. I am a son, brother, friend, bi-vocational pastor of Williamsburg Christian Church, ethnographer, activist and justice seeker, founder and president of 3e Restoration Inc, adjunct professor at Regent University, and mission specialist of church renewal with Mission Alive. I received my B.S. in Ministry/Bible at Amridge University and my Masters of Religious Education in Missional Leadership (MREML) from Rochester College. I am currently working toward my Doctorate of Ministry in Contextual Theology at Northern Seminary.
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One Response to Our 2012 Advent Prayer

  1. James Jones says:

    Reblogged this on Forgiveness Factor and commented:
    READ THIS!!!

    please.

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