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

Fred came to serve greater Williamsburg and WCC as lead pastor in October of 2010 and is grateful to be a part of the family. He is a husband, father, certified trauma professional, S.T.A.R. (strategies for trauma awareness & resilience) practitioner, community organizer, TEDx alum, founder of 3e Restoration, Inc. and co-owner of Philoxenia Culture LLC. He received his B.S. in Ministry/Bible at Amridge University and his Master’s of Religious Education in Missional Leadership from Rochester University. Currently he is a candidate for a Doctorate of Ministry in Contextual Theology in at Northern Seminary in Chicago. Fred has also served as an adjunct professor for Rochester University and Regent University where taught courses in philosophy, ethics, leadership, pastoral care, intro to Christianity, and ethnography. He has also served as a guest lecturer on the subjects of racialized cultural systems, poverty, and missiology at various universities, such as William & Mary and Oklahoma Christian University. Fred has authored on book (Racialized Cultural Systems, Social Displacement and Christian Hospitality) and several curriculum offerings, including The FloorPlan: Living Toward Restoration & Resilience. Fred enjoys hanging out with his family anytime, anywhere. He is deeply grateful for how God graciously works through the Church in all her various forms, despite our brokenness. He is passionate about seeing the last, least, and lonely of every neighborhood, city and nation experience God’s in-breaking kingdom, and come to know Jesus as King. Oh, and his favorite season is Advent and Christmas. Fred is a founding member of the board of directors for Virginia Racial Healing Institute, a member of the leadership team for Williamsburg's local chapter of Coming to the Table, and a member of Greater Williamsburg Trauma-Informed Community Network's Racial Trauma Committee and Training Committee.
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1 Response to Our 2012 Advent Prayer

  1. James Jones says:

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