The season of Advent marks a time for inner reflection, a time for being present in the darkness, a time for anticipation of what is to come. As we await the coming of the birth of Jesus and the return of the Sun’s light, let us sit mindfully where we are right now, undistracted, and bask in the Love of The Divine.
Hope be with you.
O Wisdom, coming forth from the mouth of the Most High, pervading and permeating all creation, you order all things with strength and greatness: Come now and accompany us on the journey.
O Adonai, rising as a sign for all the peoples, before you earthly rulers will keep silent, and nations give you honor: Come quickly to deliver us.
O Lord, protector of the nations, you open and no one can close, you close and no one can open: Come to set the prisoners free.
O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, Sun of justice: Come, shine brightly on those who live in darkness.
O Prophet, teacher of the ages, sage of the wisdom of loving-kindness: Come teach us the way of truth.
O Immanuel, God with us, you are the cornerstone uniting all humanity: Come be with us.
God of grace and Love, the earth rejoices in hope, awaiting the coming of your promise, anticipating the loving gift: We give thanks and praise. Amen.
(Adapted from the Litany for Advent – O Antiphons in the Book of Common Worship, p.67-69)
Morning Psalms 33; 146
2 Peter 1:12-21
Gospel: Matthew 21:12-22
Evening Psalms 85; 94