Celebrating Advent

Sarah Ruszkowski

Published 6 December 2017

As we begin Advent, a season of holy waiting and expectation, we offer you a prayer written by Henri Nouwen, a priest and writer who lived in L’Arche for many years.

Lord Jesus, Master of both the light and the darkness, send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas.

We who have so much to do 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!”

As a community, we are praying together through Advent and we invite you to share in this season of holy waiting. Keep an eye on our Facebook as we reflect together on expecting the light, preparing through stillness, celebrating with joy, and responding to mystery.