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Advent 2020: My Prayer for Advent by Jacqueline Brown Woody


“To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.”


-Ecclesiastes 3:1

December 8, 2020

My Prayer for Advent

It is a new season in our lives; a time for the known and the unknown, a time for this or a time for that, a time for the expected and for the unexpected, a time for healing; a time for more healing.


Above all, it is time to prepare our hearts and minds to embrace the love of our Lord Jesus Christ as we unite in celebration of His coming and in the spirit of healing and His peace. This holy season is certainly a time to reflect on God’s plan and purpose for our lives, individually and collectively. Whatever the new season produces, we are one creation among many and we have a responsibility to each other to be respectful, kind, generous, and loving. God is Lord of all and He is indeed all of these.


As we are taught in Philippians 3:14: I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.


Prayer

Glorious and Almighty God,

grant us your mercy, grace, and loving kindness; your perfect gifts to us.

Reveal more deeply your divine purpose for our lives.

Today, in this new season, surrounded by your magnificent power and your miraculous creation---the morning daybreak, the sunshine, the clouds, the trees, the evening chill; we pray and reflect on the blessings that inspire us.

Show us how to humbly receive your gifts to live our lives loving and honoring you, in love and charity with our neighbor.

Amen.


Sister Jacqueline Brown Woody

Friend of Metropolitan

Advent 2020

Join us in a time of reflection, anticipation, and contemplation during the season of Advent 2020.


Each day a new reflection with a scripture and prayer will be posted on the Metropolitan AME Church website and social media to encourage you to hear the words of those reflecting, anticipating, and contemplating with you in community as we thank God for what God has done, notice what God is actively doing and anticipate what God will do next.


Read along with us each day or download the book to read and write along with us offline. Chart and journal for yourself what God has done, what God is doing, and what God is illuminating for you in this season.


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