Come to the Wilderness

Prayer for the Day

O God who speaks, your words through the prophets and your Christ both command and invite. Your desires for us at once command us to prepare the way and invite us into the fullness of life. Speak to us in this season of Advent that we might no longer hear only one or the other but that we might find the freedom that is granted in the coming of Christ. Amen

Question

How has the Church made too much of God’s commands at the expense of God’s invitations? How have we celebrated the invitations without attending to the requirements?

-Joshua Brockway; Director, Spiritual Life and Discipleship

Congregational Life Ministries of the Church of the Brethren is offering these simple prayers and questions in connection to this year’s Advent devotional written by David W. Miller. (Available from Brethren Press) Join us as we look and listen for the coming of the Word through the reading of scripture, David’s reflections, times of prayer, and conversations on this blog.

One thought on “Come to the Wilderness

  1. Thanks for posting something to help us learn, respond, and discuss from the devotional book. At the Cabool Church of the Brethren we always use these devotional booklets (both Advent and Lent) as the basis for our adult SS class discussions. I’m leading this time and am glad for comments and questions from someone else to use in my planning and leading.

    Carolyn Schrock

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