Prayer for the Day
Already present God, forgive our lack of confidence in your steadfast companionship. Strengthen our awareness of your constancy so that our ambiguity may be lessened. Make us aware of your daily promises, those life-altering possibilities that come with names like Emmanuel and in faces of young women and men like Mary and Joseph, and that break unexpectedly into our moments of both doubt and trust.
God’s instructions on what to look for were explicit for Ahaz. The details of what lies ahead in our life rarely seem to be so clear. How do you recognize God’s promises and their fulfillment?
Jonathan Shively, Executive Director Congregational Life Ministries
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.