Prayer: Creator God, we are stuck in routines that do not allow us the freedom to take a step back, and re-evaluate. Guide us to a more reflective place this holiday season, so that like Mary, we too may reflect on Christ’s birth. May we see new ways of how you work in us and through us and hold these new treasures within our hearts. During this time of gift giving, let us not forget all the wonders you have given us this year. Let the good stay with us in our hearts and let the bad make us stronger so that we can better serve you. In your name we pray, Amen.
Question: As a gift to yourself this holiday season, ask yourself how you have grown this year, both spiritually and personally (i.e. new job, changes within the family, etc.). How may you reflect to bring yourself closer to God?
-Catherine Gong, Coordinator of 2012 Workcamp Ministry
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.