Breaking the Rules

Luke 1:46-56

Loving God, we await the One born in Bethlehem. In this season of anticipation, you offer us opportunities to rejoice, to discover renewal and to share your love. O God, we give ourselves as your servants, stirred to embrace Christ’s mission in the world. Amen.

The statement from Mary about her unborn Son is often referred to as the Magnificat. I wonder if we can read Mary’s song without being concerned about our status, wealth and power and especially our spiritual identity as individuals, congregations and a nation?

-Stan Dueck, Director, Transforming Practices

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.


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