Child of Blessing

Luke 2:36-38

Prayer for the Day
God, we have waited with hope and anticipation; help us recognize that the one we expected, the Christ child, is in our midst. Give us eyes to see, ears to hear, hearts to receive, arms to embrace, and lips to tell of this magnificent promise come true. May we like Anna break into anthems of praise, giving testimony to the joy you have sent to dwell among us.

In what ways do we embrace, and in what ways do we resist, the fulfillment of our hopes?

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.

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