Prayer: Dear God, sometimes it’s hard for us to believe that you have a true plan for us. Just like Joseph, we sometimes question the situations you have given us and lose sight of your love in fear of what others will think of us. Let us not be fearful, but trust in you to lead us. May we not feel lost and confused but instead feel your guiding light even when others attempt to sway us. We pray that we can be examples of Christ’s love on this Earth even if we do not fully understand your plans for each of us. Amen.
Question: We live in a culture where we are constantly told how we should act or how we should think; has there ever been a situation in which you found yourself going against the grain like Joseph to stand for something you believe in?
-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.