Advent prayer

                   

O Coming One, give me a steadfast spirit to wait for you with grace.

Give me patience to listen for your breathing in the breath of your people.

Give me courage to trust your continually blossoming presence even in the unseeing darkness.

Give me wisdom to see your manger in rough places, your star in dark nights.

Give me gentleness to receive you as a child amidst the shouting of kings and warriors.

O Blossoming One, you are the love with which I wait tenderly for the coming of your love.

O Holy Child, come to me that I may fall in love with you, and become wholly yours, in faith, in love, in steadfast hope. Amen.

                   

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