Second Sunday of Advent prayer

Our violent world, Confession, Advent 2 — Allison Goerke, USA

  In the second week of Advent, churches traditionally light the Candle of Peace.  This prayer of confession might be used in worship on Sunday with this explanation: Several denominations are ‘calling on congregations NOT to light their second Advent candle — in solidarity with all those who are suffering in the war between Israel […]

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Busy-ness Advent Prayer — Tod Gobledale, UK

Isaiah 40:1-11 Mark 1:1-8 God, in the busy-ness of this season, help us remember the wilderness where your people meet you over and over again. We remember how even Jesus, busy teaching, healing and seeking justice, even Jesus took time out for re-freshment, re-newal and re-creation, retreating to draw closer to you. As we remember […]

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