A prayer as you walk the Advent way this week:
Loving God, you are our light;
prepare our hearts for your coming.
Forge the swords of bitterness into plows of blessing;
till the soil of our soul for your birth in us.
Remove our heart’s defensive armor,
clothe us in light alone,
and pierce our wide open hearts with your love.
By your Spirit in us, may we open up and walk in your light:
awake, and ready to welcome your presence.
(adapted from Steve Garnaas-Holmes by thetableumc.org)