Advent Prayers of Thanksgiving   13 comments

Advent Wreath

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From Chalice Worship (1997), of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ):

Almighty God,

we thank you for the holy scriptures,

in which you have revealed to us your Son Jesus Christ as

the fulfillment of the law and prophets,

the promised Messiah of Israel,

and the Redeemer of humankind.

Grant that we,

who gratefully celebrate his advent and

acknowledge him as your living Word,

may walk in the light of his truth and

make known the good news of his kingdom in all the world,

to the glory of your name.  Amen.


From the Book of Common Worship (1993), of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.):

Blessed are you, O Lord our God, Ruler of the universe,

creator of light and darkness.

In this holy season,

when the sun’s light is swallowed up

by the growing darkness of the night,

you renew your promise to reveal among us

the splendor of your glory,

made flesh and visible to us in Jesus Christ, your Son.

Through the prophets

you teach us to hope for his reign of peace.

Through the outpouring of your Spirit

you give sight to our souls,

that we may see your glory

in the presence of Christ.

Strengthen us where we are weak,

support us in our efforts to do your will,

and free our tongues to sing your praise,

for to you all honor and blessing are due,

now and forever.  Amen.

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