Just Thinking ...
A prayer for Advent from our Roman Catholic sisters and brothers:
Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in me a wonder at the wisdom and power of
Your Father and ours. Receive my prayer as part of my service of the Lord who
enlists me in God's own work for justice.
Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in me a hunger for peace: peace in the world,
peace in my home, peace in myself.
Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in me a joy responsive to the Father's joy. I
seek His will so I can serve with gladness, singing, and love.
Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in me the joy and love and peace it is right to
bring to the manger of my Lord. Raise in me, too, sober reverence for the God who
acted there, hearty gratitude for the life begun there, and spirited resolution to serve
the Father and Son.
I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, whose advent I hail. Amen.
Are we able to pray so boldly and expect it to happen? Let it begin with me and with
you, my friends. The world needs us to pray this prayer, and the world needs the
long-expected Jesus, in you and me.