Turn on the Light at Advent
Our loving heavenly Father,
Open our eyes as we turn on the light of hope in this Advent season. Dispel the darkness within and around us. As we wait, help us to prepare for the coming of the Christ child through thoughtful prayer, expressions of love, kind words, hymns of praise, and acts of kindness in support of friends and strangers in need.
We pray that we will know Jesus when he comes this season. We give thanks for the holy harmony he brings into each of our lives. We also pray that we may wait and receive Him with a wonder-full childlike innocence, excitement, and expectation. May the world know whose we are by our light ... that outward expression and visible state radiating from the connection with the Holy Spirit within us.
We pray this in the name of the One whose light we seek and whose coming we await, Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.