“Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall declare your praise.”
They that hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
Our Advent preparation is about growing in confidence
that our God can indeed save us.
So often our struggles make us very weary and tired.
When we really “get it” that the One who made us
truly desires to set us free,
we really begin longing at a new level
to know what it is to be restored to a new vitality.
They will soar as with eagles’ wings;
They will run and not grow weary,
walk and not grow faint.
Loving and powerful God,
Some days I can only be in awe of Your power and love.
You never tire of supporting me.
I constantly ask for help
knowing You will always be there.
From some place deep in my soul,
I hear You calling me by name
and I prepare with a joyful heart for Your coming.
Grant me the gift of hope, patience and waiting in these Advent days
I want the focus of my waiting to be on You.
I want to praise and glorify You with my life.
Let me live my gratitude to You, rejoicing!
May the Lord bless us,
protect us from all evil
and bring us to everlasting life.