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Wednesday of the Second Week of Advent – 7 December

“Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall declare your praise.”

Daily Meditation:
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.

Closing Prayer:
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.
Amen

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Saturday of the First Week of Advent – 3 December 2016

Saturday of the First Week of Advent – 3 December 2016

“Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall declare your praise.”

Daily Meditation:
Blessed are all who wait for the Lord.
No more will you weep.

The prophetic promise is so great.
What our God has done is so complete a victory over sin and death.
In the midst of my day today, can I let myself imagining that salvation
touching and transforming me?
And can I patiently wait for God’s work to take effect in me
– letting him open my heart, day by day?
Imagining “true liberty” today, let us walk in His ways.

No longer will your Teacher hide himself,
but with your own eyes you shall see your Teacher,
While from behind, a voice shall sound in your ears:
“This is the way; walk in it,”
when you would turn to the right or to the left.
Isaiah 30

Closing Prayer:
Lord of Hope,
Dare I? Can I really hope?
From out of the darkness
I sense a dim light ahead,
the light of Your coming into the world.

I so long for the time
when You are no longer hidden from me
and my deepest desire is
to trust in Your warm voice I hear behind me,
guiding me along a hidden path I do not know.

Dry my tears,
heal my wounds
and help me
to wait for the dawning of the dim light ahead,
with a brighter vision
of healing and freedom.

May the Lord bless us,
protect us from all evil
and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.

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