Longing for the day

Longing for the day

December 06, 2019

December 6th Advent Devotion

Scripture: 

Give the leaders of the nations your justice, O God. May they lead the people with truth and the poor with compassion. — Psalm 72:1-2 *

A Litany: Longing for the Day

Our hearts long for the “not yet”:
   the chasm between the present and the promise.
   the day when righteousness will reign and justice prevail.
Hear our prayers, O Lord.
 
Our hearts long for right relationships:
   the time when peace is realized and 
   compassion will be the norm.
Hear our prayers, O Lord.
 
Our hearts long for leaders
   who are compelled to work for the common good
   who regard each person as valued, as worthy.
Hear our prayers, O Lord.
 
Our hearts longs to be a part
   of bringing the kingdom of God near,
   of working toward the Shalom of God’s reign on earth. 
Hear our prayers, O Lord.
 
May your glory, your truth, your justice, love and mercy fill the earth.
Hear our prayers, O Lord. 

*Paraphrase from Celtic Treasure: Daily Scriptures and Prayer, by J. Philip Newell

Prayer: May your truth, compassion and justice do it's work in our own hearts, O Lord. And may we be partners in your reconciling work in our world. Amen.

By: Rev. Terra Amundson