prettyskyAh holy One,

in this season of Advent, we wait for you to break into our worlds, unexpectedly.

Help us to stay awake, to be aware, to hope against hope.

We pray for your peace in this world when You will settle things fairly between nations,
and make things right between peoples.
We pray for your peace when all will turn their weapons into something useful
but not for war.
We pray for you to  show us how to simply be advocates for your peace and hope.  Help us to know that what we do makes a difference.

We pray for the peace you bring within families.
We pray for the peace you bring within ourselves.
We pray for your peace to come for those who are ill,
those who are grieving,
Those who are struggling,
those who are suffering,

those who are lonely,
and those who have been devastated by disaster.

Surprise us, with the possibilities of how your vision of peace and hope might take root, and how we might live into this vision of justice and love for all of creation. Amen.

Even so Lord Jesus Come. Amen.

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Rev. Karla Miller is Minister of Community Life at Old North Church UCC in Marblehead, MA.  She is a contributor to “There’s a Woman in the Pulpit”, writes the RevGalBlogPals Wednesday Prayers, and wishes she could have three more dogs to add to her pack.
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