It’s almost Advent, God, as you know so much better than we do.
Are you longing, too?
Make us ready, we ask, to be really ready,
for the turning over of the world, for the coming of a revolution,
in how we live, think, see and treat one another,
all starting with a baby, and a girl.
Make us ready, we ask, to let go of the old world,
our stale habits, our unquestioned views, and our well-worn limitations.
Make us ready, we ask, and if we can’t be ready, move us out of your way.
In the name of the One who comes, Amen.