Advent Evening Prayer
“For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace!”
The example of Hannah’s praises to God inspires praise in us.
Hannah teaches us to trust God in hard times and to offer thanksgiving in times of joyful abundance.
When we pour out our soul to the Lord, the Lord hears our petitions.
On this Fourth Sunday of Advent, we light a candle.
We trust in God’s promises of miraculous birth and of our deliverance during this Advent season.
Christ’s symbol of God’s justice is his scepter, and his reign is characterized by his merciful justice
We find peace in unexpected places during the Advent season.
Even when the darkness surrounds, there is a faithful remnant through whom the light of Christ shines.
We are each called to be prophets – called to speak messages of hope.
The message of hope – even in times of drought – is that God is the source of nourishment and life.
On this Third Sunday of Advent, we light a candle to remember the Lord’s love of justice and righteousness. Come, Lord Jesus!
The prophet Habakkuk speaks a word of trust and joy in the midst of great trouble.
Christ has secured our future. Our hope is certain.
What will we see when we strain our eyes forward to the Lord’s future?
This Advent season may the coming of Christ relieve our burdens.
The prophet Isaiah presents us with an agrarian vision of the coming Kingdom.
God will bring Shalom!
On this Second Sunday of Advent, we light our second candle to remember the Lord’s constant and unfailing love for His people. Come, Lord Jesus!
In our times of fatigue, God gives us a new heart.
Jeremiah was called and equipped as a prophet for the ages. Jeremiah still has a word for us today: repentance.
No matter how lost we are, God will pursue us.
Mary brought forth Jesus who embodied justice. May we do the same.
There is hope – no matter what.
Justice is not a dream. Justice is a promise.
Advent begins in darkness. On this First Sunday of Advent we light our first candle and shine a light into the world. Come, Lord Jesus!
Our prayer for the season of Advent each year is that we would prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ long ago and in the future. During the four Sundays of Advent we learn that the world truly needs a Savior. When we focus on the Old Testament readings prepared for the Advent season, we begin…