In this second week of the Advent series What Child Is This?, we focus on the children on the US/Mexico border.
Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ.
Two candles burn brightly. This is the second week of Advent. The first candle is the candle of hope. The second candle is the candle of peace.
In our world, there are many many borders. There are many many barriers between countries and between people.
Jesus Christ comes to us as the Prince of Peace. Then Jesus says, “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.”
This week, we focus our prayers on children on the border of the United States and Mexico. We pray for families impacted in the immigration crisis. We pray for the response of our Church. We pray for justice and mercy and compassion.
Thank you for your prayers, for your gifts and for your engagement as together we seek a more just world. Together, we pray that all children will have what they need for fullness of life. We pray that across barriers, God’s people in every place may be the peacemakers Christ calls us to be.