Sunday, December 1, 2013

A Simple Advent Prayer

In these days we extol the mercy that extends from generation to generation,
We pray for those who have yet to be filled with good things.

In these days we remember the unborn and the born in the time of Herod,
We pray for the children of Israel who were lost, and for the comfort of Rachel.

In these days we magnify with the company of heavenly hosts,
We pray for those who suffer and those who cause suffering.

In these days we are thankful for the origin of salvation,
We pray for the greatest among the rulers and the least among the shepherds.

In these days we pray for victory over the grave,
We pray for the ransomed souls of God.