Dear Community of Our Savior’s,
Grace to you and peace to you from God our Creator and Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, Amen
The season of Advent begins our Journey to the stable in Bethlehem.
We begin each Sunday with the following prayers. I invite you to mediate on each prayer during the following week.
The Prayers each begin with “Stir Up.” Stir up means to cause (someone) to feel a strong emotion and a desire to do something. Remember these words as you read.
First Sunday of Advent
Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. By your merciful protection awaken us to the threatening dangers or our sins, and keep us blameless until the coming of your new day. Amen
Second Sunday of Advent: Stir up our hearts, Lord God, to prepare the way on your only Son, by his coming strength us to serve you with purified lives. Amen
Third Sunday of Advent: Stir up the wills of your faithful people, Lord God, and open our ears to the words of your prophets, that anointed by your Spirit, we may testify to your light. Amen
Fourth Service of Advent: Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. With your abundant grace and might free us from the sin that might obstruct your mercy, that willingly we may bear your redeeming love to all the world.
The Nativity of Our Lord Christmas Eve: Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. With your abundant grace and might free us from the sin that would obstruct your mercy, that willingly we may bear your redeeming love to all the world. Amen
“For a child has been born to us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 (NRSV)
Blessings, Pastor Joy