Lord, help us to be thankful for every gift you give, big and small. Show us Hope today! Let us never lose our wonder and gratitude for all you are to us. Humble our hearts as this Advent journey begins, let us remember by faith to confess that Christ has come to transform the world. By faith, we testify to the things that were prophesied about during his brief time with humanity.
Many accept and believe in the birth, the life, and even the atoning death of Christ without stretching our hearts, while others are still seeking and discovering. Show us hope to believe that Christ will come again. May the Holy Spirit move through us today, as we reaffirm that God’s activity on this earth through Christ is not finished yet. Christ has come; Christ will comeagain; and life for all will change. Let us know that Hope is present right now! In the name of Our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen