Friday, December 18, 2009

Prayer to bring together the Advent Studies

I have written this prayer for the last of  week of the Advent Study series.  As we look at the New Covenant, we remember the promises contained in  the Covenants we have looked at in this series.

Loving God,

You brought Noah and his family through the flood to find safety and make celebration on Mount Ararat, you put a rainbow in the sky to remind them of your promise; help us when we find ourselves in the storms of life to look for your promise and wait patiently for its fulfilment.

 Your covenant with Abraham begins salvation history as you act to reconcile a fallen world. With Moses, you lead your people from bondage and slavery into freedom and establish a covenant which seeks to bring peace.

 Your covenant with David looks forward to a time when a descendant of David would bring peace and justice to all of God’s people. As we seek to live under this new covenant, help us to remember that your promises are from of old and that in Jesus all things find their fulfilment.

When we doubt, reveal to us your rainbow.
When we fall, reach out to us in reconciliation.
When we are in bondage, lead us into liberation.
When we are hurt, come to us as the Prince of Peace.

This we ask through Him whose birth we celebrate
And whose name we honour, Jesus the Lord. Amen.

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