Friday, December 7, 2018

Prayers of Adoration for Advent

First Sunday in Advent
Gracious Redeemer, with grateful hearts we come before you this day. You lift us up and in your Spirit we are sustained by your grace. We love you, Lord, with a love that fills us with life. We thank you, O God, with gratefulness that give us strength to serve you. And we praise you, O Holy One, with hope that brings glory to your name this day and forevermore. Amen.

Second Sunday in Advent
Lord of Love and Giver of Peace, we come before you today with joy unspeakable and full of glory. You are most wonderful and amazingly gracious, for you give all things to those who call upon your name. Today we lift our hearts in thanks for sending your Son Jesus Christ to live among us so we may see in person the amazing depths of your love and the incredible heights of your grace. What else can we do but sing praises to you and enjoy your presence with us this day and forevermore. Amen

Third Sunday in Advent
O merciful God, Ruler of the universe, we give you thanks this day for your great mercy toward us. In the face of life’s problems, you walk with us to give us your strength for overcoming all things. You lift us up with joy, and with grateful hearts we celebrate you sure and eternal love for us. In the name of the One who became one of us, Christ our Lord, who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen

Fourth Sunday in Advent
Lord of Life, in your Son Jesus Christ you have poured yourself out as an offering on our behalf. You have come to us, calling out to us. You became one of us, died for us, and took upon yourself all our sin. In rising from the dead you make us fully alive and as the Ruler over all creation you give us hearts that are aflame with love for you. May our desire for you know no bounds, and our praise for you reach beyond the the boundaries of this world, dispersing the clouds of darkness to reveal your face of love. We seek this through Jesus, the Anointed One, who walks with us this day and forevermore. Amen.