Shane Taylor
Head of Faith and Mission

Advent – a precious time of waiting. Maranatha!

As the end of another school year approaches, we are gifted with the precious season of Advent, as we prepare, yet again, to welcome Jesus into our world. This prayer centres around the word, Maranatha מרנאתא, which is an Aramaic word meaning ‘Come, Lord’. This language was used in the region of Galilee at the time of Jesus and would have been spoken by him. So we pray…

Open our eyes to the dignity of all people
And our ears to the cries of the earth.
Let us walk in solidarity with the poor
And cleanse our world from oppression.
Let us shout out for justice for all
And renew our hope for change.
The Lord is coming
Let us share the Good News!