Advent is a counter-cultural message to ‘walk slowly’ when our lives are hectic. This period of time blesses us with the opportunity to seek those moments where we find God-with-us, Emmanual.

Shane Taylor
Head of Faith and Mission

Let us pray...

Lord Jesus,

Master of both the light and the darkness,
send your Holy Spirit upon our preparation for Christmas.
We who have so much to do
seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day.
We who are anxious over many things
look forward to your coming among us.
We who are blessed in so many ways
long for the complete joy of your Kingdom.
We whose hearts are heavy
seek the joy of your presence.
We are your people, walking in darkness
yet seeking the light.
To you we say “Come, Lord Jesus”.

Henri Nouwen

May we pray that special Aramaic phrase as we read in Paul’s first letter to the people of Corinth (1 Col 16:22) Maranatha ( מרנאתא‎) Come, our Lord.