Advent Prayer: 1st Wednesday 02 Dec 2020 – Psalm 79; Micah 5:1-5a; Luke 21:34-38 ~ Stay awake; the King is coming!

Advent Prayer: 1st Wednesday 02 Dec 2020

+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Opening:

Rend the heavens and come down, O God of all the ages! Rouse us from sleep, deliver us from our heedless ways, and form us into a watchful people, that, at the advent of your Son, he may find us doing what is right, mindful of all you command. Grant this through him whose coming is certain, whose day draws near: your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.

“Stay awake at all times,
praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place,
and to stand before the Son of Man.”
(Luke 12:36)

__________

Psalm 79 (Your Land, O God, The Nations Have Invaded) – Jamie Soles

__________

Old Testament Reading: Micah 5:1-5a (ESV)

The Ruler to Be Born in Bethlehem

5 Now muster your troops, O daughter of troops;
siege is laid against us;
with a rod they strike the judge of Israel
on the cheek.
2 But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah,
who are too little to be among the clans of Judah,
from you shall come forth for me
one who is to be ruler in Israel,
whose coming forth is from of old,
from ancient days.
3 Therefore he shall give them up until the time
when she who is in labor has given birth;
then the rest of his brothers shall return
to the people of Israel.
4 And he shall stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord,
in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God.
And they shall dwell secure, for now he shall be great
to the ends of the earth.
5 And he shall be their peace.

__________

O Little Town of Bethlehem – Rachael Lampa, Tommee Profitt

__________

New Testament Reading: Luke 21:34-38 (ESV)

Watch Yourselves

34 “But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap. 35 For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

37 And every day he was teaching in the temple, but at night he went out and lodged on the mount called Olivet. 38 And early in the morning all the people came to him in the temple to hear him.

__________

The King, Pt. One – Sarah Sparks

__________

Prayer:

+ For Watchfulness:

Heavenly Father: you alone know when King Jesus will return. Grant that the cry, “The King is coming!” may continually resound in our ears, so that we may never be unprepared to meet him (or forgetful of the souls for whom he died) for whom we watch and pray. And save us, O Lord. Amen.

+ For the Coming Kingdom:

Hasten, O Father, the coming of your kingdom; and grant that we your servants, who now live by faith, may with joy behold your Son at his coming in glorious majesty; even Jesus Christ, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.

__________

Blessing

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you, wherever He may send you.
May He guide you through the wilderness, protect you through the storm.
May He bring you home rejoicing at the wonders He has shown you.
May He bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.

__________

+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.



Categories: Life around the World, Life in America, Life in Christ, Life in Our Family

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

%d bloggers like this: