Prayers for the Third Sunday of Advent – Draw Close to the Love of God


Aboriginal Christmas (source unknown)

Draw Close to the Love of God

Christmas is coming fast and the frenzy is building.  For many there is not time to rest or take time in the presence of God.  And I must confess that for me too it has been a very busy season as we head to Australia tomorrow and I have been preparing posts for the upcoming week.  However I make sure that I take at least a few minutes each morning to focus on the coming of Christ and all that his Advent means to me and to our world.

I thought that you might enjoy the prayers that I have been writing as a result of that.  I have been posting them each morning on the facebook page for Light for the Journey.  Let me know which you like the best.

God draw us close as we await the Advent of your Son
Into the embracing arms of a mother
Into the compassionate care of a father
God draw us close
Into your loving omnipotent presence
You who never tire of coming into our world draw us close
As we await the Advent of your Son

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Come Lord Jesus Come
You who are the child who is love
You who are the child who gives life
You who are the child in whom all things find completion

Come Lord Jesus Come,
Lead us to the fullness of life
Where peace and righteousness kiss
Where truth and faithfulness embrace

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God who is justice
God who is righteous
God who is compassion
Keep us in your unfailing love

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The advent of our Lord is near
Bringing light and life and love into our world
Let us draw close rejoicing in the salvation of God
Let us be bearers of God’s light
Proclaimers of God’s love
Bringers of God’s life to people everywhere

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Love is the heartbeat of God listen to the rhythm
Joy is its gift, catch the rhythm
Peace is its result, Live the rhythm
Be drawn into the kingdom of God

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We sing for joy tonight and rest secure in God’s promises
The ruler of all worlds, the shepherd of creation
Jesus Christ has come into the world and has given us new life

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Lord whose light shines in the darkness, Have mercy upon us,
Christ whose birth gives hope to all creation Have mercy upon us,
Lord whose advent brings us joy and love Grant us peace this night

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Light shines in the darkness
A flame that brightens every day
Leading us towards the birth of Christ
Guiding us to the one who is the light of the world

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Light of the world draw near
Shine on us with your guiding presence
Shine in us with your truth and forgiveness
Shine through us mercy and love
Light of the world draw near

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On this Advent night come close O God
Draw us into your embrace
Open our hearts to welcome you
Come close O God, draw near
Fill the emptiness within
Let your love overflow in us, through us, beyond us

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Draw close O God, You who come in human form
Draw close and teach us the ways of peace
Draw close, come once more into our world
Come once more into our lives
Come once more and make us whole

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