First Thursday in Advent - Read Hebrews 6:11-16
O Glorious Maker of time, clocks and calendars, help us who are so short of time. So quickly we have come to the last page of this year’s calendar! Gift us in these Advent days with the patience of the ancient ones who waited for Emmanuel’s first coming. Teach us the secret that true patience is productive waiting so that we might be fruitful in prayer, word and deed. Guide us in how to use wisely every occasion in which we are called to wait. Then we can transform the lateness of others, the long lines at stores and delays of our lives into times of Advent prayer.
The table is ready, O God. Are we? Not just
ready to eat, but ready to feast with our
Saviour, Jesus Christ. And ready to serve him
in everything we do. Please use this food to
help make us truly ready. Amen