02 December 2012

Keeping Advent: Week 1

Advent Prayer to Jesus

You are our eternal salvation,
The unfailing light of the world.
Light everlasting,
You are truly our redemption.
Grieving that the human race was perishing
through the tempter's power,
without leaving the heights
You came to the depths in your loving kindness.
Readily taking our humanity by Your gracious will,
You saved all earthly creatures, long since lost,
Restoring joy to the world.
Redeem our souls and bodies, O Christ,
and so possess us as Your shining dwellings.
By Your first coming, make us righteous;
At your second coming, set us free:
So that, when the world is filled with light
and you judge all things,
We may be clad in spotless robes
and follow in Your steps, O King,
Into the heavenly hall.

~Unknown Author, 10th century

Tonight we lit the first candle on our Advent wreath: the candle of Hope.

Stir up thy power, O Lord, and come,
that by thy protection we may be rescued
from the dangers that beset us through our sins;
and be a Redeemer to deliver us;
Who livest and reignest with God the Father
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
ever one God, world without end.

O Emmanuel, Jesus Christ,
desire of every nation, 
Savior of all peoples,
come and dwell among us.

 And I made a "wreath" cake for us to enjoy.

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Tiffany said...

I love your prayer too! Oh, that cake looks delicious. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Advent blessings to you:)

Laura O in AK said...

What a beautiful prayer. And, I love that wreath cake to celebrate.

Thanks for linking up to the 40 Days of Seeking Him meme.