Third Sunday of Advent
Even as we during this season of Advent anticipate your coming to us in Jesus Christ your Son, we remember and celebrate the fact that you are already with us in your Holy Spirit.
Please make us more willing to be more open to the Spirit’s influence in our lives.
Show us through your Spirit what your agenda is and what your priorities are in the world at this time. Show us how you would have us to pursue your agenda and your priorities in the ways that we think, talk, and act.
Give us the imagination, the perspective, and the courage to know and to pursue your agenda and priorities in the world; such insight and action are difficult for us because they require thinking and acting in ways that are opposite of the ways most people think and act.
The proud will be brought down.
The humble will be raised up.
The rich will be emptied.
The poor will be filled.
Help us to live in poverty and humility of spirit so that we can see more clearly how to help those who are laid low and kept down. Help us to do all that we can to prepare for the great reversal that will come with Jesus when he returns.
Even so, come, Lord Jesus!