Lead Us Forward Lord

by Christine Sine
Hands with Joshua tree

Hands with Joshua tree

This morning I posted this prayer on Facebook 

Lead us forward Lord,
Let us hold firm to your words of life.
Lead us forward Lord,
Let us delight in your perfections,
And meditate on your ways.
Lead us forward Lord,
You are our light and our salvation,
You are our rock and our fortress,
Lead us forward Lord,
You alone hold the keys to eternal life.

Maybe it is because I am just back from Australia and still on jetlag, maybe it is because Advent is just around the corner (begins December 2nd), maybe it is because I just ordered the first copies of Return to our Senses and am feeling the wonder of having completed this project or maybe it is because the U.S. elections are over and all of us sense the need for direction from God and not from our political leaders. Whatever it is, I feel that this is a great season of the year for reflection and refocusing.

Now is the time to store up the resources we need to stir our imaginations and create new rituals and expressions of faith that guide us through the fast approaching season of Advent in which our hearts ache for the coming of God’s light.

As usual I will host an Advent reflection series during December – I may even begin a little early because Advent is so short this year – just over 3 weeks long. Our theme this year is Let Us Wait As Children WaitThere is still time to participate. So if you would like to contribute a post do let me know.

Also if you are looking for Advent devotionals this year don’t forget Waiting for the Light: A Devotional for Advent and Christmas. It is available in both book and ebook form.

Friday I hope to post my new Advent video for the year but you may also like to check out these videos from previous years.

I also plan to update my Advent resource list early next week so if there are books, websites or other resources that you feel are must haves or must see for the season please let me know.

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David Ramos November 7, 2012 - 11:49 am

Beautiful prayer. Looking forward to the Advent series!

Christine Sine November 7, 2012 - 10:38 pm

Thanks David

Christine Sine November 7, 2012 - 11:55 am

Thanks David

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