Here is the beautiful prayer our sister Yang lifted up during our worship gathering on 6 December 2020. We invite you to read and to make it your ongoing prayer during this Advent season as well.
Heavenly Father, hallowed be Your name!
As we await Your Son’s return,
we pray to receive Your Holy Spirit.
May the Spirit guide our thoughts,
guide our hearts, guide our words,
and guide our ways,
Every moment of the day.
We also seek Your Shalom during the troubled times,
like the sheep seeking for the green pastures,
like the fish seeking for the crystal streams.
We want to be the peacemakers you desire,
and be proudly called Children of God.
As Your peacemakers
We pray for the people who are sick, hungry, or cold,
who are sad, angry, or lonely.
We pray they will accept Your Son, the Prince of Peace.
Your Spirit will be upon them,
so they will seek Shalom, not the worldly comforts.
May You lead us all onto the righteous pass.
As this troubled year seems never ends,
and we don’t know what the days ahead hold.
We have faith in the One who does!
We will proclaim Your name,
we will hold steadfast,
Until the day Your Kingdom comes
and Your Will is done on earth.
In Christ’s name we pray.