prayer for the Second Sunday in Advent (LSB)

Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to make ready the way of Your only begotten Son, that by His coming we may be enabled to serve You with pure minds;…

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advent: not for the satisfied

Those who are satisfied have nothing for which they must wait. Their needs are met. They lack nothing. They are fulfilled. Advent has no place for the satisfied, because Advent…

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waking up to God

No matter where you live in the northern hemisphere, the routine of Autumn has set in, the weather is growing colder, and the days are growing shorter. The cycle of…

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advent: the art of waiting

Advent is a season of expectant waiting. We are masters of anticipation--just look at the weeks of hype about 'Black Friday'--but we are complete failures at waiting. In a society…

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prayer for the First Sunday in Advent (BoCP)

Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life…

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prayer for the First Sunday in Advent (LSB)

Stir up Your power, O Lord, and come, that by Your protection we may be rescued from the threatening perils of our sins and saved by Your mighty deliverance; for…

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where did the gospel go?

  A quick glance at church websites in my area that preach topical sermon series yields a breadth of fascinating topics: life lessons from Jonah evangelism character study of Obadiah…

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asking why in the midst of tragedy

Tragedies are all around us. It doesn't take more than a quick glance at the news to recognize the reality of devastation and its inevitability in our own lives. In…

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a prayer for correction and guidance

We beseech Thee, O Lord, mercifully to correct our wanderings, and by the guiding radiance of Thy compassion to bring us to the salutary vision of Thy truth; through Jesus…

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a blessing

In times of trouble, may the LORD answer your cry. May the name of the God of Jacob keep you safe from all harm. May he send you help from…

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