“Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
let the sea resound, and all that is in it.
Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them;
let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.
Let all creation rejoice before the Lord, for he comes,
he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
and the peoples in his faithfulness.”
Psalm 96:11-13 [NIV]
Prayer of Hope based on Psalm 96: 11-13
Search us God and declare that there is hope for us;
Let us rejoice for we know are our past and choose a new way;
A way that is of Your Spirit, a way that brings forth songs of joy, peace and love.
By Rev. Doris Warrell
Advent – Season of Hope
Advent is the season of hope. Hope in eager anticipation; waiting to celebrate the incarnation of God manifested in human form through the birth of Jesus. Hope in present circumstances; the small moments of heavenly triumph where the kingdom of God breaks forth into the dark realities of this world. Hope in the future; as we wait for the redemption of the world and the second coming of Christ Jesus. We hope for what is yet to come.
Read the rest of this Advent Reflection at Churches for Peace in the Middle East