O come, Thou Day-spring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here;
And drive away the shades of night,
And pierce the clouds and bring us light.
~ O Come O Come Emmanuel
I dedicate this time of prayer to all of those who’s hearts are so broken by the mass-shooting in Newtown, CT — especially those families and loved ones who lost a beloved in the shooting. “O come Thou Day-spring…pierce the clouds and bring us light…”
With you in Advent prayer,
The question no longer is: Can I do it? Am I able? Can I overcome my moodiness, my laziness, my sensuality, my grudges, and resentments? The only question is: Is Jesus Christ able? Can my Savior, the Lord of my life, revive my drooping spirit and transform me at Christmas as he transformed the world through his birth in Bethlehem?
~ Brennan Manning
Artwork: Waiting for the Revealing by Jan Richardson (http://janrichardsonimages.com)