In the spirit of advent, we have a brief scripture reading and prayer for you to contemplate this week as we watch and wait for the coming of the Lord. Today's prayer urges us to invite God into the mundane, everyday activities we do throughout the week. Advent is the perfect opportunity to slow down and take the time to find the sacred in everyday life.
Scripture: "In you, O LORD, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame! In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me, and save me! Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may continually come; you have given the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and cruel man. For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O LORD, from my youth." Psalm 71:1–5
Prayer: “Lord grant me the grace to do one thing at a time today, without rushing or hurrying. Help me to savor the sacred in all I do, be it large or small. By the power of the Holy Spirit, empower me to pause today as I move from one activity to the next. Unclutter my heart, O God, until I am quiet enough to hear you speak out of the silence. Forgive me for running my life without you sometimes. Help me to be still, to surrender to your will, and to rest in your loving arms. Amen.” Pete Scazzero
For daily prayer and scripture resources during the advent season, we recommend this daily office guide from New Life Fellowship Church.