ADVENT SEASON CONTEMPLATION
For our deepest and most holy longings we pray:
Renew us, O God.
For all who wander, who hunger, who thirst:
Renew us as people of service and compassion.
For this planet, our home:
Renew our will to be healers of creation.
For this and every nation:
Renew in all people the will for good and
the longing for peace.
For those whom we hold in our hearts:
Bless these and all creation with your goodness,
and renew our trust in your love. Amen.
- An Advent Prayer from Daily Prayer for All Seasons
“What if arriving isn’t about achieving success as our culture makes it out to be,” I offered, slowly and with a glint of excitement in my eye, “but instead about arriving in the moment? What if arriving isn’t something we strive for in the future but something we choose in the present?”
- Lacy Clark Ellman, A Sacred Journey
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
- T. S. Eliot, Little Gidding