The Advent prayer for Sunday, December 11, 2002, comes to us from: Hark the Herald Angels Sing: Daily Prayers for Advent by Stephenie Hovland
22 Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive."
Matthew 21:22 NRSV
The cited verse may seem to lean toward prayer as a spiritual atm card, yet the verse is part of a larger discussion between Jesus and his disciples. Jesus is challenging his disciples to have increased faith and commit to the discipline of daily prayer, which will enable them to accomplish the miracles they witnessed him perform. As people of faith prayer is an essential spiritual discipline for communing with God. Prayer provides the avenue where we can speak to God and where God can speak to us. During this Advent season, let us commit to a daily time of prayer.
Advent Prayer – Day 15
Our Father in heaven, you have promised to hear the prayers of your children. In a world where wishing is magical and dreaming about lassoing the moon romantic, remind us of the reality that our heavenly Father is always there for us. You never need a wish or a dream to be summoned. You are faithful to us no matter where our minds wander. Remind us that you are hearing this prayer right now and will continue to listen and guide us until we meet you face-to-face. Amen.