Prepare His Peace (Second Sunday in Advent)

From Isaiah 40:3-5:  “A voice cries out:  ‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.  Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain.  Then the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all people shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.'”

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World’s brokenness cries out

Peace sprouts, despite faith’s drought

God’s salvation shares grace

Every time and space


God’s love prepares His way

Light of peace on display

Paths straightened, valleys filled

His promises fulfilled


Anticipation warms

Preparation now forms

Mercy reigns, blessed peace

Endurance shall not cease


Faithful waiting with hope

Love focused through God’s scope

His joy draws up new lease

Spirit breathes, filled with peace


Mothering God prepares

Peace surrounds David’s heirs

Of events now to come

Hope’s steady, beating drum


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You are invited to join in prayer:  Lord God, your love and mercy promise hope, joy, and peace.  During this season of Advent, open our hearts in preparation to receive our Savior.  Amen.

As we leave to go on with the rest of our day or night, here is an Advent hymn to send us out with prepared hearts, “Prepare the way, O Zion.”

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