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'Advent' tagged posts (Page 3)

A Prayer During Advent

Holy is your name O God, and mighty is the one whom you sent to redeem creation. It is through our remembrance of the mercies you have shown to generations before us that we dare to approach you with our own petitions and requests. We pray for your church wherever it gathers, asking that hearts…

Active Waiting

Waiting is essential to the spiritual life. But waiting as a disciple of Jesus is not an empty waiting. It is a waiting with a promise in our hearts that makes already present what we are waiting for. We wait during Advent for the birth of Jesus. We wait after Easter for the coming of…

Mary’s Song, A Reading for Advent

Mary’s Song: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. His mercy extends to those…

Prayer for the Third Sunday in Advent

Lord, our God, this season of ADVENT reminds us of your breaking through into the world in our Lord and our Savior Jesus Christ. As we prepare through this season to enter into that holy moment, we hold on to the hope that you brought. We acknowledge, as sinful people, that we fall short of…

Christmas Joy Offering

Palma Ceia has a long tradition of supporting the farm-working community in southwest Florida. Beth-el Farmworker Ministry was founded in part by the Presbyterian Church in 1976. The mission began as a place of worship for the Hispanic farm working community who traveled every year to Tampa to pick the crops during the winter growing…

Joy from Heaven

Father God of Advent, all praise and glory belong to you. For you have stepped down out of heaven and walked into our lives with the coming birth of the Christ child. Help us to prepare our hearts for him lest we miss the joy of his arrival.  For you have taught us that joy…