Where have you found hope in the past year?
can or has hope for the future motivated you to work for justice in the
What is your hope for the future? How is God calling you to make this hope a
How is the church called to “keep awake” amid the suffering and injustices uncovered
by the pandemic and all that has happened this year?
What can we do to make sure that our Advent discipline of “staying awake” does
not become passive waiting?
Prayer: Gracious God, you sustain your people through
seasons of change and challenge. Breathe into us your spirit, drive us from our
waiting places and into the world to be part of the promise you proclaim.
Inspire us with hope and courage to confront our needs — for justice, for
health, for liberation, for one another and for you — and restore our
relationships with one another and with all of creation. In the name of your
son, Jesus Christ. Amen.