celtic preayers

Advent Themes and Resources

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Father

It's that picture of God the Father as potter… 'Yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are the work of your hand.'
All: May we, through your creative power demonstrate our true potential

It's that picture of a father welcoming home the prodigal son, arms open wide ready to accept, embrace and enfold.
All: May we know the warmth and abiding love of your embrace

It's that picture of Jesus standing in the river, as God announces to the universe that 'This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased'
All: May we understand our own worth, and that of our neighbour in your eyes

It's that picture of Jesus walking to a lonely place to be quiet
and be at one with His Heavenly Father
All: May we find place in our lives to be quiet, to be close to you

It's that picture of God's own Son in the Garden of Gethsemene
showing perfect obedience 'Yet not as I will, but as you will'
All: Grant us the strength to be obedient to your will, even when it hurts




Son

Lord Jesus, Son of God, Saviour of the world
All: Be the centre of all that we are, and the life that we lead

Lord Jesus, Light in this dark World, illuminate our hearts and minds
All: Be the centre of all that we are, and the life that we lead

Lord Jesus, Bread of Life, feed us in those times of emptiness and hunger
All: Be the centre of all that we are, and the life that we lead

Lord Jesus, Water of Life, flow through our hearts and into our lives
All: Be the centre of all that we are, and the life that we lead

Lord Jesus, may ours be fruitful lives as branches and shoots of the one True Vine
All: Be the centre of all that we are, and the life that we lead

Lord Jesus, Servant King may we understand the true meaning of service
All: Be the centre of all that we are, and the life that we lead

Lord Jesus, for whom death could claim no victory, may we live in the knowledge and assurance of Your Resurrection