Our bags are packed for the Advent journey ahead, Loving Divine Family. We wait on you to guide and sustain us on our journey to your holy mountain. We leave behind all that will weigh us down. Fill us with your love. Fill us with humility and obedience to stay on your path with our eyes always fixed upon you, our loving guide and companion. We anticipate with joy the journey ahead, and seek your steadfast love and faithfulness!
We cast all our cares before you and celebrate the ease with which we can journey on our paths when we follow your guidance. We step with you in confidence and faith that you are attentive to all our needs. Walk with us through this circle of life so we will keep our eyes on you and celebrate your presence with us, and be ready when you call us to eternity with you upon your holy mountain.
Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy people who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to invite good people but sinners to change their hearts and lives.”
(New Century Version (NCV))
We gather at your Beautiful Gate to hear Elder wisdom as stories are told and knowledge is shared. Years ago, you poured into Joshua. When you called him to ministry, you encouraged him to be strong. At the end of his life of obedience to you, Joshua was able to share his journey and encourage the generations to also be strong. Your ways are true, Yahweh. Your calling is sure, and your paths lead to life with you.
Loving Divine Family,
Your ways are so mysterious and wonderful! You come to us in our dreams and thoughts, and we are not afraid. We enter your sacred prayer space, and you welcome us with open arms like a parent welcoming the children home. You know the cries of our hearts and prepare all things for us in advance.
We are sojourners together on your ancient path. We desire to remain on this good path with you and stray neither to the left or the right. Your Elders guide us in their ways and demonstrate wise words and actions. We hear and feel those in the heavenly realm cheering us on. We follow you with absolute faith as we journey together.