New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook
Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.
Prepare the Way
Cultivating a Heart for God in Advent
Pamela C. Hawkins
• September 2016
eBook (Available in ePub or Kindle)
Throughout Advent we read and sing the words Prepare the Way as we make room to welcome the Christ child into our lives once again. We prepare our city streets and buildings. We prepare our homes and workspaces. But sometimes Advent can slip away from us before we can prepare our hearts.
In this 4-week study and prayer book, Pamela Hawkins invites us to prepare our hearts through guided prayer, readings from Isaiah and Matthew, as well as brief reflections on four scriptural themes: Peace, Justice, Fearlessness, and Faithfulness.
Prepare the Way includes these spiritual practices:
- Prayers of invocation, intercession, and benediction
- Reflection through spiritual reading
- Meditation on scripture
- Call to Christian witness and service
4 weeks • Includes Leader's Guide
Pamela C. Hawkins is an author, artist, and pastor living in Nashville, Tennessee. She has written about the Christian spiritual life through prayers, liturgies, articles, small-group studies, and devotional books. At the heart of Hawkins’s ministry is a love for the gospel, a commitment to make God’s unconditional love extended to all people, and a desire to live a more prayerful life. Hawkins holds a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University Divinity School, a Doctor of Ministry in Christian Spirituality from Columbia Theological School, and is a regular retreatant at the Benedictine community of St. Meinrad Archabbey.
Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1570-3
EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1571-0
Imprint: Upper Room
Pub Date: September 2016
Trim Size: 5.5 in (w) x 8.5 in (h) x 0.224 in (d)
Page Count: 112
BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Holidays / Christmas & Advent