Waiting for God to deliver on God’s word is not easy by any means. As we wait, we may question the belief that God has given us a word upon which to wait. Our faith dances back and forth, and we need a believing community to remind us that God is trustworthy. All we can do to determine the accuracy of our hearing is wait and see what comes to pass. Faith, hope, and trust can be contagious within a faith community.
—Enuma Okoro, Silence and Other Surprising Invitations of Advent (Upper Room Books, 2012)
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Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your heart before him;
God is a refuge for us.
—Psalm 62:8 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
As we wait, Transforming God, prepare our hearts to receive you.
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For many people, this time of year brings up feelings of loneliness, anxiety, grief, and despair. Join us to pray for those in need, or share your own prayer request at The Upper Room Prayer Wall.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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