God exists within a holy community, the Trinity. God’s self is a thriving community, and God created us to flourish in our interconnectedness and mutual support of one another. We need one another to remind us that all things are possible with God and to help us trust the narrative that God’s reign is both at hand and still to come. In the midst of uncomfortable waiting, we need voices that also speak to our blessedness. Sharing our stories adds perspectives that can bolster our faith when life overwhelms, frightens, or takes us by surprise.
—Enuma Okoro, Silence and Other Surprising Invitations of Advent (Upper Room Books, 2012)
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I hope, LORD.
My whole being hopes,
and I wait for God’s promise.
—Psalm 130:5 (CEB)
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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