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)
“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
Transforming God, as we wait, prepare our hearts to receive you.
Submit your prayer to The Upper Room.
As we enter the third week of Advent, let’s step back from the encroaching busyness of the holiday season to listen to God through the silence, thanking God for the gift of Emmanuel. Help others experience the presence of Christ by giving to The Upper Room.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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