|Lighting of the first candle on the Advent Wreath, |
November 29, 2015, Church of the Good Shepherd, Town and Country, MO.
God of all Grace, You are the source of all being. You are the fount of every blessing, and your mercy endures forever. Help us to lift our eyes from the cares and concerns that trouble us, and see your goodness in our lives. Help us to be grateful for all that we have, and set our sights on the Higher Ground that we have in You. We know that You are our very present help in all times of trouble, and we thank You and bless You for our breath, our life, our hope. We ask that your radical love hover especially over these beloveds whom we lift up in our prayers today.