The Wisdom of Advent – Learning to Wait
Week 4: Peace.
A Prayer for Peace on Christmas Eve
On Christmas eve day, we offer gratitude for our experience of Advent. No matter how much or how little we did compared to what we had planned, we recognized the season of Advent as a time to wait. We considered what we could learn from the Advent lessons of waiting with joyful expectation. We spent time contemplating how You are present in our life.
Give us the grace of knowing whatever we did this Advent was enough, and it was what we needed at this point in our life. We ask that our reflections during the last four weeks continue to bear fruit.
As our focus now turns from waiting to the celebration of Christmas, let our hearts be light with the realization that all waiting eventually ends. Help us find moments of hope, love, joy, and peace during the busy Christmas season. Let these moments remind us that Christmas isn’t just a time for parties and exchanging gifts but is a time to reconnect with our faith and deepen our relationship with You.
You have often reminded us not to be afraid, so help us find peace if our season of waiting continues past Christmas. We may not yet have all the answers we desire, but give us the patience to live the questions, knowing that actively living the present may be what we need to do for a while longer.
Wherever we are in our journey, may Christmas, coming at the shortest, darkest days of the year, provide us moments of peace to fill our hearts and light to sustain us.
Thank you for joining me during this season of Advent waiting.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!