The Advent Prayer of Henri Nouwen

Lord Jesus, Master of both the light and the darkness, send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas.

We who have so much to do seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day.

We who are anxious over many things look forward to your coming among us.

We who are blessed in so many ways long for the complete joy of your kingdom.

We whose hearts are heavy seek the joy of your presence.

We are your people, walking in darkness, yet seeking the light. To you we say, “Come Lord Jesus!”

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2 thoughts on “The Advent Prayer of Henri Nouwen

  1. jonstolpe says:

    Mike,
    I had the privilege of meeting Henri when my mom and dad were on sabbatical at his Daybreak community. Henri mentored my dad during their time there. I know he was deeply impacted by Henri’s guidance.

    Merry Christmas!

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