Monday
Second Week of Advent - Peace


Scripture:

(Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13) 
LORD, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. 
You forgave the iniquity of your people; you pardoned all their sin. 
Let me hear what God the LORD will speak, for he will speak peace to his people,
    to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts. 
Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land.
Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other.
Faithfulness will spring up from the ground, and righteousness will look down from the sky.
The LORD will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase.
Righteousness will go before him, and will make a path for his steps.
[NRSV]

Prayer:

God of timeless grace,
you fill us with joyful expectation.
Make us ready for the message that prepares the way,
that with uprightness of heart and holy joy
we may eagerly await the kingdom of your Son, Jesus Christ,
who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

From Revised Common Lectionary Prayers
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