Happy 3rd Sunday of #Advent!

Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

via The Book Of Common Prayer

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Happy 2nd Sunday of #Advent May we greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer

Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

via The Book Of Common Prayer

I pray….” that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and rounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. “~ ( Ephesians 3:17-19 *KJV )

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Been Slowing Down Some On The Journey

Hello December!

Time is passing me by. And I’ve been slowing down over the months. I’ve been productive so to speak. I’m coming along.

I hope all is well with you. Winter time is here. Brr! I hope that your on the Advent journey. I’m learning to live in the moment during this Advent season. God is present with us. Amen.

I’ve slacked off from my journaling mode. I do have things to share. I need to work some time in so I can get back in the swing of things. Meanwhile. Peace of God is with you .

May we enter into the season at hand.
May we learn how to enjoy the moments that we’re in.
May the Lord teach us to wait and wait well.
Amen.

Thanks for reading.
God bless you on your journey.
Susan

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Happy Christian New Year! Happy 1st Sunday In The Advent Season

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

via The Book Of Common Prayer

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Happy Thanksgiving Day! Thankfulness is a lifestyle.

Almighty and gracious Father, we give you thanks for the fruits of the earth in their season and for the labors of those who harvest them. Make us, we pray, faithful stewards of your great bounty, for the provision of our necessities and the relief of all who are in need, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

via The Book Of Common Prayer

 

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The Peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

via The Book Of Common Prayer

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Embrace and ever hold fast the blessed home of everlasting life

Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

via The Book Of Common Prayer

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