toward undiminishing light – the adventurous journey a daily liturgy for each week of Advent 2017

6 December 2017


Flowers blooming in the Judean Desert May 2017



Journeying toward Advent Three

Monday 11 December – Saturday 16 December


If you can light a candle then do so to remind you that God is present.

Be still.

Be quiet.




God of time and space,

at this point I focus on your presence here and now.

May this pause be a moment

to ponder your nearness

and your guidance.



As the earth brings forth its shoots, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all the nations. Isaiah 61.11


Put to one side, for a moment, the negative headlines.

Think of the good things that have today happened in your life, of the sight you may have, of the food you may have eaten, of the people you may have met.

Where is God in all of this?

God is in the gift of life. God is in the network that provides for us. God is in the interaction.

God is already with us despite our longing to see and know more, the truth is that in the longing God is also to be found.

In all things and in all places God is.


At the coming of the Most High our hearts shall be made clean, and we shall walk worthily in the way of the Lord. The Lord is coming and will not delay.

Cistercian Liturgy.    


Dear God, You are bringing truth to where there are lies.

You are nurturing growth,

you are goodness, joy and kindness.

In those times of lightness of being

and overflowing spirit,

You are.




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