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

12 December 2017


Lake Galilee, Capernaum



Journeying toward Advent Four

Monday 18 December – Saturday 23 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.



I will appoint a place for my people Israel and will plant them, so that they may live in their own place, and be disturbed no more; and evildoers shall afflict them no more. 2 Samuel 7.10



Picture a place of shelter, a safe place where you can be yourself. Where you can breathe and dream. Where the stress and strain of life does not touch you. Where your body relaxes and is free from pain.

It is heavenly. It is seemingly brief and temporary. Yet this is where God wants us, and all people, to be….forever. This can be here and now…on earth, where we live, work, play and interact.

This is the revolution, the transformation of our world and the world in which others live that is promised by God.


The only place of beauty left on earth is where its persecutors have overlooked it. Milan Kundera.


Free us, O God, from all that troubles us.

Free us from pain and torment,

from obscurity and denial,

from anxiety and depression.

Reassure us of limitless Love

and restore justice and equity in our world. Amen.






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