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A Prayer When Your Tired of Waiting

Grateful for the words of Walter Brueggemann today. Read through this poem as you reflect on the Advent season:

We give you thanks for the babe born in violence.

We give you thanks for the miracle of Bethlehem,
born into the Jerusalem heritage.

We do not understand why the innocents must be slaughtered;
we know that your kingdom comes in violence and travail.
Our time would be a good time for your kingdom to come,
because we have had enough of violence and travail.

So we wait with eager longing,
and with enormous fear,
because your promises
do not coincide with our favorite injustices.

We pray for the coming of your kingdom on earth
as it is around your heavenly throne.

We are people grown weary of waiting.

We dwell in the midst of cynical people,
and we have settled for what we can control.

We do know that you hold initiative for our lives,
that your love planned our salvation
before we saw the light of day.

And so we wait for your coming,
in your vulnerable baby
in whom all things are made new.

Amen.

-“In violence and travail” by Walter Brueggemann

A Prayer When Your Tired of Waiting

Pick up a copy of Walter Brueggemann‘s Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth, from Amazon, here.

This blog is part of a series called Sunday Still. You can read more about the heart behind these posts, here.

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