Advent reflection day 8

I invite you to read the verse several times slowly and become familiar with it.

Close your eyes and absorb the words. Let the Holy Spirit guide this unfolding in your mind.
Reflect on what you experienced having read the words and perhaps hold on to them during the day and come back to them during the day.

Opening Prayer for each day

Lord of light and the darkness,
May your Spirit guide our preparations for Christmas.
Help us to seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day.
In our anxiety may we look forward to your coming among us and be blessed by the joy of your presence.
When we feel as if we are walking in darkness may we see your light as we say,
“Come, Lord Jesus!” Amen.

Tuesday December 8 words from Psalm 96

Refrain: O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

Sing to the Lord and bless his name; tell out his salvation from day to day.
O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; let the whole earth tremble before him.
For he comes, he comes to judge the earth; with righteousness he will judge the world and the peoples with his truth.

We sing because we are free, we have been transformed by the beauty of God. We may not feel like, some days, but God’s song of salvation is always there.

Lord God, you draw us by your beauty
and transform us by your holiness;
let our worship echo all creation’s praise
and declare your glory to the nations;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

(Prayer Shared from ‘Reflection on the Psalms’ app. Material subject to copyright)

God will speak peace to his people,
to those who turn to him in their hearts.


Rev Derek Akker