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Here’s How It All Starts

December 10, 2016

Merciful God,

you 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.

— Prayer for Advent, United Methodist Hymnal, 201

Merciful God is how  this Advent prayer starts.

Far beyond a prayer, it all starts that way: with God’s mercy.

Let’s remember that today, and let’s watch for a way to share that today.

I’ll see you back here tomorrow.

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3 Comments
  1. Mercy, on the receiving end, is uncomfortable — at least for me! I think I have an example from today, but find it off topic.

  2. I hear ya; weird, isn’t it?!

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