As we enter the season of Advent, let us pray that God would open our hearts to the anticipation, preparation and wonder of this glorious time! Let us pray that we might be like the angels when they went to speak to the shepherds and proclaim the good news of Jesus’ birth and peace to all people.
Let us pray that Jesus would empower us to tell the wonderful news of God’s love for us. Might we pray that Christ could also strengthen us to be proclaimers and makers of peace in a world that is so filled with fear, division and hatred. Might we proclaim peace in our families, our extended families, our churches, our communities, and yes, even on social media!
How will we do this? Only with God’s help, can we do it. Let us petition the Holy Spirit for wisdom to know how to make and proclaim peace in all of those places. Let us, like the angels, say: “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!” Luke 2:14 (NRSV)