Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Advent Thoughts #10 - December 9

Still reflecting on peace, I happened to read this prayer from an old book of prayers, this morning, Prayers Ancient and Modern - Primary Source Edition (Mary Wilder Tileston). Making this prayer mine today as a part of my Advent reflection:

Grant unto us, Almighty God, Thy peace that passeth all understanding; that we, amid the storms and troubles of this our life, may rest in Thee, knowing that all things are in Thee, under Thy care, governed by Thy will, guarded by Thy love; so that with a quiet heart we may see the storms of life, the cloud and the thick darkness; ever rejoicing to know that the darkness and the light are both alike to Thee. Guide, guard, and govern us even to the end, that none of us may fail to lay old upon the immortal life - Amen
-George Dawson-

Guide, guard, govern...I like that! It made me think of this verse, regarding Christ's Advent:

For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6

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