Advent Litany – Dispel our fears

An advent prayer – dispel our fears asking for God’s comfort, in six parts.

Advent God,
Meet us as we face the darkness of our world
that we may embrace you in the shadows and move out to greet
your light.

Dispel our fears
Increase our hope

Enlighten us as we search for truth amongst the clamour of war
that we may have courage to proclaim peace and determination to
seek justice.

Dispel our fears
Increase our hope

Embolden us to cry out in the wilderness
that we may find a voice to disarm power and a way to challenge
prejudice.

Dispel our fears
Increase our hope

Guide us as we seek to make straight your paths
that we may guard against self-righteousness and look to you for
help.

Dispel our fears
Increase our hope

Move us as we reach out to those in need
that we may respond with urgency and wait with patience.

Dispel our fears
Increase our hope

Challenge us with your promise of salvation
that we may put aside all fear and proclaim the hope of liberation.

Dispel our fears
Increase our hope
And grant us peace. Amen.

 

Annabel Shilson-Thomas/CAFOD

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