Your Kingdom Come – an advent litany

This prayer – a litany gives us words to pray for the coming of God’s Kingdom. It is in seven parts, so perhaps it may also be suitable for a simple prayer for each day of the week, repeated through the four weeks of Advent.

Lord, we wait with eager expectation for the coming of your kingdom
when the humble will be exalted and the hungry fed.

Your kingdom come,
your will be done.

Lord, we prepare for your advent with searching minds and contrite hearts,
trusting in your healing spirit and redemptive love.

Your kingdom come,
your will be done.

Lord, we watch with those who wait and weep,
longing to see the rule of justice and the reign of peace.

Your kingdom come,
your will be done.

Lord, we seek you among the despised and rejected,
knowing that there we will find your light shining in the dark.

Your kingdom come,
your will be done.

Lord, we proclaim sight to the blind and liberty to the oppressed,
trusting in your tender mercy and passion for justice.

Your kingdom come,
your will be done.

Lord, we work with you to proclaim your truth,
challenging the mighty and raising the meek.

Your kingdom come,
your will be done.

Lord, we wrestle with our hopes and our fears, our struggles and our joys
labouring with creation to come to new birth.

Your kingdom come,
your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.

Annabel Shilson-Thomas/CAFOD

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